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Registered Nurse - Hospice

Company: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice
Location: Belleville
Posted on: April 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleRegistered Nurse - HospiceLocationBelleville, IL, USAEmployee TypeEmployeeWorking Hours Per Week40Job Functional Area Job Description 1. Assumes responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning and implementation and evaluation phases of the nursing process

  • Initiates communication with attending physicians, other hospice team members, and agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
  • Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and communicate that data in team meetings to formulate an Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.
  • Maintains up to date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur
  • Coordinates physical care of the patient and instruct primary caregivers, volunteers and home health aides in providing direct care as appropriate.
  • Supervises and documents home health aide plan of care every two weeks.
  • Attends interdisciplinary team meetings to facilitate discussion of patient/family status in order to evaluate and revise the interdisciplinary team plan of care.
  • Shares in providing 24 hour on-call support 7 days a week, as needed.
  • Provides appropriate support at time of death and period of bereavement as needed.
  • Participates in orientation and in-service training programs for hospice staff.
  • Represents the company in professional and community activities as requested.
  • Participates in CHPC Continuous Organizational Improvement Program activities.
  • Maintain a high level of competency, growth and development, including ensuring license and CPR are current and in good standing at all times.
  • Follow guidelines as indicated in employee handbook.
  • Attend nursing meetings, quarterly educational in-services and complete yearly competencies.
  • Performs other related functions as requested.
  • Document accurately and appropriately on the laptop, uploading by midnight.
  • When appropriate, enter insurance authorization requests within 24hrs of initial evaluation and continue to enter additional requests at the end of each authorization period.
  • Ensure the clients have prescribed medications and/or treatment supplies, updating file as changes occur.
  • Adhere/assist with company outcome goals as indicated by QI/homecare compare tracking.
  • Participate in QA/OBQI initiatives with problem-solving via action items.
  • Thorough knowledge of and strict adherence to the company's Mission, Vision, and Core Values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management. Education & Certifications CompanyResidential Hospice of Southern IllinoisGraham Healthcare Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Belleville , Registered Nurse - Hospice, Healthcare , Belleville, Illinois

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