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Location: lynn

Department: clinical

All Care Division:

Hours: Per Diem

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Position Summary:

RN to provide quality-nursing care to identified hospice client’s, family/caregivers in their home. The scope of nursing includes the planning, coordination, providing and documenting care for terminally ill patients from day of admission through the day of discharge. Utilizing Physician orders and professional skills, the Hospice RN develops and implements a hospice plan that meets each patient’s specific needs and is in compliance with guidelines, standards of care and Hospice policies and procedures. Care of the family/ caregiver is provided for 13 months following the death of the patient. The Hospice RN is a part of a team and is part of the rotation for admissions, weekends, holidays, evening and on call as per agency policy. There is a productivity requirement.

 

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE

All Care is committed to Service Excellence, outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of those we serve, including our patients, our referral sources, those who support our agency and each other. The agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment through a formal recognition program. At minimum, All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriate confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Case Management

  • Completes assessments according to agency policy.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care that reflects patient goals and evaluates plan of care routinely. Updates plan as needed.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess symptoms. Utilizes appropriate symptom management techniques. Educates the patient and family/ caregiver regarding symptom management.
  • Case Manager has a strong knowledge of the Hospice benefit, Conditions of Participation, Hospice Criteria (LCDs).
  • Case Manager is able to facilitate admission recertification, discharge, transfer and revocation processes.
  • Attends Hospice related events at the Agency.

            Patient Care

  • Evaluates and revises as necessary teaching plans established to assist the client and family/ caregiver to reach established goals.
  • Communicates clearly and accurately with other members of the health care team and with the client/family/ caregiver. Keeps physician informed of changes in status and plan of care.

            Professionalism

  • Complies with the Agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintains high level of clinical expertise and knowledge of Hospice benefit necessary to meet the needs of the client population.
  • Recognizes need for ongoing professional education and development within the Agency and in the community and seeks out education.                                                                                         Yes   NoAseptic Technique                               ___   ___Med. Knowledge/administration          ___   ___Pain Management/Symptom Control    ___   ___
  • Participates in Hospice Quality Improvement and Peer Review Programs.

Documentation

  • Documents client’s level of understanding and response to teaching.
  • Documents goals and outcomes outlined on the plan of care established with the client, the family, and their physician.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience, Education and Licensure

Graduate of an NLN accredited school of nursing. RN currently licensed in the state where client services are being rendered, current Driver’s License. BSN from accredited school preferred. One to two years of recent clinical experience. CHN experience preferred. Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook and Excel. Unless otherwise agreed upon by employer, employee must have a valid drivers license. Furthermore, employee shall have use of a vehicle during working times and insurance as a driver of that automobile.

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularily lift and / or move 50 pounds and frequently lift and / or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate