Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. is opening a 10 bed hospice unit with a dedicated 24/7 hospice team. The Cornerstone Hospice Care Center will be located at Health Central Hospital campus in Orlando, FL. We are seeking experienced and professional Registered Nurses to join our hospice care team full-time in assisting hospice patients and families in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort.
SCHEDULE: 3 twelve hours shifts; 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, with every other weekend rotation
Demonstrates experience and ability to oversee hospice house functions on his/her assigned shift. Acknowledges dimensions and limitations of charge position and opportunities to utilize supervisory assistance.
Provides services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills, in accordance with the physician orders. Demonstrates competency in all skills required for the agency, including, but not limited to, venipunctures, wound care, infusion therapy, medication administration, infusion therapy device care, and aseptic technique.
Assesses the patient's continual care needs and collaborates with Hospice House Manager, RTM, or Patient Care Supervisor and team members regarding patient's plan of care. Attends and participates in IDT process. Documents nursing assessments, nurses’ notes, medications records, addressing problems in the plan of care or/either rationale for not doing so.
Follows physicians’ orders when initiating medical and palliative nursing procedures as appropriate to the patient's care and safety. Makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated by the patient's needs or documents rationale for not doing so.
Observes signs and symptoms and reports to physician and/or other appropriate health professional as often as needed, or upon changes in the patient's condition.
Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient and family regarding nursing procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient's condition. Utilizes agency educational material as appropriate.
Supervises the LPN and teaches the nursing assistant where applicable. Assesses the patient's need for personal care, activities of daily living and revises the plan of care as appropriate. Communicates the plan of care assignments to the assistant and reviews assistant’s documentation of care as necessary.
Responsible for following all policies and procedures of hospice and regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, documentation, ordering, storage and record keeping of controlled medications.
Verbalizes and exhibits knowledge of dealing with patients and families including, but not limited to education, patient age specific behaviors, and dealing with the difficult patient and families.
Adheres to agency infection control, management of hospice house hazardous waste and linen/laundry services.
Participates in safety drills, including education, reporting, and practice implementation specific to job position.
Valid Florida RN license.
Minimum of one-year clinical experience.
Current CPR (BLS) certification.
Valid Florida driver's license and required auto liability insurance.
Full Benefits package
403(b) plan match
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Tuition Reimbursement program
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