Tabitha offers Nebraska’s first and only comprehensive line of Elder Care services. Through advanced in-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation services, experienced skilled nursing care and compassionate hospice support, Tabitha is your answer for Elder Care in southeast Nebraska.
This position is responsible for the clinical management of the overall plan of care, including assessing, implementing, coordinating, evaluating and documenting comprehensive in-home services for hospice clients. This position is responsible for delivery of quality service, promoting good public relations, and for upholding the mission and standards of the facility.
Ensures the timely and adequate delivery of Hospice services to clients, including responsible for care plan management and oversight.
Receives and processes direct referrals for Hospice services as assigned.
Provides for development of the initial plan of care, evaluates client for any immediate needs such as medications, durable medical equipment or supplies and arranges for delivery.
Maintains clinical record documentation according to agency policy/procedures and regulations.
Actively participates as an Interdisciplinary team member, including offering insight and suggestions for care for all clients served by the team.
Contributes to continuity of care and effective communication between client/family, Hospice team members, Home Health Agencies, Inpatient Facilities, Ancillary Services, and Physicians.
Accepts responsibility of departmental and professional growth and development by evaluating delivery of care and serving as a role model.
Accepts responsibility for providing on call, holiday and weekend nursing visits to Hospice clients, on a rotating basis or provides back up staffing as needed.
Supports and interprets Hospice of Tabitha and departmental philosophy and objectives.
Participates as a team member to ensure that the department workloads and goals are met.
Demonstrates professionalism through appropriate dress and conduct.
Maintains knowledge of and adheres to established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
Participates in organizational departmental goals and performance improvement activities.
Adapts to changing work load and work environment.
Organizes and prioritizes work to complete responsibilities according to plan and within established time lines.
Maintains a positive outlook toward employer, work responsibilities and customers.
Follows safety and infection control policies and practices of the organization.
Assures delivery of optimum service by following assigned work schedule.
Participates in personal and professional growth by attending mandatory inservices and scheduled department meetings.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
Participates in agency and community health programs to promote growth and understanding of hospice and home health services upon supervisor's request.
May attend funerals or memorial services of clients.
Current Nebraska Registered Nurse licensure.
Valid Nebraska driver's license and state required minimum automobile insurance coverage required.
Current Healthcare Provider or BLS CPR/AED Certification required.
EDUCATION/TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Graduation from NLN accredited school of nursing required. BSN preferred.
Two years of acute care/long term care nursing experience within the last five years required.
Experience in community health and/or hospice preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent physical assessment skills required. Knowledge of and ability to apply hospice nursing principles and practices. Knowledge of teaching/learning principles, environmental hazards and good safety practices. Ability to exercise independent nursing judgment, supervise and assign work to others, perform CPR, assemble, record, and present data in a concise, organized systematic manner, teach clients and families.
Works in clients' places of residence including apartments, town houses, duplexes, and private residences. May care for clients with infectious disease so must observe universal precautions/Infection Control procedures. Travel is required from residence to residence in all kinds of weather. Must have a reliable means of getting to each client's residence on a timely basis. May be exposed to pets and tobacco smoke in client’s residences.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB
Must have ability to lift up to 50 pounds, twist upper body and bend at waist while transferring, moving, turning, and supporting clients. Travel required with the communities served. Must have ability to be mobile within the assigned service area.
Use of cellular phone and/or pager, may have notebook computer for documentation. Use of home blood glucose monitoring equipment, standing scales, infusion pump, mechanical lift (e.g., Hoyer), wheel chair, walker, cane, splints, brace, hospital bed, commode, thermometer, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, and oxygen equipment.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.