Job Title: Hospice RN Admissions Nurse – Newport News, VA
Job Announcement Number: 20234204
Completes an initial/comprehensive assessment of the patient/family to determine hospice needs which includes a history of current and previous illness(es), as well as a physical assessment of the patient, with emphasis on the management of pain and other symptoms.
Completes ongoing assessments of the patient’s physical status and the psychosocial status of the patient/family.
Initiates and develops a plan of care in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the patient/family and the attending physician.
Makes necessary revisions to the IDG plan of care as the patient’s/family’s status and needs change.
Primarily responsible for the coordination of care among IDG members and other healthcare providers external to the IDG, to ensure the continuous assessment of the patient/family needs, as well as the implementation of the IDG plan of care to guide the delivery of services and achieve the goals of hospice care.
Evaluates and coordinates the need for services provided to the patient/family in accordance with the IDG plan of care.
Facilitates the consideration of another level of care (i.e. inpatient, respite, continuous care) when indicated by the patient’s/family’s status/needs.
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with nursing standards of practice.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Work is normally performed in the patient’s home and/or inpatient setting such as a hospital or nursing home.
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and/or non-latex gloves).
Able to constantly travel locally from assignment to assignment.
Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist patients with standing, walking and transferring.
Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time.
Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
Visual acuity, dexterity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
Able to frequently work on-call hours and evening, night and weekend hours as needed.
Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Licensed to practice as a RN in the state in which employed. License is active and in good standing.
Twelve (12) months of accumulated experience as a registered nurse within the last five (5) years or, if no experience within the last five (5) years, evidence of current (within the last 12 months) clinical knowledge as deemed appropriate by the DHCS.
If a new graduate, 1200 verified hours of employment as a graduate or registered nurse within the last twelve (12) months or evidence of completion of a company-approved Preceptor Program.
If a state standard exists that is higher than these education/experience requirements, the state standard supersedes these qualifications
One (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
Able to provide proof of valid driver’s license if applicable.
Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving vehicle.
Locally Owned and Operated
Free Education Courses
Flexible Assignment to fit your Needs
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Paid Time Off
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