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Hospice IPU Charge Nurse – Nights – Sacred Journey Hospice – McDonough, GA

JOB SUMMARY: The IPU RN Case Manager creates and maintains a plan of care, serving as the coordinator for patient and family interaction for the duration of the patient’s hospice IPU stay. The IPU RN Case Manager reviews and updates the care plan, physician orders, pharmacy profile and other records. The nurse also educates patients, family members and other caregivers about the disease process and decline, available palliative interventions, the dying process and safety practices.

REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Operations

QUALIFICATIONS:

¨ Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in this state who has at least two (2) years healthcare related experience. One (1) year in hospice preferred. Acute Care experience preferred.

¨ Must have current Basic Life Support Certification

¨ Must have reliable transportation and maintain a current driver license in the state and maintain automobile liability insurance.

¨ Must be able to understand, read, write and speak English.

¨ Must be able to relate positively and favorably to the patients, families and outside agencies and to work cooperatively with other Employees.

¨ Must understand and accept hospice philosophy and be knowledgeable of pain and symptom control as related to terminally ill patients.

¨ Must demonstrate autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.

¨ Must comply with acceptable professional standards and practice

CORE VALUES: The employee is expected to model the Sacred Journey Hospice Core Values.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position carries a risk of exposure to infectious diseases requiring standard safety precautions.

Position will be required to walk, stand, sit and reach with hands and arms. May be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. Requires the mobility to ambulate or lift a patient with or without the assistance of devices in excess of 75 lbs utilizing proper lifting techniques.

Requires specific vision concentration for charting/documentation and computer work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: IPU RN position work scheduled 12-hour shifts as assigned Monday -Sunday with various days off with occasional request to work additional days/hours as needed.

The employee may encounter stressful situations with patients and their families regarding end of life care.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS- HAZARD RISK:

Frequently – Exposure to blood, body tissues, and other potentially infectious fluids

Frequently – Exposure to other hazardous waste materials

Frequently – Exposure to unpleasant odors as related to care of incontinent residents or wounds

Frequently – Exposure to latex, plastic and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment

Frequently – Exposure to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity

Frequently – Exposure to microbial bacteria and other infectious agents inherent to care of ill patient

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

¨ Applies nursing principles and techniques in the treatment of patients. Provides nursing care, emotional support and education to the patient/family/caregiver.

¨ Responsible for providing input for the continued development of the patient care plan and physician’s plan of treatment.

¨ Checks and logs temperature of medication refrigerator daily.

¨ Communicates with physicians and others as needed to coordinate and ensure high quality care.

¨ Communicates on a regular basis with all staff/volunteers regarding patient status.

¨ Attends and participates in shift report, team meetings, briefings, in services, department and staff meetings and other related activities.

¨ Understands and adheres to the Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc. vision and Organizational Philosophy advocates its philosophy.

¨ Works effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.

¨ Follows the guidelines for universal precautions when providing patient care.

¨ Demonstrates a positive attitude and working relationship with staff members, volunteers, patients and families.

¨ Maintains records of service performed and of apparent condition of patient, using documentation guidelines and standards set forth by Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc.

¨ Carries out duties and responsibilities of position in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.

¨ Consistently represents Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc. to all internal and external customers with integrity and professionalism

¨ Answers telephone, identifies SJH and self, directs call to appropriate person or assists in triaging calls for the on-call staff. Takes messages, documenting the time, name of caller, phone number and message, when applicable.

¨ Addresses patient’s needs by being responsive to call lights/bells.

¨ Maintains strict confidentiality of patient/family/caregiver information.

¨ Provides for a safe environment for patients, guests, visitors and employees.

¨ Adheres to all policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, fire, security, and risk management.

¨ Has a duty to report any potential misconduct or policy violation to Patient Care Manage or Director of Clinical Operations of Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc. Standards of Conduct or federal or state laws and regulations.

¨ Has a responsibility to participate in staff training and education programs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

I have read the above job description and meet or exceed the qualifications necessary to fulfill this position. I agree to follow Sacred Journey policies, procedures, rules and all regulatory requirements. I accept the responsibilities listed and understand that other duties may be assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Geriatrics

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Night shift

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)

Application Question:

  • This position is 7:00pm to 7:00am. Can you commit to a night schedule?

Work Location:

  • One location

Relocation Assistance Provided:

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