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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 33535 Positions Location: Lansing, MI   Job Description General Purpose of Job:   Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description

General Purpose of Job:  

  The Home Care Nurse provides direct nursing care, treatment, and health instructions to patients in their homes . 

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Assess patient\u2019s condition and initiates appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established policies, physician orders and according to patient centered goals.
  • In collaboration with the patient\u2019s physician and patient, develops and implements a plan of care based upon the assessment of the patient. 
  • Observes, assesses, and reports to physician and other assigned personnel signs and symptoms of disease process, changes in the patient\u2019s physical and/or emotional condition, and patient\u2019s response to the therapeutic regime.
  • Demonstrates, teaches, and supervises the patient, family members, and/or caregivers in patient care and treatment procedures.
  • Evaluates the patient\u2019s response to care, updates physician and other pertinent caregivers, and reassesses on an ongoing basis the condition and needs of the patient.
  • Completes required documentation according to agency policy.
  • Supervises Agency Ancillary staff such as HHA and LPN, including preparing a Home Health Aide Care Plan and monitors both Home Health Aide Care Plan and Nursing Care Plan implementation.
  • Maintains equipment, supplies, and environment in a safe manner.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in nursing and home care.
  • As an RN Case Manager, assures communication of patient\u2019s plan of care is carried out and goals are appropriate for patient\u2019s condition and visit plan is effective.
  • Maintains professional standards, compliance with State, Federal (CMS conditions of participation), and Joint Commission regulations, and infection control protocol by participating in in-services, staff meetings, process improvement teams, continuing education seminars when available, and adhering to the SHC expectations \u2013 standards of care guidelines.
Job Requirements General RequirementsCurrent RN license in the State of Michigan. Valid driver's license Proof of Auto Insurance Active American Heart Association BLS Certification upon hire. Work ExperienceMinimum of 1 year RN experience in acute care, long-term care, or home care OR 2 years\u2019 experience as an LPN or CNA in a Long Term Care Facility.EducationMust be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing. BSN preferred.Specialized Knowledge and SkillsExcellent assessment skills Demonstrated ability exercise independent judgment. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, and interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated understanding of public health principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to document and assemble data in proper format Ability to enter/exit patient homes that may/may not be handicap accessible. Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.

Sparrow Home Care is a non-profit, certified home care agency serving the Mid-Michigan region including residents of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, and surrounding counties since 1984. As the leading home care organization in Mid-Michigan, we work with you to find your best healthcare options and provide an uninterrupted continuum of care as you transition back to your daily life.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Registered Nurses/Nursing Leadership Requirements: Shift Days Degree Type / Education Level Associate Status Full-time Facility Sparrow Home Care Experience Level Under 4 Years

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