RN - Hospice (Varied) (23180358)

Location: Iowa
Duration: Full Time
Job ID: 21854 (23180358)
Company: Adelphi Medical Staffing, LLC
Contact: Megel Troupe    Call: 97390133622
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Posted: 11/19/21

RN - Hospice (Varied) - 21854 (23180358)

• Ref #: 21854
• Profession: Registered Nurse
• Specialty: Hospice/Palliative Medicine
• Job Type: Full-time
• Location: Fort Dodge, IA
• Weekend: See shift notes
• Shift Type: Varied

• 1-year current Hospice experience - Required
• BSN - Required
• Competency in a variety of nursing skills and ability to perform without supervision (NPWT, complex wound care, IV therapy, catheter care, ostomy care, chronic disease management assessment, and teaching) - Required
• MSN - Highly Preferred
• EMR Experience - Highly Preferred
• CHPN Certification - Preferred
• Mandatory Reporter: Child; Dependent Adult Abuse. Person-Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
• Iowa license (Compact Allowed)

• Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to the care plan.
• Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.
• Integrates and coordinates the care of theat-risk populations across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and the overall patient care team.
• Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through the elimination of fragmentation of care/service.
• Delivers quality care consistent with HospiceConditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes
• Makes visits to the homes of patients and assumes responsibility for an ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
• Performs initial and comprehensive assessments on all patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
• Performs nursing assessment at each visit in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
• Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to the care plan.
• Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
• Promotes patient independence by teaching patients and family members to understand the following as well as any additional education needs identified by the assessing clinician and/or physician: Treatment and disease management; Medications purpose, use, side effects, potential adverse effects; Proper use, safety hazards, and infection control issues related to the use and maintenance of equipment provided; Patient plan of care; Emergency preparedness; Disease progression and management of symptoms
• Provides the services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
• Provides patient, caregiver, and family counseling and education as indicated in the plan of care.
• Includes the patient, representative, and caregiver in all plan of care decisions.
• Assesses the need for a plan of care updates and every visit and includes the patient and family in care planning decisions and communicates care plan revisions to the patient, representative, caregiver, and all physicians issuing orders for the home health plan of care.
• Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records and time/travel entries.
• Receives, relays, and documents verbal orders in accordance with state and federal regulations and in a timely manner to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
• Is responsible for obtaining physician orders prior to initiation of care and notifying the physician of any changes in the patient's condition.
• Communicate with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners related to the current plan of care.
• Identifies patient’s risks for hospitalization and/or emergency department use and proactively intervenes to prevent adverse events.
• Supervises home health aide and licensed practical nurse staff and documents supervision in the patient medical record."