Hospice RN - FT
Company: Brookdale Hospice
Posted on: June 10, 2021
Overview: FT Hospice RN position working 7 days on/7 days off,
covering call during the weekday evenings and every other
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
• Voluntary STD and LTD Responsibilities: As primary individual
accountable for coordinating the patient centered care for the
healthcare team, is responsible for providing all services in
accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, federal, state and local
laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional
- Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessment of
patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete
physical assessment and history of current and previous
- Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of
- Assesses and evaluates patient's status by writing and
initiating plan of care, regularly re-evaluating patient and
family/caregiver needs, and participating in revising the plan of
care as necessary.
- Responsible for the planning, coordinating and delivery of
quality interdisciplinary home health care services. Compliance
with company standards and federal/state guidelines will be
maintained at all times.
- Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as
patient status and needs change.
- Uses health assessment data to determine nursing
- Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing
diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the
patient and the family in the planning process.
- Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
the physician in the physician's plan of care.
- Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related
- Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate
per assessment and plan.
- Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and
facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and
optional comfort care.
- Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical
Director/Director of Professional Services or the Clinical
Supervisor/Assistant Director of Professional Services and assumes
responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned
- Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical
notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records
pain/symptom management changes and outcomes as appropriate.
- Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs
and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physicians' orders as required.
- Communicates with community health related persons to
coordinate the care plan.
- Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques
as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as
ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities
for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works
in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Minimum
of one (1) year experience as a professional nurse. Bachelor's
degree in Nursing preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special
Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice
professional nursing in the State. Must be a licensed driver with
an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or
Organization requirements and is in good working order.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions
within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve
moderately complex problems based on precedent, example,
reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a
thorough understanding of the organization and work environment.
Has working knowledge of the healthcare industry. Ability to
effectively manage time, tasks and projects in a dynamic
environment is required. Effective written and oral communication
skills and human relation skills are essential. Has excellent
observation, good nursing judgment and communication skills.
Understands principles of pain/symptom management. Must be able to
function in a stressful work environment. Ability to market and
deal tactfully with customers and the community. Has excellent
observation, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to
learn the hospice business, governmental regulations and CHAP
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
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