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382304 - RN- Hospice Home Care- Oakland County- Full Time Days

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Southfield
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:



General Summary:


  • Works under the supervision of the hospice manager and Vice President.
  • In the absence of the hospice Manager would assume those responsibilities as assigned.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assesses and identifies patient needs in accordance with the hospice concept of care.
    • Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to provide complete patient/family care.
    • Maintains the continuity of care by ensuring that patient needs are met.
    • Nursing equipment, laptop, supplies and forms necessary to provide quality patient care.
    • Use of protective equipment as needed for standard precautions.
    • Completes home visits, providing accurate and timely assessments of the family/patient enabling identification of needs.
    • Formulates and implements the individual plan of care with the medical director and Interdisciplinary Team based on the patient/family assessment and hospice standards of care.
    • Manages discomfort and provides symptom relief.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the interventions through regular monitoring, observations and reassessment of the patient/family situation.
    • Makes revisions as needed.
    • Monitors the quality of care provided for the patient through participation in quarterly monitors according to the Quality Assurance Plan.
    • Participates in the orientation of employees in relation to the function of hospice nurse.
    • Displays sensitivity in discussing the reality of impending death and hospice care with patients, families, physicians and community groups.
    • Documentation in the patient medical record is concise, timely, objective information which impacts patient care.
    • Assumes the duties of the hospice manager in his/her absence as assigned.
    • Monitors the patient care activity of the home health aide and the family's private care giver; registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and sitters.
    • Reports discrepancies to the hospice manager immediately. Involves the family in the plan of care, providing the family with insight into the patient's needs while concurrently understanding the family's needs.
    • Prioritizes the needs of the patient/family and meets those needs in a timely fashion.
    • Displays judgment and decision making skills by having patient/family needs met to prevent unnecessary use of on-call service for non emergent problems.


      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

      • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
      • Must maintain current Michigan licensure as a Registered Nurse.
      • Hospice certification preferred.
      • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.
      • A working knowledge of current pain and symptom management, and experience appropriate to the needs of hospice patients and their families is preferred.

        *Position will work five, 8 hour day shifts (includes every other Satruday) and 1 weekday on-call per week.





Keywords: Henry Ford Health System, Southfield , 382304 - RN- Hospice Home Care- Oakland County- Full Time Days, Healthcare , Southfield, Michigan

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