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Registered Nurse Patient Care Unit (PM Shift)

Location: Hudson
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse/Patient Care Unit (PM Shift) REPORTS TO: Inpatient Coordinator/ Director of Nursing Services Shift: 6:45pm - 7:15am POSITION SUMMARY: Provide direct patient care and supervise care provided in the patient care unit setting EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 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
        • 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 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 (if driving while on duty)


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

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