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Home Health and Hospice RN

Company:
Northwest Colorado Health
Location:
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Post Date:
August 16, 2019
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

Home Health and Hospice RN 


Home Health and Hospice Part Time


Per diem position for Routt and Moffat County. The ideal candidate must provide consistently high quality patient care; have excellent communication, documentation, and assessment skills.


Education: Completion of an approved educational program for Nursing.


Experience: Previous nursing experience as an RN with overall general knowledge of best practices and good holistic nursing skills. 


Essential Functions:


1. Provides consistently high quality of care to patients.



  • Maintains and enhances nursing skills needed to provide adequate care; attends classes within the Agency or externally as needed to update skills; learns new procedures appropriate to home care.

  • Acts as case manager to coordinate other services; calls other caregivers assigned to client upon admission, discharge, changes in condition and/or plan of care warrants; communicates by phone or in writing with physician as condition warrants; meets with supervisor as required to evaluate other needs.

  • Informs family and physician verbally and in writing as needed regarding plan of care, progress, or changes.

  • Maintains a professional demeanor and customer service orientation to clients, peers, physicians, etc. as evidenced by feedback from nurses and customers.

  • Is independent with I.V. skills and provides high quality I.V. care after approval from appropriate clinical staff. Procedures which may be required of the home care/hospice nurse include but are not limited to any combination of the following:

  • Bladder irrigation and training.

  • Blood draw; venous/peripheral or from central line.

  • Bowel training; rectal tube care and maintenance.

  • Catheter insertion for males and females, including patients with frozen hips or other disabilities; catheter care and maintenance; external catheters; suprapubic reinsertion; suprapubic care and maintenance; teaching self-catheterization technique.

  • Expected death and unexpected death care in the home; including CPR for home health patients (not inclusive of Hospice) and Death in the Home procedures.

  • Decubitus care and prevention; debriding wounds.


EOE


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


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