Registered Nurse (RN) - PRN Home Care Team (Murfreesboro based)
Company: Alive Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: June 23, 2022
Registered Nurse (RN) - PRN Home Care Team (Murfreesboro
based)Location: Murfreesboro, TNStatus: PRN
If you have a passion for people and a desire to provide
outstanding care and comfort to patients and their families,while
working within a professional team focused on clinical excellency,
then we can't wait to speak with you!SUMMARYThe Registered Nurse
serves as case manager for assigned patients. Responsible for
identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing
preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/
family unit. The hospice nurse utilizes assessment, intervention
and teaching skills in caring for the patient/family unit.ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Visits patients/families in their place of residence to assess
for appropriateness of services and/or admit to Alive Hospice.
- Performs initial physical, psychosocial and spiritual
assessment of the patient and family.
- Uses nursing process to establish and implement a hospice plan
of care in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
- Anticipates the need for and initiates interventions to prevent
complications, and to alleviate symptoms of physical and
psychological discomfort to achieve maximum well-being.
- Provide skilled nursing care to patients.
- Educates the patients/caregivers concerning plan of care, its
goals and the implications of diagnosis and prognosis. This
includes but is not limited to education about medications, use,
administration and side effects, how to provide care, how to
contact Alive for assistance, and expectations throughout the
- Educates and councils patients/caregivers in resource
conservation techniques and skills to help maintain the patient at
- Acts as a liaison between Alive Hospice and the patient's
- Evaluates the need for and arranges for home equipment,
medication and supplies as appropriate per Alive Hospice
- Reports unusual and problematic patient/care giver issues to
appropriate Clinical Director and other IDT members.
- Instructs, supervises and mentors the performance of CNT/HHA
and other staff as designated by the Clinical Director
- Attends patient deaths, utilizing Alive Hospice procedures.
Provides support to patient's caregivers.
- As agency needs dictate, provides coverage for after-hours care
or staffing crisis.
- Complete all clinical documentation per Alive Hospice policy
and regulations in a timely manner.
- Participates in Interdisciplinary Care Planning Conference and
- Collaborates with team members to assure appropriate,
empathetic and effective patient/caregiver support and care.
- Notifies appropriate staff of status changes per Alive Hospice
- Functions as case manager within patient care team
collaborating with other members to reach desired patient
- Demonstrates good resource management and recognizes the
implications of cost in relation to agency budget.
- Communicates with physicians, medical directors and other
health care providers regarding patient assessment and response to
plan of care.
- Serves as clinical preceptor for professional students as
- Recognizes and supports agency commitment to provide education
and research opportunities to promote and enhance the specialty of
hospice and palliative care.
- Other duties may also be assigned.SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITYProvides supervision for CNA/HHA in the home care
setting. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance
with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including
meeting the required competencies. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCERegistered Nurse with a current nursing
license, BSN preferred. Knowledge of or willingness to learn
hospice care. Minimum one year nursing practice or equivalent
experience required. Hospice, Oncology, or Home Health and/or
long-term care preferred.
REASONING ABILITYAbility to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Ability to put into practice theoretical constructs of professional
clinical discipline training and continuing education. Ability to
determine status of patient/family and respond with appropriate
interventions. able to prioritize and re prioritize based on
patient need. Ability to provide appropriate crisis intervention.
Ability to follow geographic and complex patient/family care
directions. Ability to appropriately delegate, teach and monitor
care of peers and practice extenders. Able to formulate hypotheses,
use judgment and process to problem solve. Ability to apply
assessment, planning implementation and evaluate skills to meet
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSCurrent Tennessee RN License
or compact license. Hospice certification desirable. If required to
drive to carry out the duties of this position: current driver's
license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State
PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee
frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and
arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to
drive an automobile.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is frequently exposed to infectious diseases and use of an
automobile. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or
airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather
conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate. Usually in a patient's
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