Registered Nurse - RN (Outpaitent Hospice) Full Time/ DON

UniverCity Staffing
Fayetteville, GA, US
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

Fayetville, Ga..

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

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