Sutter Health RN - Primary Care Clinician - Concord Home Health (covering West territory) in Concord, California

On any given day, Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) touches the lives of thousands of individuals by bringing health care directly to our patient's home - where most people chose to receive their care.

Sutter Care at Home is one of the largest not-for-profit home health care and hospice agencies in Northern California. Founded in 1906, SCAH is committed to compassion and excellence through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services and community flu and wellness programs. Serving more than 150,000 patients in 23 counties each year, Sutter Care at Home clinicians partner with our patients for better health.

Through competitive wages and benefits, flexible schedules, innovative care models, new technologies, and tuition reimbursement - Sutter Care at Home strives to be your "employer of choice."

Sutter Care at Home is the home health care and hospice affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems.

Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services, the Primary Care Clinician is an experienced RN or therapist who is responsible for the overall management of approximately 25 patients including the provision of direct care with a designated visit productivity standard. This position plans, organizes, and directs all patient care services for patients in the assigned caseload in accordance with current standards and regulations, ensuring the optimal degree of quality care is maintained. Responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary team to implement the established plan of patient care and ensuring effective management of visit utilization and control of expenses. May assist in agency wide orientation, competency evaluations and consultation to clinical staff related to specific expertise as requested by the Director of Patient Care Services.

Education

RN graduate from an accredited curriculum.

Bachelor Degree in nursing or health related field preferred.

Current California RN license, valid California Driver License, current auto insurance, current BCLS CPR certification.

Experience

One year of professional experience in an acute or similar setting required.

One year of experience in a home health or hospice position preferred.

Knowledge

Thorough understanding of home care or hospice services, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health or hospice accreditation requirements, QI outcomes and benchmarking, infection control.

Good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors.

Good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.

Clinical competency that meets and exceeds testing levels on a regular basis.

Skills

Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity. Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers. Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner. Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management. Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care. Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment. Excellent organizational skills. With appropriate training, demonstrates an ability to competently work with the computerized documentation tools and systems of the organization. Access to a reliable automobile.

Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by organization and manager.

Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor. Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities. Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements. Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications. At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter VNA & Hospice core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.

Organization: *Sutter Care at Home

Title: RN - Primary Care Clinician - Concord Home Health (covering West territory)

Location: California-East Bay-Concord

Requisition ID: SCAH-1626946