Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
1.Must be in good physical and mental health, free from infectious diseases
2.Must be able to work 40 hours per week, plus extended hours when the demand requires.
3.Lifting – may be required to lift patients, medical equipment, and supplies, with weights up to 50 pounds. May move objects from a lower to higher position or along horizontal level from position to position.
4.Vision/Hearing – must possess the power to perceive sound with or without correction. Ability to make fine discrimination in sound. Eyesight needed, or prosthetics used to enable adequate sight to meet requirements.
5.Mobility – must have mobility skills as required with standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting, and reaching. May have prolonged periods of sitting and driving.
6.Ability to maintain habits of personal cleanliness and safe work practices.
7.Ability to perform duties with regards to infection control guidelines. Ability to instruct others within the Interdisciplinary Group of proper and adequate infection control guidelines
8.Other – may be subject to falls, infectious diseases, or odors throughout the work-day. Must have the ability to perceive through physical contact, especially the fingertips.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):
1.Licensed as a Registered Nurse, in good standing in South Carolina
3.Minimum of one (1) year of clinical RN experience or three (3) years of prior LPN experience
4.Experience specific to patient population served is preferred, hospice and/or home experience is desirable
5.Clinical Judgment: Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and clinical judgment in the care of hospice patients and families through use of the nursing process to address the physical, emotional, and psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.
6.Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills that are consistent with the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for Hospice nursing.
7.Communication: Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families and members of the healthcare team and community in order to therapeutically address and accurately convey the hospice/palliative care needs of patients and families.
8.Cultural Competence: Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families and colleagues hospice care.
9.Collaboration: Actively promotes dialogue with patients and families, the healthcare team and community to address and plan for issues related to hospice/palliative care.
10.Must possess basis computer skills – Email, Internet, Microsoft Word
11.Must be able to travel within an assigned area and attend organizational meetings
12.Must have a reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance