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Travel Registered Nurse

Company: Compassus
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Traveling Registered Nurse is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Traveling Registered Nurse will travel extensively as s/he will be working in various locations as needed. Assignments may vary from 8-13 weeks (about 3 months). While not on assignment, the Traveling Registered Nurse may work in their home program as needed. The Traveling Registered Nurse functions as a member of the homecare team to provide routine and emergency assessment of patients, education to patients and caregivers, and care coordination to ensure the needs of patients and their families are met. S/he helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping. S/he works in a flexible schedule to meet agency staffing needs and responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Travels to assigned program based on need where there is a vacant position, increase in census, or when additional staffing is deemed necessary. Assignments may vary from 8-13 weeks (about 3 months) long.
  • Admits patients and performs routine and emergency assessments on each patient as indicated by departmental policy.
  • Coordinates clinical and all disciplines, PT (Physical Therapy), OT (Occupational Therapy), MSW or HHA (Home Health Aide), as indicated by Plan of Care through case management.
  • Ensures documentation at bedside by recording observations, treatments, and other pertinent information.
  • Communicates with Hospice IDT (Interdisciplinary Team), Medical Director and Attending Physician as directed regarding measures to alleviate symptoms, and monitors response to measures implemented.
  • Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and family needs in the home.
  • Collaborates with IDT to meet needs of patient for clinical and psycho-social interventions and to coordinate hospice/home health care for the patient and family to ensure appropriateness, continuity, and quality of care.
  • Develops and updates care plans following each POC change and ensures updates are made from the psycho-social staff.
  • Educates patients and caregivers regarding care of patients, disease process, symptom control, wound care, and IV therapy.
  • Completes referral and admission assessments as requested.
  • Supervises the care provided by Hospice and Home Health Licensed Practical Nurses and Hospice and Home Health Aides.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Education and/or Experience
    • Registered Nurse with a current, unencumbered nursing license in state(s) of employment.
    • Minimum of one year nursing practice or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Home Health, Hospice, Oncology, and/or long-term care experience preferred.
      • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
      • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong written and verbal communications.
      • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces home health philosophy. Working knowledge of nursing principles, standards, and applications. Knowledge of use of medical devices, ambulatory aides, assistive and resistive devices, and training. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to work with all types and levels of patients. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends. Must be able to travel.Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
        • Registered Nursing License in state of employment as well as ability to obtain nursing license in states that team member will be delivering care.State SpecificLouisiana
          • Two (2) years full time experience as a Registered Nurse. Two (2) years full-time clinical experience as a Licensed Practice Nurse in hospice shall be sufficient in place of clinical experience as a registered nurse.
            • One (1) year full time experience as a Registered Nurse or three (3) years full time continuous employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse immediately preceding Registered Nurse licensure.Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague 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 colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

              At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We are committed to creating a fair work environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.Estimated salary range $30.00 - $48.28 / hour. Actual salary will vary by geographic location and experience.#LI-RG1

Keywords: Compassus, Columbus , Travel Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Columbus, Ohio

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