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Registered Nurse Hospice

Excell Home Care & Hospice Oklahoma City, OK
  • Posted: August 29, 2020
  • Full-Time
Company Description

EXCELL's mission is to provide the highest quality of genuine care for our clients and their families.

Through personalized service and coordinated assistance, Excell Home Care, Hospice and Personal Care is committed to helping individuals maintain their comfort, independence and dignity.

Based in Oklahoma City and operating in various counties throughout the state, Excell Home Care and Hospice is Medicare certified and licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Job Description

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs 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.

Patient Care

1. Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).

2. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.

3. Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:

A. Writing and initiating plan of care

B. Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

C. Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary

4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

5. 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.

6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.

7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

8. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.

9. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.

10. Acts as Case Manager and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

1. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.

2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.

3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

4. 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.

5. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.

6. Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.

7. Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.

8. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties

11. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

12. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

13. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.

14. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.

15. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.

16. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Qualifications

1. Graduate of National League for nursing accredited school of nursing.

2. Minimum of two years of experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.

3. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

4. Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.

5. Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.

6. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.

7. 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.

8. Maintains a current CPR certification.

9. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.

10. Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision

Additional Information

Full time. Paid time off. Sick paid time off. Benefits: Medical. Dental. Vision. 401K.. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Excell Home Care & Hospice

Address

Oklahoma City, OK
73116 USA

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