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Registered Nurse Patient Care Unit (PM Shift)

Location: Hudson
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse/Patient Care Unit (PM Shift)
REPORTS TO: Inpatient Coordinator/ Director of Nursing Services
Shift: 6:45pm - 7:15am

Provide direct patient care and supervise care provided in the patient care unit setting

Current NC license as a registered nurse
Nursing experience required
Active patient contact or completion of a nursing refresher course within the past 3 years
CPR certification
Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Willingness to work with patients/families regardless of race, color, creed, age or sexual orientation. Must respect their beliefs and philosophy with an attitude of openness and receptiveness
Initial And Ongoing:
Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training program
Complete Hospice orientation program
Obtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-service
Attend minimum of six staff meetings per year
Attend assigned team meetings every two weeks
Maintain CPR certification
Adhere to strict confidentiality
Adhere to safety policy and practices
Complete employee time record accurately per policy
Cooperate with all government agencies and outside auditors
Assist with updating policies and procedures, as appropriate
Complete annual TB screening
Assure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept current
Maintain up-to-date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedure
Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
Conduct admission assessments
Establish plan of care for new patients in coordination with interdisciplinary team
Follow and update plan of care established by the interdisciplinary team with goals defined by the patient/family and the hospice team
Assure nursing services (treatment of symptoms, preventive measures, etc.) are provided according to the plan of care, as indicated
Make assignments and supervise patient care provided by volunteers and staff members
Continually reassess patient needs, making changes in plan of care as indicated
Notify physician and appropriate staff members of change in patient condition
Make referrals to other services as needed in coordination with social worker
Provide patient/family with information concerning the disease process, the dying process, the regimen of treatment, and alternative methods of care
Respond to questions honestly and realistically
Help the patient/family to make informed choices
Promote independence and responsibility throughout the course of the disease
Actively listen to patient and family concerns
Support individual coping mechanisms
Provide services at the time of death
Notify staff of patient death in accordance with policy
Assure medications are administered accurately, on a timely basis and in accordance with physician's orders
Respond promptly to all emergency situations
Maintain constant vigilance over patients, insuring necessary safety precautions are taken
Follow all infection control procedures
Supervise nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, and volunteers on duty
Assure facility is secured per safety policies and procedures after hours and on weekends
Assure facility environment is appropriate to promote privacy and solace for all patients
Assure patient/facility laundry is appropriately cleaned and restocked

Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contact
Visual acuity to read chart and physician's orders
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
Manual dexterity to establish IV sites, manipulate tubing, and other patient care supplies
With assistance, ability to lift and support an average of 150 pounds
Ability to sit as required to perform duties
Ability to pull/push, and bend frequently
Ability to squat, kneel, climb, and balance

Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and state driver's license (if driving while on duty)



Keywords: CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE INC, Gastonia , Registered Nurse Patient Care Unit (PM Shift), Healthcare , Hudson, North Carolina

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