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FUNCTION

Provides nursing care to Hospice of the Upstate patients in accordance with Medicare Conditions of Participation and organizational policies following medical directives and Hospice plan of care.  This position will be managing the weekend shift including Triage, 24 hour symptom management, Admissions, Visits & Deaths.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

 

QUALFICATIONS

Two years experience in hospice care preferred.
Must have a current South Carolina license as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance at required levels.
Must have reliable transportation.
Demonstrate the ability to work well and professionally under stress with flexibility and independence.
Demonstrate the ability to manage workload 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.)

 

Responds promptly to patient/family needs after hours in a manner that promotes the quality of care expected by Hospice of the Upstate.
Documents routine visits, follow-up visits, on-call visits, and phone calls within 24 hours of the event.
Documents visits and patient/family contact in appropriate note with visit type.
Provides education, training, and support to the hospice patient/family as directed by the patient’s plan of care and as needed-understanding that patient/family educational needs will change as the patient’s disease progresses.
Communicates patient needs and changes to Hospice Medical Director, attending physician, and contracting agencies that provide services.
Develops, implements, and updates team care plans reflective of patient/family wishes and appropriate level of care.
Ensures a care plan is open for every problem identified in the assessment and include interventions.  Care plans are addressed on visits.
Ensures all guidelines are met for changes in level of care and care location.
Communicates and collaborates with Rainey Hospice House staff regarding transfers of home care patients.
Ensures continuity of care if patient is hospitalized.
Ensures medication profile remains current.
Triages calls in a manner that acknowledges emergent needs.
Reviews the clinical records and completes a physical assessment of the patient
Listens to the concerns and needs of the patient and family
Effectively communicates specifically how Hospice of the Upstate will address the expressed needs and concerns.
Determines hospice eligibility with attending physician and Hospice Medical Director.
Responsible for all paperwork related to the admission.
Responsible for any information communicated in staff meetings.
Practices within the guidelines of the appropriate Boards of Nursing.
Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
Assists other departments with a spirit of teamwork and cooperativeness
Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
Professionally represents the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
Exhibits flexibility, organization and works effectively and professionally under stress.
Demonstrates and communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the organization as the face of Hospice.
Assists in Rainey Hospice House as needed/requested
Assumes other duties as necessary.

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 growing, and seeking a full time third shift RN to serve patients and families in the Rainey Hospice House. Prior hospice experience and BSN degree a plus. If you are looking for an amazing and rewarding opportunity to serve with utmost compassion, please submit your resume. Hospice of the Upstate provides compassionate, quality care to terminally ill patients and their families, while offering leadership and community education for end-of-life.