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Registered Nurse, RN, Home Hospice

Company: Grand View Health
Location: Quakertown
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health-careservices since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care-particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost health-careprovider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.Under general direction of the Hospice Supervisor, the Hospice RN utilizes nursing process to determine initial and ongoing needs of Hospice patient, and provides primary nursing care and coordinates care provided by other team members. The Hospice RN understands and employs professional nursing skills consistent with standards of the Nurse Practice Act of Pennsylvania and Hospice policies and procedures. The Hospice RN demonstrates competent knowledge and skills to assure care is appropriate to patients served: infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.Essential Functions:Possesses and practices appropriate physical skills, including assessment of the infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient, family and home situation.Makes initial comprehensive assessment visit and develops and confirms HPOC and regularly reevaluates patient's nursing needs.Prioritizes patient's problems or needs according to urgency to reflect the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of care of the patient and coordinates Hospice program services offered to patients and provides clinical supervision to ensure comprehensive care is delivered.Acts as a case manager to coordinate all home care services. Supervises Hospice Aides according to home care standards.Clarifies and implements physician orders and nursing care plan according to established standards.Possesses a working knowledge of medications and educates the patient/patient's family appropriately and documents said education.Develops and revises an individualized plan of care and sets mutually acceptable goals with patient/patient's family.Documents according to established policies and processes using the EMR.Recognizes and responds appropriately to emergency situations.Meets or exceeds productivity standards and participates in on call coverage according to the needs of the department.Performs IV and phlebotomy functions as necessaryWorks as a member of a multidisciplinary teamEducation and Experience:Associate's Degree Nursing required BSN preferred Skills and Abilities:- Demonstrated problem solving skills- Ability to make quality, independent decisions- Ability to listen to others- Effective interpersonal skills- Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality- Service-oriented- Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions- Self directed- Excellent organizational skills- Possesses strong technical aptitude- Competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systemsLicenses and Certifications:Basic Life Support (BLS), Upon hire, requiredRegistered Nurse in PA - Licensed, Upon hire, requiredRN Hospice & Palliative Care Certification, Upon hire, preferred

Keywords: Grand View Health, Bethlehem , Registered Nurse, RN, Home Hospice, Healthcare , Quakertown, Pennsylvania

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