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RN Case Manager in Stratford, CT at Ryders Health

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

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    88 Ryders Lane
    Stratford, CT
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Job Description

The primary care nurse is responsible for the following which shall be documented in the patient's clinical record:

             (A) Admission of patients for service and development of the patient care plan;

 (B) Implementation or delegation of responsibility for twenty-four (24) hour nursing service and homemaker-home health aide services;

 (C) Coordination of services with the patient, family and others involved in the care plan;

             (D) Regular evaluation of patient progress, prompt action when any change in the patient’s      

         condition is noted or reported, and termination of care when goals of  management are attained

              (E) Identification of patient and family needs for other home health services and 

                   referral for same when appropriate,

             (F) Participation in orientation, teaching and supervision of other nursing and ancillary

                   patient care staff;

             (G) Determination of aspects of the care plan for delegation to a homemaker-home

                   health aide. Whenever any patient care activity, other than those activities listed in

                   section 19-13-d69 (d) (3) of these regulations, is delegated to a homemaker-home

                   health aide, the patient's clinical record clearly supports that the primary care nurse

                   or designated professional staff member has:

(i) Assessed all factors pertinent to the patient's safety including the competence of the homemaker-home health aide, and

(ii) Determined that this activity can be delegated safely to a homemaker-home health aide.

(H) Development of a written plan of care and instructions for homemaker-home health aide       services;

(I)  Arranging supervision of the homemaker-home health aide by other therapists, when      necessary

(J) Visiting and completing an assessment of assigned patients receiving homemaker-home health aide services as often as necessary based on the patient's condition, but not less frequently than every sixty (60) days. The sixty-day assessment shall be completed by a registered nurse, while the homemaker-home health aide is providing services in the patient's home.

Additional Duties

Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every two (2) weeks.

Job Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting.

Current licensure in state, CPR certification and valid drivers license.

Bachelor’s degree, with one (1) year of home health care experience preferred.

Management experience not required.  Responsible for supervising home health aides.

Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  Able to lift, position or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching.  Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization requirements.


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