Hospice Nurse - RN After Hours

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Newark, DE, US
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

A hospice nurse understands that it is the small things that matter. A warm smile and reassuring touch that shows you care. A kind word that soothes the heart and fosters a personal connection. A hospice nurse believes in the importance of building relationships, and is ready to make a difference.

Hospice nursing isn't just a job, it's a calling. Here at Seasons Hospice, nurses are at the forefront of the care we provide. We tailor our orientation program to each specific nurse using a combination of e-learning and hands-on training at the bedside, giving our nurses the education and tools they need to guide and care for our patients at one of the most critical times in their lives. The reward for doing so is immeasurable.

Consider joining the Seasons team today: where those who give, receive.

Scheduled Hours: Every other Saturday and Sunday 8a-5p


*Receive patient assignments from the Director, Clinical Operations.

*Assume responsibility for a patient/family that includes assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.

*Initiate communication with attending physicians, other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.

*Maintain regular communication with the Manager, Clinical Operations to review care.

*Maintain regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family care.

*Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.

*Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.

*Accept responsibility for coordinating the physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers, employed caregivers, or by providing direct care as appropriate.

*Instruct the patient and caregiver:

-How to administer medication and recognize side effects.

-How to perform personal care and oral hygiene.

-How to assist in lifting, moving, ambulation and exercise.

-How to prepare for the events preceding death.

*Inform the Manager, Clinical Operations of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.

*Attend the Hospice Team Meetings and other patient conferences as deemed necessary by the Manager, Clinical Operations.

*Provide appropriate support at time of death.

*Share in providing 24/7 coverage to patients and families.

*Assist in making home health aide assignments, prepares written instructions for the aide and supervises the aide in the home.

*Participate in hospice orientation and ongoing education programs.

*Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and state(s) and federal regulations pertaining to nursing services.

*Participate on committees and special projects and other related duties as assigned.


*Registered Nurse license in state(s) practicing.

*Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

*Previous experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing.

*Must have reliable automobile, valid driver's license, and the minimum state required liability auto insurance.

*Willingness to serve on-call

*Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice's philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

Company Description

Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with a mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. Founded in 1997, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is the fifth largest Hospice provider in the nation. Seasons provides high quality clinical and compassionate care to patients and families in 15 states through our 20 Medicare-certified home care clinical operations and 10 Hospice Inpatient Centers. In 2012, Seasons caregivers served more than 16,000 patients of all ages and totaling more than 1 million patient days.

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