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

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

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Job Description

We currently have a PRN Hospice RN position open.  As a Hospice Registered Nurse you will participate in providing an end of life experience for your patients that focuses on comfort and dignity.  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 IDG.  You will participate as a member of the IDG, actively coordinating all aspects of the patient's hospice care, in accordance with the 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.  You will also supervise the services/care performed by the hospice aide/CNA.  You will provide and document appropriate patient/family/caregiver teaching and instructions.  You will also coordinate all patient activities including ordering/obtaining pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment and supplies.

Additional responsibilities include:

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

Job Requirements

  • Unrestricted RN license in the State of Oregon
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Minimum experience of 2 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing
  • Familiarity with the Hospice philosophy and regulations
  • Must have reliable transportation, auto insurance and current state driver's license


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