RN, Registered Nurse Hospice PRN 8/30/2016
Lake Charles, LA
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Description
Is a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Provides skilled nursing assessments, planning and interventions for terminally ill adults and children. Rotates on-call. Nursing services are based on initial and ongoing assessment of the patient's needs and are provided in accordance with the IDT's Plan of Care. Assumes primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload. Supports the patient's unique spiritual and cultural beliefs in an effort to maintain the patient's dignity.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Minimum of one (1) year clinical nursing experience with home care experience preferred or as per state regulations.
Licensed to practice as an RN in the State of Louisiana or in accordance with the requirements for multi-state licensing, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). CPR Certification. Current Louisiana driver's license, current automobile liability insurance and adequate transportation.
Well-developed and effective time management skills; effective communication skills (verbal and written); legible handwriting; critical thinking skills; professional appearance and conduct; operation of equipment over performance of procedures; medical--surgical nursing skills; be able to practice independently; strong assessment skills; teaching ability; flexibility; map reading. Computer literacy preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
When in the corporate office, works in offices, which are clean, well lit, and air-conditioned. Work may also involve exposure to pleasant and unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements. May involve exposure to a variety of components that are potentially hazardous or harmful and requires precautions for protection from injury or illness. May occasionally involve exposure to harsh weather and hazardous driving conditions.
Must be knowledgeable of applicable Agency policies, procedures, and organizational structure; must adhere to the policy on Code of Ethical Behavior and our Compliance Plan; must work well with all levels of Associates; must be able to remain calm in the face of irate Clients; and most importantly, must DEMONSTRATE THE CORE VALUES AT ALL TIME.