RN-Admissions-Hospice: Nashville, TN


Posted Under: Franklin, Tennessee jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 37069
Posted On: 2020-02-15

RN - REGISTERED NURSE - ADMISSIONS - HOSPICE JOB SUMMARY: A Registered Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Director/Nursing Supervisor. Primary functions are to administer skilled nursing care for clients of all ages in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family and referring agency; and assumes the responsibility for coordination of care. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing. Two years experience as an Registered Nurse in a clinical care setting preferred, hospice or home health required. Current State Drivers license. Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Specialized skills preferred in palliation and end-of-life. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Provides services in accordance with the plan of care. Makes the initial evaluation visit and regularly reevaluates the patients nursing needs. Initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions. Provides those services requiring substantial specialized nursing skills. Initiates appropriate preventive and nursing procedures. Prepares clinical and progress notes for each patient visit and summaries of care conferences on his/her patients in a timely manner as per Agency policy. Coordinates services. Informs personnel of changes in the condition and needs of the patient. Counsels with the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Participates in and presents in-service programs. Processes orders and notifies physician of patient needs and changes in condition. Completes comprehensive assessments within forty-eight (48) hours. Completes certification/recertification orders as specified in policy. Implements and documents in nursing notes actions/interventions as outlined in the plan of care. Determines the amount and type of nursing needed for the patient. Initiates individualized care plans based on admission assessment and physician orders according to Agency policy. Involves the patient/family in developing the plan of care. Reviews, evaluates and updates the care plan based upon assessments. Prepares discharge summaries which reflect the care provided and outcomes. Refers to PT, OT, SLP and MSW those patients requiring their specialized skills. Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel. Provides appropriate information regarding the patient to other agencies/individuals involved in the patient's care. Directs and supervises performance of LPN as specified, and reports findings as appropriate. Supervises Home Health Aides' work every fourteen days, either in the presence of or absence of the HHA, and completes supervisory visit form. Participates in after hour on-call duty as assigned. Provides total patient care as needed. Annual Compliance Training completed WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes. JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Supervised by: Director/Nursing Supervisor Workers Supervised: Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Health Aide

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