Review clients' records and assess nursing care provided to monitor quality and compliance with policies and regulatory requirements. Perform utilization review. Design individualized patient care plans with recommendations for improving patient well-being and safety. Evaluate the performance of field staff. Develop and facilitate continuing education to encourage ongoing skill development of nursing and support staff. Conduct client satisfaction surveys, and follow-up on issues or deficiencies noted in order to ensure that corrective action is completed, and nursing care is compliant. hmi home health
Functioned as liaison between Visiting Nurses Association and DC Home Care, with primary responsibility for ensuring the delivery of compliant, safe, high-quality, patient-focused care. Supervised the work of 140 personal care aides, making monthly home visits to assess patient clinical status, need for home care services, and personal care aide performance. Developed and facilitated quarterly in-service training including OSHA requirements, universal precautions/infection control, documentation policies and procedures, client safety, confidentiality, and rights and responsibilities. Provided community outreach by making presentations to senior citizens and direct referrals to community services. Assisted clients and family members in planning for long-term care. Identified and implemented tools and methods to improve care quality, including a disposable wound measuring ruler for use in wound care to decrease the spread of infection. DC GENERAL HOSPITAL 10/1990/5/1996 Medical-Surgical Nurse Assessed patient conditions before and after surgery. Provided treatment and nursing care based on assessment and physician orders, to include wound care. Identified signs and symptoms of infection, and notified physician of adverse conditions. Updated patient charts in compliance with hospital policies and privacy laws. Educated patients, families and caregivers on home care prior to discharge.
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