Coordinates with the RN to provide skilled nursing care as approved by the patient's physician, demonstrating knowledge and compliance with all applicable Agency policies and procedures, state and federal guidelines, CHAPS standards, and parameters of licensure. Follows care pathway as outlined when providing care to terminally ill patients as established by the RN; clarifies specifics prior to visit. Assists in identifying patient/family education and care needs in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Identifies current and potential problems, barriers and works toward appropriate resolution. Weight:35%
Reports identified problems to the physician in a timely manner. Accepts orders and notifies the patient's case manager and supervisor as appropriate. Communicates changes in patient status, missed / moved visit activity, and schedule changes. Weight:15%
Completes and submits paperwork in a timely manneraccording to Agency requirements. Participates in clinical conferences, educational presentations, and performance improvement activities of the Agency. Participates in the Call Rotation and the Emergency/Disaster Plan as needed. Weight: 17%
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.