Field Supervisor

Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Posted: 07/21/16

Status: Full Time 


Description:

The Field Supervisor is a strategic member of the Jordan Health Services (JHS) healthcare team supervising the delivery of non-nursing care and related activities as required by the various DADS programs. The Supervisor is responsible for visiting Non-RN supervised clients in the client’s home and monitoring the client’s status; hiring, training, supervising and evaluating attendants; reporting and maintaining records; and, is in constant communication with JHS staff, physicians, DADS case workers, client’s family members and other contract program representatives. The Supervisor must also be a good planner and well organized, very intuitive, able to interact effectively. If qualified, the Field Supervisor may conduct skilled nursing visits for eligible CBA clients.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Care:

  • Monitors and reports significant changes in client’s mental and physical status to the client’s assigned RN Supervisor, DADS case worker, or the client’s physician in cases of emergencies.
  • Conducts periodic visits with all assigned clients to verify that client’s service plan is being followed. 
  • Evaluates each client’s surroundings for fire and other safety hazards, develops and recommends plans to abate such hazards, and coordinates such plans with the DADS case worker and the attendant. 
  • Informs and educates each client on all information required by JHS policy and state regulation.
  • Implements JHS policies and procedures regarding infection control. 
  • Refers clients for skilled care services when necessary. 
  • Maintains compliance with Texas Department of Health and DADS requirements. 
  • Performs skilled nursing visits for CBA clients, if qualified. 
  • Provides nursing services, treatments, and diagnostic and preventative procedures requiring substantial specialized skill as assigned by RN, if qualified.

Staffing:

  • Recruits and hires attendants for clients. 
  • Conducts attendant orientations on Non-RN supervised clients. 
  • Supervises attendant’s work to ensure that client’s service plan requirements are being met.
  • Monitors client service delivery requirements daily to ensure adequate availability of attendants.
  • Conducts attendant performance assessments during periodic client visits. 
  • Conducts training sessions with attendants as required or as instructed. 
  • Resolves differences between clients and attendants.

Administration:

  • Completes and submits JHS, DADS, or other program forms and reports as required. 
  • Advises JHS staff of problems or new developments in assigned area. 
  • Maintains documentation and records for each attendant and client. 
  • Self-evaluates own job performance and utilization of resources in planning for professional growth. 
  • Performs all duties in accordance with established JHS policies and procedures. 
  • Attends training sessions as directed. 
  • Responsible for staying current as to accept nursing practices and procedures, if applicable.
  • Cooperates with Timekeeping and Payroll Departments in the collection of outstanding attendant timesheets.

Marketing/Public Relations:

  • Promotes JHS and its services through positive job performance, by building good relationships, and by actively participating in professional and local organizations and projects.

Education/Experience:

  • Must have graduated from high school or received a General Equivalence Degree (G.E.D.). 
  • Must be a licensed nurse; or, have completed at least two years (60 credit hours) of college-level education. 
  • One (1) year’s management/supervisory experience for a healthcare provider may be substituted for each required year of college. 
  • Must be licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, if applicable for job functions. 
  • Prefer at least one (1) year of active experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a health care setting, preferably home health, hospital or nursing home, if applicable for job functions. 
  • Working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, home health care benefits, policies and procedures preferred, if applicable for job functions.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Possess good management and leadership skills. 
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate others in a positive manner. 
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Possess well developed interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrates ability to organize, plan and schedule effectively. 
  • Capable of fostering a Care Team and overseeing continuous quality improvement concepts.
  • Possess an empathetic attitude towards elderly people. 
  • Possess a sound foundation of basic healthcare skills.