05 Apr
RN Hospice Unit
Ohio, Akron , 44333 Akron USA

This position is to work 3 - 12 hour shifts, 7pm - 7:30am, withweekend and holiday rotation locatedin the Hospice Care Center in Fairlawn, OH.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs accurate and complete admission assessments and reassessments within specified time frame.
  • Assesses patient for safety risks, abuse and neglect.
  • Assesses and documents patient’s pain using appropriate pain scale and manages patient’s pain.
  • Prioritizes and documents patient problems based on assessed needs/problems in collaboration with patient, family and health care team.
  • Plans delivery of patient care in collaboration with other disciplines to promote wellness and facilitate the discharge planning process.
  • Delegates appropriate components of the care plan to other members of the disciplinary team.
  • Provides supervision, assessment, planning and direct patient care to hospice patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures and the plan of care established by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Administers medication and treatments safely and accurately with a focus on patient comfort.
  • Coordinates care for managing a caseload of patients.
  • Documents changes in patient condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care/interventions.
  • Evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.
  • Assesses educational needs of patients, care givers and family considering cultural issues and other special challenges.
  • Provides teaching and educational material to the patient and/or significant other concerning the following topics when applicable: diagnosis, diagnostic tests and procedures, safe and proper use of equipment, reason for and safe use of medication food/drug interactions, injury prevention, self-care and nutritional needs.
  • Serves as a preceptor for new nursing staff and provides observation visits as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • BSN preferred. Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required.

Certifications:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Ohio
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • For Hospice field staff only, Valid State Driver’s License required; per policy 8-175 thereafter
  • For Hospice field staff only, Proof of automobile insurance with $100,000/$300,000 coverage required; per policy 8-175 thereafter
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse certification preferred.

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum two years critical care and/or medical/surgical experience preferred.
  • Previous Hospice and/or oncology experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting packages, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
  • Heavy work – Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


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