Registered Nurse (Hospice)

LHC Group Hermitage , PA 16148

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Overview

This is a PRN position. 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.

  • Adheres to and participates in the Care Management process.

  • Any other duties as assigned.

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.
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