HOME HEALTH RN / CASE MANAGER (PCN 916)
Work Hours: 0900-1730
Utilizes the patient centered care model to plan and provide total, direct patient care in the home, according to established standards, policies and best practices.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Registered Nurse provides primary patient care and supervision for other care providers, as outlined in this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Registered Nurse provides care to clients of SPH in accordance with established practice standards and state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary care based on the individualized plan of care. The Registered Nurse will work in other areas as appropriate based on experience and training. The Registered Nurse may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet patient/resident needs.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital and 28 bed long term care facility, located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to drive and to sit in vehicle for extended periods of time. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. Generally, physical needs are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs and patient census. The Home Health Program provides community based services within the service area of South Peninsula Hospital. The service area extends from Ninilchik to Kachemak Selo at the head of Kachemak Bay. The Home Health RN/Case Manager will occasionally travel outside the service area per contractual agreement with insurance, drug companies and other agencies. Travel in inclement weather is occasionally necessary.
The duties and accountabilities of the HH RN/Case Manager are clearly defined in this position description. The individual in this position is given the latitude to perform their job duties in a thorough manner, while remaining within the scope of their authority. The individual in this position has the authority to supervise other patient care personnel as assigned by the HBHS Clinical Manager, and make recommendations for changes in nursing policy/practice standards through the policy and procedures committee. Any problems or concerns regarding the latitude of this position should be directed to the Home Based Health Services Clinical Manager or the Director of Patient Care Services.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
The position of HH RN/Case Manager requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska; One year of recent clinical nursing experience; a valid Alaska driver’s license and vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Alaska state law. Sufficient oral and written skills are required to effectively communicate and document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. Must possess, and maintain, a current Basic Life Support Certification,