Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 53629
Enjoy the FLEXIBILITY that comes with this role!
Munson Healthcare has the most comprehensive home health program in Northern Michigan. We have built our reputation for excellence by providing kind, attentive, and respectful in-home care for more than 50 years. We are looking for team members who will continue our tradition of providing kind and respectful care for our patients in their homes.
Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan’s largest and leading healthcare system. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, our team of medical experts, nine award-winning community hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties.
Graduation from a recognized school of nursing and a current Michigan LPN licensure.
One year acute care or long term care facility nursing experience. Prior home health experience preferred.
CPR certification preferred.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Meets MHH established requirements for proof of health status. Physically able to lift 35 pounds. Demonstrates ability to move, position and transfer clients utilizing good body mechanics, lifting techniques and/or transfer assistive devices to avoid manipulating more than 35 pounds.
Meets Home Health and Medicare standards as evidenced by criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Possesses current Michigan motor vehicle license, ability to drive a car, and an insured vehicle capable of transport to patient homes or other offices under various weather conditions.
Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Home Health.
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
Promotes personal and patient safety.
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Complies with standard precautions, infection control and safety procedures.
Meets productivity standards.
Provides skilled nursing services as delegated and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in compliance with the physician-approved plan of care and the Michigan Nurse Practice Act.
Prepares equipment and materials for treatment adhering to aseptic technique.
Instructs the client and family in appropriate self-care techniques.
Assists the Registered Nurse and/or physician in performing specialized duties, including but not limited to end of life needs.
Receives verbal order(s) from physicians. Communicates order(s) to Registered Nurse for review and approval prior to implementation.
Communicates patient information to all appropriate team members, including but not limited to adverse signs and symptoms; clinical observations; progress toward goals and patient responses.
Prepares accurate and complete clinical documentation in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.
Complies with MHH and department policies, procedures and guidelines.
Employees with e-mail are required to maintain proficiency in the basic functions of the program and are also required to regularly check email and keep calendars up to date.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.