WellSpan Health Home Health Registered Nurse - WellSpan VNA (Lebanon) - PRN in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Home Health Registered Nurse - WellSpan VNA (Lebanon) - PRN

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Provides professional nursing services to individuals in the home, through a process of nursing assessment, planning, care and evaluation in accordance with physicians orders, the established plan of care, the patients diagnosis, corporate policy and procedures, and the Nurse Practice Act. Carries primary care management functions for assigned patients.


Reports to and receives direction and consultation from Clinical Management.SUPERVISION EXERCISED:Provides patient care supervision to Licensed Practical Nurses, Home Health Aides, and Volunteer staff caring for assigned patients.PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: A Related to Patient Care 1 Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, safety and environmental needs of assigned patients on the initial visit and reassesses same on each subsequent visit. 2 Develops a written plan of care in accordance with the patients diagnosis, and family needs, physician orders, and the corporate policies and procedures. Coordinates the development of this plan with other disciplines providing care for patient. 3 Utilizes appropriate disciplines and community resources for optimum patient care. 4 Modifies the written plan of care as necessitated by changes in patients condition. 5 Notifies physician and other care agencies of changes in patients condition and care needs and obtains new orders, as needed. 6 Administers nursing care in accordance with the established plan of care. This may include but is not limited to therapeutic treatment, teaching, counseling and supervising patient and/or caregivers in performing specific procedures. 7 Performs case management functions, when assigned as primary clinician. 8 Participates in patient care conferences with other members of the interdisciplinary team and recommends patients for such conferences. Documents results, when functioning as the patients primary clinician. 9 Documents observations, assessments, interventions of visits, phone calls, and conferences in the patients clinical record on a timely basis and legible manner. Submits documentation according to agency guidelines. 10 Discharges the patient when appropriate, notifying the physician and Manager. Instructs the patient and/or family how to access necessary follow-up. 11 Provides both direct care and telephone consultation on a rotating basis as assigned, twenty-four hours a day as directed. B Related to Staff

1 Functions as a member of an inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times. 2 Provides clinical supervision to the home health aides, licensed practical nurses or volunteer staff, for assigned patients and provides input regarding their performance to the appropriate manager. 3 Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested. 4 Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated. C Related to Corporate Management 1 Submits patient visit schedule to scheduler and communicates significant changes. 2 Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance program. 3 Functions in a cost effective manner in regards to utilization of time, mileage and supplies. 4 Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards. 5 Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as appropriate. 6 Informs Manager of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management or community relations. D Related to Community 1 Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment and continuity in interactions with physicians, other health care providers, and community agencies. 2 Represents the VNA at community activities, as delegated. 3 Promotes a positive corporate image. 4 Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources. E Common Expectations 1 Maintains established policies and procedure, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards. 2 Maintains confidentiality of patient and organizational information. 3 Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovations. 4 Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and error proof systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analysis as required. 5 Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. 6 Attends meetings as required. 7 Performs other related duties as assigned.Department Description:

About WellSpan:

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.

The Community:

WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you’re seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.

If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you’ll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.

Required Skills

Pennsylvania RN license required

Basic Cardiac Life Support required

Driver's license in good standing

Child abuse clearances required both FBI and PA Child Line

If out of state Elder Abuse clearances may be required

Strong time management skills

Organizational skills

At least 2 years experience in Wound Care, IV, Palliative Care, Acute Care, or Chronic Care to be considered for an interview

Clinical experience in med surg, critical care, or ED

Job Location

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type



On Call as Needed

Additional Scheduling Info

Evening and weekends included.

Additional Requirements

PA Act73 – Child Abuse Clearance Required