Registered Nurse (Hospice)
Company: Freedom Home Health and Hospice Care
Posted on: February 12, 2024
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The 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
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1.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
2.Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of
3.Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
A.Writing and initiating plan of care
B.Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
C.Participating in revising the plan of care as
necessary4.Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions
as patient status and needs change.
5.Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
6.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.
7.Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
the physician in the physician's plan of care.
8.Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related
9.Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate
per assessment and plan.
10.Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and
facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and
optional comfort care.
11.Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and
assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned
1.Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical
notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records
pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
2.Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physicians' orders as required.
3.Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate
the care plan.
4.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.
5.Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
6.Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members
in providing continuity of care.
7.Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice
interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient
8.Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.
1.Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call
2.Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
3.Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities
4.Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and
maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills
through attendance and participation in continuing education and
5.Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case
assignments.6.Actively participates in quality assessment
performance improvement teams and activities.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS1.Graduate of National League of Nursing
accredited school of nursing.
2.Current licensure in State and CPR certification.
3.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.
4.Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising
5.Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills,
problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per
6.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
7.Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in
accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good
Willing to hire H-1B Visa workers and assist with housing.
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