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Registered Nurse Hospice_Wausau at Interim Healthcare

Registered Nurse Hospice_Wausau

Interim Healthcare Rothschild, WI Full-Time



Why Interim Healthcare?
We are franchise 500
Ranked #1 in category for 2022
Over 50 years of experience into our signature standard of care, HomeLife Enrichment

What is in it for you
A commitment to work life balance with 15 days of PTO, and 7 paid holidays
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance and an HSA
$5000 Hiring Bonus
Employer happily pays 75% of employee only medical plans
Employer provides basic life insurance coverage
401k Match up to 3% - fully vested after 5 years
Referral Bonus
Mileage Reimbursement

How you make an impact!
Completes an initial/comprehensive assessment of the patient/family to determine hospice needs which includes a history of current and previous illness(es), as well as a physical assessment of the patient, with emphasis on the management of pain and other symptoms.
Completes ongoing assessments of the patients physical status and the psychosocial status of the patient/family.
Initiates and develops a plan of care in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the patient/family and the attending physician.
Makes necessary revisions to the IDG plan of care as the patients/familys status and needs change.
Primarily responsible for the coordination of care among IDG members and other healthcare providers external to the IDG, to ensure the continuous assessment of the patient/family needs, as well as the implementation of the IDG plan of care to guide the delivery of services and achieve the goals of hospice care.
Evaluates and coordinates the need for services provided to the patient/family in accordance with the IDG plan of care.
Facilitates the consideration of another level of care (i.e. inpatient, respite, continuous care) when indicated by the patients/familys status/needs.
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with nursing standards of practice.
Ensures that equipment, supplies, drugs and biologicals and other necessary items and services are available.
Provides education and interventions to support the effective management of the patients pain and other physical symptoms as well as assesses the patient/familys response to intervention and treatment.
Provides education/instructions to the patient/family in accordance with the IDG plan of care.
Directs the services provided by and supervises the LPN/LVN, Hospice Aide, and Homemaker assigned to the patient/family.
Completes accurate and timely documentation of patient/family services provided.
Regularly attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings.
Participates in on-call duties as defined by the office on-call policy.
Actively participates in the quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program.
Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Licensed to practice as a RN in the state in which employed. License is active and in good standing.
Twelve (12) months of accumulated experience as a registered nurse within the last five (5) years or, if no experience within the last five (5) years, evidence of current (within the last 12 months) clinical knowledge as deemed appropriate by the DHCS.
If a new graduate, 1200 verified hours of employment as a graduate or registered nurse within the last twelve (12) months or evidence of completion of a company-approved Preceptor Program.
If a state standard exists that is higher than these education/experience requirements, the state standard supersedes these qualifications
One (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
Able to provide proof of valid drivers license if applicable.
Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Able to comply with accepted professional standards of nursing practice and law and regulation.
Understands principles of pain/symptom management.
Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
Knowledge and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care.
Demonstrates excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary group.
Able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical employees, patients and family/caregivers.
Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
Able to effectively deal with multiple changes.
Meets applicable federal and state health requirements to provide patient care as appropriate.
Meets the requirements of federal and/or state criminal and abuse background checks where applicable.
Able to provide proof of current CPR certification.

ADA Specifications:
Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.
Work is normally performed in a residence, aggregate living facility, school or occupational setting.
Heavy physical activity that may require lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling over 50 lbs., and physically stretching, bending, stooping, twisting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching and climbing stairs.

At Interim Healthcare, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority.

We require COVID19 vaccination, or individuals with medical or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. Please note if approved for an exemption, we require weekly testing. (Please get in touch with Human Resources for details regarding the Medical and Religious exemption procedure).
Interim Healthcare, provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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