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Hospice Nurse

Company: Ascension at Home
Location: Southfield
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Reverence Home Health & Hospice, an Ascension at Home company, has an immediate need for a Weekend PRN Hospice Registered Nurse (RN). This position is responsible for evaluation, referrals and coordinating patient/family needs. Under physician orders, the Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/family unit. The RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills for caring for the patient/family unit, in collaboration with the hospice team members. Provides direct care as indicated and reports to appropriate hospice team members. Responsibilities Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.
  • Document clinical findings clearly and in a concise manner while maintaining the patient clinical record according to practice standards.
  • Perform comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients and families, and develop initial treatment plan, modifying as appropriate with interdisciplinary team focus. Educate the patient and family regarding terminal care.
  • Identify actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal/compliance issues and initiates appropriate intervention or referral. Updates the attending physician/IDT about changes in the patient's condition and/or plan of care.
  • Coordinate care with contracted facilities, discuss and initiate the written plan of care, and attend care conferences as scheduled.
  • Evaluates services provide by the Hospice Aide every two weeks.
  • Maintain productivity standards.
  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.
  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.
  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities. Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.
  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.
  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.
  • Promote agency by always putting the patient first.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems. Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Education/Licensing/Certification:
    Graduate of accredited school of nursing.BSN preferred.Current State Nursing License.Possess valid driver's license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.--Experience:
    Two (2) years recent clinical experience with preferred experience in the care of terminally ill patients and their families. --Knowledge and Skills:
    Able to fulfill on-call requirements with immediate 24/7 availability when Internal ID: 2018-17118PandoLogic. Keywords: Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, Location: Southfield, MI - 48075

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