Home care nursing

The Home Care Department is ideal for nurses who enjoy independent, team-centered nursing in a variety of nursing areas, including skilled and palliative home care, perinatal follow-up visits, private duty care, community wellness clinics, IV and eternal therapy, and telehealth services. A modified version of primary nursing is used as a method to deliver care. Patients are assigned to a primary RN, who is responsible to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the patent’s care, including coordinating care with other community agencies. It is always a challenge to meet patient needs and expectations while still maintaining the high quality of care the community has come to expect from Goshen Health.

Patient Population

Newborn to elderly. Primary patient populations include terminal illness, maternal child health, cardiac, diabetes, wounds, IVs, respiratory and orthopedic patients.

Unit Size

Average daily census varies from 150-200 active patients.

Nurse-to-Patient Ratio 

Full-time RN case load-25 patients; part-time RN case load-10-15 patients

Rotations/Shifts

0730-1600 shift with call rotation to provide 24-hour RN coverage

Skill Mix

RNs; home care aides; physical, occupational and speech therapists; and medical social workers

Orientation

Varies depending on individual’s previous experience, but usually a one-on-one orientation with an experienced home care nurse preceptor for 6-12 weeks

Learn more about opportunities to join our nursing team at Goshen Hospital. Call Human Resources, (574) 364-2626.

 

 

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