Family LifeCare Home Care Pediatric RN in Berne, Indiana

Home Care Pediatric RN Position

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DEFINITION

The Pediatric Case Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of the care and services provided to the pediatric patient and family, for the provision of skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with Family LifeCare’s (FLC) Mission, Strategic Plan, and Policies and Procedures.

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.

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assumes primary responsibility for a pediatric patient caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process. Identifies pediatric patient and family needs and provides supportive care and appropriate services in accordance with the attending physician’s orders and 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. Maintains regular communication with the attending physician concerning pediatric patient care needs and response to intervention, no less than every 60 days. Maintains compliance with medication management. Teaches patient and/or caregiver on safety and emergency measures, medications, diet and management of health conditions. Instructs primary caregivers and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated. Implements interventions needed for pain and symptom management. Obtains data on physical, psychological, and social factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care. Seeks input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support. Maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur. Performs the supervision visit for home care aide delivery of care at least every 14 days and/or special program time frames. Performs the supervision visit for LPN delivery of care at least every 30 days. Makes visits as assigned and performs assessments, admissions, and procedures. Attends case conference and facilitates discussion of issues from caseload for consultation and evaluation. Completes accurate documentation and synchronized within 24 hours of visit. Meets regularly with nursing staff to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth. Establishes and maintains professional boundaries with patient, family and staff. Prioritizes tasks and performs detailed work in a timely manner with accuracy and thoroughness. Assists in providing After-hours coverage. Performs as a member of the team. Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of pediatric care. Makes all requests (i.e. PTO, schedule alterations) through Home Care DON. Adheres to and promotes the elements of the Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Programs. Assists and participates in orientation and educational programs. Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities. Participates in After-Hours schedule as required by After-Hours schedule. Attends and participates in nurses’ meetings and appropriate in-services. Adheres to Family LifeCare policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development. Performs other responsibilities and functions as directed.