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Professional Staff Nurse (RN), Home Health- Erie County

  • Job ID: 202477340
  • 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: $27.24 to $38.18 / hour

Description

UPMC Home Health is hiring a Professional Staff Nurse to join its team and support Erie county.

This is a Full-Time daylight position with evening shifts available! Flexible scheduling and rotating weekends and holidays are also available.

Currently offering up to a $15,000 Sign On Bonus to those who qualify!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Home Health has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Home health nursing can provide you with an impactful career that also provides opportunities for advancement, access to the most modern equipment and technology, and excellent benefits. Our home health nurses love the flexible daylight hours, one-on-one patient care, independence, focus on patient education, and having the ability to be true patient advocates.

Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

 

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 patients.
  • 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 on 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.
  • UPMC approved certification 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.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
  • 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
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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.

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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