Option Care Obstetrical Home Care Registered Nurse - Per Diem, Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Option Care is a healthcare services company that at its core delivers high quality, cost effective infusion services through trusted partnerships across the healthcare system, resulting in outcomes that make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Job Description Summary:
Responsible for the Professional Case Management of the individual patient caseloads as assigned, by seeing that all care ordered by the physician is carried out and documented in a timely, efficient and professional manner. The RN performs acts which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based on principles of biological, psychological, physical, and social sciences. He/She will service as liaison between patient, families, Call Center registered nurses, physicians and other ancillary service providers. Candidates must have the capabilities and skills to supervise and assist LVN’s. He/She will participate in regular staff meetings and educational programs as assigned and will complete yearly competency examinations as provided by the Clinical Director/ Agency Administrator.
Carries our job assignments on all patients assigned in a timely manner. Documents care given according to appropriate policies & procedures within specified time frames. Maintains accurate and complete records with pertinent assessment of patient condition and the home setting. Performs patient care according to agency policies & procedures. Communicates effectively with patients, family and physician which involve effective teaching as ordered. Provides appropriate reporting to other nurses.
Complete assessment and Plans of Care (POC) accurately. Implement POC effectively and evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes. Revise POC as needed to reflect changes in the patient’s condition, responses to therapy and desired outcome(s). Utilize POC to improve individual patient care. Demonstrate via documentation: correlation between POC, Physician’s orders, and nursing notes.
Coordinates patient care accordingly. Receives patient care assignment and contact patient to establish visit time. Coordinates medications and equipment ordered for the patient. Verify that all supplies, medication/pumps etc. are as ordered by physician.
Consults with client and family regarding: Pathophysiology and disease process, self-care techniques and prevention, steps to take in emergency, adverse reactions to administered medications, ways to reach Healthy Connections, other resources about disease process, and seeking answers to questions from physician/other sources.
Responsible and accountable for making patient care decisions that are reflective of the nurse’s experience as well as the patient’s educational preparation/level.
Maintains confidentiality with all patient information and records.
Receives and transcribes physician’s orders accurately. Verifies orders against medications and supplies received. Confirms all pump settings with another RN before initiating any pump therapies with patient.
Admits patients using appropriate forms and paperwork on every patient admission. Completes consents for therapy as needed. Provide patient with insurance estimates (within a range). Offers patient consultation with insurance manager to discuss insurance issues. Follow-up/Re-teach visits with appropriate documentation and nursing notes.
Demonstrate safety and competency with patient care activities.
Maintain cost control in use of all supplies, equipment and medications.
Completes company paperwork in a timely fashion.
Documents all findings and reporting accordingly including complaints. Complaints, abnormal findings, and conditions to physicians, Nursing supervisors, and/or Administrator.
Supervisory Responsibilities: i.e. hiring, recommending/approving promotions and pay increases, scheduling, performance reviews, discipline, etc.
Basic Education and/or Experience Requirements:
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Current license by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners.
Two (2) years hospital-based Obstetrical/Women’s health experience.
Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Basic Qualifications & Interests:
Ability to perform at a supervisory level.
Current Texas Driver’s license and proof of required insurance.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, medical staff, patients and families.
Preferred Qualifications & Interests:
One (1) year experience in Home Health provision, preferred.
This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company and department objectives, and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.
Option Care subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, making employment available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
Option Care is a leading provider of home and alternate treatment site infusion services. With a staff of more than 1,700 clinical experts – including specially trained infusion nurses, infusion pharmacists and registered dietitians – Option Care treats patients with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Comprehensive therapy management programs are offered for patients with nutrition disorders, bleeding disorders and heart failure, as well as those needing immunoglobulin (IG) therapy and anti-infective therapy. Option Care is able to provide services to 92% of the nation’s population through more than 90 infusion pharmacies and 100 alternate treatment sites across the country.