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 on direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.
-Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patients 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 care, Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs, and Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
-Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status needs change
-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.
-Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem
solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
-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.
-Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance
with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.