Clinical Manager

Mid-level ManagementHome Health Care Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

 

Title: Clinical Nurse Manager   554381691

Department: Home Health

Reports to: Clinical Manager/Administrator

Shift:  8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Status:  Full Time


JOB SUMMARY

Assists the Clinical Manager in planning, organizing, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Home Health Agency in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations governing our center, and as may be directed by the Director, the Medical Director, and/or the Clinical Manager to provide appropriate care.  Interrelates as a team leader, accepts responsibility for teaching members of staff the principles of nursing care, OASIS terminology and corrections, general nursing care, wound care, ostomy care, infusion principles and practice, and continence patients.  Responsible for the Medicare RAP process, working with clinical and clerical staff to monitor and correct OASIS and plan of care records in accordance with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines, as well as policies and procedures of Hamilton Home Health.  Also, reviews all Admission, Recertification, Resumption of Care, Transfer and Discharge records and paperwork to check for completion and thoroughness.  Makes visits and takes call as needed during high levels of patient volumes.  Monitors staff productivity and advises accordingly.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of nursing, social work, medicine, or health care administration. Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.  Should have training experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices. Should have education, training, and/or experience in one of the following: rehabilitative nursing, geriatric nursing and/or Psychosocial nursing.

Licensure:    Must be licensed registered nurse in the state of Georgia with at least three years of documented recent field experience within Home Health. Current CPR certification required. Current Driver's License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Experience:  Minimum of two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in Home Health, or Hospice.

Skills: CPR Techniques and License. Demonstration of supervisory, management, educational and leadership skills. Nursing skills as defined in the Law Governing the Practice of Nursing in Georgia.  Requires interpersonal skills and ability to learn management skills. Knowledge of the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care.  Knowledge of the organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.  Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.  Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.  Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.  Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.  Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.  Skill in developing and maintaining department performance improvement.  Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.  Ability to maintain quality control standards.  Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.  Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.  Ability to communicate clearly.   Ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs that are age appropriate.   Ability to select proper instrumentation/supplies appropriate for age group of patient served.  Demonstrates consistent ability to perform clinical skills necessary in the care and treatment of a variety of ages in patients, particularly focusing on primarily geriatric patients.

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in patients’ homes and in the office of Hamilton Home Health & Hospice; able to work flexible schedule’s to meet patient’s needs.  Prolonged standing and walking required for extensive periods, with ability to lift and move patients.  Requires full range of motion.  Manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination required.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.  Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.