RN (Hospice) Monday thru Thursday Eves: 5pm-8am (PA, Lancaster) 5/7/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Title
RN (HOSPICE) MONDAY THRU THURSDAY EVES: 5PM-8AM
Position AC - Weekend Evening RN NE
Req Number NUR-20-00174
Division AseraCare Hospice
Full Time: Monday thru Thursday Eves: 5pm-8am
You're more than a Weekend Evening RN at AseraCare Hospice. With your vast experience, you know quality care and that's why we've entrusted you to join together with a team of spiritual care coordinators, social workers and counselors. That's because we know you'll go to any length for our patients during their end-of-life journeys. You'll ensure patients receive care on a variety of levels because at AseraCare Hospice, we consider the whole patient. That's why you'll participate in our interdisciplinary approach while simultaneously leading by example and setting only the highest standards. You'll engage with the patient's entire family to help them and other caregivers understand and support the process. You'll see your impact in this highly valuable role every day, as you adjust to new working environments and make a profound difference in the lives you touch. We are looking for qualified and compassionate candidates with considerable nursing experience. You are independent, flexible, a leader and ready to inspire our talented medical professionals to uphold our promise of quality care.
To provide nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care after regular business hours and/or on weekends. Supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Provides nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care after regular business hours and/or on weekends. Responds to client care issues, and refers additional care needs to the appropriate member of the inter-disciplinary team, director of clinical services and/or patient care coordinator.
When on call, initiates communication with attending physicians, other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for patients/families served while on call. Maintains regular communication with the patient care coordinator and physician to review patient care.
Receives client referrals when on call and assists with admissions process as directed by the executive director, director of clinical services and/or patient care coordinator.
Receives patient assignments from the patient care coordinator. Assumes responsibility for a patient/family that includes assessing, planning, implementing, re-evaluating and revising care as necessary. Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporates that data into the plan of care.
Maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur. Initiates and sustains, as needed, the implementation of orders for medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care. Maintains up to date On-Call log. Completes appropriate forms for all admissions.
Accepts responsibility for coordinating the physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers, or by providing direct care as appropriate.
Instructs the patient and caregiver on 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; proper diet and other instructions as ordered by physician.
Informs the director of clinical services and/or patient care coordinator of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues. Provides appropriate support at time of death. Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage to patients and families. Refers problematic issues to appropriate IDT member during on-call hours if needed.
Makes home health aide assignments, prepares written instructions for the aide and supervises the aide in the home.
Participates on committees and special projects and other related duties as assigned. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform specialized procedures, such as IV therapy, only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical background and expertise in the specialty area.
Hospice personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, Hospice personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities.
Registered nurse with a current state license
Current certification for CPR
Minimum of one (1) year general nursing experience with current Hospice, medical, surgical or critical care experience. Experience with providing pain management and IV skills preferred.
Experience in providing services to terminally ill patients.
Licensed driver with a reliable automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.
Ability to work weekday nights and weekends.
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Familiarity with policies of the hospice and state and federal regulations pertaining to nursing services including Medicare certification
Commitment to company philosophy of care.
Excellent observation, nursing judgment and communication skills.
Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families, and other employees at all levels.
Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure.
Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.
Location 6458 AseraCare Hospice - Lancaster
Facility Name AseraCare Hospice - Lancaster
City State and Zip Lancaster,PA 17601
Shift -not applicable-
Open Date 5/6/2020
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment