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The Hospice RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs, utilizing the nursing process, coordinating the Plan of Care with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.
Current Florida license as RN, current active single-state out-of-state nurse license, or current active multistate/compact nurse license
Minimum one (1) year of in-patient nursing or hospice experience for external candidates; for internal applicants, minimum of 6-months of LPN experience with hospice/home health within an affiliate
Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) system
Mobile Driver - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy
Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
Ability to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written)
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of Hospice House patients
Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
Ability to physically access patient rooms, other areas of the Hospice House/Hospital/ALF, etc., and any home (i.e., navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning) within any part of the service area
Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all employees:
Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
Advance electronic media skills.
Support Company research and educational activities.
Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Provides and manages direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
Coordinates the Plan of Care, ensuring that an individualized Plan of Care is developed that accurately reflects the patient's evolving needs.
Educates patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
Reports changes in the patient's condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
Participates with the IDG to evaluate hospice referrals/admissions for level of care appropriateness.
Attends patient deaths; prepares body for transport; oversees disposal of medications.
Provides appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
Presents concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respects and encourages input from all disciplines.
Communicates accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilizes positive approaches when working with others.
Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members (i.e., LPNs, Hospice Aides, and contract nurses).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands for Post Offer/Pre-Placement (The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.):
While performing the duties of this job, the following abilities are required: see; hear; talk; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel.
Frequently required to: stand; sit; reach with hands/arms; lift; bend; balance.
Occasionally required to: pull; push; stoop/crouch; kneel; climb stairs.