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Hospice Nurse - RN

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Glendale Full-Time
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Overview:

The Hospice Nurse - RN (Registered Nurse) utilizes the Case Management Recipe to facilitate comprehensive nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care and regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient/family for physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs and collaborates with patient/family, physician, IDG to establish the plan of care, implement interventions, and/or evaluate care.
  • Initiates and maintains communication with attending physician, Medical Director, IDG, Team Director, and/or other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
  • Documents according to protocol and maintains up-to-date patient records so that the care plan’s problems, interventions, actions and goals reflect baseline, current, and ongoing status, and changes as they occur. 
  • Participates in On-Call or Admissions assignment/rotation as directed.
  • Provides education to patient and caregiver(s) as needed based on knowledge needs and learning assessment and patient / family condition.
  • Coordinates care with IDG and informs the Team Director and IDG of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing education programs, and maintains current professional licensure.
  • Demonstrates familiarity and uses agency and state(s) policies and protocols pertaining to provision of hospice and nursing services to meet internal process requirements and state/federal regulations.
  • Participates on committees and special projects and other related duties as assigned.

 

Case Manager: In addition to the RN - Registered Nurse job description above, the following applies:

  1. Proactively manages using the Case Management Recipe to coordinate all patient care activities in collaboration with IDG.
    1. Activities may include, not limited to: scheduling patient visits in keeping with needs, physician collaboration and orders management, medication management, Plan of Care coordination etc… to assure continuity and quality of care and coordinated IDG efforts
  2. Supervises LPN’s / LVN’s / Hospice Aides per protocol
  3. Participates in IDG Meetings, facility patient conferences, and other patient / family meetings in coordination with IDG and /or Team Director.

 

Qualifications:

  1. RN (Registered Nurse) license in state(s) practicing. 
  2. Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. 
  3. Previous experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing. 
  4. Willingness to serve on-call. 
  5. Must have reliable automobile, valid driver’s license, and the minimum state required liability auto insurance. 
  6. Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

Skills required

Electronic Medical Record
Nursing
Basic Life Support
Iv Care
Symptom Management
Palliative Medicine

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care (SHPC) is a community-based organization with an ongoing mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care.

The caregivers at SHPC hold steadfast to the patient/family focus of hospice care. We recognize that individuals and families are the experts in their own care, and we continuously strive for excellence beyond accepted standards.

We are born into a world of comfort, warmth and love, and it our belief that we should all leave this world in the same way. To further that goal, we work with communities to increase the awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.

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