RN needed for NHC HomeCare Aiken, SC – $5000 Sign on bonus


    Definition:

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing services under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

    Line of Authority:

    Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Director of Clinical Services, Vice President, HomeCare

    Qualifications:

    1. Licensed Practical Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located
    2. Graduate of a state approved vocational education program
    3. One year clinical experience is preferred.

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and follow written orders and keep records in prescribed manner.
    2. Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.
    3. Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.
    4. Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
    5. Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
    6. Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
    7. Able to perform routine nursing procedures.
    8. Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
    9. Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Provides skilled nursing services as dictated by the plan of care and documents according to policy/procedures.
    2. Instructs the patient/caregiver in various aspects of patient care and disease management. Documents the patients/caregivers comprehension of and compliance with teaching.
    3. Observes patient response to care/teaching and makes recommendations regarding revision of plan for patient care to the Registered Nurse.
    4. Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.
    5. Records and reports to the Registered Nurse symptoms, vital signs and other observations that may be indicative of care plan reactions and changes.
    6. Follows and teaches infection control and safety policies and procedures.
    7. Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.
    8. Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
    9. Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.
    10. Serves on committees as assigned.
    11. Performs other duties as assigned by the RN / DON

    5000.00 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATE

    Definition:

    A qualified Registered Nurse/HomeCare Administrator hired by the Regional Administrator, approved by the Director of Operations and Vice President, HomeCare and appointed by the Governing Body to administer, direct and coordinate the activities of the HomeCare agency.

    Qualifications:

    • Administrators hired prior to January 13, 2018:
      • Is a licensed physician or Registered Nurse in the state where the agency is located, with at least 2 years supervisory or administrative experience in home health care or related health programs; or
    • Has training and experience in health service administration and at least 1 year supervisory or administrative experience in home health care or related health care program.
    • Administrators hired on or after January 13, 2018:
      • Is a licensed physician or Registered Nurse or holds an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or Associate’s)

    AND

    • Has experience in health service administration, with at least 1 year of supervisory or administrative experience in home health care or a related health care program.
    • General:
      • Current, unencumbered professional license, if applicable;
      • Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, develop, and direct an efficient work team;
      • Excellent leadership, communication, organization, and critical thinking skills;
      • Commitment to excellence in patient care outcomes and satisfaction, partner satisfaction, effective operational and financial performance;
      • Current Driver’s License, car insurance, and good driving record; and
      • Able to meet Background Screening requirements.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Overall responsibility and authority for all day to day operations of the agency including administrative and leadership functions.
    • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates operations to ensure the provision of adequate and appropriate care and services.
    • Is available during all operating hours (physically present at the agency or available by phone or other electronic means).
    • In his or her absence, has authorized, in writing, a pre-designated qualified person approved by the Governing Body (typically, the Clinical Manager) who must be available during any operating hours that the Administrator is not available and who assumes the same obligations and responsibilities as the Administrator.
    • Ensures that a qualified Clinical Manager is available during all operating hours.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of and ensures compliance to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and NHC policies and procedures.
    • Ensures that the agency employs qualified personnel, including contributing to the development of personnel qualifications and policies.
    • Coordinates and approves recruitment, hiring and termination of personnel.
    • Hires, develops, directs and evaluates the Office Manager and Clinical Manager;
    • Ensures the appropriate orientation, on-going education, development, and evaluations for all agency staff, including contractual providers.
    • Oversees the growth, planning, delivery and evaluation of all home care services.
    • Establishes and maintains communication to facilitate proactive and effective collaboration to ensure the agency’s success with:
    • The Governing Body,
    • Regional and Corporate staff,
    • The agency’s leadership team(s) to coordinate and review the status of agency goals,
    • All agency staff (employed / contracted),
    • The community, and
    • Referral sources.
    • Coordinates activities of agency staff to prevent overlapping or duplication of functions, responsibilities, or supervision.
    • Performs other responsibilities which are required or assigned, to support the success of NHC HomeCare.
    • Conducts / coordinates monthly staff meetings.
    • Administers the agency’s annual budget, for fiscal planning, budgeting, and management of operations in accordance with established parameters;
    • Assures efficient and effective management of human and material resources;
    • Ensures timely completion, maintenance and submission of required reports.
    • Analyzes and takes action on reports and recommendations of any authorized planning, regulatory or inspection agencies; internal reports; and CMS’ quality reporting.
    • Models the company’s ‘Better Way Promises’ and Code of Conduct and Compliance Standards;
    • Serves as Compliance Liaison to assist the corporate Compliance Officer in carrying out his or her duties at the local level; responsible for taking steps to ensure that the compliance program is implemented and overseen;
    • Represents and promotes the agency to the community in a positive manner; provides education about the home health care industry and NHC HomeCare as indicated;
    • Oversees the appropriateness and readiness of the Emergency Preparedness Plan and serves as the Incident Commander during declared emergencies. Ensures proactive, on-going collaboration with local, state, tribal, regional and federal emergency management agencies.
    • Ensures the integration, evaluation and ongoing interventions to promote an effective Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Program, including
      • Facilitating/sitting on the QAPI Steering Committee;
      • Assuring accuracy of OASIS data collection;
      • Analyzing data, medical record review; and facilitating Performance Improvement Projects;
      • Overseeing completion of the annual evaluation of care provided by the agency;

