Under physician’s orders, a Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying hospice care needs for providing palliative and supportive care to the terminally ill patients and families. The RN/Case Manager is also involved in the utilization of his/her teachings, assessment, observation, and intervention skills to provide comfort, care, and maximum quality of life to the patient and the family.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must be currently licensed (in good standing) in the state where the Hospice Program is located.
Minimum of one year experience in acute care or home care related setting - palliative care or hospice experience preferred
Able to lift, push, and pull to moderate loads.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (including but not limited to) :
Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional Standards of Nursing Practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
Completes the initial assessment with emphasis on the physical and emotional needs.
Provides direct care to patients in order to maintain the highest level of comfort and quality of life. Assumes primary responsibilities of his/her individual patients for the physical care of the patients always in conjunction with physician’s orders.
All other duties as assigned