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RN, Cornerstone Hospice House – 3/12's NIGHT shift

RN, Cornerstone Hospice House – 3/12's NIGHT shift

locationOrlando, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

It’s inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you’ll realize it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. We’re committed to providing outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in our success!

Role:

The RN, Hospice House is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs, utilizing the nursing process, coordinating the Plan of Care with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, current active single-state out-of-state nurse license, or current active multistate/compact nurse license
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing or hospice experience for external candidates; for internal applicants, minimum of 6-months of LPN experience with hospice/home health within an affiliate
  • Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) system 
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (verbal and written)
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of Hospice House patients
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Active BLS for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association or Red Cross. Employees hired prior to 12/31/2022 must obtain certificate prior to 3/31/2023
  • Intermittent Driver – Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per Company policy. Ability to travel off-site to meet business needs

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides and manages direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinates the Plan of Care, ensuring that an individualized Plan of Care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Educates patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Reports changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Participates with the IDG to evaluatehospice referrals/admissions for level of care appropriateness.
  • Attends patient deaths; prepares body for transport; oversees disposal of medications.
  • Provides appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Presents concise and pertinent verbal and written reports to IDG; respects and encourages input from all disciplines.
  • Communicates accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilizes positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members (i.e., LPNs, Hospice Aides, and contract nurses).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Some locations may require:

  • Cross training to field (home/facility/admission) positions of equal licensure/certification and scope when hospice house census calls for flexible staffing.

Physical Demands for Post Offer/Pre-Placement (The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.):

While performing the duties of this job, the following abilities are required:  see; hear; talk; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel.

Frequently required to:  stand; sit; reach with hands/arms; lift; bend; balance.

Occasionally required to:  pull; push; stoop/crouch; kneel; climb stairs.

This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.