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Professional Staff Nurse Home Health- Maternal/Child/Woman's Health (Erie)

  • Job ID: 506157974
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice
  • Department: GL HH Nursing
  • Location: 1700 Peach St, Erie PA 16501
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.57 to $36.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Home Health Care is in search of a Full-Time RN to join our team!

The person in this role will service the Erie area. This role is a maternal-child health/med surg position.

Experienced RNs are eligible for a $15,000 sign on bonus! 

The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decided that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption by Jan. 27. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received.

While the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to get your first shot or request a medical or religious exemption. We each play a part in reaching 100% in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

  • If you previously chose not to be vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC, or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location

Responsibilities

  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization's standards of conduct, policies, and procedures.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Assigns other nursing personnel, including LPNs and Aides to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient.
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides.
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organizational issues.
  • Identifies any deficits or exceptional performance issues of other nursing personnel, LPNs, and Aides, and recommends solutions.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Coordinates case management activities within a multidisciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to the patient.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and insures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the health care team.
  • Attends and participates in patient care conferences, team meetings, and other related meetings.
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Health Care towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians, and other departments within the organization.
  • Identifies, develops, and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, and adjusts the nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and evaluates patient and family-centered health teaching.
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient, and UM Professional in accordance with the physician's orders and patient needs.
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate.
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, OASIS, 485, and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards.
  • Data syncs (transmits) information on the same day.
  • Exercise independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicate with the physician Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency
  • Attends and participates in patient care conferences, team meetings, and other related meetings.
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians, and other departments within the organization.
  • Identifies, develops, and participates in process improvement opportunities within the agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.
  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of the patient.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, and adjusts the nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and evaluates patient and family-centered health teaching.
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient and interdisciplinary team members in accordance with the physician's orders and patient needs.
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate.
  • Completes all necessary documentation which may include visit assessment, plan of treatment, OASIS, 485, and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly in the electronic documentation system while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards.
  • Data syncs (transmits) information the same day.
  • Exercises independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicates with the physician.
  • Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the UPMC standard of care delivery and proficiency in all aspects of patient care, including complex and/or specialized care.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Assigns other interdisciplinary team members to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient.
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides.
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organizational issues.
  • Identifies any deficits or exceptional performance issues of other nursing personnel, LPNs, and Aides, and recommends solutions.
  • Demonstrates ability to facilitate change.
  • Attends compliance training and adheres to the organization's standards of conduct, policies, and procedures.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance-based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Recognizes limitations and requests assistance and direction to meet performance goals
  • Coordinates case management activities within an interdisciplinary health care team to ensure appropriate delivery of services to patients.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and ensures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience in an Acute Care or Skilled Care Facility or Home Health or Hospice Care required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients and their families
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • UPMC-approved national certification preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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