James River Hospice is growing rapidly! If Hospice is your calling and you have experience as a Hospice nurse, we would like to talk to you. Locally owned and based in North Chesterfield, we have a rapidly growing hospice program extending throughout the Richmond area. We are seeking compassionate, caring RNs to join our growing team. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits for this position. If this interests you, please consider the job description and note the Benefits summary below. We'd be delighted to hear from you!JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Hospice Case Manager Registered Nurse provides hospice care in accordance with patients' plans of care, provides coordination amongst the clinical team supporting the hospice patient, and supervises LPNs and Hospice Aides who may be involved in supporting patients.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Patient CareCompletes 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 nursing process.Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:Writing and initiating plan of careRegularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needsParticipating in revising the plan of care as necessary *Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.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 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.CommunicationCompletes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/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.Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.Additional DutiesParticipates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes..Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activitiesQUALIFICATIONSMust be a Registered Nurse with a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of VirginiaAt least one year of hospice experience required.Graduate of an accredited nursing school.Must have a valid driver's license and a reliable car available for use during work hours.BENEFITS AVAILABLE AT JAMES RIVER HOSPICEHealth insurance, paid at 75% of cost for individual coverage for lowest cost insurance option; currently two options offered.Dental and vision insurance availableCompany paid short and long-term disability and life insurance (up to $50,000 in coverage)PTO accrues from first day on the job; PTO policy rewards longevity with increases each yearSix paid holidaysCompany provided cell phone and tabletGenerous car and travel allowances
Must be currently licensed RN in Virginia and have at least one year of Hospice experienceMust be able to consent to a background screening and drug testAll hospice team members need to have a valid driver's license and a reliable car. Current CPR also required.