Interview Update

At Advocate Aurora Health, safety is always a top priority. We're rapidly evolving to protect our patients’ safety, limit our team members’ exposure and ensure a healthy community. Through all of this, we need to continue hiring top talent!  Whether you’ve already applied or are searching for open positions, we want to ensure you have a great experience with us and have an opportunity to connect face-to-face as much as possible. So, in line with our no visitor policy at our clinical locations, and as a proactive measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all of our interviews will be conducted via phone or video platform. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to connecting!

Hospice Registered Nurse Lead - Home Care

Job ID

177253

Specialty / Department

Milw South Hospice

Full / Part Time

Part-Time

Hours / Bi-weekly Pay Period

40

Shift / Scheduled Hours

Not Applicable
  • 0.5 FTE. Every Other Weekend. Salaried.
  • Shift begins at 4PM Friday and runs continuously through 8:30AM Monday.
  • The Team Leader would be responsible for off shift services during this time frame across the footprint.
  • The position is partially remote.

Location

  • Wauwatosa 1155 Honey Crk Pkwy
    1155 N Honey Creek Pkwy Wauwatosa, WI 53213

How You’ll Make a Difference

Provides direct patient care, and professional and organizational leadership to effectively guide the quality of patient care. Provides daily work direction and guidance to department staff and assists with coordinating and evaluation of the activities of the nursing and clinical support staff.

  • Acts as a resource to employees by assisting with coordination of patient care planning and outcomes. Assists with patient scheduling for nursing visits and revisits.
  • Schedules regular interdisciplinary team meetings on a weekly basis and assures collaboration between all disciplines to coordinate patient care planning. Educates employees on changes and/or on new material, and assists with precepting new hires.
  • Reviews quality and operational reports and data with the teams to improve patient financial and clinical outcomes.
  • Assumes responsibility for caseloads consisting of patients in geographical/specialty areas. Conducts initial assessment to obtain thorough physical, social and environmental data. Establishes the plan of care in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs.
  • Provides direct patient care and adjusts nursing care processes as needed. Identifies problems, modifies nursing care plan, and evaluates outcomes within an appropriate time frame. Advises and consults with family and other personnel, as appropriate.
  • Provides on-going assessment of patient response to treatments and teaching and applies interventions as appropriate. Updates and revises plan of care as indicated. Maintains and updates accurate clinical and patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and verbal orders accurately and promptly and within the standards.
  • Communicates with physicians to confirm and update patients' plan of care. Provides status updates and ensures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the health care team.
  • Facilitates the discharge planning process according to standards and utilizes resources to assure continuity of care after discharge. Participates in developing the discharge plan with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate.
  • Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement activities as requested. Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities that will enhance the quality of the services provided.

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Qualifications

License & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), and

Driver license issued by the state of Wisconsin or Illinois; Must possess and provide proof of a valid Driver License and a registered, functional car with adequate insurance coverage.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Experience

Typically requires 5 years of experience in clinical nursing.

Advanced clinical and technical knowledge of home care. Excellent communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of clients with patience and respect. Good organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be flexible and able to problem solve and make frequent independent decisions. Proficiency in clinical skills with the ability to work under direction and make sound judgments. Demonstrated ability to work well with physicians and other professionals in a direct and positive manner. Ability to operate the necessary equipment to perform the job, i.e., FAX, computer, copier, telephone system. Ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and the ability to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their specific needs. Must have a tolerance for differences and an appreciation of multi-culturalism and diversity of the patients and their families.

At Aurora Health Care

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.


Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora.  We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included.  We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone.  Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.  We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations.  We are an equal opportunity employer.