Crisis care staff provide one-one care to patients throughout Marion County, in their home environment-personal homes, assisted livings, nursing homes, etc. Staff hired into a Crisis Care position must have the ability to travel throughout county and provide nursing care in various environmental conditions.
Work Days/Hours: 36 hrs/wk Nights 8p-8a
With direction from the registered nurse, provides nursing care and support to the patient and family. Promotes professional integrity, team work and participates in the interdisciplinary care team functions. Provides continuous care coverage as needed
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ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides professional, courteous, nursing services to the patient/family as one of the functions of the Interdisciplinary Care Team.
Supervises the administration of medications by family or other responsible care-givers; teaches the proper techniques of administration and record keeping. Records shall consist of progress notes data including the time/date of administration and observations concerning the reactions and response of the patient/family to his/her environment.
Maintains a high standard of quality of care according to hospice training, guidelines, and expectations.
Demonstrates tolerance to various and differing individual life styles without imposing his/her own values on the patient/family unit.
Reports to the Patient/Family Care Coordinator for daily schedule, reporting pertinent changes to the Patient/Family Care Coordinator, or the Primary Nurse during the shift and at the end of his/her shift.
Actively participates in professional organizations whose goals and functions are related to those of Hospice. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the local, state, and federal laws impacting upon the practice of nursing in the hospice setting.
Performs specific tasks as follows but not limited to, personal hygiene (bath, shower, hair, nails, etc.), passive range of motion and positioning, enemas (prepared, tap water, soap suds), dressings, wound irrigations and decubitus care, colostomy care, administration of medications and instructing patient and family in medications administration, tracheostomy care and suctioning.
Adheres to professional standards of practice for nursing.
Assists the PFCC and/ or RN in the implementation and coordination of the care plan. Assesses the patient's physical and emotional condition and provides patient care as directed.
Teaches the patient and family as required to maintain safe environment.
Current LPN license issued by the Florida Board of Nursing required.
Minimum of (1) one year clinical nursing experience that includes basic nursing skills with administration of medications; two or more years clinical nursing experience preferred.
Must have a valid Florida Driver License, maintain current auto insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile.
CPR certification required.
Ability to work unsupervised in the field, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations, as well as documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, patients/families or employees.
Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to demonstrate essential usage.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to operate a facsimile, copy machines, computers and other common office machines, with working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and other software appropriate to positions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stand and reach with hands and arms; to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must frequently lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move a bed bound patient who is unable to assist his/her own care, using the appropriate equipment and/or techniques; weight may vary 10-250+ pounds.
Physical ability to access any home, hospital, Nursing Home, Doctor's Office, or Assisted Living Facility.
Ability to communicate with customers and provide feedback.
Frequent mobility in and out of offices and buildings.
Frequent use of hands and arms to reach, lift, carry and move objects.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
Possible contact with communicable diseases.
Frequently works in outside weather conditions.
Noise level in work environment is usually moderate.
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