RN / Home Healthcare Nursing Job in Christiansburg, Virginia / Travel
Company: Kindred at Home
Posted on: May 16, 2022
I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care,
uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our
patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home,
a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading
provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical
home care services.
Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers
compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their
homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal
assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and
palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to
deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients
and their families.
As a, New Graduate RN, you will:
It is the expectation the New Graduate will follow his/her New
Graduate orientation track as designed. This will ensure the
observation and competency will be completed in the proper
Assess home health and/or hospice patients in stable and emergent
situations to identify the physical, psychosocial and environmental
needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case
conference, team report and evaluations.
Implement, develop, document and evaluate the Plan of Care (POC) to
ensure quality and continuity of care.
Obtain data on physical, psychological, social, spiritual and
cultural factors that may influence patient/family health status
and incorporate that data in to the Plan of Care (POC).
Assure continuity of quality patient care delivered with
appropriate documentation. Maintain up-to-date patient records so
that all visits, contacts, problems, plans, actions and goals are
accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they
Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both
the staff and the Patient (OSHA).
Educate patients and/or their families regarding care, diet,
medications, home safety, etc. Uses teaching methods appropriate to
the age, condition, culture and assessed learning-readiness of the
patient and/or family members. Consistently teach and promote
Assess and reassess pain. Utilize appropriate pain management
techniques. Educate the patient and family regarding pain
Arrange referrals to appropriate agencies when need exists.
Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of
third party payer.
Provide effective communication and serves as a liaison to
patients/family, team members, administration, physicians and other
health care professionals.
Must attend interdisciplinary team meetings/case conferences, staff
meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
Participate in Performance Improvement activities which may include
clinical record review or participation in the PI Committee.
Documents appropriately on all patient visits. case conferences,
physician orders, re-certifications, discharges and care plan
The following essential functions will not be assigned prior to
after the completion of the first 90-120 days.
Supervise and provide clinical directions to the HHA/STNA/LVN to
ensure quality and continuity of service provided.
Performs on-call responsibilities and provide on-call services to
patients/families as assigned.
Provides case management under the supervision of the Clinical
Manager in compliance with the state Registered Nurse Practice
It is the expectation the skills checklist will be completed with
the preceptor when the patient care opportunity arises. Any skills
not signed off by the preceptor, will be the responsibility of the
New Graduate and his/her Clinical Manager to prove competency prior
to delivery of that specific care.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
Graduate of an accredited school in Nursing or Nursing Diploma
program.Bachelors of Science or greater in Nursing, preferred.
Current state license as a Registered Nurse.
Proof of current CPR and Hepatitis profile.
Current drivers license. Must have reliable transportation and
If permitted by state regulations, the New Graduate RN may be
employed by the Home Health Agency when approved by the Regional
Clinical and Operational Leadership.
Prior medical experience is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients
and families in varied settings.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their family
members and at all levels of the organization.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration.
Must have knowledge of venipuncture and IV care.
Is competent in (1) stage (as appropriate), measure and treat
surgical wounds and decubiti, (2) administer inhalation therapy,
(3) perform phlebotomy for outpatient lab testing, and (4) develop
and initiate bowel and/or bladder training programs for the home
care patient in addition to all routine medical/surgical nursing
Is competent in (1) care and maintenance of indwelling catheters
and drains, (2) safe use of all durable medical equipment routinely
used in home setting.
Maintains current licensure certifications and meets mandatory
continuing education requirements.
Ability to work flexible schedule and travel locally.
Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing and
standing. Prolonged standing and walking required. Requires working
under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs
and to meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
Must read, write and speak fluent English.
If the New Graduate RN is assigned a patient visit requiring a
skill/procedure that he/she has not proved competency; the New
Graduate RN has the right and the responsibility to inform his/her
Preceptor or Clinical Manager and decline the patient visit.
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