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UnityPoint Health RN - New Grad Residency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

RN Residency

UnityPoint at Home - Home Care & Hospice Departments

FT, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Starting this May/June!

The RN Resident will learn how to plan, organize and direct home hospice care services. Will initiate, and implement care primarily in the patient’s home environment or hospice inpatient unit setting. The Hospice RN fulfills the role of skilled communicator, educator, leader and motivator. The Hospice RN ensures that high standards of patient care are met at all times.

More about the Residency Program:

This program is meant for RN new grads looking to start their career with UnityPoint at Home. Work side by side with a RN Case Manager in the field and extend the training and education you already have with simulations and real life experiences. This Residency Program is a one year commitment and is a full-time position which includes full-time pay and benefits. The program is meant to prepare new RNs for the RN Case Manager role once they have completed the program.

  • A 12-month program to smooth transition into practice.

  • A series of thoughtfully developed classes that will enhance skills in critical thinking, assessment, leadership and clinical decision making.

  • Participation in this program is a part of the regular work assignment.

  • Classroom instruction specific to the clinical area using a focused case study approach to learning.

  • Clinical Experience under the guidance of an experience Preceptor.

  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities.

  • Dedicated nurse educators are available both during and following the program.

Nurse Resident Required Program Participation during the 12 month program:

  • SIM Labs

  • Monthly educational seminars

  • Meeting touchpoints as scheduled

  • Completion of Residency Project

  • Completion of Residency Portfolio

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Home Health Conditions of Participation, qualifying home care criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care.

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.

  • Provides patient, family, and/or caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and safety issues.

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records and time and travel entries.

Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum.

  • Communicates clinical status and plans clearly, succinctly and accurately to interdisciplinary home care team, schedulers, team leaders, and physicians.

  • Serves as a patient advocate, educator and as central source of communication for the patient and their support systems, and referral sources.

  • Conferences with clinical management, physician and interdisciplinary team in order to provide high quality, cost effective care.

  • Develops/updates a plan of care appropriate to patient acuity/complexity and specific to the individual needs of the patient.

  • Care is outcome-oriented, reflects measurable progress and goals toward discharge.

  • Facilitates advance care planning discussions to ensure appropriate care coordination and high-quality care based on patient’s long-term goals of care.

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Demonstrates competency in comprehensive assessment/OASIS competency without oversight.

  • Maintains OASIS accuracy and integrity by reviewing all audits and reviews and making changes as necessary in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation (ie: care plan within required timelines, care and utilization of resources to achieve quality outcomes, conferences, discharges, billing, coding.)

  • Documentation reflects understanding and application of qualifying criteria for home care.

  • Reviews multidisciplinary care provision, conducts own clinical review and participates in peer audit, as applicable.

  • Performs “on-call” duties and weekend/after hour visits on a rotational basis as assigned, after orientation period is completed.

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements

Requisition ID: 2021-89913

Street: 290 Blairs Ferry Rd NE

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- Hosp- CR

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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