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34 Pearly Lane
Gardner, MA 01440
- Dale Dellechiaie
- Phone: 978-632-1230
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Hospice Nurse RN
GVNA Healthcare Inc. • Gardner, MA
Posted 1 month ago
GVNA HealthCare, Inc. - In your Community
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Join a growing team of healthcare professionals who are regarded among the best in Massachusetts. GVNA’s commitment is to work within inter-disciplinary teams to provide superior care for our patients is our top priority. Many of our employees enjoy long careers with us, finding that they are growing professionally and contributing in a meaningful way to the wellness of our community.
HOSPICE STAFF NURSE / REGISTERED NURSE, RN
We are looking for full time Hospice Nurse to join our team and work in the greater Gardner area. Responsible to the Director of Hospice for implementation, coordination, and supervision of all aspects of the delivery of patient/family services, consistent with agency policies. As a member of the team, the nurse works under the general direction of the Hospice Director and the attending physician/hospice medical director in the provision of care to maximize comfort and health of patients and families.
EDUCATION&EXPERIENCE: An RN with at least one year of nursing experience in the community within the past six years preferred.
LICENSURE: A registered professional nurse in the State of Massachusetts. A community health nurse preferred with a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Massachusetts.
Other: Possession of a valid driver's license and dependable, registered transportation. Demonstrated willingness and/or ability to manage all aspects of terminal care with specific expertise in crisis intervention, family counseling, pain and symptom control and bedside nursing. Demonstrated ability to execute a supportive, sensitive approach to peers, patients and families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the planning, coordination, supervision and delivery of care to patients and families. Responsible for identifying patient and family needs and providing supportive care in accordance with the attending physician orders, hospice medical director orders, plan of care and hospice policies and procedures.
- Supervises and assumes primary responsibility for the planning, coordination and delivery of patient/family care, which includes: assessment, implementation, and evaluation of all phases of the nursing process.
- Interviews, assesses and evaluates potential patients and family for admittance into the Hospice program. This includes preliminary assessment for cultural and spiritual needs to be referred to other disciplines provided for in the plan of care.
- Initiates communication with attending physicians, hospice medical director, other staff members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient and family.
- Makes visits to patients/families as indicated by patient/family need, staff need or for the purpose of supervision, as defined in the plan of care.
- Assists in planning, delivery, and evaluation of volunteer, student, bereavement, and education/training programs as needed.
- Obtains an initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal illness on the physical, psychological, social, functional, spiritual, and environmental factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care. This is to include ongoing evaluations of the patient/family response to care.
- Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
- Seeks input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support.
- Accepts responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers, employed caregivers, and by providing direct care as appropriate.
- Attends IDT meetings and facilitates discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation, and evaluation.
- Supervises and documents the home health aide plan of care every two weeks. Makes updates to home health aide care-plans as necessary.
- Informs the hospice director and hospice team of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues as they occur.
- Assumes role of associate nurse when responding to patients/families of other primary nurses during on-call time, or as requested by the hospice director or designee to fill patient/family needs during the absence of other primary nurses.
- Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day week coverage to patient/families and the agency.
- Provides appropriate support at time of death and period of bereavement.
- Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care.
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GVNA HealthCare is a Tobacco-free employer and campus
EOE, Equal Opportunity Employer
GVNA offers an outstanding benefit package.
Health Insurance Vacation Tuition Reimbursement
Dental Insurance Personal Days Employee Assistance Program
Retirement (401K) Sick Days Discounted AAA Membership
Flexible Spending Account - Health Holidays Discounted BJ's Membership
Flexible Spending Account - Dependent Care
Short-term Disability (company paid)
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