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Visit Nurse RN

Company: Center for Hospice Care
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

MAIN PURPOSE: -FLSA: - ExemptResponsible for direct and indirect patient care in meeting holistic needs of the patient as outlined in the interdisciplinary plan of care.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:Reports to the Patient Care Coordinator, and is accountable to the Assistant Director of Nursing or Director of Nursing.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Patient Care: --- - - - - - - - - Assesses patient needs and evaluates symptoms and progress through the comprehensive assessment of the patient. --- - - - - - - - - Executes the therapeutic regime of treatments, medications, and plan of care as prescribed. --- - - - - - - - - Provides holistic, patient/family-centered care, as prescribed, in the patient's residence to improve the quality of life. --- - - - - - - - - Functions within Agency guidelines for patient care productivity. --- - - - - - - - - Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and other agencies involved in the patient's care. --- - - - - - - - - Initiates or facilitates referral of patient and/or family to appropriate Agency or community resources. --- - - - - - - - - Performs admissions as assigned. --- - - - - - - - - Completes an average of five (5) nursing visits per day. --- - - - - - - - - Provides supervision of LPN, Home Health, and Hospice Aides in accordance with agency policy and regulatory requirements.Documentation/Reporting: --- - - - - - - - - Accurately records and reports pertinent facts and observations regarding patients condition and response to treatment. - Also documents on ECF chart, if applicable. --- - - - - - - - - Reports appropriate information to the case manager, and the interdisciplinary team, by ensuring verbal and written reports are clear, concise and timely. --- - - - - - - - - Documents problems, nursing assessments, care provided, care interventions and patient and family outcomes in the clinical record at the point of care. --- - - - - - - - - Documents LPN, Home Health and Hospice Aide supervisory visits, and related follow up, no less frequently than every 14 days. --- - - - - - - - - Assures the ECF chart's Agency section contains necessary information for Agency/ECF compliance, if applicable. -Teaching: --- - - - - - - - - Teaches patient (or ECF staff as applicable) self-care. --- - - - - - - - - Teaches those parts of patient care appropriate for each family to provide. --- - - - - - - - - Teaches indication, side effects, and contraindication of all medications.Teaching (continued): --- - - - - - - - - Assists the patient's family (and ECF staff if applicable) with understanding the illness, dying process, plan of care, and needs of the patient.ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: --- - - - - - - - - Committed to Agency resolution against fraud and abuse. --- - - - - - - - - Knowledgeable in hospice philosophy, LCD, and state and federal rules and regulations. --- - - - - - - - - Arrives to work and meetings on time and ready to work. --- - - - - - - - - Respects confidentiality of patients/families and other Agency employees. --- - - - - - - - - Attends nurses meetings, educational meetings/conferences for professional growth as required. --- - - - - - - - - Participates in nursing validations as required. --- - - - - - - - - Participates in agency infection control plan. --- - - - - - - - - Sees change as an opportunity and maintains a level of flexibility, which allows for adaptation to new ways of performing. --- - - - - - - - - Follows directions and policies that allow for an organizational commitment to working under time -pressures without sacrificing quality. --- - - - - - - - - Performs other duties that may be assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS: --- - - - - - - - - Possesses the ability to perform the following tasks for varying periods of time: standing, walking, sitting, lifting objects up to 75 lbs., pushing/pulling objects up to 200 lbs., climbing stairs, stooping, kneeling, twisting, bending, reaching overhead and in front of body, simultaneous use of both hands, wrists, and fingers. --- - - - - - - - - Possesses the ability to perform the following tasks for varying periods of time: speak in conversational tones utilizing the English/American Language, hear conversations as well as bodily function sounds with various medical or non-medical devices, observe patients via touch sensitivity that is strong enough to palpate various areas on the human body and allow an accurate reporting of a pulse, see with vision acuity: near, 20 inches or less, and far, 20 inches or more, with or without corrective devices such as glasses or contacts, have a depth perception of three dimensions, and a sharpness of vision/focus with adequate peripheral vision to allow an acute awareness of surroundings. --- - - - - - - - - Possesses the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions that include, but are not limited to -the following: adverse weather conditions, dust, fumes, tobacco smoke, noise, closed-in spaces or rooms, and locations with poor or improper lighting and glare. - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - May be required to work in shifts that may be steady or rotating. --- - - - - - - - - Possesses the ability to operate and drive an automobile while maintaining a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance. Requires use of personal vehicle. -QUALIFICATIONS: --- - - - - - - - - Maintains current R.N. nursing licensure in Indiana and CPR certification. --- - - - - - - - - Prior experience in medical/surgical nursing with home health/hospice experience preferred.

Keywords: Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart , Visit Nurse RN, Healthcare , Elkhart, Indiana

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