Delivers quality hospice and palliative nursing care to patients in the inpatient hospice setting. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops, implements, and coordinates the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient and family. Performs all aspects of the nursing process including facilitation, communication, assessment, intervention, education, planning and providing comprehensive nursing care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness. Provides direct and indirect patient care and supervises others providing this care. Communicates with physicians, interdisciplinary team members and nurse manager about changes in a patient's clinical, psychological or spiritual needs including uncontrolled symptoms and progressive decline. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Acts as a patient/family advocate and an HRHS representative meeting the patient/family needs throughout the hospice experience. Assists in the development of new staff nurses and the future development of the nursing profession. Participates in professional development activities that further personal and program goals related to end of life care.
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
- BSN preferred
- CHPN preferred
- Minimum 1 year med/surg experience.
- Minimum 1 year home care or hospice experience preferred.
- Current PA nursing license.
- Current CPR required.
-Ability to work flexible hours, and meet weekend, holiday, and NOC requirements
-Current IV and venipuncture experience preferred. Able to demonstrate professional procedures
-Able to use office equipment; i.e. beeper, phone, desktop and handheld computer.