Home Hospice Registered Nurse

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Mar 13, 2018
Specialty
Home Health, Hospice
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Registered NurseHospice Air Center

Job Description
The Registered Nurse II-Home Hospice, with the collaboration of physician and healthcare team, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a care plan for home hospice patient care.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing.

    Licenses/Certifications: Current, unrestricted State of Texas license/permit to practice professional nursing required.  Certified in Basic Life Support required.

    Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
  • Minimum of one (1) or more years of nursing experience, preferably in a hospice or home health setting.
  • Ability to travel to patient homes and in-patient facilities as assigned.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring One Memorial Hermann.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Delivers appropriate care to hospice patients in a home setting, at a competent level, according to the RN skills inventory and the age and needs of the patient/population served.
  • Assess hospice patients to identify the physical, psycho social, and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case conference, team report, and evaluations.
  • Coordinates the planning for delivery of nursing care with a multidisciplinary team and administers appropriate clinical decisions in the delivery of patient care. Provide clinical directions to the Hospice CNA/LVN to ensure quality and continuity of service provided.
  • Collaborates and directs healthcare team in attainment of positive outcomes based on data, research, evidence and professional standards of care. Meets treatment goals; develops/implements discharge and/or transfer plans; evaluates the quality of patient care and contributes to the revision of standards of care.
  • Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, and desired client-centered outcomes.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.