Coordinates, monitors, and follows plan of care for assigned patients. Provides nursing care, education and support to the patient/family and/or care givers. Promotes professional integrity. Participates in interdisciplinary team.
To achieve our vision, we make commitments to those whose lives we touch on a daily basis. We value our internal and external customers. The values shared by the members of Hospice of Marion County, Inc, define our company culture - * Respect * Integrity * Stewardship * Teamwork * Recognition *- we speak and live our values every day, with every person, every time! Come join a team of extraordinary professionals who are dedicated to the mission of providing exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care to our community.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Implements and coordinates plan of care. Assesses the patient's physical and emotional condition. Updates care plans as needed. • Demonstrates understanding of Interdisciplinary Team concept, cooperating and working with all team members for effective patient care. • Educates Patient/Family/Caregiver/Nursing Home Staff on administration of medication, symptom management and pain control as directed by physicians and Hospice of Marion County, Inc. standing orders and protocol when applicable. • Record observation of reactions and any side effects of medications. • Informs the Clinical Manager of the patient's disease progression and all other appropriate clinical matters concerning the patient/family unit for which she/he has responsibility. • Maintains current knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid benefits, Co-op, private insurance, supportive care, continuous care and in-patient requirements. • Maintains confidentiality of patient/family information regarding disease, diagnosis, financials, or other information obtained during the course of employment. • Adheres to professional standards of practice for nursing • Ensures compliance with each contract vendor as contract relates to care plan, approved Hospice services, and appropriate supplies and medications provided by Hospice. • Educates patient/caregiver on proper and safe use of durable medical equipment and oxygen administration. • Maintains an up to date knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal laws impacting upon the practice of nursing in the Hospice setting. • Uses good body mechanics when lifting or transferring patients, utilizing equipment when necessary. • Maintains Standard Precautions and uses necessary personal protective equipment, in order to maintain a safe environment in conjunction with OSHA regulations. • Requests Chaplain/volunteer services as indicated by patient and/or family to provide spiritual support, emotional support and respite services to family and caregiver. • Provides nursing on call coverage for the patient/family unit on a 24 hour, seven (7) day week basis, as assigned. Covers for peers during vacations and at other times of agency needs. • Completes, submits, and maintains all required documentation in a timely manner according to policy, including but not limited to, progress notes, IDT Reports; Time and Travel Logs; Phone Logs and Transfers, Monthly and Discharge Summaries. • Performs ongoing chart review of medical records and documentation by other disciplines. • Performs thorough, accurate supervisory visits for CNA/HHA within guidelines required by hospice policy and regulatory agencies. • Attends IDT meetings prepared to present patient's current status and plan for continuation of care. • Collaborates with primary physician on an ongoing basis to ensure optimal symptom control and continuity of care plan. • Actively participates in recertification process by verifying dates of benefit periods, facilitating appointments with primary physician as needed, and submitting required documentation in a timely manner for review by Medical Director or designee. • Participates in the orientation/training of new staff through shadowing, communication of acceptable performance standards, promotion of Hospice philosophy and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Associates Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma; BSN preferred. • Must be a current Registered Nurse with a license issued by the Florida Board of Nursing. • Must have a minimum of (1) one year clinical nursing experience; (2) two or more years clinical nursing experience preferred. • CPR Certification required. • Must have a valid Florida Driver's License, maintain current auto insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
Internal Number: 1209
About Hospice of Marion County, Inc.
To achieve our vision, we make commitments to those whose lives we touch on a daily basis. We value our internal and external customers. The values shared by the members of Hospice of Marion County, Inc, define our company culture - * Respect * Integrity * Stewardship * Teamwork * Recognition * - we speak and live our values every day, with every person, every time! Come join a team of extraordinary professionals who are dedicated to the mission of providing exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care to our community.