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FUNCTION

Provides nursing care to Hospice of the Upstate patients in accordance to Medicare Conditions of Participation and organizational policies following medical directives and Hospice plan of care

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under minimal supervision while ensuring quality health care.  Reports to the Home Care Patient Care Coordinator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The RN will provide supervision to Hospice Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses with jointly assigned patients.

QUALFICATIONS

Must have a current South Carolina license as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Must have reliable transportation.
Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and work indendently.
Demonstrate the ability to manage work load and schedule effectively and efficiently.
Must be empathetic and have the ability to relate well to patients, families, and members of the Hospice of the Upstate care team.
Understands and embraces the hospice philosophy.
RESPONSIBILITIES

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.)

Completes and documents the initial nursing assessment within 48 hours of admission. (E)
Develops and implements the patient specific plan of care.
Routine visits, follow-up visits, on-call visits, and phone calls will be documented within 24 hours of event.(E)
Schedules weekly visits with each assigned patient in accordance with the ordered visit frequency and communicates date and time with patient/family.  If the nurse has a change in schedule, patient/family is notified prior to the date and time scheduled.(E)
Provides education, training, and support to the hospice patient/family as directed by the patient’s plan of care.(E)
Ensures that patient status is correct and entered into record after bi-weekly interdisciplinary team meeting.
Communicates patient needs and changes with Hospice Medical Director, attending physician, and contracting agencies that provide services.
Develops, implements, and updates team care plans that reflect patient/family wishes and appropriate level of care.(E)
Ensures all guidelines are met for changes in level of care and care location.
Communicates and collaborates with the Rainey Hospice House staff with home care patient transfer.
Ensures continuity of care if patient is hospitalized.
Ensures medication profile remains current.
Completes Hospice Aide care plan and updates as patient condition warrants.  Conducts and documents aide supervision at least every 14 days.
Attends agency staff meetings, department staff meetings, educational offerings, and other offered hospice events.
Practices within the guidelines of the appropriate Boards of Nursing.
Participates in the monthly on-call schedule to provide 24 hour coverage. (E)
Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
Assists other departments with a spirit of team work and cooperativeness
Ensure the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress.
Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics, and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice.
Assumes other duties as necessary.

Hospice of the Upstate is seeking motivated, Certified Nurse Assistants to care for terminally ill patients in the Rainey Hospice House. The hospice aide is a member an interdisciplinary team and works under the supervision of a registered nurse. Hospice aides are responsible for meeting personal care needs, promoting comfort, maintaining safety, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing light housekeeping duties.

Must be a Certified Nurse Assistant, flexible and responsive in a timely manner, possess excellent communication skills, the ability to travel, a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and automobile insurance.

Hospice of the Upstate is seeking motivated, Certified Nurse Assistants to care for terminally ill patients in the home. The hospice aide is a member an interdisciplinary team and works under the supervision of a registered nurse. Hospice aides are responsible for meeting personal care needs, promoting comfort, maintaining safety, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing light housekeeping duties.

Must be a Certified Nurse Assistant, flexible and responsive in a timely manner, possess excellent communication skills, the ability to travel, a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and automobile insurance.

FUNCTION

Provide end of life education to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, physician offices and the general community. Represent Hospice of the Upstate at assigned committee meetings and participate in employee health fairs.
Interviews newly referred patients and or family, reviews the clinical records and completes a physical assessment of the patient. The RN Specialist listens to the concerns and needs of the patient and family and then effectively communicates specifically how Hospice of the Upstate will address the expressed needs/concerns. The hospice eligibility is determined in collaboration with the attending physician and the hospice medical director. If appropriate for admission, hospice informed consents are explained as well as the patient’s bill of rights and appropriate signatures are obtained.
Marketing visits referral sources to market Hospice of the Upstate if assigned or opportunity presents.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.)

 

Provide end of life education to skilled nursing facilities,
assisted nursing facilities, physician offices and the community.
Represent the organization on assigned committees or health fairs as needed.
Listens to the needs and concerns of the newly referred patient and family.
Present/Explain the Hospice of the Upstate program (Home Care vs. Hospice House).
Collaboratively determine hospice eligibility and appropriate level of care with the attending physician and the hospice medical director.
Explain the hospice program and obtain informed consents for enrollment into the HOTU program.
Complete admissions per Hospice of the Upstate guidelines, policy and procedure.
Participate in the weekend rotation and on-call to provide admission coverage for the weekends
Attend mandatory in-services.
Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Business Development
Completes all admission documentation by end of business day each day
Provides a detailed report to Hospice Home Care or Hospice House Charge Nurse for hand off communication.

FUNCTION

The primary function of this position is the preparation of meals, delivering/retrieving trays, storing foods and cleaning kitchen area.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Dietary Team Leader

Assistant Dietary Team Leader

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

(These tasks are illustrative only, to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with meal preparation, including cooking
  • Assist staff with preparation of food trays
  • Assist staff with delivering food trays to patient’s rooms
  • Assist staff with removing food trays from rooms
  • Ensure all dishes have been cleaned and put away per state regulations
  • Ensure all foods are tightly sealed and properly labeled before placing in refrigerator
  • Ensure all counter tops are cleaned
  • Clean equipment as assigned
  • Follow cleaning list to include dining room (as posted)
  • Miscellaneous duties assigned within kitchen.
  • Unload trucks when they arrive; break boxes down and discard them in their proper place.
  • Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following HIPAA –HITECH guidelines.
  • Assures that employees maintain the integrity of all forms of patient information including but not limited to electronic personal health information
  • Assures that there are no attempts to access more than the minimum necessary information to complete his/her job
  • Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress
  • Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust
  • Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice
  • Assumes other duties as necessary

ACCOUNTABILITY EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Attend Remembrance Services
  • Professional/personal growth as evidenced by attending available workshops/seminars related to area of profession
  • Provide evidence of individual focus on wellness
  • Communicates clearly with fellow employees and supervisor
  • Ensure the protection of patient and employee information by following HIPAA–HITECH guidelines
  • Assure that employees maintain the integrity of all forms of patient information including but not limited to electronic personal health information
  • Assures that there are no attempts to access more than the minimum necessary information to complete his/her job
  • Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress
  • Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
  • Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must have cooking skills
  2. Must be responsible; accept supervision
  3. Must be able to take initiative, manage time wisely
  4. Able to communicate verbally and in writing, work cooperatively with team and member staff
  5. Able to work successfully with varied groups of people
  6. ServSafe certification preferred

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Commercial kitchen equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

May be required to climb steps, stoop, bend or lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to communicate compassionately with patients, families and the general public.