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Nurse Resident- Home Health Care- Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties- Full Time, Days

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Southfield
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Job Description:

For some people, compassion isn-'t just a feeling, it-'s a lifestyle. Henry Ford Home Health Care is one of the most prestigious home health care groups in the country, providing compassionate care to our families, friends, and neighbors throughout southeast Michigan in the communities we live and work in. Do you enjoy one-to-one individualized care? Helping patients manage their care at home through interdisciplinary collaboration? Building relationships, teaching and making a difference with patients and their families? Serving your community? If so, Henry Ford Home Health Care may be the career choice for you. At Henry Ford Home Health Care we are proud of our nurses and the quality of care they provide. Our health system thrives on teamwork, and we know our employees achieve the greatest results when they are working together for a common goal - to provide care for our patients. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment then we have a job for you GENERAL SUMMARY: Henry Ford Home Health Care (HFHHC) Nurse Residency Program is designed to assist the novice nurse transitioning from entry-level advanced beginner to competent professional nurse. The program will be facilitated by nurse educators and supervisors engaged in the progressive development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. The RN Residency program supports the novice nurse in the delivery of safe, quality care within a collaborative inter-professional healthcare team environment. Additional support will be provided to the nurse residents through additional clinical workshops. Under general supervision of the nursing supervisor and education staff, utilizes the knowledge and application of nursing principles to provide direct patient care in the home. The nurse resident interprets the philosophy and goals of HFHHC to others in the work setting; functions within established guidelines and demonstrates the ability to work effectively and develop therapeutic relationships with patients, their families and other professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care. Nurse residents will also participate in finding solutions for variances from patient goals and engage in implementation of solutions promoting optimum patient outcomes. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Building upon knowledge and skills acquired in pre-licensure programs, the nurse resident performs patient care processes according to adult and geriatric patient care standards under the close supervision of the nurse educators and nursing leadership. Upon licensure, after 4-6 months of experience, the nurse resident may progress to function more independently. The nurse resident may assist with or perform (upon licensure) any and all of the following duties: Provides direct patient care to patients in accordance with physicians-' orders. Identifies factors affecting health care by evaluating the patient-'s physical, mental, emotional, environmental and social needs with regard to clinical diagnoses and mental condition. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician and monitors the patient-'s response. Conducts a comprehensive physical assessment, including the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), as required, by obtaining vital signs, monitoring lung sounds, assessing and treating wounds, and reviewing laboratory tests related to problem or illness. May be required to draw blood and other body fluid specimens for tests and transport to the laboratory. In conjunction with the attending physician, re-evaluates the patient-'s outcomes for care, their continued needs, the effectiveness of services rendered and plans for discharge on a regular basis, altering health care plans accordingly. Reports and records significant information and changes to the physician in charge, with regard to the patient-'s condition, and maintains accurate and timely clinical records to be included in the patient-'s medical records. Responsible for the assignment/supervision of licensed practical nurse and home health aide services provided in the patient-'s home. Responsible for increasing the patient-'s awareness of medical condition and teaches the prevention of illness and maintenance of general health. Participates in in-service programs, discharge planning and professional committees. Provides counseling to patients and their families to meet patient goals and nursing needs. Adheres to all divisional, corporate, regulatory, and HIPAA requirements related to the privacy and security of confidential patient information. Follows established priorities to meet deadlines. Promotes and ensures Home Health Care's commitment to the Henry Ford Experience. Supports and complies with the HFHS Team Member Standards of Excellence. Maintains a safe work environment and practices personal safety techniques to prevent injury to self and others. Complies with corporate and divisional policies and procedures. Performs other related duties and projects as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with 6 months or less of experience in a related area of nursing practice. Successfully passes NCLEX-RN and holds an active, unrestricted license within 90 days of hire. Failure to pass NCLEX-RN within 90 days will result in termination of the Nurse Resident position. BLS Heath care provider certification preferred. Successfully completes within orientation. Sign a statement of commitment. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required in order to interact effectively with individuals from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Must possess a current State of Michigan driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Must have reliable transportation. Paygrade: 27 $54,600. This rate is the minimum pay for the position. Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.

Keywords: Henry Ford Health System, Southfield , Nurse Resident- Home Health Care- Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties- Full Time, Days, Healthcare , Southfield, Michigan

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