- Sandy Springs, GA
SunCrest Healthcare, Inc. was formed in November 2005 for the purpose of developing Medicare/Medicaid-certified home health agencies in the Southern United States. The company is based in Nashville, Tenn. SunCrest’s operating philosophy focuses on developing effective partnerships with the local healthcare communities, especially the local hospital systems, in order to ensure that the local communities’ home health care needs are met in a caring, high quality, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
While SunCrest is a young company, its management team consists of experienced home healthcare veterans with outstanding reputations for providing high quality, comprehensive and efficient services.
- Provides case management as described in state regulation for all cases involving nursing and therapy services.
- Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
- Re-evaluates patient’s nursing needs on a regular basis.
- Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
- Participates in in-service programs, agency meetings, trains, and teaches other nursing personnel.
- Assumes responsibility for each patient receiving nursing or personal care.
- Develops and implements the nursing care for the patient under the direction of the physician.
- Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic procedures requiring specialized skills within the nursing scope of practice.
- Observes and reports symptoms, reaction to treatments, drugs, and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
- Initiates preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.
- Assumes responsibility for clinical and progress notes for each patient receiving care.
- Coordinates patient care and services as needed for the patient.
- Participates in on call rotation as applicable.
- Participates in case conferences to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, and plans for continued care.
- Assures that progress reports are made to the physician for patients under medical care describing patient activities and or changes in condition.
- Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and agency policies and procedures.
- Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
- Provides supervision of home health aide services and LPN employees.
- Prepares written instructions for care provided by home health aides.
- Assigns selected portions of patient care to Licensed Practical Nurses, but always retains the full responsibility for the care given and for supervisory visits to the patient’s home.
- Notifies the physician and the Director of Nursing of any changes in the patient’s condition and the need to modify the plan of care.
- Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
- Participates in the agency’s performance/quality improvement program.
- Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain re-licensure status.
- Completes projects/assignments within specific timetables.
- Attains goals as set forth in the annual performance evaluation.
- Submits documentation within required timeframes.
- Maintains strict confidentiality on patient, agency, and employee matters.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- CPR per agency policy.
- Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results (if applicable).
- Evidence of physical abilities to adequately perform described duties.
- Knowledgeable of federal, state regulations and agency’s policies and procedures regarding patient care.
- Able to learn and apply professional training, follow physician’s orders and produce accurate records of activities and services provided.
- Able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual requests which relate to the coordination of agency activities.
- Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate direction for agency activities and staff.
- Able to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and effectively supervise others.
- Demonstrates adequate knowledge regarding exposure to body fluids, and chemicals, and some hazardous equipment.
- Demonstrates exceptional assessment skills.
- Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate across all levels of authority and to patients.
- Possesses excellent organization, problem solving, and project management skills.
- Maintains licensure requirements as applicable to the position.
- Maintains a valid driver’s license and insurance as applicable to the position.
- Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.