Registered Nurse Home Care
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: February 14, 2021
Full time benefit eligible positions available forall areas of
Northern PG County, Bowie Make a Positive Difference At MedStar
Health Home Care, nurses make a positive difference in people's
lives by helping patients heal in the comfort of their own homes.
RNs develop an individualized care plan for each patient and then
help patients and their caregivers achieve progress toward their
goals for improved health and independence. As a home health nurse
at MedStar Health Home Care, you have the autonomy to make
individualized patient-centered decisions to promote optimal
clinical care. Position Details:
- Develops and documents individualized plan of care with
specific care interventions and expected measurable patient
- Evaluates progress toward goals and revises plan of care as
- Establishes, documents, and implements personalized teaching
plans for patients and their caregivers to help them achieve
independence at home.
- Performs nursing procedures consistent with homecare protocols.
Interventions reflect knowledge of standard homecare supplies and
equipment used in patient care.
- Initiates and participates in regularly scheduled case
conferences, which include all disciplines. Includes patient and
family in mutual goal setting and care plan revision.
- Maintains necessary clinical records, collects data and
prepares reports on activities.
- Communicates regularly with the patient's physician, home
healthcare team, and other key members of the care team.
- EDUCATION: Graduation from a diploma, Associate's degree, or
Bachelor's degree program in Nursing; BSNpreferred.
- EXPERIENCE: 2 years acute care experience (ICU, CCU, med-surg,
oncology, gerontology) within last 5years; 1 year home health
nursing experience preferred or successful completion of LPN to RN
- LICENSE/CERT/REG: Valid RN license in the District of Columbia,
Maryland or Virginia, or any combinationas required based on work
location(s). CPR certification preferred.
- SKILLS: I.V. therapy skills. Organizational skills. Excellent
verbal and written communication skills. Basiccomputer skills
preferred. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Analyzes and documents patients and families response to
interventions. Evaluates measurable progress toward goals and
revises plan of care. Identifies and modifies underlying factors
that impede progress toward goals. Makes recommendations for update
in plan of care, using knowledge of interventions and
- Independently develops and documents individualized plan of
care and includes patient and family in development and revision of
plan and goal setting. Care plan includes specific care
interventions with expected measurable patient outcomes.
Establishes and documents teaching plan for patients/families.
- Independently identifies comprehensive learning needs of
designated patients. Independently develops teaching plans that
specify time frames. Bases teaching and counseling plan on
patient's level of knowledge, diagnosis, prescribed treatment and
available resources. Utilizes demonstration, verbal and written
instruction in order to carry out care plan. Independently
evaluates effectiveness of teaching plan in meeting patient/family
goals. Revises as needed.
- Independently implements and documents plan of care for
patients with routine to complex problems to facilitate continuity
of care. Documented interventions are related to plan of care.
Interventions reflect standard of care for patient
condition/diagnosis. Interventions include utilizing agency and
community resources. Performs nursing procedures consistent with
home care protocols. Interventions reflect knowledge of standard
home care supplies and equipment used in patient care. About
MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest
quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C.,
region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education,
innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated
physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system,
including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations,
the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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