RN Home Care Specialist, Per Diem—Peninsula Region

Under the supervision of the Director of the Seniors at Home Program, the RN Home Care Specialist provides home health assessment; nursing intervention and care planning for Licensed Care clients as prescribed by physicians and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the policies of the Agency; conducts the initial assessment of potential clients for Private  Duty; and participates in the  supervision, training and coordination of Private Duty personal care attendants. The RN Home care Specialist is responsible for coordinating the initiation of client services with the Home Care Supervisor and the staffing coordinators.

The RN Home Care Specialist understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

Licensed Care

  1. Complies with all Title XXII Home Health Agency regulations and the Nurse Practice Act in the provision of skilled nursing services.
  2. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process for Licensed Skilled Care clients.
  3. Assesses and evaluates client’s status by regularly re-evaluating client needs and Revising the plan of care as necessary
  4. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  5. Initiates and applies appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques and maintains communication regarding client care with the physician and supervisory personnel.
  6. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding client’s condition and care given.
  7. Recommends as appropriate use of other disciplines (e.g. physical therapist, occupational therapist, medical social, speech therapist) to the physician in order to facilitate client care.
  8. Uses supplies and equipment effectively and efficiently.
  9. Observes the client for changes in condition, discusses changes with the client or family/caregiver and reports changes, as necessary, to the attending physician.
  10. Teaches the client and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician; and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with clients and families/caregivers.
  11. Assists the client’s family/caregiver and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care.
  12. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.

Private Duty

  1. Assists with conducting the clinical portion of the Home Care Orientation program.
  2. Participates in the supervision and evaluation of home care aides.
  3. Assists with the ongoing coordination of home care services.
  4. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the client.
  5. Participates in the orientation, training, and continuing education of home care aides.

Other

  1. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development; and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  2. Accepts on call and weekend assignments as requested.
  3. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  4. Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Good body mechanics in the area of lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, pushing or pulling.
  • Walking, standing, twisting and bending for brief periods of time.
  • Required to ascend/descend stairs.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • May be required to come in contact with clients with infectious diseases or receiving radiation therapy.
  • Regular driving of an automobile.
  • Regular use of hands requiring dexterity in using the telephone, computer keyboard, mouse or calculator.
  • Visual ability to read documents and computer monitor.
  • Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working in an office environment or community home environment.
  • This position requires effective communication with clients, JFCS staff, and outside vendors. Must be able to exchange accurate information in varying situations.

Job Qualifications

  • Is a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
  • Is currently licensed as a registered nurse in California.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Has at least one-year general nursing experience, with current home health, medical, surgical, or critical care experience. Teaching non-professionals a plus.
  • Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre­ employment physician’s health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by the organization’s policy.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Possesses excellent observation, good nursing judgment, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision; has good organizational skills.
  • Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.
  • Possesses a strong commitment to providing responsive services to the community and ability to establish excellent rapport with client’s staff and community workers.
  • Has a strong service orientation and ability to work with well with people.
  • Proven ability to use the computer, including Microsoft Office and database programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment independently and as part of a working group.

Continuing Education Requirements

Agency personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, agency personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities. All agency personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.

Compensation

This is an hourly, non-exempt position without benefits. Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] with RN Home Care Specialist Per Diem—Peninsula Region in your subject line.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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