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RN Acute Care Hospice - Portland Hospice Services

Legacy Health Type Full time Posted 8/9/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/17/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Portland Referral - n/a -    
Job Title:  RN Acute Care Hospice - Portland Hospice Services
Work Location:  NE Davis Building - Portland OR
Department:  Hospice Services
Shift:  Day/Evening
Status:  On Call - Requires 24 shifts/yr; 10% differential/no benefits
Budgeted Hrs/Wk:  0
Hours:  2 alternating weekends/month
Work Days:  Set schedule, with weekends
Job Number:  14-1954
Salary Min:  34.11
Salary Max:  49.62
Shift Differentials:  
Bonus/Relo Eligible:  
Critical To Fill:  
Union:  Non-union
Job Code:  06149
Job Description: 

RN Acute Care Hospice


Performs professional community health nursing visits and services for terminally ill patients and their families. Provides pain and symptom management appropriate to the patient needs. Member of the Hospice Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), coordinates/assists in the implementation of the plan of care for the terminal patient and their family/caregiver. Completes nursing assessment and provides palliative treatment and symptom management. Responsibilities may include making initial visits to admit patient, initiating and contributing to the revision of the hospice plan of care. Preparation of timely clinical documentation. Participation in IDT and case conferencing as appropriate and contributing to the coordination of services to the patient.    

Job Qualifications: 



Education: As required by licensure.


Experience:One year registered nursing experience or completion of Legacy Health Nurse Residency program or completion of Legacy nursing internship program. Additional clinical experience requirements may vary dependent upon the specific department in which the position is utilized. 

Hospice experience or one year medical/surgical acute care or long-term skilled nursing experience preferred.


Licensure:Current applicable state RN license required; Current BLS/CPR certification. Valid driver’s license; Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) from the National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN) preferred. 


Working knowledge of and the ability to apply the basic principles and techniques of community hospice nursing in a variety of home settings.

Must possess excellent clinical nursing skills and be able to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional groups, volunteers and the general public.

Must possess excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.

Computer familiarity helpful.  

Supports and models Legacy's preferred Employee profile.