Under direct supervision of Patient Care Coordinator, coordinate and implement the plan of care for each hospice patient on an as-needed basis.
Basic Job Functions:
Plan of Care
Give and demonstrate safe, individualized nursing care to selected patients and families according to patient plan of care.
Continue family/patient instruction initiated by the Triage Nurse.
Perform selected nursing procedures as assigned by the Triage Nurse according to Hospice standards of practice.
Record observations and treatments/care provided completely, accurately, legibly and concisely according to documentation procedures.
Report any changes in the condition of the patient or family situation to the Triage Nurse.
Prepare, administer, order and record medications.
Make necessary changes in the work plan to compensate for emergency situations and/or acutely ill patients.
Report significant changes in patient condition and/or treatments to the Registered nurse as they occur.
Share pertinent information with appropriate staff personnel and other health team members.
Participate in mandatory in-services.
Attend scheduled urgent care meetings.
Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor.
RN license in good standing from the State Board of Nursing.
BS or AS degree in Nursing.
One or more years of current professional hospice nursing, home health or acute care, oncology or radiation oncology experience preferred.
Must possess communication skills sufficient to interact effectively with the patient and their families, as well as all interdisciplinary caregivers, peers, subordinates, and supervisors.
Must be willing to work any assigned schedule of duty as needed.
Requires reliable transportation, current driver’s license and current auto insurance.
Must have useable knowledge in Kinnser software or be prepared to receive training
Must maintain complete confidentiality of patient records, all other confidential information received during the course of patient care (HIPAA).
Must comply with all hospice policies and professional standards.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.