Responsible for providing, coordinating, and directing the provision of hospice care according to the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) plan of care through the competent application of the nursing process, and based on care center policies and procedures.
Performs initial nursing assessment on new admissions and completed initial plan of care. Coordinates the total Plan of Care and maintains continuity of patient care by collaborating with appropriate staff. Revises plan of care as needed. Completes updated Plan of Care according to state regulation and communicates changes to attending physician, hospice staff, and contractors providing patient care.
- Develops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to care center policies. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
- Works in cooperation with family/caregiver and IDT to meet emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver. Teaches patients, families and caregivers appropriate patient care techniques. Makes referrals to other hospice care disciplines as needed or documents rationale for not doing so.
- Regularly communicates with Clinical Manager and protects, honors and respects patient and coworker confidentiality and right to privacy.
- Attends care center provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of the position and care center policy.
- Keeps abreast of nursing trends and knowledge.
- Performs on-call responsibilities and on-call services to patients/families as assigned.
- Complies with policies, procedures and regulatory mandates including but not limited to abiding to the terms of the Amedisys Compliance Program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to the state(s) the employee is assigned to work/cover for the company. May possess either a single state license in each non-compact state and/or a compact license in their state of residence that is accepted in all Nurse License Compact (NLC) participating states.
- Nurse License Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state’s practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in an NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license. See list of Nurse Licensure Compact States (NLC).
- One (1+) year of experience as a Registered Nurse or eligible for RN intern program.
- Current CPR certification.
- Prior hospice experience.
- Ability to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to age/disease specific needs.
- Knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill patients and caregivers.
- Must be computer literate, with windows navigational proficiency and ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.
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