Home Health Registered Nurse

Chattanooga, TN

Job status
Full time
Benefits
Vision Insurance, Paid vacation, Paid personal time, Paid holidays, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401K / Retirement plan
Job description
LHC Group is now hiring Home Health Registered Nurses.

As the Home Health Registered Nurse you will:
• Provide and direct provisions of nursing care to patients in their homes as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and agency policies.
• Coordinate total plan of care with other health care professionals involved in care.
• Help to achieve and maintain continuity of patient care by planning and exchanging information with physician, agency personnel, patient, family, and community resources.
• Full-Time positions will recieve full benefits.
Qualifications
• Current RN licensure in state of practice.
• Current CPR certification required.
• Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
Responsibilities
• Regularly evaluate and re-evaluate (as warranted by changes in condition but at least every 60 days) the patient's nursing needs.
• Ensure patients meet home health eligibility and medical necessity guidelines.
• Initiate, develop, implement and make necessary revisions to the plan of care in collaboration.
• Respond to outcome coordinator|coder and Patient Care Manager requests for clarification to OASIS assessments on the same day that the request for more information is sent.
• Plot patient encounters for the episode and determine needed RN encounters based on patient's needs and regulations.
• Maintain a current and accurate patient medication profile.
• Report the status of the patient, assessed needs, and plan of care overview to the team leader after start of care (SOC) assessment.
• Ensure adequate Team Leader (TL) communication when physician follow-up is needed.
• Facilitate hand-off communication to RN and PCM who will cover patients in their absence, prior to scheduled days off.
• Make referrals to other disciplines, as indicated by patient's assessed need.
• Participate in on-call rotation, weekly case conferences, and performance improvement plan and process.
• Adhere to agency's Episode Management process.
• Assist in the orientation of new agency personnel as assigned.
• Complete LHC required learning courses, additional assignments per DON request, as well as any state specific required training per state regulation|practice act requirements.
• Perform regular and supervisory visits and submit complete visit notes within 24 hours of completion visit.
• Perform patient comprehensive assessments at designated time points and develop the appropriate POC in collaboration with physician orders.
• Supervise care provided by home health aides and licensed practical vocational nurses.
• Supervise the patient's family|caregiver in the care of the patient.
• Communicate changes in visit assignments, dates of scheduled visits, and schedule changes to scheduler and Patient Care Manager.
• Communicate timely and effectively with agency personnel and ordering physician as required to process orders and OASIS data sets, schedule home visits, and deliver services to patients.

About us:
LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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