Registered Nurse - RN (Outpaitent Hospice) Full Time/ DON
Starting Salary: $35 -$45 per hour...depends heavily on experience
Start Date: Immediate.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities : Provides direct care to patients in accordance with Medical Director orders and plan of care as an outpatient provider for Hospice Patients.
Primary Department: Hospice Outpatient Services
Reporting Relationship: Clinical Care Manager
Position Type: Full Time, or Part Time
Job Details and Essential Functions:
Triages calls from patients/families; performs or coordinates home visits as requested/needed.
Actively participates in coordination of all aspects of patients care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice
Participates in admission and ongoing patient assessments
Responsible for developing, evaluating and adjusting the patients Plan of Care (POC) as indicated
Contributes to patient and family counseling and education
Collaborates with physicians and staff regarding patients changing condition
Oversees licensed nurses and CHHAs in the delivery of patient care
Performs administrative functions relating to clinical records, care plans, QAPI, safety, infection control and mandatory abuse reporting requirements
Provides support to patients/families regarding patient care services
Responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe environment for patients/families, and a safe working environment for self and coworkers.
Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and Hospice sponsored in-service
Knowledge and Skills Required
Must have an RN License from the state of Ga.
Sensitivity to and ability to interact with various racial, religious, and ethnic cultures in the organization service area
Ability to solicit sensitive information from patients and their families/caregivers
Ability to remain calm with patients and their families/caregivers under fast paced, emotional conditions
Explain complex ideas and procedures so patients and their families/caregivers can understand the issues related to Hospice care
Knowledge of State and federal Medicare Hospice regulations desirable
Knowledge of terminal care criteria and end of life issues
Demonstrate communications and interpersonal skill
Demonstrate adaptability, organization, attention-to-detail, thoroughness, responsibility and leadership qualities
Uses independent judgment and decision-making to organize work and establish priorities
Responsible for professional demonstration of the Hospice of the Foothills mission
Providing accurate and timely records of critical events
Cooperation with the Governing Body, Executive Director, physicians, IDT members, and HOF CCH coworkers
Read, write, and communicate on a professional level
Perform multiple tasks in a timely manner
Education & Experience Required
Two years experience as an RN in Hospice, home health, community health, or oncology unit or three years experience as an RN in a Medical/surgical area (preferred)
Demonstrated competence in Hospice care delivery techniques (preferred)
Knowledge of State and Medicare Hospice regulations
Knowledge of terminal care and end-of-life issues
Participate in appropriate continuing education