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RN, Hospice (7 days on/7 days off-After Hours)

Company: Chapters Health Systems
Location: Okeechobee
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

It''s fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they''re doing!We''re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.Role: The Hospice RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs, utilizing the nursing process, coordinating the Plan of Care with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit. The RN utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit during times of crisis.Qualifications:Current Florida license as RN, current active single-state out-of-state nurse license, or current active multistate/compact nurse licenseMinimum one (1) year in-patient nursing or hospice experience for external candidates; for internal applicants, minimum of 6-months of LPN experience with hospice/home health within an affiliatePrevious experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) systemMobile Driver - Valid driver''s license and automobile insurance per Company policyReliable transportation to meet visit scheduleAbility to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanismsAbility to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written)Flexible schedule to meet the needs of Hospice House patientsAbility to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their familiesAbility to physically access patient rooms, other areas of the Hospice House/Hospital/ALF, etc., and any home (i.e., navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning) within any part of the service areaAbility 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 accommodationCompetencies: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 ply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and ply 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:Provides and manages direct 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.Coordinates the Plan of Care, ensuring that an individualized Plan of Care is developed that accurately reflects the patient''s evolving needs.Educates patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.Reports changes in the patient''s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.Participates with the IDG to evaluate hospice referrals/admissions for level of care appropriateness.Attends patient deaths; prepares body for transport; oversees disposal of medications.Provides appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.Presents concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respects and encourages input from all municates accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilizes positive approaches when working with others.Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members (i.e., LPNs, Hospice Aides, and contract nurses).Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Chapters Health Systems, Palm Bay , RN, Hospice (7 days on/7 days off-After Hours), Healthcare , Okeechobee, Florida

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