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12 Sep 2019

Temporary Hospice Nurse

NurseRegistry – Posted by NurseRegistry Anywhere

Job Description

We are seeking RNs that can plan, organize and direct hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

  • Must have experience working with patients with tracheostomies and ventilators
  • Must have the ability to manage nursing care plans, educate patient and family on appropriate treatment to assist in improving and/or maintaining health
  • Assist in maintaining a safe work environment and perform all job responsibilities in a safe manner
  • Administer medications within scope of practice
  • Report changes in a patients condition promptly and appropriately to the physician/appropriate individual
  • Appropriately complete documentation for patient care
  • Mobilize resources during a crisis
  • Act as liaison between the physician, staff and patient/family by communicating with family members/physicians regarding specific patient needs, complexities or unusual findings to promote continuity of care
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changes in work environment

Job Responsibilities of RN:

Patient Care

  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
  • Writing and initiating plan of care
  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
  • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  • Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
  • Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

Job Type: Per Diem

Required Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing
Required license or certification:

  • Current California RN License
  • Current BLS Certificate
  • Current ACLS Preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • Registered nurses shall have a minimum of (a) one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse within the last three (3) years; OR have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League of Nursing and a current RN license. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Locations: Marysville, Yuba County, Sutter County

Job Categories: Registered Nurse Jobs. Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 13 days.

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