About Us: The Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County (VNA) has brought care home to patients since 1949, helping them to live the best life possible. Iowa Care Community provides foundational support for nonprofit home health care organizations, taking care of human resources, billing, marketing, fundraising and more. By providing these administrative services, Iowa Care Community allows clinical staff to focus on outstanding compassionate care for patients and caregivers.
About our Employment Opportunities: The VNA is searching for dependable Full Time, Part Time and PRN compassionate, dedicated Private Duty Nurses. Our Nurses are passionate about helping clients live independently at home by completing professional assessments, demonstrating problem-solving and prioritizing skills, initiating and following care plans, daily decision-making skills within the parameters of Nursing scope of practice, and evaluating care plan effectiveness. This position uses technology and equipment to record daily visits in a Matrix Care EMR. This position does require driving from location to location within Johnson county.
About You: Are you dedicated to excellence, enjoy building lasting relationships, love helping to make a difference in the lives of others and looking for an agency who shares your core values? If you seek a mission centered, purpose driven career with a desire to serve others while working within an interdisciplinary professional team, we would love to talk with you about our open positions. Call Karen with any questions: 319-325-0319.
Our secret? We genuinely believe in our mission. We hire dedicated staff, compensate them well and then reward & recognize exceptional work within our team.
Our Team: understand the importance of meeting the needs of patients while helping them maintain a high quality of life in their home environment. The Nursing role care and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, demonstrates organizational skills required to complete cares within established time frames, communicates effectively woth clients. Team and other care partners.
Commitment to Growth and Opportunity: Part of our mission is to empower and equip our staff with the right tools and resources needed to provide extraordinary care with professionalism and integrity. You must be interested in advancing and developing your skills as a caregiver to advance to higher paying assignments.
Commitment to Diversity: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our agency. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm; we can talk about additional flexible schedules based on business needs.
Compensation & Benefits:
- Bi-Weekly Pay structure with competitive wages, annual pay for performance bonuses and merit incentives that reward and recognize a job well done
- Opportunity to be promoted as new responsibilities are mastered, assist with case managing or join our office staff team
- Full benefit package available the first of the month following employment; includes part time employees working 20+ schedule hours per week
- I phone & I Pad to conduct daily business
- Generous vacation accruals in your first year (available to use as you accrue)
- 12 sick days accrued per year (available to use as you accrue)
- 8 holidays (our Aides do work one major holiday)
- 3 different Wellmark medical Plans to choose from (employer supplemented premiums)
- Blue Dental Plan
- Avesis Vision Plan
- Employer Paid Long Term Disability
- Employer Paid Life Insurance (additional family life is available)
- Employer matching 403b Retirement Account includes professional financial advising
- 3 Aflac plans (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident)
- Medical/Child Care flex spending accounts
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- Direct Deposit
- Paid Overtime
- Paid Training
- Management Support
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The duties include performing skilled physical assessments and various skilled nursing activities, such as changing dressings, providing medication via IVs and injections, drawing blood, assisting with personal cares, exercises/ambulation, auscultation of lung and bowel sounds, etc. The duties also include the use of equipment for client care, such as oxygen equipment, suctioning, medication dispensers, laboratory screening meters, and IV pumps. This position requires knowledge of the use of laptop computers, and cell phones for documentation and communication. These duties require fine motor coordination/dexterity, the ability to grasp, vision with or without corrective aids adequate for fine motor tasks, client assessment, and driving. The job requires you to have the ability to lift 35 lbs from floor to counter 3 times (to simulate lifting into trunk of car). Lift 50 lbs from floor to counter 1 time. Lift 50 lbs from counter to floor 1 time. EE needs to be able to sit on floor fully and get back up. Ability to carry 35 lbs up and down a flight of stairs. Push/pull 35 lbs on a 2 wheel cart. Must be able to reach, push, walk, go up and down stairs, drive, etc., with or without the use of assistive/adaptive devices.
- Provides comprehensive nursing services to individuals and families in the home or community setting which include:
- · Assessment
- · Problem identification
- · Goal setting
- · Plan and implement appropriate nursing interventions for clients or multi-problem families requiring skilled care or intervention.
