RN Inpatient-Nights

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

St Augustine, FL 32086

Under the direction of the Inpatient Facility Patient Care Administrator or designee, performs a wide range of nursing activities in the various Community Hospice of Northeast Florida inpatient facilities, participating as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing end-of-life care/support for patients and families.All employees assigned this job title must be willing and able to flex their work location within and between the various Community Hospice inpatient centers at any time.

RN Days – 3 twelve hour shifts per week; every other weekend

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs skilled nursing activities so that the nurse:

•Completes assessment of patients regularly and on-going as patients’ conditions warrants. Assessments include physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living.

•Responsible for the input of patient information into the electronic medical record.

•Completes appropriate documentation in accordance with Community Hospice standards.

•Provides patient care in accordance with physician orders and patient/caregiver goals, directed by the Plan Care; provides post-mortem care per policy.

•Develops patient Plan of Care and supervises hospice aide in provision of that patient care.

•Demonstrates awareness and maintenance of Standard Precautions.

•Provides emotional support to patient/caregiver.

•Teaches patient/caregiver as appropriate to situation, plan of care.

•Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of medications, including medication administration.

•Assess patient to determine appropriateness of crisis intervention care and oversee cases daily.

•Performs Hospice Aide supervisory visit at least every 14-days to assess patient/caregiver satisfaction with Hospice Aide services. Makes an annual on-site visit to the location where the patient is receiving care in order to observe and assess each aide while he or she is performing care.

•Demonstrates competency in skills identified, maintaining completion of annual competency of these skills per organization standard.

•Contacts Community Hospice Medical Director or Associate Medical Director for pain and symptom management recommendations/orders as necessary and communicate these to patient/caregiver and attending physician (if any) for approval.

Education/Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide required skills and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

•Possession of a degree from an accredited school of nursing program, 2 (two) year Associate Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

•One (1) year Registered Nurse experience with one (1) year recent hospital medical-surgical/oncology experience preferred OR

• Five (5) years Licensed Practical Nurse experience within the past five (5) years, with one (1) year hospital medical–surgical/oncology experience

• Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the state of Florida

• Current CPR certification

• Current State of Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

We are an equal opportunity employer.We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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