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RN-Home Care - Washington, MO and surrounding areas - DAY SHIFT

RN-Home Care - Washington, MO and surrounding areas - DAY SHIFT

Requisition ID 
2017-751778
Category 
Nursing
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
Days, Evenings, Holidays, Weekends
Department 
HC Skilled Nursing
Location 
US-MO-Washington

More information about this job

Overview

mercy-jobtemplate-header1$7500 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE FOR EXPERIENCED NURSES!
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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.

 

Why Home Health?

Join a team of professionals dedicated to bringing the Mercy Mission into the homes of patients and their caregivers.

 
As a Mercy Home Health nurse, the opportunity to combine clinical expertise with the latest technology in the home setting will expand your critical thinking skills and sharpen your technical skills. Be a part of the growing field of Home based care, where one on one education and disease management afford patients and caregivers the ability to survive and thrive in the home setting!  

 

Mercy Home Care provides excellent patient care and has a leadership team that is committed to co-worker engagement, satisfaction and success. We have great benefits including company cars, generous PTO, medical, dental and vision benefits and a 401K with company match.

 

Overview
Responsible for providing skilled nursing services to patients in their homes under the direction of a physician. Must assess, plan, implement, document, evaluate and teach patients’ needs and care.

 

As a Home Health Nurse, you will see about 5-6 patients each day and have a case load of approximately 20 patients at a time.  This position offers flexibility and needs you to be flexible in return.  It will require a lot of driving, and you can take advantage of our Fleet Car Program after orientation. 

This position is salaried, so even if a client cancels an appointment last minute, you still get paid. 

 

 

HOURS/LOCATION
This position is full time for Washington, MO and surrounding areas. You will be scheduled to be On-Call and will work if you are called to a patient’s home.  Pay rate will depend on your commitment.  Ideally, we would like someone to commit to one weekend per month (day hours, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm) and 2-3 night shifts (4:30 pm – 8:00 am) per week.

 

Responsibilities
Provides professional skilled nursing to a patient population experiencing a wide variety of illnesses or recovery from injury. Develops a plan of care based on nursing assessment, physician orders; works with patients and families to develop realistic and measurable goals. Provides pertinent/accurate education and instruction to patients/family members/caregivers. Validates understanding of education using a variety of technique i.e.: verbal feedback, return demonstration.

 

Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care, updates as necessary. Anticipates and responds to changes in patient clinical status, communicating with physician to obtain orders and other members of the health care team in a timely manner. Identifies need for Medical Social worker, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and nurse assistant services to ensure optimal outcomes. Is attentive to the home environment, recognizing potential safety concerns, possible signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and reports such findings to appropriate co-workers, division of family services as necessary. Collaborates with patient/family/caregiver and health care team members to encourage independent care and plan for safe discharge from home care services when appropriate.

Performs nursing procedures and treatments with proper technique, in compliance with standard nursing policy and procedure, within the scope of the nurse practice act. Seeks and maintains knowledge of variety of disease processes , medications and treatment of injury individual to patient caseload.

Documentation is accurate and completed within designated timeframe. Documentation reflects knowledge of Oasis/Medicare/Medicaid regulatory guidelines. Maintains flexibility with daily schedule and demonstrates ability to prioritize.

Completes annual Mercy Competencies within designated timeframe. Assumes responsibility for continuing education to maintain current knowledge base. Participates in Quality Improvement activities, skill competency education and review. Collaborates with co-workers, including the marketing team to improve Mercy Signature Service and ensure provision of excellent care. Verbal and Written communication with co-workers, patients and families is provided in a professional and respectful manner at all times. Maintains a positive attitude while working within a challenging healthcare environment. Participates in on call, weekend and holiday rotation. Compliant with Mercy Attendance Policy.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school.
  • Licensure: Current state licensure. Valid driver’s license.
  • Must have at least 1 year of nursing experience; strongly prefer experience with homecare or acute care.  
  • Must be confident in your IV skills. 
  • Basic life support training through the American Heart Association required.
  • EMR experience helpful but not required. 
  • Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Outlook.

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

 

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