Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice (Full Time)

  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  • Uvalde, TX
  • Aug 25, 2021
PRN Home Health Nursing

Job Description

Responds to the physical, mental, social and emotional needs of terminally ill patients and their families by providing direct and indirect patient care in their home. Performs general nursing duties with appropriate supervision. Reports to Hospice Administrator. Non-Exempt position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs Registered Nurse duties within the RN scope of practice. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process. Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by writing and initiating plan of care, regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs, revising the plan of care as necessary. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. 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. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related matters. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care. Acts as Case Manager and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.  Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self care techniques as appropriate. Provides instructions for medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician. Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the other hospice interdisciplinary group members. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings. Participates in all on-call duties. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required. Assumes responsibility for personnel growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional  knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments. Actively participates in quality management programs. Requirements POSITION REQUIREMENTS   Minimum Education Current Texas Registered Nurse Licensure required. Current BLS for healthcare professionals required. One year RN experience required. One year hospice experience preferred. Valid state driver’s license, current automobile insurance and reliable automobile required.   Required Skills Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service. Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Basic computer knowledge required, including Microsoft Office and Outlook. Ability to use standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.). FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.  Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary. Lifting Requirements Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis. Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties. Summary Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!   UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.  Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years. 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission. International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years. Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.   Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.   Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.   Benefits for Full Time Employees Include: Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Leave Retirement Plans including matching 403(b) and 457(b) plans Health Insurance Dental Insurance Employer Paid Life Insurance Short Term Disability Wellness Program Additional Information Department: Hospice

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PRN