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RN Supervisor
Summary
Title:RN Supervisor
ID:1026
Location:Buffalo
Description
About the Company

We are a family owned and locally operated full service home health care agency serving the residents of Western New York.  We assist clients in maintaining their daily living and provide companionship to those in need.
Health Force has been making quality patient care its priority since 1985.  Our aides, companions and nurses provide home care service with care, compassion and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of their patients.  We believe an essential part of providing the highest levels of quality care to our clients is maintaining the best team to serve them.  Our employees become  a part of our client's lives and we take that seriously.  We practice 360 degrees of caring, which means we care for our clients, care for our employees and care for our community.

Position Requirements: 
Previous home care experience preferred as per regulations, a Nursing Supervisor must have at least one (1) year experience in the home care setting to conduct specific types of supervisory visits. 
•    Past experience and educational qualifications are appropriate for the duties assigned and to be responsible for the supervision of patient care.  Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices, procedures, regulations and guidelines that pertain to home health care. 
•    Previous experience with NY State regulations and compliance requirements as related to NY State home care preferred. 
•    Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, telephone, documentation and communication skills. 
•    Must have communications skills such that information concerning a patient’s condition is communicated clearly to professional and paraprofessional staff as well as to the client and their caregivers. 
•    Must possess strong clinical assessment, evaluation and patient education skills. 
•    Must have ability to operate a computer and/or a tablet PC.  Willing/able to be trained on software package used by Agency.
•    Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, patients and families.  Must have the ability to deal with abrupt schedule changes and to maintain objectivity in coping with stress of working with acute, chronic and terminally ill people.
 
Working Environment / Physical and Personal Requirements: 
•    Able to read, write and communicate in English.
•   Field experience may expose employee to temperature extremes, physical injury by patient, family, animal, or other in the community, unsafe environment, or exposure to infectious diseases     and offensive odors. 
•   Pass a physical examination after being offered employment and a health assessment annually thereafter.
•  Must be able to complete all physical demands of the job, which may include, but not be limited to: the ability to move up to 50 pounds, perform one person transfer under routine and          emergency situations, reposition a bed bound patient alone and able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, pull, climb, reach, lift and perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities. Must        be able to read normal typewritten print and have corrected vision and hearing within normal range.  Has manual dexterity with normal range of motion of all extremities.  
•    Is required to work weekends, holidays, and variable hours.   Required to share on-call responsibilities. 
•    Must be able to work independently setting own priorities based upon approved goals with minimum supervision.   Must be able to multi-task.  
•    Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile liability insurance and have a car available for work use as driving to /from client homes to conduct visits is an essential function of the position. 
Supervisory Responsibilities
•    Supervises RNs, LPNs in the adherence to, understanding of and provision of care based on the patient’s Plan of Care.
•    Provide direct supervision and direction and/or indirect supervision and direction to paraprofessional staff in the adherence to, understanding of and provision of care based on the patient’s Care Plan.
•    Provide on-the-job training as needed to paraprofessional and professional staff members to ensure competency of ordered tasks/care to be provided. 
 
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