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RN - Home Health Nurse in Philadelphia, PA at VNA of Greater Philadelphia.

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

Reports To:  Patient Care Manager

Position Summary: Provides professional skilled nursing services to individuals/families in the home or in other settings as appropriate and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice, as well as VNAGP policy, procedures and standards.

Essential Functions:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of, and applies, professional nursing principles, practices and techniques to Community Health Nursing assignments and patient care.
  2. Plans and manages assigned caseload in collaboration with Patient Care Manager; assesses schedule daily and determines priorities on the basis of patients’ levels of health care needs.

Other Duties:

  1. Completes records and reports necessary for patient service and administrative requirements as determined by VNAGP.
  2. Attains personal professional growth and maintains clinical competence.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with patients, families, peers, supervisors, and community agencies.
  4. Meets all performance standards, including those for qualitity and quantity, as defined by VNAGP.
  5. Identifies the need for services of other health care disciplines or agencies and initiates the appropriate referral.
  6. Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences; facilitates coordinated and comprehensive plans and goals for VNAGP patients.
  7. Communicates regularly with other health care providers to develop coordinated plans for patient care.
  8. Supervises Home Health Aide in completing the established plan for patient care, and evaluates the effectiveness of the service.
  9. Participates, as assigned, in implementation of the Agency’s Quality Assurance Program.
  10. Participates, as appropriate, in VNAGP educational activities, including new employee orientation and professional student clinical training and staff education programs.
  11. Interprets VNAGP services and programs to individuals/families and personnel of other agencies.
  12. Participates, as assigned, in community programs.
  13. Complies with VNAGP Policies and Procedures.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Current Pennsylvania RN License or ability to acquire immediately.
  2. Current Driver’s License.

Education: BSN with a minimum of one-year’s experience in the provision of relevant direct patient care or RN with a minimum of one-year’s experience in med/surge nursing


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