We are growing! Hospice of the Foothills is looking for a dynamic RN to join our team. If you are looking for a way to support the community while also enjoying a supportive work environment, please apply.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Performs consultation and provides start of care admission visits for new patients to the Hospice of the Foothills program. RN will collaborate with hospital discharge planners on discharge plans for patients referred from the hospital for hospice services. Primary Department: Patient Care Unit (PCU) Reporting Relationship: Clinical Care Manager Position Type: Non-Exempt, Full-Time, Benefited
• Responsible for assessing a referred patient’s medical status, planning, teaching and implementing immediate medical interventions on the day of admission. • Responsible for complete patient admission process. Obtains orders for and procures immediate medications and needed DME/supplies. Performs physical assessment of patients’ condition, safety, knowledge, pain and symptoms. Initiates the Plan of Care. Instructs on disease understanding, progression, and immediate interventions. Documents assessment, current medications and initiates appropriate care plans • Actively participates in coordination of all aspects of patient’s care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice • Participates in completion of consents for admissions and admission assessments as needed. Documents patient contact in electronic medical records (EMR) • Participate / contributes in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessment • Develop and evaluate the Plan of Care (POC) • Contribute to patient and family counseling and education • Coordinate medications and DME needs for same-day delivery • Collaborate with hospital case managers, attending physician, Hospice Medical Director, Clinical Coordinator and Social Worker regarding patient admission and follow up needs • Responsible for completion of all elements of admission process and first 24-hours care • Perform timely administrative functions relating to admissions, clinical records, Plan of Care, mandatory abuse reporting requirements, and Home Health Aide assignments • Communicate admissions information, issues and concerns in patient care meetings to assure smooth transition and continuity of care with other assigned staff, including a detailed report to the assigned Case Manager and assigned Social Worker • Provide consultation and emotional/physical support to patients/families regarding Hospice services and disease processes • Participate in community education, volunteer and Hospice activities as requested • Serve as backup to Intake Coordinator, RNs and Triage as requested • Performs routine nursing visits when required • Participates in QAPI program and Hospice sponsored in-service • Performs other duties as assigned that are consistent with meeting departmental and organizational goals and objectives. • May be assigned to assist in other work areas such as triage, intake, SNF/RCFE, or other areas assigned by DPCS or Clinical Care Manager.
Job Type: Full-time
Current RN, Current CPR, 1 year Hospice Experience or 2 years RN experience
Internal Number: AM-1
About Hospice of the Foothills
Hospice of the Foothills is the largest hospice program in our region and the area’s leading provider in end-of-life care. We provides compassionate end-of-life support for patients, families and the community.