Home Hospice Registered Nurse, Per Diem

St Luke's University Health Network Bethlehem , PA 18018

Posted 3 months ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees.

The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Renders professional nursing services to patient and families assigned, and demonstrates the ability to assess, to plan, to evaluate and to implement nursing care with attention to the special needs of the agency. Works in accordance with the Team's Plan of Care and written agency programs and policies.


1.Determines eligibility for admission; obtains financial and statistical data; formulates initial care plan according to the patient's condition.
2.Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team to assure appropriate care planning.
3.Communicates with the patient's physician and/or hospice Medical Director, both orally and in writing as required by the patient's condition and agency policy.
4.Cooperates with the Volunteer Coordinator and is available to hospice volunteers for counsel, advice and training when dealing with the patients and families.
5.Assumes general personal responsibility to keep informed of current changes and trends affecting Hospice care and professional nursing functions.
6.Participates in the bereavement program and supervises volunteers in providing bereavement care.
7.Carries primary responsibility for providing comprehensive nursing care, health teaching, guidance and supervision to the individual and family. Considers psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and financial needs.
8.Supervises patient care given by LPNs and/or HHAs.
9.Maintains and uses patient clinical records, reports and other written communications according to agency policy and directives. Documentation is timely, accurate and clearly outlines the goals and plans with emphasis on the family oriented approach to patient care. Records reflect contact with physicians and other agencies needed.
10. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate appropriate bereavement plans of care for families/significant others.
11. Participates in the development and operation of the agency by

a. Keeping administration informed on changing community needs and lack of

community resources.

b. Participating in the orientation and guidance of new staff.

c. Interpreting agency service to families and community groups.

d. Contributing to evaluation of service programs.

e. Evaluating effectiveness of his/her own service and contributing to the evaluation of and continuing development of staff members.

f. Participating in the development of inservice programs and group teaching for

staff and other groups, as assigned.

1.Comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing theory and ability to apply it to the community health setting.
2.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to patients, families, physicians and related persons.
3.Ability to instruct nonprofessionals in the care and treatment of the physically and emotionally ill.
4.Ability to prepare neat, timely, accurate and concise records and reports.


Physical Demands:

Heavy Work Exertional activity

Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs.; frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs.; and Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day



A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing who is licensed as a Registered Nurse by the state in which practicing, Baccalaureate degree preferred.


Two years as a professional nurse in nursing practice or previous community health experience as a professional nurse preferred.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.

Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Home Hospice Registered Nurse, Per Diem

St Luke's University Health Network