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Pediatric Registered Nurse - Private Duty Nurse - DFW Area - Private Duty

Company: At Home Health Care
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Pediatric Registered Nurse - Private Duty Nurse - DFW AreaOverview


Under indirect supervision, prioritizes, organizes and manages the day to day nursing operations of a specified clinical area, including coordination of patient care, supervision of a professional team which includes multiple nursing staff and other staff as appropriate, administrative and budget management and problem negotiation/resolution. Provides quality, comprehensive nursing care in the client's home as prescribed by the physician in the plan of care. Responsible for collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to develop the plan of care for the client. Manages nursing treatments and activities to meet the needs of each individual patient. Monitor utilization of services ordered and delivered to promote a patient's health needs with quality, cost effective services.


* Full time, Part time and PRN positions available for all shifts.
* Day and Night shifts available.
* Demonstrate current knowledge of and adherence to state and governmental regulations and intermediary guidelines for home health care services.
* Maintains compliance with all At Home Healthcare policies, procedures, and regulations, including all federal and state laws.
* Demonstrates proficient understanding and adherence to continuous quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental or infection control standards.
* Responsible for accurate and overall management of assigned caseload of patients to include assignment of visits and verification of frequency of visits planned and completed.
* Manages caseloads of case managers.
* Provides supervision and direction to field staff and oversees care/services provided.
* Oversees clinical services delivered and ensures adherence to physician orders/care plans, standards of care, and applicable state and federal regulations. Ensures that an appropriate health care professional performs a reassessment of a client's needs i.e. significant health status change in condition, physician's request, or after hospital discharge.
* Review clinician notes/POC to ensure that documentation is accurate and care provided is according to care plan and report any personnel matter to supervisor and/or supervising nurse.
* Responsible for staff development to include initial orientation/training, ongoing training, and development/provision of any specialty training. May provide hands on training.
* Provides supervision and direction to direct reports, and oversees nursing services performed. Provide professional growth and development; monitor and provide constructive feedback and document any disciplinary actions taken; conduct annual performance evaluations.
* Responsible for and attends all case conferences as scheduled to discuss and evaluate patient diagnoses, treatment plans, progress, goals, scheduling, problems, and interventions with interdisciplinary team; complete appropriate documentation of meeting to patient record.
* Follows up on reported or witnessed patient problems and concerns; maintains effective communication with physician, client, family members, and supervisor as necessary.
* Responsible for coordination of care/services with all service providers to include physicians, client's family, other service providers, and/or payer sources.
* Responsible for accurately and appropriately administering medications; providing nursing interventions as required; and performing treatments for patients as prescribed by client physician and within the scope of practice for professional nursing in the state of Texas. Completes accurate and timely documentation of care provided on appropriate agency forms.
* Acts in the role of staff nurse as necessary to ensure delivery of all ordered services and supervision of services within the Texas scope of practice for the Registered Nurses. Provides accurate and complete independent care to clients at remote locations as required.
* Responsible for development, effective implementation, and periodic review as necessary of the plan of care, care plan and/or ISP.
* Responsible for initiating client discharge planning upon client admission to care. Accurately and timely complete Discharge forms at time of client discharge from agency services.
* Responsible for submission and follow-up on appeals for nursing/attendant cases.
* Responsible for utilization and desk reviews.
* Motivates employees to achieve peak productivity, performance, and foster a cooperative work environment.
* Required to participate in the RN on-call rotation.


* Requires a pleasant and cheerful demeanor, shows an attitude of helpfulness and cooperation, and the ability to encourage, mentor, and support fellow workers on a daily basis and while encountering stressful situations. Will be required to effectively and efficiently carry out the duties of this position.
* Requires in-depth understanding of a comprehensive field of knowledge normally attained through a high school education and graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Requires current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas, must maintain current license status.
* Requires a minimum of one-year prior successful experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse. Home nursing care experience preferred.
* Requires ability to speak, read and write English.
* Must have and maintain current valid Texas Driver's license and proof of current auto liability insurance.
* Must maintain current certificate in basic life support (CPR).
* Must provide proof of TB testing within past 12 months.
* Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
* Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
* Requires ability to sit approximately 30% of time with occasional move from office to office or office sites. Standing/stooping/bending/climbing approximately 50% of time. Walking requirements approximately 20% of time.
* Requires ability to communication clearly and effectively carry out face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.
* Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties required.
* Required ability to effectively interact with and coordinate service delivery both internally with staff and externally with the community at large including physicians, patients, family members, vendors, insurers, other providers, etc.
* Requires ability to effectively work under minimal supervision; exercise excellent professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.
* Requires ability to effectively establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff, vendors, residents, families, representatives, etc.
* Requires travel to various geographic locations.
* Requires effective response to emergency situations.
* Requires ability to effectively work under pressure and remain flexible as priorities change.
* Commitment to ethical business practices both professionally and personally required.

Keywords: At Home Health Care, Mesquite , Pediatric Registered Nurse - Private Duty Nurse - DFW Area - Private Duty, Healthcare , Mesquite, Texas

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