HCR Home Care Cardiopulmonary Team Leader (Clinical Nurse Speciality Leader) - Monroe County in United States

Cardiopulmonary Team Leader (Clinical Nurse Speciality Leader) - Monroe County

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Job Description

HCR Home Care, a leader in Home Health Care for over 35 years, is committed to providing the best quality patient care and superior service, and we now service 22 counties across New York State. HCR is an employee owned company, offering YOU an active partnership in our business. Our employees play an important role in treating people and keeping them safe and healthy in the comfort of their own homes, and we believe our employees are the reason HCR is able to provide award-winning home care. Consider a career at HCR! We offer competitive pay and benefits, continuing education and training opportunities, and utilize state-of-the-art technology.

The Cardiopulmonary Team Leader (The Clinical Nurse Specialty Leader CSL) will provide direct care and consultation to patients with complex care needs. The CSL will also establish standards of care and clinical competencies to meet patient needs, and training programs to ensure clinical expertise. The CSL takes leadership role in development, coordination and monitoring of agency’s specialty programs, counsels staff on standards of documentation, and works to improve clinical outcomes. The CSL is responsible to stay abreast of the healthcare environment and to seek out opportunities to partner with external entities to develop and/or expand agency clinical programs. The Clinical Nurse Specialty Leader will perform these services under the direction and supervision of the Director of Nursing and Senior Director of Education and Innovation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide patient care as consults via telephone/digital photography or directly.

  • Make recommendations to the physician for changes to plan of care orders, and provides evidence based research support as needed.

  • Assist RN case manager with case management functions as needed.

  • Develop and implement agency specialty care program to include patient care protocols, documentation tools, and specialty program referral criteria.

  • Establish standards of care, competencies, policies, and procedures in quality, cost-efficient, and effective care for all clinical staff including: Clinical/Therapy Managers, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Licensed Practical Nurses.

  • Through training, support, and counseling empower all clinical staff to effectively assess wounds, recommend appropriate protocols, and advocate with physicians.

  • Provide training and orientation to all new nursing and therapy staff upon hire; provide ongoing in-services and training in area of

  • specialty.

  • Co-visit with nursing staff to assist with clinical supervisions and education.

  • Co-visit and/or visit patients experiencing challenges or patients with special needs.

  • Work with vendors to maintain cost-effective care.

  • Develop and implement tools to ensure effectiveness of specialty program on an ongoing basis to include chart review and monitoring of OBQI and OBQM data.

  • Continually assess the external environment and provider needs, make formal recommendations for development of program enhancements.

  • Collaborate with regional teams in the clinical and operational support of clinical programs.

  • Organize and conduct Quality Improvement functions related to agency outcomes and priorities.

  • Work closely with Clinical Education to ensure adequate training, instruction and competency of all field clinicians in the understanding and delivery of best practices to include educational sessions for clinical staff.

  • Adhere to and participate in Agency's mandatory HIPAA/Privacy Program and Employee Compliance Program

  • Read and adhere to all Agency policies and procedures and follow the Employee Handbook Guidelines.

  • Manage clinical program development and maintenance, including program and protocol algorithms and/or criteria

  • Participates in agency quality improvement activities.

  • Serves as ad-hoc member of Forms Committee and Policy and Procedure Committee, as requested, and other as assigned and appropriate.

  • As requested, develop and present tools to market agency specialty program.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Specialty certification and Registered Nurse (RN) with a minimum of 5 years of licensed professional nursing experience. Community or home health care experience preferred. A minimum of 2 years experience in specialty care management and education, preferred.

Required Experience

Possess and employ HCR’s Success Factors, which include:

  • Strength of Conviction

  • Perseverance

  • Action-Oriented

  • Time Management Skills

  • Develop self on an ongoing basis and contribute to the Team effectively

  • Good timely decision

  • Adaptive approach to change

  • Collaborate and support

  • Support vision and purpose

  • Listen

  • Integrity and Trust / Ethics and Values

  • Self knowledge

  • Creative problem solving

  • Deal with ambiguity / uncertainty

  • Forward thinking

  • Intellectual horsepower

Job Location

Rochester, New York, United States

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