The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit.
Adheres to infection prevention guidelines
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status
Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in Peer Review
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient
Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes safe administration of medications
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling
Department Specific Competencies
Adheres to the telecommuting policy and obtains approval prior to using
Adheres to annual I will statements.
Completes "HIS" documentation on admission and discharge from hospice.
Complies with all Medicare regulations governing Hospice.
Attends weekly IDG meetings, monthly staff meetings and hospice in-services.
Administers medication subcutaneously via a pump for symptom management
Recognizes signs and symptoms of the dying process and educates families on what to expect during the end of life transition.
Utilizes knowledge of medications and dosages used to treat symptoms commonly experienced during end of life.
Communicates with the appropriate interdisciplinary team members any changes in patient's condition or psychosocial status and coordinates changes in support and services to provide maximum comfort and maintain quality of life.
Updates the interdisciplinary plan of care every 2 weeks using the "PIG" format - Problem, Intervention, Goal
Participates in the monthly chart audit and peer review.
Supervises and documents the hospice aide care plan every 2 weeks.
College Diploma Nursing
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
1 Clinical experience in healthcare
License / Certification Requirements
Registered Nurse License
Drivers license, auto insurance and reliable transportation