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RN Float Full-Time

Company: Heartlinks Hospice
Location: Richland
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - FloatJob Description Summary The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities. The registered nurse visits patients in their own home, whether that is a personal residence, assisted living, skilled nursing, adult family home, etc.Essential Job Function/ResponsibilitiesCompletes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of the nursing process.Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:Writing and initiating a plan of careRegularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needsParticipating in revising the plan of care as necessaryUses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosisDevelops 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 needs.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 Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.Position QualificationsRegistered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.Maintains a current CPR certification.Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.Minimum of two years experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.Demonstrates excellent observation, problem-solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.Shows the ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.The work schedule is from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This position will float to cover needs throughout Benton County. Excellent pay and benefits (medical is paid by the employer), vision, and dental.Heartlinks Hospice is an equal opportunity employer.

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