RN Hospice House (7p-7a)
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POST DATE 8/6/2020
END DATE 8/14/2020
Chapters Health Systems
Sun City Center, FL
JOB DESCRIPTIONIt's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.
Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit
Mobile Driver - Valid driver s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing or hospice experience for external candidates; for internal applicants, minimum of 6-months of LPN experience with hospice/home health within an affiliate
Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) system required
Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
Ability to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written)
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of Hospice House patients
Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House
Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all employees:
Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
Advance electronic media skills.
Support Company research and educational activities.
Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
Coordinate the Plan of Care, insuring that an individualized Plan of Care is developed that accurately reflects the patient s evolving needs.
Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
Take verbal orders from Physicians, ARNPs and Physician s Assistants.
Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
Report changes in the patient s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
Participate with the IDG to evaluate hospice house referrals/admissions for level of care appropriateness.
Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision, when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members (i.e., LPNs, Hospice Aides, and contract nurses).
Exemplify behaviors supportive of the mission statement.
Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with supervisor, based on patient/family needs.
Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.
Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory, and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
Employ palliative care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
Perform other duties as assigned.