Sutter Health RN - Team Nurse, Hospice in Sacramento, California

Description

On any given day, Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) touches the lives of thousands of individuals by bringing health care directly to our patient’s home - where most people chose to receive their care.

Sutter Care at Home is one of the largest not-for-profit home health care and hospice agencies in Northern California. Founded in 1906, SCAH is committed to compassion and excellence through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services and community flu and wellness programs. Serving more than 150,000 patients in 23 counties each year, Sutter Care at Home clinicians partner with our patients for better health.

Through competitive wages and benefits, flexible schedules, innovative care models, new technologies, and tuition reimbursement - Sutter Care at Home strives to be your "employer of choice."

Sutter Care at Home is the home health care and hospice affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems.

The Team Nurse provides skilled nursing services specific to the needs of the patient, including instruction and evaluation in the home, to a designated group of patients under physician direction. The Team Nurse is accountable to the Clinical Manager for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following professional standards of care and agency specific protocols. The RN team nurse is responsible for supervision of Home Health Aides, including following the HHA Plan of Care.

Qualifications

Education

RN graduate from an accredited curriculum. Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health related field preferred. Current California RN, valid California drivers license with proof of current auto insurance, current BCLS CPR certification.

Experience

Minimum of one year of experience in an acute care setting in the past three years is strongly preferred. One year of experience in a home health or hospice position preferred.

Knowledge

Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, ability to exercise independent, sound nursing judgment in planning and providing patient care. Exhibits knowledge of patho physiology and accepted treatment protocols for common home care diagnoses. Knowledge of safety and infection control principles. Knowledge of state and federal home care regulatory guidelines preferred.

Skills

Current California RN license. Valid California driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile with proof of liability insurance. Demonstrated clinical assessment skills. Ability to recognize the special needs of Hospice patients and others in the home. Ability to communicate with patients and significant others in an effective, mature, caring manner. Ability to maintain harmonious constructive relationships with internal and external customers. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills. Understanding of palliative care for the terminally ill patient. Must be able to recognize unsafe or emergency situations and act appropriately. Participation in a training program for Hospice volunteers or coursework in death and dying, hospice care is preferred.

Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

Organization: Sutter Care at Home

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.