Transitional Care Nurse (BSN) - Ahoskie, NC

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917262

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Responsibilities

  • Competent in the following: Organizational skills, Evaluation skills, Change management, Leading teams, Self direction.
  • Completes initial client/family assessments and problem lists.
  • Accurately identifies and prioritizes patient problems using critical thinking skills.
  • Collaborates with client, physicians, and other providers to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Schedules home telehealth encounter sessions in collaboration with the health care team and informs patients of home telehealth encounter schedule.
  • Effectively communicates care plans and other client-related activities both verbally and in writing to appropriate personnel and agencies.
  • Utilizes clinical skills and assessments to work autonomously in outpatient, community settings, home telehealth, and to communicate with physicians and other providers re: alterations in the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use teaching, learning, and counseling skills.Connects patient’s unit in the home and adequately instructs patients and/or caregiver on use and responsibilities.
  • Documents home telehealth encounters on appropriate visit forms and collects data as necessary.
  • Properly removes and cleans patient units when patients are discharged from home telehealth.
  • Maintains equipment logs and biomed checks.
  • Acts as a client advocate for the development of community resources.
  • Maintains a directory of available services by geographical area and updates others about new services.
  • Consults others to identify potential community resources for resolving client health, psychosocial, or financial problems.
  • Functions as liaison to external agencies and relays information to others, which may impact care and/or services of clients.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient.
  • Develops and initiates cost saving strategies to achieve decreases in patient resource utilization.
  • Collaborates effectively with departmental/program staff to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Maintains productivity and optimum client caseload as negotiated with department director.
  • Ensures collection of date for outcomes and other studies as requested.
  • Provides information for maintenance of case management client database.
  • Supports efforts to implement disease management model.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Facilitates productive meetings with interdisciplinary team members from across the system.
  • Develops strategic long-range plans in area of specialization.
  • Participates in financial planning for specialty care.
  • Advances clinical expertise through attendance at conferences, reading journals, etc.
  • Maintains a professional network among colleagues.
  • Participates in quality improvement (QI) activities.
  • Encourages clinical problem identification and resolution activities.
  • Role models use of QI principles and techniques.
  • Identifies, addresses, and reports quality issues identified through data sources.
  • Collaborates with regional hospitals
  • Identifies vulnerable high risk ED and inpatients.
  • Educates hospital team members and patients about available Network services.
  • Formulates effective post discharge care plan in conjunction with facility care managers.
  • Improves access to mental health resources upon discharge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 Minimum Requirements

  • Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or temporary North Carolina licensure or meet requirements to hold RN licensure in a compact state.
  • BSN in nursing from an accredited college or university required.
  • Evidence of at least three years of clinical competence in providing direct nursing services to both acutely and chronically ill patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Evidence of progressive leadership experience either as a charge nurse or primary nurse essential.
  • Evidence of at least one year of previous experience as a nurse case manage or discharge planner with clients in the clinical specialty area desirable.
  • Evidence of a high level of skill in assessment, identification of problems, care planning, identification and development of community resources, and patient/family teaching required.
  • Evidence of participation in career development for professional growth through use of literature, research, and educational activities 

Preferred Requirements

  •  Masters degree in nursing from an accredited college or university preferred 

Other Information

  • 1 full-time position available
  • Pay range $22.60-$36.16/hr.  Actual rate depends on experience
  • Resume is recommended .  Please upload to application. 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter

Email: gloria.jones@vidanthealth.com

Tel: (252) 209-3390

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