Our growing Hospice team has an immediate opening for a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) Primary Care to provide direct nursing care to patients and support to their family members. JSSA Hospice is not only a supportive team for all of our families, but we are supportive of our team members. Our professionals, experts in current hospice practice, include medical directors/physicians, highly skilled registered nurses, experienced clinical social workers, certified nursing assistants skilled in end-of-life care, chaplains and extensively trained volunteers. For over 30 years, our hospice has offered a wide range of quality medical and support services. We are the hospice in the community to turn to for exceptional end-of-life care that supports dignity and comfort for individuals, provides peace of mind to families, and honors cultural traditions and customs.
Full- time Primary Care RNs are responsible for carrying a caseload of approximately 12 patients.
Identify and evaluate palliative needs of patients, utilizing the nursing process; with particular attention to pain assessment and response to treatment.
Render age appropriate skilled nursing care in accordance with the plan of care using current and accepted nursing knowledge, methods and techniques.
Instruct and counsel family members and other caregivers in hospice care (including interpreting the plan of care).
Have sufficient knowledge of third party reimbursement, especially Medicare/Medicaid, to interpret to the patient and family the availability and/or limitations of these programs.
An active State of Maryland RN license
A minimum of 1 year of acute care, home health or hospice experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide meaningful care to and communicate with the terminally ill
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Detail oriented, caring and organized
Ability to utilize an EMR
Enjoy being part of a cohesive team but be adept at working independently
Must have reliable and independent transportation to make facility and home visits throughout Montgomery County
Internal Number: 190
Specialized Care for A Better LifeJSSA, a nonsectarian, nonprofit client-focused health, and social service agency that has been helping individuals and families across the Greater Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. JSSA serves and supports more than 31,000 individuals and families annually through a wide range of services including: counseling, educational, special needs services, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services.JSSA’s team of highly experienced and compassionate social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, counselors, specialized employment specialists, and nurses work in close collaboration with healthcare providers, school staff, and other professionals to provide a holistic approach to each individual or family’s care.While JSSA’s approach to care is rooted in the Jewish values of repairing the world and helping others, we provide services to people of all faiths, regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to improve each life we touch– no matter how young or how old.Our Mission:JSSA empowers individuals and families to achieve well-being across their lifespan.