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RN - Prince of Wales Home Health (Part-Time)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Part-time benefits (20-31 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Prince of Wales Home Health (Part-Time) for a 0.5 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Travel times to patient homes on Prince of Wales can be up to 1.5 hours one way, and sometimes in inclement weather.  This position is often asked to cross-train to relief in the clinic.

Req ID: 187046 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for providing direct skilled nursing care and coordination/management of patients admitted to home care/clinic services using considerable judgment and skill in making patient care decisions. Utilizes the professional healthcare process of assessment, problem identification/planning/intervention and clinical/goal outcome evaluation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform initial evaluation of patient/home and apply admission criteria to determine if patient is safe candidate for home health/hospice services.
  2. Provide skilled nursing care to patients and skilled education/instruction to patients and caregivers according to the home health/hospice plan of treatment.
  3. Performs physical assessments, develops, coordinate, modifies, and manages written individualized plan of care, as ordered by the primary physician, to meet patient’s long and short-term medical goals and appropriate/timely home health outcomes.
  4. Develops and clinically manages the Home Health Aide’s care plan according to the patient’s evolving personal are needs.
  5. Coordinates care, collaborates, and communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure appropriate and smooth flow of care/services through the care continuum.
  6. Performs discharge planning appropriately towards patient specific goals/outcomes and evaluate interventions and outcomes of patient care by reviewing long and short-term goals established in the plan of care.
  7. Provide accurate, complete, and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines. 
  8. Assist with the plan and implementation of family Bereavement services for the following patient death.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • A minimum of 2 years nursing experience with an additional year of experience in home health and/or discharge planning required. 
  • Commensurate with educational preparation demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply age-specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs for nursing care. 
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment is required.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid Alaska driver's license required.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Well organized, flexible and able to function independently
  • Cooperative working skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families, and staff.

 

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

SEAR:

  • Minimum two years nursing experience required.  One year Home Health experience preferred or will orient to the point of competency.

 

ALASKA PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.            
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 66% of work time).
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Clinic (318)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.5
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $36.38, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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