Chapters Health

  • RN Hospice House Per Diem (7p-7a)

    Job Locations US-FL-Sun City Center
    Job ID
    2018-2081
    Department
    Hidden (24714)
    Type
    SSP/Per Diem
  • Overview

    Role:

    The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

     

    Qualifications:

    • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida
    • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
    • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
    • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
    • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
    • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
    • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
      • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

     

    Competencies:

    • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

     

    Responsibilities of all employees:

    • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
    • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
    • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
    • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
    • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
    • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
    • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
    • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
    • Advance electronic media skills.
    • Support Company research and educational activities.
    • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
    • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    Clinical

    • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
    • Provide direct nursing care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
    • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
    • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
    • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
    • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
    • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
    • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial           staff.
    • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

     

    Administrative

    • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
    • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
    • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
    • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
    • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
    • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
    • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
    • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

     

    Professional Development

    • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
    • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

     

    Financial

    • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
    • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

     

    Other

    • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

     

    Responsibilities

    Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida

    • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
    • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
    • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
    • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
    • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
    • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
      • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Qualifications

    Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida

    • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
    • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
    • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
    • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
    • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
    • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
      • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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