UnityPoint Health RN - Pediatrics Home Care in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home - Decorah, IA Area

RN Visit Pediatrics

FTE: .01 (PRN, as needed)

Schedule: 12 hour shift, 6:15am-6:15pm

  • Ensures that all patients and/or their caregivers understand their rights and responsibilities.

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

  • Performs SOC visits, post-hospital evaluations, patient re-certifications, discharges, routine visits and supervisory visits within the work base as assigned.

  • Implements clinical protocols during all patient visits as dictated by patient’s diagnosis, physician orders, and plan of care.

  • Reports changes in patient clinical status to the physician and interdisciplinary team deviation of physician ordered/agency protocols such as, changes of vital signs, clinical findings, and condition changes.

  • Initiates additional physician orders as needed and implements appropriate interventions.

  • Provides disease management education and utilizes evidence based protocols with patients and/or caregivers to promote patient-centered care and recommended self-care.

  • Formulates and updates Home Health Aide care plans as appropriate and performs supervisory visits for Home Health Aides every fourteen days.

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

  • Completes all documentation accurately and submits to office within 24 hours of visit, phone call and/or change in treatment or orders.

  • Reviews and follows up on lab work in a timely manner and documents follow up activities.

  • Maintains a current medication list in the patient record.

  • Reviews medication list for drug interactions and contraindications and notifies the physician of any identified interactions or contraindications.

  • Participates in clinical record audits, quality monitoring activities and patient outcome improvement initiatives.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events

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

  • Delivers quality care consistent with industry regulations, licensure scope of practice standards, qualifying industry criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care and physician orders.

  • Coordinates the patient care plan with all disciplines.

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

  • Promotes the services of UnityPoint at Home internally and externally.

  • Ensures organizational sustainability through the efficient use of corporate resources.

  • Maintains current on education and completes training in relation to scope of practice, industry standards and professional licensure.

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses.

  • Current license to practice nursing according to the state where service is provided.

  • 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: 2018-44005

Street: 3731 University Ave

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Hours- Ext- WL

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 6:15a-6:15p, 12 hour shifts w/ rotating Saturdays

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org