Acute Care RN
Tacoma, WA 
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Job Description
Caregiving Is Our Calling
Our team members are our greatest asset. That's why you'll find that Contessa has built a culture around trust, open communication, and a unified desire to change the way healthcare is being delivered. It's important to us that you like your job, are motivated by the work you do every day and feel supported by leadership. Contessa offers a generous compensation and benefits package, a strong belief in a healthy work-life balance, and great opportunities for career growth.
What You Will Do
Like their hospital counterparts, the ACRN will be responsible for starting the patient's care which includes performing a comprehensive nursing assessment, medication reconciliation, safety assessments, and implementing standardized protocols. The difference is that this care is provided in the comfort of the patient's home. After the start of care visit, patients receive ACRN visits at least 2 times per day. During these visits, the ACRN will assess the patient's condition, administer prescribed medications (typically intravenously), obtain blood samples, provide therapeutic interventions, and educate the patient and family members on how to manage their illness; all with a goal of restoring the health and stability of the patient. During the morning visit, the ACRN will participate in telehealth rounds with the provider and patient. A Recovery Care Coordinator will work remotely with the ACRN to assure needed supplies are at the patient's house, arrange transportation and follow-up appointments, and follow-up with the provider as lab and test results become available.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced RN that enjoys connecting with patients while providing highly skilled care. Because our ACRNs provide hospital-level care in the home, 3-5 years inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg) is required, and experience providing nursing care in the home, community, or clinic is highly desirable. An ASN or BSN from an accredited school of nursing and current license RN license in State are required.
  • Perform patient assessment and provide care
  • Educate patient on their condition, prescribed medications, nursing interventions, and care plan
  • Participate in the coordination of services with other disciplines and community resources as needed
  • Identify and act on changes in patient's condition
  • Evaluate and revise care plans/assessments based on changes in patients and/or their environments
  • Document all assessments and interventions
  • Collect specimens as required (including phlebotomy)
  • Start and manage peripheral IVs, midlines, and PICCs
  • Administer medications including IV medications as ordered
  • Insert foley catheters as ordered
  • Utilize and instruct patient/family on the use of the telehealth tablet used for biometric data capture, patient symptom reporting, and telehealth visits
  • Participate in regular case conferences and in-service or special case orientations as needed and participate in on-call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Required
  • ASN required
  • Currently licensed to practice in applicable State
  • BLS required
  • 3-5 years of inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg) as a registered nurse is required and within the last 5 years is preferred
  • 7a-7p; 8a-8p
Preferred
  • BSN preferred
  • Experience providing RN services in the home, community, or clinic is preferred

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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