Job Description


Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: Days

6/17/2022

STARTING PAY$41.96 - $43.88/hr starting and up, depending on years of experience

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Home Health Quality Assurance (QA) and Intake Nurse is a Registered Nurse. They are responsible for managing all aspects of patient intake, establishing and maintaining relationships with customers and referral sources, responding to customer requests and concerns, and scheduling admissions. They are responsible for overseeing all aspects of home health’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. This nurse will work collaboratively with and provide direction to staff in the delivery of quality services.

NATURE AND SCOPE:  

The position of the QA and Intake Nurse is a non-exempt position. Their role will be to audit patient charts, review Oasis data & field staff's clinical notes in the Home Health electronic medical record (EMR) system to ensure completeness & timeliness per Medicare guidelines. Their role is also to evaluate patients referred to home health services and determine the type of services needed. Interviews the patient and family to determine appropriateness for services. Ensures all patients visits are scheduled within prescribed discipline and visit frequency requirements. This role will also assist with implementing add-on/additional features in agencies EMR. This will include creating templates for clinicians to utilize, setting up and updating the progress to goals feature in EMR. This position may be cross-trained as a field RN and may work in the field as needed to meet the needs of the department and patients. The Home Health QA and Intake Nurse reports to the Director of Home Health.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Valid State issued Registered Nurse license
  2. Maintains BLS certification
  3. Valid Driver’s license and maintain vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Alaska state law.
  4. 2 years of experience in home health with Medicare patients and OASIS documentation, preferred.
  5. 2 years recent clinical nursing experience.
  6. Knowledge and ability to apply community health principles and practices.
  7. Must be highly organized
  8. Strong clinical knowledge and background
  9. Ability to set objectives and develop action plans.
  10. Must have positive and professional skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  11. Demonstrate computer knowledge and skills
  12. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook
  13. Knowledge of Agency policies and procedures.
  14. Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  15. Ability to work with individuals.
  16. Ability to enlist cooperation of many people in furthering a program.

LATITUDE: 

The duties and accountabilities of the Home Health QA and Intake Nurse are clearly outlined in this position description. The individual in this position is given the latitude to perform his/her job duties in a thorough manner, while remaining within the scope of his/her practice and authority. Looks for opportunities to implement best practices. Questions or concerns regarding latitude of this position should be directed to the Director of Home Health.

ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Participates in developing standards to ensure safe and therapeutically effective service to patients and families.
  2. Serves on the Professional Advisory Committee
  3. Clinical review of documentation.
  4. Creates templates used in EMR
  5. Participates in developing objectives for Agency.
  6. Participates in planning for the orientation of new employees. Conducts selected orientation classes.
  7. Participates in coordinating Agency's services with services of other community agencies.
  8. Serves on QAPI committee.
  9. Develops, tracks, monitors, and analyzes quality/statistical studies to maintain and improve patient care.
  10. Participates in studies, research and other administrative functions as assigned.
  11. Serves as a role model for all colleagues by setting an example of high standards in dress, conduct, cooperation and job performance.
  12. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient related information.
  13. Accepts responsibility for regular attendance and punctuality, fulfills job requirements without regard to time involved.
  14. Serves as a resource person to employees.
  15. Develops a cooperative relationship and communicates effectively and professionally with the physicians.
  16. Immediately reports any accident, incident, lost articles or unusual occurrence to the Administrator.
  17. Attends pertinent continuing education programs other than routine in-services and shares information with staff.
  18. Assist staff with improvement of quality care base on analysis of quality/statistical information gathered.
  19. Responsible for assisting HH Director in creating, updating, and revising policies and procedures based on best practice utilizing data collected from quality/statistical information gathered.
  20. Maintains documentation and demonstrates evidence of an ongoing QAPI program that meets State, Federal and CMS requirements.
  21. Responsible for overseeing development of indicators with appropriate data collection, aggregation and analysis, taking action and reporting results according to Agency's PI plan.
  22. Participates in weekly case conferences. Assists with in-services, staff meetings as needed; participates in community education projects.
  23. Oversees the patient intake process.
  24. Schedules admissions

ENVIRONMENT: 

South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22-bed acute care critical access hospital aligned with a 28-bed long- term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. This position requires prolonged sitting, stooping and walking.  Generally, physical demands are light-moderate and most work is performed indoors, but associated with traveling in a vehicle. Work hours are 8 hour day shifts Monday through Friday. Work may be indoors in the home health office as well as out in the field as needed.

SPH is the healthcare provider of choice, with a dynamic and dedicated team committed to service excellence. Located in beautiful Homer, Alaska, the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World and the City of Peonies. Homer is a great place to live and work!

 

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