RN Visit Nurse - Hospice ($10K sign on bonus)

Subspecialty: Home Healthcare

Posted: 9/4/2019

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Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Description: RN Visit Nurse - Hospice ($10K sign on bonus)

- Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
- Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.
- Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.
- Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service
- Delivers quality care consistent with Hospice Conditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes
- Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.
- Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.
- Responsible for looking at the individual needs of each hospice order/referral and determining eligibility for hospice services and appropriate level of care.
- Assist with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Hospice’s program of care
- Responsible for coordinating the patient care team in providing quality, cost effective patient care in the hospice environment
- Promotes the provision of comfort care to the dying as an active, desirable, and integral component of nursing care in the home.
- Uses scientifically based standardized tools to assess symptoms (eg., pain, dyspnea, constipation, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, and altered cognition) that are expected by patients at the end of life.
- Collaborates effectively with patients, families, and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop an individualized plan of care to attain specific goals and outcomes.
- Utilizes effective teaching and learning strategies when providing hospice education for patients, families, colleagues, and community.
- Coordinates regular scheduled intermittent visits to patient’s home environment, coordinates level of care changes when appropriate to pain/symptom management, assesses and implements increased frequency of visits when condition warrants.

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:

- Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as a Registered Nurse.

- Minimum 1 year recent clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, or long care nursing.
- Has experience in or demonstrates knowledge of nursing care for patients with life-limiting illness.

- Valid license as a Registered Nurse
- Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.
- Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement.
- Computer skills necessary.
- Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification included completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Management philosophy, skills, tools, and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.

- Skills in coping with family's emotional stress.
- Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
- Computer/keyboard proficiency.

Preferred or Specialized:

- Masters education in health related field.
- BSN or BS in health related field.

- Previous home care or hospice experience.

- CHPN preferred.

Job reference: Requisition ID 2019-57305

Benefits: Full Time benefits

How to Apply: https://careers-unitypoint.icims.com/jobs/57305/rn-visit-nurse---hospice-񚺺k-sign-on-bonus/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300&mode=job&iis=native&iisn=aaccn+moveo&utm_campaign=fy19_uph_ta_urgentneeds_cedarrapids&utm_medium=job_posting&utm_source=aaccn&utm_content=hospice-rn

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