Home Health RN

Location: Madison, WI
Date Posted: 02-12-2018
The purpose of this position is to perform in various skilled nursing capacities to support community health and wellness programs. Job Responsibilities: This listing is not to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Home Connection Visits • Travels to patient residences to conduct health coaching visits following patient discharge from hospital. • Evaluates patients’ current condition as it relates to his/her chronic disease. Takes vital signs including pulse, respiratory, temperature and blood pressure. • Performs medication reconciliation. Assists patients to improve medication understanding and adherence. • Provides education to the patient on his/her chronic disease. Ascertains the patient’s understanding of his/her care plan and the physician’s instructions at home visit and during follow up phone calls. Provides guidance and support to the patient efforts in adopting healthy behaviors. • Advises patient of the recommended need for physician intervention. Encourages the patient to attend post-hospitalization physician visits. Foot Care • Assesses skin and feet for sign and symptoms of infection or potential infection and encourages follow-up with physician. Provides proper diabetic foot care education as appropriate. Perform appropriate post clinic follow-up as directed by Manager • Performs basic foot and nail care including cleaning of feet, cutting of nails and providing a brief massage of the feet at foot care clinics and in client’s homes. • Recognizes the signs and symptoms of infection and accurately relays information to client and management staff. • Provides basic foot care education and guidance to clients. • Collects, tallies, and reconciles money collected at the foot clinic sites. Responsible for the prompt and safe transportation of money collected to office. • Guides and instructs volunteers at the foot clinics. • Advises supervisor of any requests for changes in services or discontinuation of services. • Cleans and organizes area after performing services. Nurse Consulting • Performs medication review and reconciliation. Obtains and verifies a list of each resident’s medications and compares with medicines ordered to identify and resolve any discrepancies with prescriber. • Completes physical assessments for residents. Provides intramuscular and subcutaneous injections to residents as requested for Home Health standing orders. • Performs a chart review and audit. • Reports and documents physical assessments, medication reconciliations and chart reviews. • Communicates corrective attention to facility staff and managers based on assessments and reviews. • Monitors, evaluates and recommends corrective actions on health and safety concerns for residents. • Ensures State of Wisconsin rules and regulations are followed for a Community Based Residential Facility. • Serves as an independent health advocate for residents to ensure a safe and health living environment. General • Completes accurate and timely documentation of visits. Completes and submits timesheets in a timely manner. • Attends mandatory orientations, trainings, in-services and meetings. • Performs TB testing. • Performs Hep B, TB and flu immunizations.
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