Full Job Description
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.
A Registered Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Manager.
Provides care and services in accordance with the physician-ordered plan of care.
Makes the initial evaluation visit, evaluates patient risk for preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures, and regularly reevaluates the patient’s nursing needs.
Initiates the plan of care, makes revisions, and updates as necessary.
Documents patient progression toward clinical goals for each patient, plans care conferences on his/her patients, and conducts discharge planning in a timely manner as per Agency policy.
Processes orders and notifies physician of patient needs and changes in condition. Completes certification/recertification orders and discharge summaries.
Coordinates services with interdisciplinary care team and makes appropriate referrals to Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Medical Social Worker those patients requiring their specialized skills when appropriate.
Educates and empowers the patient and family/significant others for safe home management and discharge.
Participates in staff meetings, in-service programs, and adheres to established Agency policies and procedures.
Conducts patient care conferences on patients assigned to his/her care.
Participates in onboarding other nursing personnel, peer reviews, and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as assigned.
Takes on-call duty nights, weekends and holidays, as assigned.
Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, and transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames.
Maintain and Model REACH Values (Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Honor).
Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
Two (2) years’ nursing experience preferred
Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
NYS Driver’s License
NYS RN License, BLS, other CPR Training as required
Blood Borne Pathogens. Job may require performance or tasks that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.Experiencing challenging conditions where a professional attitude will be required Fumes or Airborne Particles Noise Level – Varies from Quiet to Very LoudRepetitive MotionRisk of Electrical Shock
Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
Patient Care/Handling Duties
Interacting with a Diverse population
Exposure to Latex
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Potential environmental exposures include, but are not limited to:
License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:
Proof of car insurance
Basic Computer EMR skills
Location: Poughkeepsie-2649 South Road-Suite 220
Work Type: Full-Time
Standard Hours: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day 8
Work Shift: 8:30-5:00 SOME WEEKENDS/ON CALL
Org Unit: 1041
Department: Home Health Aide
Originally posted 4/13/21
EOE, including disability/vets.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.