Registered Nurse

Spiras Health

Atlantic City, NJ, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 05/28/2021
  • Website: spirashealth.com
  • Company Address: 5214 Maryland Way, Brentwood, Tennessee , 37027

About Spiras Health

Spiras Health delivers comprehensive healthcare at home to patients at elevated risk of an emergency event or hospitalization. We improve quality of life, reduce hospital and ER visits and lower costs. Our services are provided in coordination with health plan provider networks, health plan care management departments and other programs.

Job Description

Who We Are

Spiras Health is an in-home healthcare provider taking an innovative approach in the delivery of personalized clinical care to patients with complex needs. We collaborate with patient’s physicians, health plan, discharge planners, and other ancillary providers to help improve quality of life, improve compliance, and reduce avoidable emergency room and hospital visits. We are privileged to serve patients who are living with several chronic and complex conditions. Our vision is to deliver patient care in the comfort of their homes while reducing their fear, uncertainty, and anxiety about their health. We use technology to connect clinicians in the home with additional expertise and have developed a team structure to ensure we do so consistently. Our culture is anchored on a promise of full accountability and integrity in everything we do.

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse (RN) position will manage a panel of patients assigned within their territory by working directly with patients and collaborating with others involved. Every day, this colleague will focus on how to improve the care their patients receive. The position will be accountable for the alignment of direct patient care, management, and coordination in collaboration with others involved. This role will regularly communicate and meet with patients in the patient’s home, evaluate status, assess their records, monitor care delivery, document symptoms, and evaluate reactions and progress based on their plan. The colleague will assess, educate, and support the patient while reconciling changes in medications, managing medications, and care transitions. The role will be responsible for advocating for the patient’s care based on their unique needs, challenges, and preferences, while consulting with Spiras nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. This role will also interact with patient families and care givers regularly as a core member of the Spiras Health Clinical Care Team. The role is foundational to the multi-disciplinary care team focused on delivering an exceptional patient experience that is well coordinated, clinically sound, and effective.

A typical day for one of our nurses may include:

  • Managing established patients via phone and at patient homes
  • Performing physical exam and diagnostic tests in the patient’s home
  • Identifying and managing patient barriers to care
  • Educating patient on self-care and disease management
  • Coordinating patient care with caregivers, family
  • Speaking with a patient on the phone about a prescription change
  • Meeting with a new patient to complete a full clinical assessment
  • Collecting patient health histories
  • Interpreting patient information and making recommendations to nurse practitioners
  • Consulting with nurse supervisors and physicians to determine best treatment plans
  • Coordinating care with other healthcare professionals, including licensed practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, nurse aides, etc. based on the unique situation
  • Administering medications, wound care, and other treatment options

Desired Characteristics

  • Responsible, compassionate, and empathetic
  • Desire to collaborate with others
  • Ability to think quickly, solve problems and provide information with confidence and clarity
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, organize work efficiently, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to rapidly identify and gather required information to assess and treat patients
  • Comfortable working with patients that may have difficulty hearing, struggle with memory issues, or have a lower health care literacy level

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor patient’s condition and assess needs to inform the treatment plan
  • Deliver education to the patient that aligns with their healthcare literacy level, motivations, desires, and preferences
  • Observe and interpret patient’s symptoms and communicate them to nurse practitioners
  • Collaborate with nurse practitioners to devise individualized care plans for patients
  • Perform routine procedures, vitals, qualitative assessments, etc.
  • Adjust patient’s medication and provide direction on treatments per nurse practitioner or physician orders
  • Adhere to hygiene and safety standards at all times (sanitizing surfaces, equipment, hands, etc.)
  • Document patient care accurately and timely per policy
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Diploma or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
  • Excellent knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of emergency care
  • Consistently adhere to documented policies, procedures, and standards
  • Valid and active state nursing license

 Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of Registered Nurse experience
  • Experience with cardiac or pulmonology specialties
  • Experience with advance directives and palliative care
  • Experience with clinically complex geriatric patients

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