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RN / Home Healthcare Nursing Job in Amarillo, Texas / Government

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

The Area Nurse Preceptor, Home Health will provide practical clinical experience and guidance to field clinicians within there area/region, to include orientation of new clinicians. Ensures compliance with applicable licensure/certification requirement, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, and Kindred Health Services policies, procedures and philosophy of care. Works under general supervision with 100% of time being spent in the field.
Demonstrates process for SOC, ROC, Recert and routine visits to clinicians within their area/region during orientation process.
Observes clinical skills and patient interaction of new clinicians within their area/region and provides feedback to the clinician
Works with clinicians within their area/region to review application of clinical documentation and forms
Reviews Orientation Module content with new clinicians within their area/region to determine the clinicians level of understanding and re-educates as necessary
Reviews patient care processes with clinicians and assesses clinicians level of understanding. Makes recommendations related to training and skills development to Branch Director
Meets with Orientees on regular basis to assess progress. Meet with Managers Clinical Practice (MCPs) within their area/region on a weekly basis to discuss progress of Orientee
Conducts 60-day Supervisory visit for Orientee and discusses results with MCP
Serve in the capacity of Start of Care Nurse when schedule allows. As such, admits patients to the services, completing appropriate clinical documentation under the Clinical Manager's direction. Assesses individual status and care/instruction needed by the patient
Participates in teaching/training of paraprofessional healthcare staff within their area/region as assigned and acts as resource to other healthcare personnel
Serves as mentor to new clinical hires to include regular discussions each month for a minimum of one year. Conducts a minimum of two skill labs a year. Conducts annual supervisory visits as needed
Maintains the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Shares information only when recipients right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient
Maintains/enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating/conducting in staff development/ continuing education programs
Adheres to and participates in Companys mandatory HIPAA privacy program/practices and Business Ethics and Compliance programs/practices
Reviews and adheres to all Company policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned
Diploma, Associates or Baccalaureate or Masters School of Nursing degree in Nursing with one year experience in area of specialty or desired practice
Current unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) to which assigned
CPR certification required
Minimum ten (10) years experience within a community home health organization, home health and/or hospice company preferred.

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