Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado Registered Nurse in Colorado Springs, Colorado

*Hiring Part Time, Full Time and Temporary Positions*

OBJECTIVE

Serves as a supervisor to all field staff to assure agency policies and federal and state regulations; serves as liaison among the agency field staff, patients, hospitals, the medical community and general community.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Actively licensed in Colorado as a Registered Nurse without stipulations

  • Experience of a minimum of one (1) year as an RN, prefer home health experience.ž

  • Current TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter ž

  • Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License with reliable transportation and applicable car insurance

  • ž Current CPR certification

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appropriately evaluates the patient, initially and periodically throughout care

  • Develops and implements appropriate treatment programs to address problems identified; develops realistic personal goals with patient; re-evaluates, sets new goals and adjusts care accordingly in consultation with physician or intermediate care provider

  • Advises, consults and instructs on treatment or procedures, and supportive activities to patients, family members and other home health team members

  • Observes, records and reports to physician and/or supervisor, patient’s reaction to treatment, patient’s progress and any changes in patient’s condition

  • Provide Case Management services to clients assigned

  • Assists patient and family with community resources needed to adjust to physical, mental and social limitations

  • Coordinates other service team members, both in formal and informal care conferences, to assure sufficient flow of information to support care of patient

  • Informs patient, family and physician verbally and in writing as needed regarding plan of care, progress, or changes and pending discharge

  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of care in accordance with agency policy and pay source requirements

  • Meets regulatory agency and/or pay source requirements regarding patient care.

  • Effectively manages a caseload as established by agency

  • Participates, as requested, in orientation of new staff, in-service education, continuing education, utilization review and QI/QA programs

  • Uses agency approved software to enter evaluations and visit documentation

  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position supervises LPN and CNA direct care staff according to agency policies

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • ž Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, professional journals and legal documents

  • ž Ability to read and interpret physicians’ orders and notes from other caregivers as well as respond to them verbally and in writing

  • ž Ability to effectively present information to patients and employees and community

  • ž Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints

  • ž Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion

  • ž Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to improvise in a home setting

  • ž Ability to send/receive emails and use the internet for research and informational purposes

  • ž Ability to use computer for communication and documentation purposes

  • ž Ability to use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information Skill to attend to multiple tasks at once which are time sensitive

  • ž Thorough knowledge of home health care practice, communication skills and case management

  • ž Basic knowledge of Windows operating system and ability to advance computer skills as required

  • ž Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and supervisors

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • ž Ability to regularly sit, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, walk, balance, crouch, crawl, push, pull, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear

  • ž Ability to frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel

  • ž Ability to occasionally climb

  • ž Ability to occasionally use sense of smell

  • ž Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 100 pounds.

  • ž Ability to perform the anticipated level of physical assist required to provide safe patient care

  • If the anticipated level of assist is greater than that which the employee can safely provide, the supervisor is to be notified immediately

  • Ability to use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception

  • ž Ability to adjust focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • ž The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions

  • ž The work environment is highly variable, as care is provided in private homes

  • ž Lighting, acoustics, air quality, temperature and environmental hazards are not predictable

  • ž The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, household pets/animals, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals

  • ž The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate

TRAVEL:

  • The employee is required to travel frequently to complete home health visits.