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Home Recovery Registered Nurse, RN

Company: Amedisys
Location: Mesa
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Caregiving is our Calling

At Amedisys, whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

We recently expanded the Amedisys family of caregiving by merging with Contessa, which has allowed us to expand in the home to include inpatient care in the comfort and convenience of a patient's home through Contessa's Home Recovery Care model.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

What You Will Do

Working for Amedisys' newest line of business, the Home Recovery Care model Contessa offers is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in being part of an organization that is leading the country in redefining the way care is provided to patients. Contessa's Home Recovery Care model brings all the essential elements of inpatient care to the comfort and convenience of a patient's home. The model enables provider organizations and health plans to deliver high-quality, safe, and affordable care to patients with non-life-threatening conditions. As an Acute Care Registered Nurse, RN (ACRN) of one of our affiliates, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of patients and be at the forefront of shaping a pioneering space in the health care industry.

Like their counterparts that work in a hospital, the Acute Care Registered Nurse (ACRN) will be responsible for starting the patient's care which includes performing a comprehensive nursing assessment, medication reconciliation, safety assessments, and impending standardized protocols. The difference is that this care is provided in the comfort of the patient's home!

After the start of care visit, patients receive ACRN visits at least 2 times per day. During these visits, the ACRN will assess the patient's condition, administer prescribed medications (typically intravenously), obtain blood samples, provide therapeutic interventions, and educate the patient and family members on how to manage their illness; all with a goal of restoring the health and stability of the patient. During the morning visit, the ACRN will participate in telehealth rounds with the provider and patient. A Recovery Care Coordinator will work remotely with the ACRN to assure needed supplies are at the patient's house, arrange transportation and follow-up appointments, and follow-up with the provider as lab and test results become available.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced RN that enjoys connecting with patients while providing highly skilled care! Because our ACRNs provide hospital-level care in the home, 3-5 years inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg, ER) is required, and experience providing nursing care in the home, community, or clinic is highly desirable. An ASN or BSN from an accredited school of nursing and current license RN license in State are required.

Primary Responsibilities:
Perform patient assessment and provide care
Educate patient on their condition, prescribed medications, nursing interventions, and care plan
Participate in the coordination of services with other disciplines and community resources as needed
Identify and act on changes in patient's condition
Evaluate and revise care plans/assessments based on changes in patients and/or their environments
Document all assessments and interventions
Collect specimens as required (including phlebotomy)
Start and manage peripheral IVs, midlines, and PICCs
Administer medications including IV medications as ordered
Insert foley catheters as ordered
Utilize and instruct patient/family on the use of the telehealth tablet used for biometric data capture, patient symptom reporting, and telehealth visits
Participate in regular case conferences and in-service or special case orientations as needed and participate in on-call rotation
Other duties as assigned.

Required
ASN or BSN required.
Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse,RN specific to that state the employee is assigned to work for the company. a. Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in an NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.
3-5 years of inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg, ER) as a registered nurse is required.
Current CPR certification.
Valid Driver's License.
Reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance.
Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names, password concepts, internet, email, navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effective use of navigation buttons and tool bars, ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.
Preferred
BSN preferred.
3-5 years of inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg, ER) as a registered nurse is required and within the last 5 years is preferred.
Experience providing RN services in the home, community, or clinic is preferred.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Benefits and More

We care for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients! That's why you'll find that Contessa has built a culture around trust, open communication, and a unified desire to change the way healthcare is being delivered. It's important to us that you are motivated by the work you do every day and feel supported by leadership. This is reflected in the generous compensation and benefits package Contessa and its affiliates offer to eligible employees, some items include:
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions

Keywords: Amedisys, Mesa , Home Recovery Registered Nurse, RN, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona

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