Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care’s (Thrive SPC) purpose is simple, to provide high quality clinical home care to medically fragile children so they can grow and flourish to their full potential. We deliver this through our commitment to our purpose, through our passion for what we do, and pride for what we contribute to which is the health and wellbeing of children and their family.
Responsible for conducting skilled nursing visits of assigned pediatric patients.
- Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing
- Minimum 1-year recent clinical nursing practice, preferably in ICU or pediatrics
- Current state(s) licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse or eligibility for licensure through reciprocity
- Experience with NG or GTube feedings, IVs and lab draws
- Current BLS CPR certification
- Current Tuberculin skin test (TST)
Minimum Skill Requirements
- High degree of integrity- maintains confidentiality, supports mission, vision and values, conducts self in professional manner; adheres to company policies and procedures
- Knowledge and understanding of the Nursing Process: Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
- Strong assessment skills
- Highly organized and detail oriented
- Knowledge of practice standards and licensing limitations
- Strong customer focus
- Effective and professional verbal and written communications
- Effective working both independently and in a team environment
- Conduct skilled nursing visits for daily weight checks, lab draws, IV antibiotics, enteral therapy, NICU transition care, Synagis administration, burn/wound care, oxygen and home safety checks.
- Follow prescribed Plan of Treatment (485) and physician orders.
- Inform family, caregiver, physician and management of any changes in the patient’s condition and needs and perform appropriate follow up as needed.
- Instruct family members in the nursing care and rehabilitation needs of the patient.
- Complete clinical notes, verbal orders, medication records and progress notes per policy.
- Maintain the clinical record system consistent with company policy.
- Notify management of all patient related complaints within 24 hours of the complaint.
- Maintain a professional relationship with family members and caregivers while using the Thrive SPC office nursing staff as a liaison.
- Attend mandatory in-services and trainings
- All other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Must possess effective communication skills and the ability to respond to the needs of clients and caregivers in the home setting.
- Must have excellent assessment skills.
- Has a thorough understanding of home health regulations.
- Embraces Healthy Organization culture and lives and promotes Thrive’s Core Values
- Positively contributes to the achievement of Thrive goals
- Demonstrate kindness, consideration and courtesy to others
- Willingness to modify work schedule to meet work demands and assist personnel in completion of tasks to support Thrive’s efficiency
- Able to problem solve by making effective decisions to manage projects appropriately
- Capable of gathering and analyzing statistical information to keep Thrive successful in-patient care
- Dependable to maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations
- Able to refrain from conducting personal business during work hours
- Punctual to work and effectively manage personnel work schedules
- Driven to raise the bar on customer service.
- Positive attitude and wiliness to handle whatever is needed to serve our team members and clients.
- Desire to grow and learn.
- Takes initiative and drives for excellence.
- Continually seeks to learn, understand and implement new ways to deliver superior performance.
- Acts with integrity.
- Builds trust through strong professional relationships, open communication and transparency.
- Promotes teamwork and collaboration.
- Travel to client homes and office locations
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Risk Category: I
- May anticipate exposure to blood and/or body fluids during the performance of job duties.
- May be exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity when traveling and in client homes.
- May be exposed to dust, gas, fumes, and odors when traveling.
- Travel to other branch offices, parent office and/or client's homes
- Manual dexterity to operate patient care equipment.
- Operate office equipment including, but not limited to, computers, printers and/or copiers.
- Visual acuity to evaluate and peruse employee documentation.
- Frequently required to lift/push/carry up to 50 pounds.