- · Evaluate effectiveness of plans interventions
- · Uses the nursing process and reports appropriately to the Nursing Supervisor.
- · Delivers care and instruction that is appropriate to the patient’s age, condition, psychological, educational and socio-economic conditions. Maintains knowledge of community resources; utilizes appropriately and coordinates services to meet needs of individuals and families.
- Promotes optimal independence of clients as feasible while meeting their needs.
- Performs client visits according to Plan of Treatment or as client needs dictate.
- Follows Universal Precautions.
- Coordinates care with other agencies or vendors involved in the client’s case.
- Participates in Quality Assurance activities.
- Attends individual client case conferences as scheduled.
- Assists with preparation of the Plan of Treatment and summary letter every sixty days.
- Reviews the client care plan to assure that the information is correct and up to date, nursing interventions are appropriate and updated according to client need on an ongoing basis.
- Collects documentation weekly from the client’s home and forward it to the Nursing Supervisor.
- Utilizes the Communication Notebook to convey any changes or revisions in orders, etc., to update other field staff.
- Establishes effective communication with clients and families, respecting client rights, acting as a patient advocate and involving clients and families in decision making as possible.
- Follows agency policies concerning scheduling in regards to schedule requests directly made by the client.
- Communicates and obtains verbal orders from acting physician as needed.
- Provides Nursing Supervisor with clinical updates, reporting changes in condition, doctor’s orders and treatments as appropriate.
- Completes and generates all necessary documentation accurately within the timelines determined by the agency and other regulatory body requirements.
- Nursing Assessments and care are documented on appropriate forms and completed during shift/visit.
- Communication book is read prior to beginning assigned shift. Communication book is updated with appropriate information.
- Visit notes and time sheets are turned in weekly by Monday noon.
- Follows appropriate communication channels.
- Maintains, up-grades nursing knowledge through continuing education programs, review of literature, etc., applicable to home and community health. Submits documentation of such activities for personnel record.
- Maintains current CPR and knowledge of expected performance in emergency situations.
- Meets requirements for mandatory in-services:
- · Workplace safety
- · Infection Control
- · Age- Appropriate Care
- · Right To Know
- · Compliance
- · Dependent Adult/Child Abuse Recognition
- Attends staff development in-services as scheduled.
- Meets annual competency requirements.
- Participates as necessary in orientation, instruction, and demonstration of agency services or skills to other staff or students.
- Participates in agency group meetings, including in-services, performance improvement activities, and staffings.
- Represents the agency in community activities and meetings as required.
- Develops and maintains professional relationships with all staff by addressing concerns in a confidential and straight forward manner and respecting and maintaining privacy
- Maintains current knowledge of agency policy and procedures through attendance at required meetings and by review of written materials provided by agency. Special attention is given to policies on Confidentiality, Standards of Conduct and Documentation. Incorporates changes into daily job activities.
- Complies with personnel record keeping requirements (e.g. auto insurance documentation, licensure) on a timely basis.
- Maintains knowledge of and complies with the Nurse Practice Act.
- Participates in Quality Improvement Process by completing incident reports as needed.
- Participates in additional short-term projects, as they arise.
- Contributes to agency growth and development.
- Performs other duties as necessary, including required participation in VNA emergency/ disaster plans.
- Previous experience preferred.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and one year home health experience desirable. Licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa.
- Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing
- US work authorization (Required)
- Passionate about home care with a genuine desire to help others
- All offers of employment are conditioned upon the result of a criminal background check conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, as required by law and a negative finding on the Office of Inspector General’s Excluded Provider List.
- Reliable, professional and able to start soon after required background checks are completed
- 2 step TB testing is required.
- First Aid training
- Mandatory Reporter Training
- Iowa Driver License, Patient homes are located throughout agency territory (seven counties) with driving requirements that include in-town and highway driving during good and inclement weather.
- COVID-19 considerations: COVID 19 Vaccination or medical/religious exemption required; applicable infection control standards are applied company wide to assure a safer work environment.