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On Call Visiting Nurse (RN) - HomeCare

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Hartford HealthCare at Home


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: On-call Visiting Nurse - on 7 days off 7 days covering on- call from 4pm to 8am Monday through Sunday, triaging all calls and making PRN visits

Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network as an On Call Visiting Nurse

Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more than 115 years.  Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing integrated support to the patient.  As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client’s home.  Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients and their clients’ families. 

Provides skilled nursing care to clients in their homes or community health settings ensuring the delivery of outcome based, high quality, cost effective care

In general, most of the time will be spent in the following activities:

**    Assumes responsibility for evening, night, weekend, and holiday on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with agency policies and procedures

**    Assumes primary responsibility for total region census during assigned shift, including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation phases of the nursing process

**     Maintain regular communication with Nurse Supervisors, attending physician, and case manager concerning patient/family care needs and response to interventions.

**     Respond to medical or emotional crisis and make home visit to provide direct care as appropriate.

**     Reviews referrals, and initiates contact with client and family

**      Conducts a complete nursing assessment based on referral data, client/family interview, and clinical observation of patient health status.  Demonstrates clinical expertise in symptom management

**      Develops a plan of care in collaboration with client and all disciplines based on assessment data which documents need for services, appropriate discharge planning, short and long term goals, and the utilization of appropriate resources.  Modifies plan of care as conditions change

**      Demonstrates understanding of payer information in order to maximize care planning. 

**       Initiates and maintains a client record utilizing the Agency's standard for documentation

**      Makes follow-up visits to provide skilled care to assess disease progress and evaluates response to treatment; provides support to client/family utilizing teaching principles to promote and restore health and prevent disease and disability, as possible; coordinates care with providers. 

**      Teaches patients and reinforces client/caregiver teaching and education.    Prepares/teaches/supports family regarding signs and symptoms, as appropriate.

**      Refers, collaborates and coordinates all client care services. Consults with physician regarding client needs and plan of care

**      Directs LPN’s in carrying out the established plan of care. Directs Home Care Aides and supervises plan of care

**      Refers client/family to other community resources as needed

**      Attends and participates in in-service education program

**      Seeks consultation and guidance from supervisor

**      Completes reporting requirements on a timely basis

In addition, the position involves other duties such as:

Performs other duties as assigned


                                                                      Education:  Graduate of an Associate's or diploma program in nursing; graduate of NLN approved BSN program, preferred

Experience:  One year nursing experience or one year nursing experience in a specialty; medical/surgery or home care, preferred.  Computer skills preferred.

We take great care of careers. 

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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