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Registered Nurse Home Care

Company: CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE INC
Location: Hudson
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Registered Nurse/Home Care
Reports to: Nurse Team Leader

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide direct patient care to Hospice patients in the home setting and supervise home health aide services

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Current NC license as a registered nurse
Minimum 2-3 years' nursing experience required
Active patient contact or completion of a nursing refresher course within the past 3 years
CPR certification

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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
Evaluate physical needs of the patient
Coordinate medication administration, education and assure accuracy
Evaluate the need for other services
Communicate patient/family information to the interdisciplinary team
Coordinate the development of the plan of care with goals defined by the patient/family and the hospice team, updating every 14 days and as changes occur
Provide nursing services according to the plan of care
Make referral to other services as needed in coordination with the medical social worker
Supervision of home health aide
Teach the primary caregiver, sitter, and home health aide by role model, repetition, and reinforcement
Provide ongoing supervision along with assessment of continuing needs for patient/family teaching
Instruct caregiver in emergency response and anticipate change
Make regular visits as ordered by the physician and as needed
Provide the patient/family with information concerning the disease process, the regimen of treatment process, and alternative methods of care
Respond to questions honestly and realistically
Help the patient/family make informed choices
Promote independence and responsibility throughout the course of the disease
Provide emotional support
Actively listen to patient and family concerns
Support individual coping mechanisms
Provide services at the time of death
Assist with bereavement follow-up attending receivings or funeral services as appropriate
Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions on a regular basis and whenever changes occur in the patient/family situation
Communicate with physician, orally, or by letter, after the initial home visit and as needed and required by regulations
Maintain current knowledge and competency in providing care to terminally ill patients and their families
Provide 24 hour on-call services as scheduled
Assist with nursing care on patient care unit as directed by supervisor
Assist with assessing patient appropriateness for continued services
Assist with palliative care patients as needed

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and state driver's license

Requirements:

PI187007306

Keywords: CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE INC, Gastonia , Registered Nurse Home Care, Healthcare , Hudson, North Carolina

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