RN (Registered Nurse)
Promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members. Our RN:
- Identifies patient care requirements by establishing a personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
- Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
- Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand the condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- RN’s provide comprehensive care for adult patients in a variety of areas:
- Pain and Symptom management
- Medication instruction and management
- Surgical aftercare
- Infusion therapy
- Wound and ostomy care
- Incontinence management and catheter care
- Anti-coagulation therapy
- Disease management and self -care of chronic conditions which may include the following: Diabetes, Cardiovascular (Heart Failure), Respiratory ( COPD and Emphysema), Renal failure, Neurologic disorders (Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease).
LVN (Licensed vocational nurse)
LVNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians, providing basic bedside care to patients. LVNs monitor patients by measuring their vital signs, like heart rate and blood pressure. LVNs may also assist patients with basic hygiene and instruct family members on how to assist their loved ones in these areas. Other responsibilities of a LVN may also include:
- Administering medication
- Collecting blood and urine samples
- Recording patient history and personal information
- Changing bandages
HHA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
Our HHA’s report to either registered nurses or licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses. Home Health Aide (HHA’s) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life. HHA’s will also assist with:
- Turning or repositioning bedridden patients
- Documenting patients’ health issues and report to nurses
- Cleaning rooms and bed linens
- Helping with medical procedures
- Bathe and dress patients
- Examine patients for bruises or other injuries/wounds
- Clean and sanitize patient areas
- Restock rooms with necessary supplies
Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician’s plan of care. They assess and evaluate therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. They Initiate the physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
Our Human Resource Personnel is responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and directing all activities and programs relating to the recruitment, selection, retention, orientation and development of all employees. They are responsible for insuring all employee information is current and help establish procedures to ensure a pleasant work environment.
Receptionists play a key role in ensuring that patients feel welcomed and comfortable since the receptionist is the first point of contact. They are responsible for ensuring that patients receive quality services in a timely manner and help coordinate with other health organizations to ensure the required health information is received. They greet patients, prepare their chart for the case manager, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming calls.
Our Community Liaisons are trained individuals who are active members within the community, they provide information and guidance to patients, physicians, and family members. They connect with referring entities to ensure consistent patient admissions.
Our MSW Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse. They carry out social evaluations and plans interventions based on evaluation findings.
Home Health Administrative Assistant
Our Home Health Administrative assistant works together with our Case Managers to insure all required home health orders and supplies are received prior to admitting. They are responsible for scheduling and providing ordering physicians information regarding patients goals while on Home Health.
The Occupational Therapist must be a graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The Occupational Therapist must also be registered with the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Must have a current CPR certification and pass a pre-employment physician’s health clearance with a negative TB test. The Occupational Therapist evaluates the patient’s functional status (muscle function endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.) and participates in the development of the plan of care. The therapist develops a treatment program, sets goals, and assesses progress of the patient while communicating with the physician and members of the interdisciplinary team. Maintains timely and accurate clinical and progress documents and reports any changes in the patient to the physician. Also trains/educates the patient/family/caretakers in use of prosthetics/orthotic devices. Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and Standard Precautions.