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Registered Nurse RN - Full Time & Per Visit

Company: Hospice of the South Coast
Location: National City
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Job Description:

Now Hiring--Registered Nurses RNs!Location:------------------------------------------------------------ North San Diego CountyShifts:-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --Full Time and Per VisitReports To:----------------------------------------------------Clinical Supervisor--Job Description SummaryThe registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.-- The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.--Essential Job Functions/ResponsibilitiesPatient Care

  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs.-- Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
  • Writing and initiating plan of care
  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
  • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.-- Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.-- Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor.Communication
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given.-- Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers.-- Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  • Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.Additional Duties
  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and servicesare available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.--Position Qualifications
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.-- One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting, and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in home care.
  • Current licensure in State and CPR certification.
  • Bachelor's degree, with one (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
  • Management experience not required.-- Responsible for supervising hospice aides.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.-- Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients.---- Able to lift supplies and equipment.-- Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching.-- Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.--Call--844-200-5497 or Apply Online Today!

Keywords: Hospice of the South Coast, Fullerton , Registered Nurse RN - Full Time & Per Visit, Healthcare , National City, California

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