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VNA Registered Nurse, Home Hospice, Per Diem

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.We are currently seeking talented Registered Nurses to join the St. Lukes Home Health and Hospice Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Team. Our nurses work collaboratively with members of an interdisciplinary team to assure delivery of high quality nursing services to patients and families, in the home and in the patients place of residence. Hospice Nurses provide care to Hospice patients and families in their place of residence, collaborating with the interdisciplinary team and hospice physician to manage end of life symptoms and provide holistic support. Per diem hospice nursing positions are available for weekdays and weekends and hours can be flexible based on current needs. Become a part of a very special Nursing Team at St. Luke's! JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Evaluates and performs initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments on patients referred for home health nursing services. Determines eligibility for admission, obtains financial and statistical data, formulates initial care plan according to the patients Plan of Care and processes the admission. - Refers patients to other agency disciplines and to community resource as needed. - Assesses, promotes and maintains health of individuals, families, and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice of nursing. - Provides ongoing assessment to determine service frequency, change in Plan of Care and discharge from service in compliance with agency policy and philosophy. - Functions as the designated coordinator of patient care responsible for assuring the provision of optimum, comprehensive multidisciplinary care. - Assures care plans are followed according to agency standards for the provision of quality care, appropriate service utilization, and compliance with third party payer requirements for reimbursement. - Communicates with the patients physician, referral source, and members of the multidisciplinary team both orally and in writing as required by the patients condition and agency policy. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands: Heavy Work Exertional activity. Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs., frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs., and stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day. Non-exertional activity: Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) required frequently; handling (grasping) required frequently; and fingering (fine manipulation) required only occasionally. Important: The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary work. Good physical and mental health. Visual and auditory acuity required to provide comprehensive nursing care. Environmental Conditions: Inside Office environment and patient homes. Outside - Traveling to cases and/or clinics in extreme cold and heat, wet and/or humid conditions, snow, ice and/or fog. Hazards - Exposure to contagious disease, road and driving, and domestic pets. EDUCATION: A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing who is licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State in which practicing, a Baccalaureate degree preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Two years as a professional nurse in nursing practice or previous community health experience as a professional nurse preferred. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , VNA Registered Nurse, Home Hospice, Per Diem, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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