This position is responsible for providing primary nursing services to patients and their families in the Inpatient Center(s).
Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing; BSN preferred.
Currently licensed as an RN through the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Minimum 1-2 years of clinical experience, with 1 year of experience in an acute setting preferred.
Has working experience charting in an EMR system, Cerner system preferred.
Possesses clinical expertise related to critical thinking, assessment, problem-solving, and technical skills.
Possesses the ability to provide basic and skilled nursing care, set priorities of care, and appropriately assess limits of intervention.
Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and team members regarding care issues.
Has the ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrates strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
Understands the hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying, concepts of pain/symptom management, and adult teaching/learning principles.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Implements the complete nursing process for assigned patients and their families, including:
Coordinates services to maintain continuity of patient care and/or participate in appropriate clinical and interdisciplinary team conference.
Provides collaborative oversight of LPNs assigned to patient care as needed.
Instructs Hospice Aides assigned to patient care as needed.
Fulfills responsibilities of a Hospice Aide as needed.
Prepares, maintains, and dismisses clinical records in a timely manner according to agency policy.
Communicates and cooperates with other agency personnel to achieve patient care and agency requirements.
Participates in developing and maintaining expected standards of quality and quantity of patient care, including participating in record review.
Participates in selected public relation activities.
Provides field experience for affiliating students and new Hospice employees.
Maintains professional nursing standards.
Actively participates in the hospice quality improvement program, including identifying opportunities for improvement, problem solving and implementing recommendations.
Participates in in-services or other continuing education to meet own needs and agency requirements.
Responsible to learn and utilize technology made available by the agency to increase efficiency, communication and performance of duties.
Attends staff meetings and completes all mandatory training.
Holds in strictest confidence all patient information and discloses information and data only to persons authorized by Hospice.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Registered Nurses may have exposure to infectious diseases.
Hospice Of Northwest Ohio