RN, Continuous Care-Capital Caring Health - Med Surg
Company: Chapters Health System
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: February 6, 2024
RN, Continuous Care-Capital Caring Health
It's inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in
what they're doing!
When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you'll realize
it's more than a job. It's a mission. We're committed to providing
outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in
our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in
The Continuous Care Registered Nurse (RN) will provide and arrange
for continuous care for patients/families, in a collaborative
relationship, with other members of the interdisciplinary team. The
Continuous Care RN makes nursing assessments, judgments and
treatment decisions based on patient/family needs and wishes in
accordance with professional skills.
The Continuous Care RN is responsible for supervising LPNs and
The Continuous Care RN must have at least one year of staff nurse
experience in a comparable setting/unit. Hospice and/or palliative
care experience is strongly preferred.
The Continuous Care RN must have at least a degree in Nursing from
an accredited nursing program.
A BSN degree is preferred.
Required Certificates and/or Licenses:
The Continuous Care RN must have licensure from the governing body
for practice for the District of Columbia, State of Maryland,
and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia, based on the
state/jurisdiction of practice; or licensure from compact state.
Healthcare Provider BLS (CPR) is required to practice in the State
of Maryland and the District of Columbia. A CHPN certification is a
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Explains hospice continuous care philosophy, goals, and services
to patients and families to ensure their understanding of Capital
Caring Health's program.
* Initiates appropriate referrals to other disciplines and/or
* Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures to
maximize the quality of life.
* Implements approved standing medical orders appropriately and
* Teaches and supervises the teaching of family/household
members/persons who are responsible for assisting the patient with
his/her nursing or personal care needs to empower them to meet the
* In collaboration with the Continuous Care leadership, conducts
orientation, teaching, mentoring, and training or supervision of
the orientation and training of Hospice employees and volunteers
assigned to the clinical service.
* Functions as a member of the Continuous Care team by
demonstrating flexibility in work schedules and shared
responsibility for delivery of care.
* Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and
development in order to improve, maintain and develop new skills by
participating in ongoing education and maintaining knowledge of
current nursing practice through journals, literature review,
* Participates in quality improvement activities, QUAPI program and
hospice sponsored in-service training. Serves on committees or
teams as approved by the clinical manager.
* Uses the nursing process to meet the needs of the patient/family.
Develops a plan of care with the patient/family and the other
members of the interdisciplinary team.
* Initiates the patient's plan of care in accordance with nursing
needs specified in the approved plan of treatment and in
collaboration with patient/family, primary physician and other
members of the interdisciplinary team. Identifies problems, goals
* Prepares and coordinates clinical notes on nursing services
delivered in order to document care into the medical record.
* Documents care provided into the medical record, including
clinical information, nursing services delivered, and
communications and physicians orders in a timely manner using
appropriate forms/formats according to Capital Caring Health
* Delivers, or supervises the delivery of, skilled nursing services
as outlined in the plan of care with focus on palliative,
preventive and rehabilitative nursing care and according to Hospice
The ability to demonstrate superlative oral and written
communication skills as well as ability to organize and manage
projects within defined timeframe and budget; work both
independently and as part of a team; demonstrate excellent
interpersonal and collaborative; demonstrate organizational skills
with ability to delegate and follow up; manage multiple tasks and
stressful situations with a positive attitude; demonstrate a strong
work ethic and attention to detail.
The ability to possess exceptional skills, including a faculty for
conceptual thinking, peer motivation, problem solving, and who can
demonstrate initiative, follow-up and follow-through; work in a
fast paced environment utilizing tact, patience, and diplomacy;
work independently; resolve conflict and be comfortable with
conflict resolution and management; facilitate the development of
trusting relationships and partnerships with physicians, payers,
patients and co-workers; maintain a positive public image for
Capital Caring Health by dealing with patients and employees;
communicate respectfully, openly, honestly and directly; display
comfortably with possible blood, bodily fluid, communicable
diseases, and etc. exposure; push and pull heavy objects; display a
full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients;
serve as coach, mentor and a positive role model; drive long
distances, on a tight schedule, sometimes in heavy traffic; provide
physical care to patients;.
The ability to learn and efficiently use patient health information
systems and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and
The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written or oral form and deal with
problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee
is required to stand; walk; bend, stoop, and reach; use hands and
fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; demonstrate
manual dexterity to operate medical devices/equipment and perform
procedures, also to operate keyboards, laptops, and phones, should
be able to taste or smell; and push, pull, lift/carry 50 lbs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an
employee would normally encounter while performing the essential
functions of this job in an office. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Works in a business office with computers, printers, copy/fax
machines and telephones. The noise level in the work environment is
usually light to moderate. The environmental conditions are that of
what is to be expected in a temperature-controlled building.
Occasionally required to drive to alternate work locations.
This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after
a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going
compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
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