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Registered Nurse - RN - PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains a medical history and assesses, the patient s physical and emotional status, level of competency, home environment, safety factors, family or household member s ability to assist with care and the needs of the patient and what teaching will be required.
  • Serves as the patient s advocate by providing information on patient rights, grievance procedures, reimbursement procedures, and patient/family responsibilities. Involves patient s family in developing the Plan of Care.
  • Participate's in updating the interdisciplinary care plan every two weeks including the means of implementing the correct interventions to attain goals.
  • Supervises and directs the care given by the Hospice Aide/CNA & evaluates such care in accordance with guidelines and regulations.
  • Observes signs, symptoms and reactions to treatments, and informs the attending physician and/or Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) immediately of any changes.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Participates in on-call rotating schedule and provides back-up assistance as requested.
  • Willing and able to accurately utilize any automated device required to document in the electronic medical record.

Qualifications

Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in the state of operation.

Nursing experience required, with experience in Hospice or Home Health preferred.

Must posses a sound knowledge of nursing principles, procedures and elements of patient family teaching.



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