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Field Nurse Supervisor (RN)

Company: Gratitude Homecare
Location: Paramus
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGratitude Homecare of New Jersey is a locally-owned and operated home care agency. We are a company of dedicated professionals who provide high-quality services to our clients in their own homes. Our goal is to make life easier for each and every person we serve. We are growing, and we are looking for compassionate, and dedicated people to join our team! Benefits Job Summary:A nurse currently licensed and registered in the state of practice, which provides professional services within the scope of nursing practice standards in collaboration with primary care physicians, teaches and educates patients and their families. Professional skilled nursing is performed under the supervision of the Administrator/Director of NursingOrganizational Relationship: Reports to the Director of NursingOccupational Exposure Category: A: High exposure to blood borne pathogensQualifications:Graduate of an approved professional nursing program (RN)Currently, licensed "in good standing" in NJMinimum of one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse, preferably in home careMust have a criminal background checkMust have current CPR certificationResponsibilities:

  • Receives the intake referral information and prepares paperwork/tools necessary for the visit
  • Obtains all pertinent medical history from patient, family or significant others
  • Performs home safety check and environmental assessment of the patient's home environment
  • Performs the socio-psychological evaluation of the support systems available to the patient and documents necessary emergency contacts etc.
  • Performs assessment visit and documents timely. (i.e. assessments/ Skilled Nursing Note etc.)
  • Performs physical examination and review of all body systems and documents such accordingly
  • Develops an appropriate and effective Plan of Care (POC) to be submitted to the physician for approval and implementation
  • Determines medical necessity for other services that could enhance the positive outcome desirable for the case
  • Evaluated the patient's ADL and iADL abilities and therefore need of support services such as home health aide
  • Develops and implements the CHHA plan of care when CHHA services are ordered. Revises and signs this care plan the beginning of each certification period
  • Supervises the CHHA in accordance with state/federal requirements and documents the supervision without having to be directed to do so
  • Orders "other" professional services that are effective and is willing adjust frequency of these services as outcome progresses and the patient's condition warrants
  • Reviews billing processes with patient and/or family advising patient and/or family when co-pay or insurance is not likely to pay for services.
  • Effectively communicates with patient and family the POC and progression of such. Keeps the patient informed ongoing
  • Effectively communicates with other disciplines in the case (case conferencing) to effectively and appropriately problem solve as situations arise
  • Communicates effectively with the Director of Nursing/Nursing Supervisor scheduled visits planned and changes to the schedule on a weekly basis
  • Communication with the patient's physician (verbally and/or in writing) to obtain effective treatment modalities and/or rehabilitative therapy modalities to effect the best means to obtain the desired outcome for the specific medical problem that caused the case to open and/or recertify
  • Communicates in the case conferencing sessions to establish best practices for the individual patient's needs
  • Submits accurate, complete paperwork at the end of every week so that all medical records are intact and up to date. Uses the drop box if the office is already closed for the weekend.
  • Submits ALL assessment documentation within 48 hours of the visit, WITHOUT exception
  • Submits requests for re-authorization of "more visits needed" prior to third party insurers authorized number of visits expiring
  • Coordinates Community Services that may be available to the patient to assist in safe home care needs
  • Understands that the fiscal and clinical management of each case is directly linked to the success of his/her office. Assures that visits are not done that cannot be billed
  • Participates in the Performance Improvement Committee process as requested to do so
  • Performs clinical record reviews (CRR) per HCSF policy in collaboration with the Nursing Supervisor. Submits the CRR timely
  • Participates in the monthly staff meeting as part of the requirements of the position. Adjusts visits on the staff meeting day to accommodate this important function
  • Participates in the growth of the office by being a willing preceptor for newly hired, same discipline employees
  • Participates in the planning, operation and evaluation of the nursing services of the organization
  • Maintains professional licensure and actively seeks out educational experiences to enhance the practice of home care nursing for her/him and the benefit of the patients serviced
  • Notifies the HCSF of emergencies, sickness, and other imminent occurrences that may affect the patient caseload as quickly as possible relative to the event's occurrence
  • Submits written time requests 2 weeks or more in advance of planned time offFunctional Abilities:Is able to lift, turn and transfer patients weighting up to 150+ poundsIs able to carry bundles upstairs weighing up to 10 poundsMust be able to stoop and bendMust be able to travel to prospective patient's place of residenceMust be able to hear and effectively communicate in EnglishSPECIAL SKILLS/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: RNSPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO BE OPERATED: Computer, office equipment (phone, fax, copier, etc)SPECIAL EMPLOYER POLICIES OR LIMITATIONS TO BE REQUIRED: None We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Gratitude Homecare, Paterson , Field Nurse Supervisor (RN), Healthcare , Paramus, New Jersey

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