    Parent- Branch relationship, if applicable:

    • The parent HHA provides direct support and administrative control of its branches;
    • Reports all branch locations to the state survey agency at the time of the agency’s request for initial certification, at each survey, and at the time the parent proposes to add or delete a branch;
    • Maintains open communication with branch Directors of Services;
    • Ensures that policies and procedures are implemented in the branches;
    • Determines how and when staff are shared between the parent and branch, particularly in the event of staffing shortfalls or leave coverage;
    • Assures the appropriate disposition of closed clinical records from the branch;
    • Assures that training requirements are met for branch staff;
    • Reviews and maintains contracts for services provided arrangement;
    • Retaining overall responsibility for the quality of services;
    • Holds regular parent-branch meetings to discuss issues such as productivity, program growth, referral sources, staffing levels, and policy/regulatory changes; maintain meeting minutes;
    • Reviews Personnel Requisitions for new hires for the branch;
    • Provides oversight of the agency-wide Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI steering committee and performance improvement projects (PIPs);
    • Attends branch staff meetings monthly with standardized agenda;
    • Contributes to the Performance Appraisal(s) of the Director(s) of Services, in collaboration with the Regional Administrator.
    • Receives and reviews complaints and events/incidents
    • All patients are given, in the patient education booklet, the Administrator’s name and business contact information, as well as that of the Director of Services and the Clinical Manager, to facilitate reporting of complaints.

    Immediate Need for PRN Position!

    Definition:

    The Masters Social Worker supervises and provides for the evaluation of the social and emotional needs of the patient related to their medical condition, and provides counseling, etc. based on this evaluation.

    Line of Authority:

    Administrator/Director of Services

    Qualifications:

    1. Master’s Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
    2. One year social work experience in a health care setting is required.

    State-specific requirements:

    TENNESSEE

    • Current state certification as a certified master social worker (CMSW as provided in T.C.A. §63-23-102.), OR
    • Current license as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    • Current state licensure at the Master (LMSW) or Independent (LISW) level.

    FLORIDA

    • To provide clinical counseling to patients or caregivers, the social worker must have a current state license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), pursuant to Chapter 491, F.S.

    MISSOURI

    • Current state licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker (LAMSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Able to speak, read, write and follow written orders.
    2. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests.
    3. Able to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
    4. Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
    5. Able to handle emotionally stressful situations on a regular basis, including but not limited to death and dying.
    6. Able to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and tactfully supervise others.
    7. Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training.
    8. Must have reliable personal transportation.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Provides and accurately documents direct social services to patients planned to restore the patient to optimum social and health adjustment; including:
    • Assesses social and emotional factors, to estimate impact on the patient’s capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living
    • Helps the patients and caregivers to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations
    • Assists patients and caregivers with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care; and
    • Identifies resources, such as caregivers and community agencies, to assist the patient to resume life in the community, including discharge planning
    1. Provides these services according to physician order and in accordance with home care policies and procedures.
    2. Educates and supervises designated social work assistants in the implementation of the social service program.
    3. Provides inservice training to other home care team members, focusing on psychosocial needs of patients, families and staff, as requested.
    4. Contributes to applicable QI activities as requested.
    5. Serves as Utilization Review and/or Advisory Board Member as requested by Administrator/Director of Services.
    6. Maintains knowledge base of home care social services procedures and regulations as well as professional standards through attendance at workshops and inservice and individual research and reading.

    Definition:

    The Community Liaison serves to develop positive productive relationships with the community and with current and potential referral sources.

    Line of Authority:

    Administrator/Director of Services

    Qualifications:

    1. Prior marketing experience in home care or similar industry, with proven ability
    2. Excellent oral and written communication skills
    3. Strong community relationships
    4. Strong inter-personal skills
    5. Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, business or related field preferred

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Ability to develop, organize and execute an effective marketing plan and community liaison activities
    2. Mental acuity, judgment and problem-solving skills adequate to perform job duties
    3. Ability to drive, reliable personal transportation and the ability to travel as needed
    4. Sensory ability to see, hear and speak adequately to effectively communicate
    5. Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity sufficient to perform job duties
    6. Ability to be on feet or to be seated for prolonged periods of time

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Develops, organizes and executes an effective strategic marketing plan for the agency, in collaboration with agency leadership and staff through community activities, prospecting new referral sources and nurturing current referral relationships
    2. Develops/enhances knowledge of home care industry and NHC HomeCare policy and procedure to facilitate effective community liaison/marketing activities
    3. Represents NHC HomeCare in a positive and professional manner, projecting and reinforcing company objectives and philosophy
    4. Develops and maintains positive community contacts and successful business relationships with referral sources
    5. Positively impacts business growth
    6. Develops positive, collaborative relationships with agency staff
    7. Recognizes opportunities for improvement in agency/staff performance or programs, reports issues to Administrator/Director of Services appropriately, and participates in developing and executing action plan as requested
    8. Other duties as assigned by the Administrator/Director of Services, when required for the successful completion of job requirements