Staff RN - Hospice PT Days

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2021
Home Health Nursing Therapy

Job Description

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. Core Competencies 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. Education Degree Program College Diploma Nursing Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 1 Clinical experience in healthcare Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements Registered Nurse License CPR certification Drivers license, auto insurance and reliable transportation ""