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Home Health Registered Nurse - Medicare in 812 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 at Acts Retirement-Life Communities

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

Serves as case manager; coordinates and provides all aspects of nursing care for in-home clients.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Carries out nursing skills contributing to treatment and rehabilitation as directed by the physician.
2. Plans for coordinated nursing and therapy services for clients under care.
3. Provides, arranges for, teaches or supervises nursing care of clients in their place of resident.
4. Initiates medical treatment orders for medication and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
5. Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
6. Reports and documents any deviations from the plan of treatment or clients condition to the nursing supervisor and/or physician.
7. Ensures a safe and clean environment for the client.
8. Documents and submits accurate and complete clinical notes regarding clients.
9. Teaches client and/or family as appropriate.
10. Provides for emotional needs of both the client and family, and counsels as needed.
11. Assists client with ADL's as necessary including feeding client, preparing meals, maintaining proper body positioning and care of client's skin.
12. Serves as a case manager in the performance of Medicare visits, which includes the following:
a. Coordinates services
b. Re-evaluates each client's progress (or lack of) and reports to supervisor and/or physician
c. Notifies the lab of studies ordered by physician and obtains lab results
d. Notifies Medicare Supervisor of any pending telephone calls to lab, family or physician
e. Prepares schedule of frequency of visits
f. Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel
13. Attends all mandated in-services.
14. Adheres to all Federal, State and Corporate policies, procedures and standards of nursing care.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

● Current state license as Registered Nurse
● Previous experience with Medicare in performing Home Health visits.
● Excellent physical assessment skills
● Comprehensive knowledge of nursing principles
● Current or eligible for certification in Cardia/Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Intravenous Therapy
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Valid state driver's license
● Good oral and written communication skills in English