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General Information


Job title: Per Diem Hospice Visiting RN (Weekend/On Call)
Job location: Westminster, CO 80021 United States
Requisition code: #96
Date posted: 09/10/12
Job type: Part-Time
Compensation: Attractive Compensation

Job Classification

Job Category:Hospice Nurse
Registered Nurse

Job Description

Job description:
Job Description Summary

The per diem Hospice Visiting RN reports to the Clinical Supervisor and plans, organizes and directs home care services 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 individuals and families within their homes and communities.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Patient Care
1. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
2. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
3. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
5. Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
8. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.
9. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
10. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every 60 days.
2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports any changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physician's orders as required.
3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

Additional Duties
1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
3. Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every two (2) weeks.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Position Qualifications

1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting.
2. Current licensure in state, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
3. Bachelor's degree, with one (1) year of home health care experience preferred.
4. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides.
5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
6. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
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