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Registered Nurse - Hospice 9/8/2016

St.Vincent Anderson, IN

Company
St.Vincent
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
73989-en_US
AJE Ref #
576115304
Location
Anderson, IN
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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RN / REGISTERED NURSE - HOSPICE







St. Vincent Hospice is growing and looking for patient centered RN's to care for our patients.







POSITION SUMMARY:



This position is responsible for evaluation, referrals and coordinating patient/family needs. Under physician orders, the Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/family unit. The RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills for caring for the patient/family unit, in collaboration with the hospice team members. Provides direct care as indicated and reports to appropriate hospice team members.







Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



* Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.

* Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.

* Document clinical findings clearly and in a concise manner while maintaining the patient clinical record according to practice standards.

* Perform comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients and families, and develop initial treatment plan, modifying as appropriate with interdisciplinary team focus. Educate the patient and family regarding terminal care.

* Identify actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal/compliance issues and initiates appropriate intervention or referral. Updates the attending physician/IDT about changes in the patient's condition and/or plan of care.

* Coordinate care with contracted facilities, discuss and initiate the written plan of care, and attend care conferences as scheduled.

* Evaluates services provide by the Hospice Aide every two weeks.

* Maintain productivity standards.

* Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.

* Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.

* Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.

* Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.

* Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.



* Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.

* Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.

* Promote agency by always putting the patient first.







Minimum Qualifications:







Education/Licensing/Certification:



* RN required, BSN preferred.

* Current State Nursing License.

* Possess valid driver's license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.







Experience:



* Two (2) years recent clinical experience with preferred experience in the care of terminally ill patients and their families.







Knowledge and Skills:



* Able to fulfill shared on-call requirements with immediate 24/7 availability when assigned.











COMPANY OVERVIEW:



St. Vincent Hospice is a proud member of Ascension Health at Home, a leading provider in the delivery of compassionate patient-centered healthcare services including home health, infusion therapy and hospice.



Formed in 2014, Ascension Health at Home is a national partnership between Ascension Health and Evolution Health. The partnership includes all Ascension-affiliated home health, hospice, home infusion therapy and private duty/supportive care services.

Visit us at www.ahah.net to learn more about our organization and view all career opportunities.