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On-call Hospice RN

at Lifesong
Location Harrisburg, PA
Date Posted February 18, 2020
Category Lifesong
Job Type Full-time
Company Name Lifesong

Description

Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care is growing! We are now hiring an on-call Registered Nurse (this is a full-time, salaried position) to join this new subsidiary of Country Meadows and Providence Place Retirement Communities. While this position does require travel, it will be to either Ecumenical, Providence Place or Country Meadows communities where you will see multiple patients in one trip. No longer will you be driving long distances to see just one person in their home! You will be responsible for meeting patient care needs assigned by Team Director/Director of Clinical Services. If hired, you will be joining a unique and innovative company, not something you typically hear when talking about Hospice. Our approach is to lead with respect for our patients, honoring their life and legacy.

Company Benefits:
As a family-owned and involved company, we honor the care and commitment our co-workers share every day by providing:
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• Retirement plan
• Generous Paid time off
• Mileage reimbursement for travel between facilities

Job Responsibilities:
• Completes initial, comprehensive, and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs.
• Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
• Develops a care plan that establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
• Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
• Provides healthcare instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
• Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optimal comfort care.
• Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
• Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques, as appropriate.
• Reports the status of schedule and rescheduled assignments, late arrivals, no-shows, and outstanding follow-up appointments to the Team Director/Director of Clinical Operations.
• Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

Job Qualifications:
• Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania.
• Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
• Minimum one year of experience; experience in the area of palliative care, geriatric care, or hospice nursing preferred.
• Self-directed and able to work with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and handle pressure and delicate situations.
• A state driver’s license in good standing, and maintain an automobile in good working order.
• High proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office, cellular technology, and EMR required.
• Able to perform the physical tasks that are needed in this role.

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