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WellSpan Health Registered Nurse - Home Health - Days in York, Pennsylvania

Full Time (80 Hours Biweekly)

Day Shift

Position located in Ephrata, PA

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Home Health Clinical Manager, 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 patient’s diagnosis, corporate policy and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act. Carries primary care management functions for assigned patients.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of assigned patients on the initial visit and reassesses same on each subsequent visit.

  • Develops a written plan of care in accordance with the patient’s 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.

  • Uses appropriate disciplines and community resources for optimum patient care.

  • Modifies the written plan of care as necessitated by changes in patient’s condition.

  • Notifies physician and other care agencies of changes in patient’s condition and care needs and obtains new orders, as needed.

  • Administers nursing care in accordance with the established plan of care including, but is not limited to, therapeutic treatment, teaching, counseling and supervising patient and/or care givers in performing specific procedures.

  • Performs case management functions, when assigned as primary clinician.

  • 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.

  • Documents observations, assessments, interventions of visits, phone calls and conferences in the patient’s clinical record on a timely basis and legible manner.

  • Discharges the patient when appropriate, notifying the physician and manager. Instructs the patient and/or family how to access necessary follow-up.

  • Provides both direct care and telephone consultation on a rotating basis, twenty-four hours a day.

  • 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.

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested.

  • Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated.

    Common Expectations

  • Functions in a cost-effective manner in regard to utilization of time, mileage, supplies, etc.

  • Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards.

  • Seeks consultation, guidance and direction from professional or administrative staff, as needed.

  • Informs manager of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management, or community relations.

  • Keeps clinical skills current with nursing practice norms.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).

  • 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 analyses as required.

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.

  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


  • Minimum Experience:

  • 1 - 2 years

  • Minimum Education:

  • Associate’s Degree

  • Required Certification:

  • Registration and current RN license in PA


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WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.