Registered Nurse

we r gods helpers - Atlanta, GA

Contract

Job Title: Agency Nurse (RN)

Reports To: Nurse Supervisor

If you believe that you have the passion and drive to help God's People contact me at Latoshia@wergodshelpers. Please review the job description. Thank you.

General Description of the Job: Manages overall operation of nursing and behavioral health services in accordance with GHPHC policies, standards of nursing practices and governmental regulations so as to maintain excellent care of all clients’ needs; provides instruction to clients on chronic disease management and medication, pain management, wound care, IV infusion, and post-operative instruction; facilitates training classes in medication management and supervision, nutrition and various areas of behavioral health and home care services; provides direct supervision of LPN, personal care aides (PCA) and companion/sitters; and provides responsible support to GHPHC nurse supervisor and administrator.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic procedures requiring specialized skills and assumes full responsibility for each of assigned clients.
  • Provides supervision for nursing services when needed.
  • Develops and implements Plan of Care for each client in collaboration with client/family/designated representative under the direction and supervision of client’s physician.
  • Observes and reports symptoms, reaction to treatments, drugs, and changes in the client’s physical or emotional condition.
  • Regularly reassesses the needs and preferences of the clients.
  • Initiates preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the client’s care and safety.
  • Maintains clinical and progress notes for each client and provides progress reports to client’s physician.
  • Interprets and puts into effect nursing and behavioral health services established by GHPHC.
  • Coordinates services for clients as needed to other agencies and health care providers as appropriate.
  • Counsels the client and his/her family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides supervision of care services and prepares written instructions for care provided by home care/LPN staff.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and agency matters.
  • Submits required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Reports observed, reported or suspected abuse/neglect pursuant to mandated requirements.
  • Participates in satisfaction surveys analysis, studies and special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains accurate time records.
  • Observes GHPHC’s attendance requirements and dress code.
  • Conserves GHPHC resources and adequately maintains its health-related property, supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares various reports on nursing and behavioral health services operations and activities.
  • Participates in budget preparation and administration; submits justifications for supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Regularly inspects the client’s home and care service practices for compliance.
  • Ensures procedures for medication reminders.
  • Participates in the selection of home care staff and staff training; participates in performance evaluations of home care staff; recommends training and development; recommends discipline; implements discipline procedures as directed.
  • Serves as a resource specialist for client.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, clients and their families, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Oversees procedures for the care, use and stock level of all medical supplies and equipment.
  • Works in cooperation with nurse supervisor/administrator on admission and discharge policies and procedures.
  • Is on call for emergencies.
  • Participates in investigating complaints and recommending to nurse supervisor and or administrator corrective action as necessary to resolve.
  • Reviews all GHPHC client records, ensuring they are complete, compliant and current.
  • Understands, complies with and promotes all rules and regulations regarding clients’ rights.
  • Conducts pre-admission screening as well as comprehensive assessments and other assessments as needed based on the medical, psychiatric, or behavioral status of the client.
  • Reviews Plan of Care at least every three months from the date of implementation or as appropriate based on the client’s changing needs or goals.
  • Assists nurse supervisor/administrator with orientation to services process for newly admitted clients and orientation classes for new employees.
  • Maintains training schedule for home care staff and conducts/coordinates training classes in documentation, behavioral management, supervision of medication reminder procedure, nutrition, HIPAA, and other classes as directed.
  • Performs quality assurance activities in collaboration with the nurse supervisor and/or administrator.
  • Studies staff progress notes and other staff service logs related to home care.
  • Complies with, supports and enforces GHPHC policies involving all safety and infection control procedures.
  • Conducts administration of injections; and wound care as well as addresses changes in health and mental status of clients and other care as ordered by physicians.
  • Contacts healthcare providers to ensure that proper care is being delivered to clients.
  • Orders and maintains medications and medical supplies as prescribed.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of health systems and programs, with specific program knowledge of assigned home care services.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of home care management.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned program operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze applicable medical care documents, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical information; observe and problem solve operational procedures.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent county and state policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and implement program services through multi-disciplinary and multi-agency programs that include public, private, and contract agencies/providers.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Relate positively and favorably to clients, families and government regulators and work cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Complete multiple projects.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate exceptional clerical skills, including typing and organizing skills, and proficient use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

One year of documented experience working directly with individuals receiving home care services.

Training:

Associate/bachelor degree in nursing from an accredited college

License or Certificate:

Registered Nurse in good standing and currently licensed by the State of Georgia. Possesses a valid driver's license and proof of adequate vehicle insurance. First aid and CPR certifications, and client’s rights certification are mandatory. Annual training updates are also required.

Medical Clearances

Proof of medical and TB/immunization clearances are mandatory. Annual updates are also required.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $33.50 to $38.50 /hour

Experience:

  • home care: 1 year (Preferred)

Nursing Clinical Setting:

  • Home Care

Specialty:

  • Home Health