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Hospice RN II

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Hospice RN II for the Hospice Indirect Department at Home Care Services. Location: Costa Mesa, CA Work Schedule: Part Time - 48 Biweekly Hours Shift: 8-hour, Nights Job Summary: The Registered Nurse plans, organizes and directs Hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with an emphasis on community health education / experience. The Hospice nurse builds from the resources of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their home environments. Responsible for collaboration with hospice physician in identifying and entering an accurate ICD code for the hospice primary, secondary and/or related diagnosis. Essential Functions:

  • Completes assessment of patient and family to determine Hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
  • Writing and updating Plan of Care in Collaboration with the IDG.
  • Regularly evaluating patient/family/caregiver needs.
  • Revising the Plan of Care as necessary in collaboration with the IDG.
  • Initiates the Plan of Care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change in collaboration with the IDG.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan in conjunction with the patient/family/caregiver and IDG which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
  • May administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the IDG approved Plan of Care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call procedures.
  • Maintains productivity standards as set by organization guidelines.
  • Documentation / Information Management:
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the IDG regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.
  • Provides information and counseling to maintain a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient/family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and Hospice IDG members to meet the emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.
  • Submits documentation for the patient medical record within the timeframe set by the organization guidelines.
  • Leadership / Supervision:
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Participates in orientation, education and development of team members as directed by supervisor.
  • Development:
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Performance Improvement:
  • Actively participates in the Performance Improvement Program and participates in and adheres to the PH&S/TrinityCare Hospice Corporate Integrity Plan.
  • Participates in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by immediate supervisor.
  • Accepts personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.
  • Budgetary:
  • Follows Core Value for being financially prudent.
  • Ensures that arrangements for medications covered in the Plan of Care, supplies, equipment and other necessary items and services defined in the Plan of Care are available. Skills:
    • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication, problem solving and basic math skills.
    • Nursing skills per competency checklist.
    • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
    • Preferred working knowledge with computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Word/e-mail. Minimum Position Requirements: Education: Associate's Degree in Nursing Experience: 1 year Recent clinical experience in an institutional setting. Licenses/Certifications:
      • Current RN licensure in the state of California
      • Current BLS certification
      • Valid driver license with an automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with state and/or PH&S Hospice requirements Preferred Position Qualifications: Experience: Nursing experience in hospice/palliative care or home health. Providence Home Care is a trusted leader in home health, hospice and infusion pharmacy, helping clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire receive the quality care they need in the comfort of their home. We are guided by our core values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity in everything we do, and dedicated to restoring the health and well-being of clients and families at all stages of life's journey. Providence Home Care provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence Home Care complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Company: SJH Home Health Network Category: Hospice Nursing Req ID: R355969

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Costa Mesa , Hospice RN II, Healthcare , Costa Mesa, California

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