Hospice Registered Nurse - Inpatient Center

5 days left

Location
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 06, 2020
Closes
Dec 06, 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Posting Intro:

An Inpatient Hospice Nurse – RN (Registered 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 - RN believes in the importance of building relationships, and is ready to make a difference.

Being a Hospice Nurse - RN 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 RN using a combination of e-learning and hands-on training at the bedside, giving our RNs 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.

Overview:
The Hospice Nurse - RN (Registered Nurse) Inpatient Center will provide nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care. The Hospice Nurse - RN Inpatient Center will participate in the planning and coordination of care with patients and family, as well as fostering communication between families, patients, and their care teams. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care team members work and thrive in a true multi-disciplinary environment while addressing the psychosocial, spiritual and physical aspects of patient care. Join us in making a difference every day to patients and families coping with end of life illness.

Responsibilities:

*Receive patient assignments from the Director, Clinical Operations and / or Nurse Manager

*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, and all documentation is completed before leaving the IPC at the end of the shift.

*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.

Qualifications:

  1. RN (Registered Nurse) license in state(s) practicing.
  2. Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  3. Previous experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing.
  4. Willingness to serve on-call.
  5. Additional compensation provided for Hospice Certification.
  6. Must have reliable automobile, valid driver’s license, and the minimum state required liability auto insurance.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

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