• Health Care Services Nurse Consultant - Full Time Days - Immanuel Home Office

    Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/20/2018 2:36 PM)
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    Healthcare Services
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  • Overview

    The overall purpose of the Health Care Nurse Consultant (RN) is to develop, guide and advise nurse leaders and their staff members in providing the best possible service and care to the residents/participants across Immanuel business lines.  The primary responsibilities of this job are to ensure clinical policies and procedures meet regulatory compliance and to lead clinical competency processes.  The Health Care Nurse Consultant assists the nursing leaders and Executive Directors in the areas of change management, quality and process improvement, and staff education/training.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.



    Key Areas

    Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job


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    • Consults with Nursing Leadership and Executive Directors across Immanuel in the areas of care management, problem resolution, change implementation, and compliance with regulations for Assisted Living, Pathways and Long Term Care.
    • Organizes and conducts audits as assigned for communities and centers to assess and improve the quality of care delivered and compliance with regulations and Immanuel policies and clinical best practice.
    • Provides support with data collection, review and analysis of quality outcomes including providing input on selection of and interpretation of quality audit metrics. Offers recommendations to improve or maintain quality standards.
    • Participates in conducting competency assessments of health care staff and surveys preparedness. Advises and makes recommendations on outcomes to staff training and competencies, in collaboration with AL Supervisor, ED and HR Business Partner to ensure quality and safety.
    • Advises and serves as a clinical resource for Immanuel nurses and health care services.
    • Collaborates and advises with Medical Director, Nurse Leadership and other professionals in relation to Quality Improvement activities, process development, congruency among locations, workflow development and compliance.
    • Collaborates with Medical Director, Nurse Leadership and other professionals in relations to evaluation/decision making of equipment, software or other clinically relevant practice changes to ensure consistent clinical practice standards, processes and communication strategies related to planned changes.
    • Provides direction to Licensed Practical Nurses in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
    • Advises and participates on the assessment, re-assessment, and care management of resident care in working with the Assisted Living Supervisor.
    • Reviews supporting information in the determination if a resident is appropriate for move in and/or returning to the assisted living community, and supports care management as needed.
    • Takes calls for Assisted Living Communities and provides direction for Medication Aides-40 in resident care based on the Personalized Service Plan in support of the AL Supervisor and Executive Director.
    • Provides direction and monitoring for Medication Aides-40 along with an Assisted Living Supervisor. Directs medication provision in accordance with the Medication Aide Act.
    • Directs care staff in accordance with the service plan and the Nurse Practice Act along with the Assisted Living Supervisor.
    • Reviews resident and/or participant incidents, accidents, emergencies, or instances of unusual behaviors and medication errors in a collaborative role with AL Supervisor, ED, and other Home Office departments.
    • Participates in meetings with nursing team and Executive Director/Center Director at the request of a nurse manager or supervisor.
    • Applies general principles and modifies standard techniques to solve complex and difficult tasks that are reviewed for clinical compliance with established criteria.
    • Incorporates consideration for quality and safety, with a focus on cost savings, risk reduction, improving efficiency and effective stewardship of resources when making clinical decisions.
    • May provide clinical consulting in specialty area of expertise to health care staff, either remotely or on-site.
    • May provide clinical care delivery in specialty care area of expertise to residents/participants if needed, consistent with regulatory requirements of each location and clinical practice standards for the care of older adults.
    • Collaborates on investigations related to health care risk management concerns.
    • Provides summary reports and relevant data trends on quality metrics for process and/or clinical outcomes and makes recommendations as appropriate for clinical practice standards, compliance, quality and professional development.
    • Serves as on-call staff for emergency situations 24/7 as assigned.



    • Develops, revises, maintains and promotes policies, procedures and associated documentation to ensure quality, safety, prevention healthcare compliance with regulations. This includes assisting with development and monitoring of action plans to address trends and variances. 
    • Develops procedures for proper equipment use, infection control, and clinical standards to comply with regulatory guidelines.
    • Oversees the quality of pharmacy, lab, podiatry, and other contracted services.
    • Participates in quality improvement activities. 
    • Follows up on incident reports to ensure that appropriate procedures and follow-through were done effectively and included reporting to the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, as appropriate.

    Training and Guidance


    • Coordinates and/or supports educational programs that meet state requirements for health care staff.  The programs may be delivered in variety of modes.
    • Coordinates and/or supports the development and implementation of annual competency assessment of care staff including but not limited to; planning, coordinating, documentation and evaluation of competency assessments with external facilitators, HR, ED and AL Supervisor.
    • Coordinates and/or supports the development and implementation of the CPR/BLS and related emergency training for staff appropriate to each location and core job responsibility.
    • Development of onboarding and orientation plan for nurse leaders. 
    • Coordinates, facilitates and identifies mentoring, educational, and networking opportunities for nursing staff across all Immanuel locations.



    • May provide assistance to pre-hire candidates in HR process for interpretation of TB screening results, as needed.
    • Attends continuing education workshops and classes to maintain license and educational requirements.
    • Embraces educational opportunities and/or professional coaching to enhance/improve consulting skills.
    • Works with outside vendors to build relationships that are mutually beneficial and in compliance with defined Immanuel quality and safety outcomes.
    • Participates and networks with professional organizations to promote quality care for seniors.
    • Collaborates with ED and AL Supervisor to meet needs of care staff and residents during planned absences, transitions and/or onboarding needs.
    • Performs related duties as required or requested.



    • Current and active unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the respective state in which he/she is employed is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required or plan for completion within 3 years of hire.
    • Gerontological Nursing or certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or other nursing specialty is preferred.


    • Five (5) years of general and related nursing experience is required. A specialization in assisted living, long term care, PACE, and/or geriatric nursing is desired.
    • Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or management role.
    • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

    Other Requirements –

    • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Certification in Basic Life Support is required or ability to get certified within 60 days of hire date.
    • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have reliable means of transportation.


    KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

    • Knowledge of nursing in the gerontology field.
    • Knowledge of physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs of seniors and their families.
    • Knowledge of quality improvement and cost containment systems.
    • Knowledge of local/state health care and geriatric service networks.
    • Skilled in facilitating collaborative projects, educational events, and presentation to internal and external groups.
    • Skilled in written and oral communication.
    • Skilled in clinical procedures to make informed decisions for the safety of residents, participants, staff, and the community.
    • Skilled in conflict resolution.
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up with various employees.
    • Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to complex issues.
    • Ability to foster collaborative working relationships.
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
    • Ability to assess and provide recommendations on staff learning needs.
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents/participants, co-workers, and the public.
    • Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to complex issues.
    • Skilled in computer programs to effectively store and produce information, complete data collection and analysis for review and decision making. Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up on delegated responsibilities.
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records.
    • Knowledgeable of technology applications and implications for health care, including electronic health records, electronic Medication Administration Records, and staffing/scheduling software.


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