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Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospice Nurse – Healthcare in Salem, OR at Harbor Light Hospice

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

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Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospice Nurse – Healthcare



We are seeking an experienced  Hospice Registered Nurse to join our team. In this role, the Hospice Registered Nurse is responsible for the coordination and delivery of nursing care to patients and families.

Responsibilities include physical assessments and clinical interventions within the Registered Nurse scope of practice and coordination of care with the interdisciplinary team.

Job Responsibilities

As a Hospice Registered Nurse you will participate as a member of the IDG, actively coordinating all aspects of the patient’s hospice care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice. You will participate in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments, developing and evaluating the plan of care and contributing to patient and family counseling and education. In this role, you will perform comprehensive physical assessments on assigned patients and provide direct care and nursing intervention as dictated by physician order, patient need and the Plan of Care. You will perform the admission process of program presentation, consents, benefit election and initiate the comprehensive assessment and Plan of Care in coordination with the IDG. You will also supervise the services / care performed by the hospice aide/ certified nursing assistant. You will provide and document appropriate patient/ family / caregiver teaching and instructions. You will also coordinate all patient care activities including ordering/obtaining pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment and supplies.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Recording clinical findings and services in the medical record
  • Initiating and completing all paperwork required for patient admission certification and re-certification
  • Communicating with all disciplines relative to patient/family care and needs
  • Participate in Quality Assessment / Performance Improvement activities
  • Attend and participate in continuing education in-service activities

Job Requirements


Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospice Nurse – Healthcare



As a Hospice Registered Nurse, you must have at least 2 years patient care experience with an active unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice. You must have experience in a medical – surgical nursing, home health or hospice environment. Experience with a long term care setting is preferred. We are looking for a compassionate Nurse that is willing and available to work flexible days, hours and on-call schedule.

Additional requirements will include:

  • Graduate of a School of Nursing; Registered License in the state
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with the Hospice philosophy and regulations
  • The ability to perform the physical aspects of the job; bending, stooping, lifting at least 25 lbs. safely
       


Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospice Nurse – Healthcare


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