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RN, Continuous Care-Capital Caring Health - Med Surg

Company: Chapters Health System
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:

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 our success!


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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Continuous Care RN is responsible for supervising LPNs and CNAs.

Experience Requirements

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.

Education Requirements:

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 plus.

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 community.
* Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures to maximize the quality of life.
* Implements approved standing medical orders appropriately and effectively.
* 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 patient's needs.
* 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, etc.
* Participates in quality improvement activities, QUAPI program and hospice sponsored in-service training. Serves on committees or teams as approved by the clinical manager.

Organizational/Regulatory Compliance:

* 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 and interventions.
* 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 Policies/procedures.
* 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 policies/procedures.

Overall Skills:

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.

Physical/Mental/Emotional Skills:

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;.

Technological Skills:

The ability to learn and efficiently use patient health information systems and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet browsers.

Reasoning Ability:

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 situations.

Physical Demands:

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.

Work Environment:

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 essential functions.

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.

Keywords: Chapters Health System, Washington DC , RN, Continuous Care-Capital Caring Health - Med Surg, Healthcare , Falls Church, DC

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