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Inpatient Unit RN

Company: Center for Hospice Care
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

MAIN PURPOSE:FLSA: - Non-ExemptResponsible for direct and indirect patient care in meeting holistic (total, comprehensive) needs of the patient.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:Reports directly to the Inpatient Unit Manager and is accountable to the Assistant Director of Nursing or the Director of Nursing.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Patient Care: --- - - - - - - - - Performs an initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment of the patient's and family's physical, psychosocial, environmental, safety and spiritual needs. --- - - - - - - - - Develops an individualized plan of care based on a comprehensive assessment in conjunction with the patient's and family's goals. --- - - - - - - - - Prepares, administers, and supervises holistic patient care. --- - - - - - - - - Assesses all aspects of the patients' pain and comfort, developing and implementing an individualized pain management plan, in collaboration with the hospice medical staff. --- - - - - - - - - Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and other agencies involved in the patient's care. --- - - - - - - - - Supports the patient, family, and caregiver in medical decision making and unique spiritual and cultural beliefs. --- - - - - - - - - Performs admissions as assigned. --- - - - - - - - - Communicates appropriate information and participates at IDT meeting, as needed. --- - - - - - - - - Demonstrates proper body mechanics when performing patient care, utilizing appropriate techniques to accomplish tasks.Documentation: --- - - - - - - - - Accurately records and reports pertinent facts and observations regarding patients. --- - - - - - - - - Communicates appropriate information during shift change. --- - - - - - - - - Helps to provide continuity of care between team members by ensuring verbal and written reports are clear, concise, and timely. --- - - - - - - - - Documents any and all teaching in patient record. Teaching: --- - - - - - - - - Teaches patient self-care. --- - - - - - - - - Teaches those parts of patient care appropriate for each family to provide. --- - - - - - - - - Assists the patient's family with understanding the illness, plan of care, and needs of the patient. --- - - - - - - - - Assists the patient's family, or ECF staff, with understanding the illness, the dying process, plan of care, and needs of the patient. --- - - - - - - - - Teaches the patient and family their rights regarding hospice care and benefits. --- - - - - - - - - Serves as preceptor/mentor to other staff nurses and Aides. -ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: --- - - - - - - - - Committed to Agency resolution against fraud and abuse. --- - - - - - - - - Knowledgeable in hospice philosophy 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 educational meetings/conferences for professional growth as required. --- - - - - - - - - Attends and completes yearly nursing skills validations. --- - - - - - - - - Sees change as an opportunity and maintains a level of flexibility, which allows for adaptation to new - - - - - -ways of performing. --- - - - - - - - - May be required to work either IPU based on staffing needs and/or acuity --- - - - - - - - - Accountable to supervise/direct CNA's --- - - - - - - - - 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: - dust, fumes, 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. On call rotation required. QUALIFICATIONS: --- - - - - - - - - Maintains current RN nursing licensure in Indiana and CPR certification. --- - - - - - - - - Prior nursing experience in medical/surgical area or hospice preferred.- RN to work 7p-7a 3 Weeknights

Keywords: Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart , Inpatient Unit RN, Healthcare , Elkhart, Indiana

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