Registered Nurse (Hospice)
Company: LHC Group
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Company Overview The Registered Nurse in Hospice (RN) assumes
full nursing responsibility for the delivery of the Plan of Care
for each hospice patient. Continuously evaluates personal and
professional performance and makes necessary changes to increase
productivity and quality of care delivered. Adheres to and supports
the policies/procedures/goals/objectives of hospice in an attempt
to assure quality patient care. Strives for independence and sound
critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care in
a cost-effective manner without compromising quality. Develops the
patients Plan of care in collaboration with other professionals and
implements treatment strategies based on scientific nursing theory
that promotes physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual
well-being. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients / families who are
facing death and dying issues. Effective communication skills, both
verbally and written. At Deaconess Hospice, you will have a career,
not just a job. Our mission driven culture is evident by our
current employees and the impact made on patients and families.
Deaconess Hospice a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute
care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide.
From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and
community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective
care that empowers patients to manage their health at home.
Essential Functions Makes the initial nursing evaluation in
determining eligibility for hospice services during visit within
forty-eight (48) hours of referral. Identifies the
patient's/family's physical, psychosocial and environmental needs
and re-assesses as needed, no less than every fifteen (15) days.
Initiates and coordinates the plan of care. Documents problems,
appropriate goals, interventions and patient/family response to
hospice care. Collaborates with the patient/family, attending
physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and
family care on a daily basis. Instructs and supervises the
patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate. Maintains
accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's
condition. Reports patient condition and any identified
needs/issues to Administrator on a daily basis. Supervises and
evaluates the home health aides/homemaker's ability to perform
assigned duties every 14 days. Performs supervisory aide visits to
the patient's residence every 14 days to assess whether goals are
being met. Performs supervisory visits with the aide present per
state regulations. Participates in LHC Connect and completes all
required hospice assigned modules on-line on a monthly basis.
Participates in daily nursing report on patients to Administrator
and provides all necessary documentation. Performs 60 or 90 day
record review (recertification's) as appropriate. Follows processes
and regulations for admissions and recertification of hospice
patients and reviews findings with Administrator. Participates in
Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (IDG) regarding patient care every
14 days. Participates in the QAPI plan and process on a daily basis
indentifying any problems to Administrator. Compliance with
procedures and processes of ordering/obtaining medications ordered
by the physician and included in the patients Plan of care from
Hospice Pharmacia. Assures compliance when possible of medication
regime within the specified formulary. Maintains up-to-date
personnel file. Performs LPN Supervisory visits as assigned by
Administrator and in accordance with state regulations. May fill-in
as Alternate if Administrator is unavailable. Functions as a
preceptor to new hires. Participates in on-call rotation.
Participates in the Care Management process. Education & Experience
Experience Requirements One year of clinical experience. LA: a
minimum two years full time experience working as an RN. However,
two years of full time clinical experience in hospice care as a
licensed practical nurse may be substituted for the required two
years of experience as a registered nurse. License Requirements
Current RN licensure in the state of practice Current CPR
Certification Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance,
and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.
Additional State Specific Requirements VA: Experience with
terminally ill required. AL, AR, AZ, GA, ID, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC,
PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WV: No additional state specific requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability. Must be fully
vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of
hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by
state law, the company will consider requests for religious or
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