Summit Home Care & Hospice is in search of a professional Hospice Nurse to provide care and support to terminally ill patients. Your presence and services should bring comfort to the person who faces the end of their lives and help them reach acceptance and peace of mind.
Job Title: Hospice Nurse (RN)
Reports To: Director of Nursing
For this role, you need to be a registered nurse who sees the value of hospice care in alleviating pain and suffering. A compassionate nature and excellent interpersonal skills will make you a good candidate for this position. We expect you to be knowledgeable in caring for the terminally ill, performing tasks such as administering medication and providing emotional support.
Essential Job Functions
Collaborate with physicians and other professionals to plan care
Make frequent visits to the patient to evaluate their condition
Provide support and comfort according to individual patient’s needs
Work with caregivers to plan and execute excellent patient care
Help in administering medication
Alleviate sudden symptoms of the disease’s end phase
Notify a doctor for a patient’s condition when deemed necessary
Assist patients and their families with paperwork
Maintain accurate records
Help relatives cope with the upcoming loss and provide post-mortem support
Proven experience as hospice nurse or registered nurse
Knowledge of nursing care processes and medication guidelines/side-effects
Committed to safety precautions and high ethical standards
Sound judgement and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills and a compassionate nature
We treat all our patients, families, physicians and staff with dignity and respect. We want people to join our team who are qualified, caring, ethical, honest and professional.
If you have a passion for working with the senior population and the ability to blend healthcare and hospitality service philosophies, we would love to receive your resume.