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RN - Home Hospice

Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:

The Registered Nurse provides professional services for the care and treatment of patients. The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates individual patient care in a nursing department according to Nursing Services departmental policies, procedures, and standards of care. Accepts responsibility for the supervision and direction of co-workers in the implementation of the nursing care plan.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

* Assesses patient's condition, especially pain and symptoms, and then initiates appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established guidelines.
* Develops a plan of care based upon the assessment of the Hospice patient and in congruence with the medical diagnosis and treatment plan.
* Documents assessment, plan of care, and patient response in the patient's record. Communicates significant information and changes in patient's condition to appropriate members of the Hospice Interdisciplinary team.
* Delegates, directs, and supervises implementation of care plan to LPN, Home Health Aides / PCTs, or other members of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Communicates significant information and changes in patient's condition to appropriate members of the Hospice Interdisciplinary team.
* Educates patient/family according to assessed need. Demonstrates good knowledge of Hospice philosophy and is able to communicate and educate Hospice program to patient/family and members of the interdisciplinary team.
* Assumes the mentor role for new Associates and students.
* Participates in planning, implementation, and evaluation of departmental quality improvement activities.
* Demonstrates knowledge and use of unit specific equipment and appropriate supplies used in the delivery for the highest quality patient care.
* Maintains knowledge of current trends in Hospice nursing and provides evidence of clinical competency. Maintains professional standards by participating in mandatory in-services and mandatory Hospice Services departmental requirements.
* Provides for and instructs other staff on appropriate post-mortem care and transport of body.
* Assists with the informed consent process as appropriate.
* Participates in bereavement assessment and bereavement activities as appropriate.
* Participates in Hospice fund raising activities.

Job Requirements

General Requirements --- Current Michigan license to practice as Registered Nurse. --- Active American Heart Association BLS Certification within 60 days of hire. --- Current Driver's License --- Current Proof of Auto Insurance --- Hospice certification preferred Work Experience --- A minimum of three full time years' experience in terminal care or two full time years Hospice experience. Education --- Associate degree in nursing --- BSN from an accredited institution preferred --- Mckesson documentation experience preferred Specialized Knowledge and Skills --- Computer literate --- Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans and deliver appropriate care. --- Interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physician, other Sparrow Regional Health System Associates and external agencies. --- Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the Hospice patient, as related to the principle duties and responsibilities of the position.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Location: Sparrow Hospital

Activation Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Expiration Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

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