Family LifeCare Home Care Admission Nurse in Berne, Indiana

Full Time Position 3 -12 hour shifts 8a-8p or M-F 8a-430p

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides admissions of home care services provided to home care patients consistent with Family LifeCare’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Policies and Procedures.

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assumes primary responsibility for patient admissions to home care that includes the assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluation of home care. Evaluates patients referred for home care services and determines the types of services to be provided. Ensures the appropriate care and services are initiated within the attending physician’s orders and the plan of care. Completes OASIS assessment accurately and timely per policy and regulatory requirements. Obtains data on physical, psychological, and social factors gathered from the OASIS that may influence patient health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care. Initiates communication with attending physician, other home care staff members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and to use as a resource for the patient. Participates in staff meetings, assigned committee meetings and in-services. Adheres to and promotes the elements of the Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Programs. Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities. Adheres to Family LifeCare policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development. Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. If you have a disability, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable you to perform your essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires an Associate or Bachelor Degree in Nursing. The nurse must be able to demonstrate skill in nursing practice, assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings, and cope with family emotional stress while respecting individual lifestyles. Information management, Microsoft Office Products, and Internet abilities are required. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and handle situations in a diplomatic and tactful manner. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental forms. It is essential that you be able to accurately write reports, business correspondence, procedures, and meet documentation requirements using computer technology COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are an unqualified requirement. Must be able to effectively and professionally present information, communicate and interact, and respond to questions from managers, employees, customers, and the general public. It is imperative that you maintain a civil demeanor, speak in ordinary conversational tones utilizing the English/American language and be able to understand ordinary conversations. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to perform the following mathematical skills: multiply, divide, subtract, addition, and use equations. Must have general knowledge of statistical information, such as percentages, mean, mode and median and have the ability to interpret graphs and statistical reports. REASONING ABILITY: Must be able to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have and maintain a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Indiana issued by the Indiana State Department of Health and in the State of Ohio issued by the Ohio Department of Health (if required). Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile during scheduled work hours.