Position covers the Rockville, Bethesda and Potomac, MD areas
Make a Positive Difference
At MedStar Health VNA, nurses make a positive difference in people's lives by helping patients heal in the comfort of their own homes. Nurses develop an individualized care plan for each patient and then help patients and their caregivers achieve progress toward their goals for improved health and independence. As a home health nurse at MedStar Health VNA, you have the autonomy to make individualized patient-centered decisions to promote optimal clinical care.
Develops and documents individualized plan of care with specific care interventions and expected measurable patient outcomes.
Evaluates progress toward goals and revises plan of care as needed.
Establishes, documents, and implements personalized teaching plans for patients and their caregivers to help them achieve independence at home.
Performs nursing procedures consistent with homecare protocols. Interventions reflect knowledge of standard homecare supplies and equipment used in patient care.
Initiates and participates in regularly scheduled case conferences, which include all disciplines. Includes patient and family in mutual goal setting and care plan revision.
Maintains necessary clinical records, collects data and prepares reports on activities.
Communicates regularly with the patient's physician, home health care team, and other key members of the care team.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a diploma, Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree program in Nursing; BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 2 years acute care experience (ICU, CCU, med-surg, oncology, gerontology) within last 5 years; 1 year home health nursing experience preferred.
LICENSE/CERT/REG: Valid RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or any combination as required based on work location(s). CPR certification required.
SKILLS: I.V. therapy skills. Organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.