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Home Health Branch Director - RN - US-TX-Austin - Director of Nursing

Company: At Home Healthcare
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Home Health Branch Director - RN - US-TX-Austin



Overview





The Branch Director serves as the supervising nurse and is a registered professional nurse who provides oversight of all patient care services and personnel. Ensures quality of patient care in the home.-- Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team, patient, family and referring agency.






Responsibilities





Coordinates patient care. Coordinates and integrates care provided by Agency staff, including contractual providers.Complete workflow tasks and other assignments to the BD Responsible Position in the Agency's electronic medical record.Ensures communication with all physicians involved in a patient's plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate).Integrates orders from all relevant physicians involved into the plan of care and ensures the orders are approved by the responsible physician.Coordinates referrals.Participates in activities relevant to professional services including development of qualifications. Recommends resources needed to provide care. Makes patient and personnel assignments.Assures that patient needs are continually assessed. Assures reassessment of the patient's needs is performed by the appropriate healthcare professional when there is a significant health status change in the patient's condition, at the physician's request, and after hospital discharge.Assures the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).Ensures provision of services as ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care, including patient and caregiver education and patient, caregiver, and family counseling. Prepares clinical notes as appropriate.Assumes responsibility for continuity, quality, and safety of services delivered in compliance with State and federal regulations.Collaborates on development and implementation of policies and procedures which guide and support the provision of care. Collaborates with Agency leadership and appropriate staff to develop the organizational plan as it pertains to patient care.Monitors and participates in the QAPI Program and assures appropriate corrective measures are performed.Promotes compliance with all fiscal intermediary and/or other third-party payors, through education, coaching, and other assistance as necessary.Monitors systems and identifies problem areas to Administrator both verbally and through written reports.Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of the Agency and licensing board.Promotes and educates regarding the concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.Ensures the care offered by the Agency, including any branches, is consistently available to all patients.






Qualifications





  • Education: --Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.-- May be required to complete HHS' Computer Based Training for appropriate category(ies) of license.
  • Licensure: --Current license as a registered nurse (RN) in Texas or in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), current Driver's License.
  • Experience: Minimum one year experience as a registered nurse obtained within the last 36 months. One year experience in home health care preferred.-- Management experience preferred.
  • Skills: --Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice.-- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.---- Demonstrates proven decision-making skills. If required to make visits, needs proof of current CPR.


Keywords: At Home Healthcare, Austin , Home Health Branch Director - RN - US-TX-Austin - Director of Nursing, Executive , Austin, Texas

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