Hospice Nurse

Sutter County, Yuba County
Posted 03/20/2019

Job Details

Position Title RN

Locations: Marysville – CA
Description: Currently seeking Registered Nurses (RNs) who are looking to work as Independent Contractors.

We are seeking RNs that can plan, organize and direct 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.

  • Must have experience working with patients with tracheostomies and ventilators
  • Must have the ability to manage nursing care plans, educate patient and family on appropriate treatment to assist in improving and/or maintaining health
  • Assist in maintaining a safe work environment and perform all job responsibilities in a safe manner
  • Administer medications within scope of practice
  • Report changes in a patients condition promptly and appropriately to the physician/appropriate individual
  • Appropriately complete documentation for patient care
  • Mobilize resources during a crisis
  • Act as liaison between the physician, staff and patient/family by communicating with family members/physicians regarding specific patient needs, complexities or unusual findings to promote continuity of care
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changes in work environment

Job Responsibilities of RN:

Patient 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 and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

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 services are 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 inservice classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

How to Apply: Submit an online application below, and we’ll invite you to a phone interview with one of our recruiters. The phone interview will give us an idea of your skills and experience but is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about our company and expectations. After your initial phone interview, we will setup a time that works best for you so we will be able to meet with you at our NurseRegistry office.

Job Type: Per Diem

Qualifications:
Required Education: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing
Required license or certification:

  • Current California RN License
  • Current BLS Certificate
  • Current ACLS Preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • Registered nurses shall have a minimum of (a) one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse within the last three (3) years; OR have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League of Nursing and a current RN license. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Apply online, and our Recruiter will contact you shortly.

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