RN Clinical Manager
Interim HealthCare - Fairfield, CT Fairfield, CT
- Posted: over a month ago
Newly Medicare Certified Home Health Agency is looking for a leader that will work with our great team to do what is needed to provide top quality patient care while helping to grow our agency. You will have the ability to help steer our agency and create your role, and our culture.
The Clinical Manager is responsible for the oversight of all personnel and all patient care services provided by the agency, whether directly or under arrangement. The oversight includes, but is not limited to making patient and personnel assignments, coordinating patient care, coordinating referrals, assuring that patient needs are continually assessed, and assuring the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care. The Clinical Manager facilitates the healthcare team’s efficient and effective achievement of patient outcomes in accordance with the patient’s plan of care, applicable law and regulations, accepted standards of nursing practice, payor requirements and Interim HealthCare policies and procedures. The Clinical Manager assists patients/caregivers to assume responsibility for management of their care when Interim HealthCare team members are not present. The Clinical Manager is available during all operating hours and provides patient care and coordinates the services of an interdisciplinary team in collaboration with the patient’s physician(s).
- Assures ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
- Assures the development and evaluation of the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).
- Assures services that are ordered by the physician are provided as indicated in the plan of care.
- Counsels and educates the patient and family in meeting healthcare related needs.
- Assures the development of the education for the patient and the family, and other caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established goals.
- Assures timely and accurate clinical notes including addressing patient’s progress towards patient goals.
- Coordinates services including patient care and referrals.
- Assures personnel and patient assignments.
- Effectively communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote coordination of patient care and planning for discharge.
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care.
- Supervises paraprofessional and licensed professional team members.
- Refers to other services as needed.
- Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
- Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
- Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness program, as requested.
- Follows accepted standards of nursing practice.
- Uses clinical decision making to efficiently and effectively manage an assigned patient population.
- Accesses personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
- A clinical manager is a person who is a licensed registered nurse.
- Graduate of an accredited school for applicable discipline.
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Connecticut.
- License is active and in good standing.
- Three (3) years home care experience preferred.
- Two (2) years management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Able to perform and provide evidence of current CPR certification for adults, children and infants.
- Able to demonstrate strong organizational and managerial skills.
- Computer proficiency including the ability to utilize software programs for creating documents and data analyses.
- Able to work with people, function well under stress, use clinical judgment, be creative and accept challenges.
- Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
- Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
- Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
- Able to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
- Able to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient needs and scheduling.
- Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
- Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
- Able to frequently travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.
- Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.
- Work is normally performed in patient’s home, schools, or occupational settings.
- Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
- Able to frequently stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.
- Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer patients.
- Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
- Medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.