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Home Health Coordinator - Fulltime (35hrs/wk)
Must be able to take call every 4-6 weeks. Intake, chart audits and quality assurance experience preferred and experience with
WellSky EMR is a plus! Excellent work schedule and benefits package. Submit a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth
Washburn, Director of Homecare either in person or by email to ewashburn@fayettehealthdept.org by Friday, August 2 at 4:00
p.m.  Fayette County Health Department has the right to reject any and all resumes. EOE

Department:  Home Health                        
Supervisor:  Director of Homecare
Date Written: September 8, 2014
Dates Reviewed: May 30, 2018

Summary: The Home Health Coordinator is a registered nurse that supervises the home health department.  The Coordinator
provides high level leadership to nursing and clerical staff.   

Normal Work Hours:  8:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday or 8:00 – 5:30, 4 days a week with the possibility of weekend and after
hours work due to trainings, appointments with clients, clinics, board meetings, speaking engagements, or emergency
preparedness events.

Necessities:
  • Must keep the identity and health information of all clients confidential at all times.
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license, registration, and vehicle insurance and be able to drive his/her vehicle for any work
    assignments.
  • Must follow DCFS mandated reporting requirements.
  • Must process strong leadership ability and excellent people skills.
  • Must be patient, organized, and financially savvy.
  • Must successfully pass a fingerprint and background check.
  • Must understand and speak fluent English.
Physical Demands of the Job:
  • Must be able to bend and stoop repetitively.
  • Must be able to be on one’s feet for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must have manual dexterity and control of hands in order to provide immunizations, blood draws, IVs, etc.
  • Must be able to lift required nursing equipment which is normally 20-40 pounds.
  • Must be able to work at a computer station for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be mobile enough to fulfill the job requirements which include the ability to get in and out of the vehicle, traverse
    rough terrains, and enter spaces which may be totally handicapped inaccessible.
Environmental Factors:
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces as needed.
  • Must be able to work in conditions of extreme cold or heat as needed.
Essential Job Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):
  • Keeps and maintain records of case assignments and case management.
  • Audits patient charts one time per quarter.                
  • Establishes methods for coordination of care by all disciplines.
  • Establishes staffing patterns which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessary to plan,
    provide, and supervise the care rendered to patients and families.
  • Makes on-site supervisory visits as directed or necessary.         
  • Possesses knowledge of all aspects of Home Health including Medicare rules and conditions of participation for Home
    Health.
  • Works with clinical nursing staff to solve day-to-day problems regarding patients and/or their families.
  • Provides Home Health protocol guidance to nursing personnel.
  • Initiates intake of Home Health patients and assists in scheduling nursing and therapy for those patients.
  • Acts as a resource person for in-service education and training programs for Home Health nursing and clerical staff and
    community organizations.
  • Stays current of innovative practices and current trends in Home Health nursing; recommends application, adaptation or
    modification of such practices to meet the needs of the local health department and populace it serves.
  • Assists with grant development and establishes new programs.
  • Attends coordinators meetings.         
  • Orients all newly hired staff for this department.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with the general public, community leaders, members of professional
    organizations and governmental officials.
  • Analyzes and evaluates nursing services to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Is cross trained and serves as a back-up for any activities relevant to programs as needed (this includes clerical support
    and seeing patients).
  • Assists in writing press releases and meets with the media as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Updates policy and procedures
  • Updates service contracts
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Requires graduation from a school of nursing approved by the Department of Professional Regulation; and an Illinois
    license as a Registered Nurse by examination
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing and has one year of nursing experience or a registered nurse without a
    baccalaureate degree who has at least three years of nursing experience in the last five, two of those years in a home
    health agency, community health program caring for the sick, or a family centered nursing program in a community
    health agency.
  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.




Home Health & Hospice RN - Full time (35 hrs/wk)
Fayette County Home Health & Hospice is expanding and has a full time RN opening. Candidates must love working with
geriatric patients and must be able to take call. Successful candidate must have at least an Associate’s degree in Nursing and
be licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. Excellent work schedule and benefits package.
Submit a cover letter and resume
to Elizabeth Washburn, Director of Homecare, either in person or by email to ewashburn@fayettehealthdept.org by Monday,
July 2
9 at 4:00 p.m. Fayette County Health Department has the right to reject any and all resumes. EOE

Job Description

Home Health/Hospice Registered Nurse

Department: Home Health & Hospice                        
Supervisor: Director of Homecare
Date Written: September 16, 2011
Dates Reviewed: November 20, 2014

Summary: A Home Health & Hospice nurse is a registered nurse that sees patients in the Home Health and Hospice
programs.        

Normal Work Hours:  8:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday or 8:00 – 5:30, 4 days a week with the possibility of weekend and after
hours work due to trainings, appointments with clients, clinics, board meetings, speaking engagements, or emergency
preparedness events.

Necessities:
  •  Must keep the identity and health information of all clients confidential at all times.
  •  Must maintain valid driver’s license, registration, and vehicle insurance and be able to drive his/her vehicle for any work
    assignments.
  •  Must follow DCFS mandated reporting requirements.
  •  Must successfully pass a fingerprint and background check.
  •  Must understand and speak fluent English.
Physical Demands of the Job:
  •  Must be able to bend and stoop repetitively.
  •  Must be able to be on ones feet for prolonged periods of time.
  •  Must have manual dexterity and control of hands in order to provide immunizations, blood draws, IVs, etc.
  •  Must be able to lift required nursing equipment which is normally 20-40 pounds.
  •  Must be able to work at a computer station for prolonged periods of time.
  •  Must be mobile enough to fulfill the job requirements which include the ability to get in and out of the vehicle, traverse
    rough terrains, and enter spaces which may be totally handicapped inaccessible.
Environmental Factors:
  •  Must be able to work in confined spaces as needed.
  •  Must be able to work in conditions of extreme cold or heat as needed.
Essential Job Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):            
  •  Provides professional nursing services according to physician’s orders in conformance with recognized nursing
    techniques and procedures, established standards, and administrative policies of the local public health department.
  •  Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.
  •  Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by reviewing and implementing the plan of care, regularly evaluating patient
    needs and revising the plan of care as necessary.
  •  Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by physician.
  •  Confers with patients, caregivers, physicians and therapists to gather pertinent information related to assignments.
  •  Maintains and initiates clinical records by recording all pertinent information regarding the condition of the patient
    following each home visit.  Completes charting in a timely manner.
  •  Teaches patient and family self-care techniques as appropriate.  Provides medication, diet and other instructions as
    ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families.
  •  Assists the patient’s family and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care.
  •  Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and
    practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice classes.
  •  Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  •  Requires graduation from a school of nursing approved by the Department of Professional Regulation; and an Illinois
    license as a Registered Nurse by examination; and one (1) year experience in a home care agency or hospital.
  •  Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.


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Fayette County Health Department
attn: Melissa Storck
416 W. Edwards St.
Vandalia, IL 62471

(618)283-1044



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