The Program Coordinator, Home Oxygen must be clinically competent, management supportive, maintain a positive attitude, and be dependable. The Home Oxygen Program Clinical Coordinator in responsible for assuring proper documentation and compliance with all regulatory requirements for respiratory care for home oxygen and at the VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Manages all aspects of the day to day operations of the Home Oxygen Program to include training program resources and fiscal management. Ensure patient's right to make informed decision regarding his/her own care, continuity of care provided by the vendor, all information is treated confidentially, and the vendor honors the patient's rights and informs the patient of their responsibilities (if any) in the care process. Interprets results to ensure coordination of all referrals are screened so that the Home Oxygen Program only admits patients whose needs can be met by the services it provides; that an individualized plan of care or service is developed and implemented for each patient; that care coordination is provided to ensure continuity of care for each patient, and that the patient is appropriately transferred, referred, or discharged. Determines if the vendor has an ongoing program designed to educated appropriate staff and patients in safety measures I the home to minimize hazards related to the care of service provided; that measures are taken to prevent, identify, and control infections; that the organization has an emergency preparedness plan designed to provide continuing care and support appropriate to the care or service provided in the event of an emergency that would result in interruption of patient services and that safety management, infection control, and emergency preparedness plans are monitored and evaluated. Ensures vendor maintains accurate home record using a standardized format; documentation of contracted services is included in home care record; vendor has written policy for who has authority to make entries in and review the home care record; has legend to define any abbreviations or symbols used; the home care record of a discharged patient is completed timely; the length of time home care records are retained, confidentiality of records and release of information are recorded in policy and procedure manuals of the home care organization and is in accordance with applicable law and regulation; reasonable security measures are taken to safeguard both the home care record and its content; and vendor reviews at least quarterly a sample of records in order to ensure the records reflect the care or service provided, the condition and progress of the patient and the condition of the patient at discharge. Ensures vendor organization has policies and procedures established by the vendor's governing body and that they are implemented; that the policies and procedures addressing the delivery of care or service are developed , implemented, reviewed, and as appropriate, revised; that the lines of reasonability and accountability are clearly established for all staff; that there are written policies and procedures; that the home care staff providing home health or support services participate in orientation, in-service training, and continuing education programs; that there are financial management policies and procedures. Coordinates the work of subordinate staff when applicable. h. Perform arterial blood gases in accordance with the requirements of the Ancillary Testing Coordinator as needed to determine patient's home oxygen needs. Only perform at the Medical Center. Ensures vendor has ongoing quality assurance program designed to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of patient care, resolve identified problems, and pursue opportunities to improve patient care objectively and systematically. In concurrence with the VA, the Department of Respiratory Care and Prosthetics Service, the Home Oxygen Coordinator has responsibility and legal authority for the Home Oxygen Program; the therapist and the management of the vendor communicate systematically; that there is a process approved by VA to ensure that all individuals who provide patient care or service are competent to provide such care or service; that the VA receives reports at least annually on the quality and appropriateness of patient care and the allocation of resources; that the VA annually evaluates the vendor's performance in relation to its written statement of purposes and objectives; that the governing body of a corporate entity that has the responsibility for more than one home care organization delineates the level of authority and responsibility for each home care organization; that the vendor implements a written conflict of interest and that all members of the vendor management fulfill their responsibilities as provided in the organizations policies. Completes at least 8 home visits each quarter to make equipment checks and perform patient education. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:am- 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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