Sign-On Bonus for experienced RNs (Registered Nurses) meeting eligibility criteria!
The Registered Nurse-Lead is responsible for exercising independent judgment in directing and supervising the provision of professional nursing care to a designated group of clients in their homes, with accountability if such care is not rendered correctly or appropriately by the nurse or by those whom he/she directs and supervises. The Registered Nurse-Lead assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and exercises independent judgment in coordinating the home care course of treatment and assigning significant overall duties to subordinate personnel. The Registered Nurse-Lead acts as a leader for client care team members in coordinating a holistic plan of care. The Registered Nurse-Lead confers and collaborates with physicians in implementation of the home care treatment plan. The Registered Nurse-Lead uses current nursing research to implement and modify their personal clinical practice. The incumbent mentors other agency Registered Nurses in advancing clinical best practices, as well as advocating and recommending changes to policies and procedures to improve the quality of client care. The Registered Nurse-Lead assists the clinical leadership in clinical in-home supervision, program development and quality review activities as directed. The Registered Nurse-Lead collaborates with, and responsibly directs and supervises, other members of the client care team. Performance reflects the mission and values of Home Care & Hospice.
1. Clients- We actively assist clients and families to achieve their highest level of personal health and independence.
• Recognizes that clients are the reason we exist as an organization.
• Recognizes the uniqueness of each client/family.
• Treats clients/families with the “golden rule” in mind.
• Recognizes that clients/families may have different beliefs/values and accepts them without judgment.
• Links clients/families to appropriate services when indicated.
• Seeks assistance from other team members when barriers to effective treatment are present.
2. Integrity- We maintain the highest levels of integrity, worthy of client and community trust.
• Stands up for what is believed to be the right course.
• Keeps confidences.
• Is a direct, truthful individual.
• Accepts responsibility for own mistakes.
• Apologizes for misunderstandings, inconveniences, or mistakes.
3. Stewardship- We use our resources thoughtfully and responsibly.
• Understands and supports the mission of VNA.
• Uses VNA resources appropriately and not excessively
• Avoids waste.
4. Employees- We value the contribution of our employees as partners in our mission and actively seek their input and participation.
• Identifies and communicates opportunities for improvement.
• Resolves issues directly with people/person involved.
• Maintains a balanced perspective.
• Demonstrates flexibility.
• Maintains a positive attitude.
• Seeks first to understand, then to be understood.
• Participates in new employee integration.
• Supports work/life balance for self and others.
5. Excellence- We deliver compassionate, professional, high quality care and service.
• Responds with empathy to those who are less fortunate.
• Responds to problems quickly and directly.
• Seeks opportunities to learn and grow.
• Presents a professional image and wears ID badge.
6. Respect- We demonstrate reverence and compassion for all people.
• Shows sincere interest in each person.
• Expresses appreciation.
• Seeks to understand others’ thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
• Treats all persons with respect and compassion.
7. Collaboration- We partner with others to achieve our mission.
• Participates in internal and external educational opportunities within and outside of VNA.
• Speaks positively about the organization.
• Seeks to involve others when appropriate.
• Acts as a resource to assist others in area of expertise.
8. Community- We are dedicated to serving those in need, using our resources, expertise and influence to achieve the greatest good.
• Spends the extra effort to put people at ease.
• Motivates individuals and teams.
• Helps individuals realize the importance of their work in contributing to the mission.
BLS Required. Certification (or willing to obtain within one year of hire) as an OASIS Specialist-Clinical by the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board. Drivers License.
Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation and VNA required auto liability insurance.
Competencies and skills:
* 5+ years of nursing experience, one of which is in home health care; or two years’ home health experience with current nurse preceptor certification.
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.
* Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization’s benefit.
* Develops Self and Others:Takes responsibility for engaging in professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes employees’ strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced appropriately.
* Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences’ level.
* Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among others to move in a desired direction and models it personally. Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence others’ actions and decisions with and without express authority.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
* Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
* Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .
* Seeks Process Improvement & Applies System Thinking: Possesses and gains insight into situations, problems and processes. Understands the interconnection between organizational elements. Deconstructs problems and systematically investigates the various components. Considers the impact of actions on the entire process/system. Detects problems and opportunities, recognizes important information, and links various data to trace potential causes and relevant details.
* Serves Others: Strives to understand, meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers which may include the people and communities in our service areas. Develops and maintains relationships, alliances and coalitions within and outside the organization and leverages them in order to obtain information, support, and promote cooperation and collaboration.
* Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and manages workflow and time.
* Current licensure to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine
* Diploma or Associate’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.
* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.
* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.
* Need to drive to perform responsible duties.
* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.
* Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.
* Potential exposure to noxious odors.
* Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.
* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
* Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.
* Continuous sitting.
* Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).
* Continuous standing.
* Continuous walking.
Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status