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Registered Nurse

Company: Residential Home Health and Hospice
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Provide skilled nursing assessment, planning, and coordination of services in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families, under the general direction of the Medical Director and/or the attending physician. Educate contracting facilities and community members and meet with multidisciplinary team and groups to market hospice services.
include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Accurately complete required documentation within 24 hours of patient visit
  • Assume responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning and implementation, and evaluation phases of the nursing process
  • Initiate communication with attending physicians, multidisciplinary hospice team members, and agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family
  • Communicate with physicians, agencies, and team to coordinate patient/family care
  • Obtain 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
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur
  • Coordinate physical care of the patient and instruct primary caregivers, volunteers, and Home Health Aides in providing direct care as appropriate
  • Review and update Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant care plan per agency guidelines and standards
  • Attend interdisciplinary team meetings to facilitate discussion of patient/family status in order to evaluate and revise the interdisciplinary team plan of care
  • Provide appropriate support at time of death and period of bereavement as needed
  • Complete all mandatory education requirements
  • Represent the company in professional and community activities as requested
  • Attend and participate in all required agency meetings
  • Understand Medicare-disease specific criteria, hospice level of care, and hospice benefit
  • Ensure the clients have prescribed medications and/or treatment supplies, updating file as changes occur
  • Profile/reconcile medications in conjunction with pharmacy vendors and physician
  • Follow up as needed and appropriately with doctor's office, hospice multidisciplinary team, and management staff pertaining to any concerns regarding patient care
  • Communicate with physicians, agencies, and team to coordinate patient/family care
  • Participate in quality initiatives with problem-solving via action items
  • Comply with Company's Core Values and Core Competencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisorQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Holds, in good standing, a license as a Registered Nurse issued by the state in which you work
    • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse including Hospice experience
    • Proficiency in agency IT programs or demonstrated proficiency in all tools for documentation
    • Able to meet the physical demands of providing nursing care, ambulating patients, transferring patients, assisting with exercises, etc.
    • Able to transfer patients as needed according to proper techniques of body mechanics to promote patient and staff safety
    • Possesses and maintains current CPR and BCLS certificationCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
      Must have and maintain in good standing professional license, certificate, or registration, as applicable.
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
      The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      Employee will be required to drive daily for meetings and/or visits to residential homes. Employee will work in varied residential environments based on assigned case load. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may travel by automobile and be exposed to changing weather conditions.
      This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.NOTICE: Successful completion of a drug screen prior to employment is part of our background process, which includes medical and recreational marijuana.By supplying your phone number, you agree to receive communication via phone or text.JR# JR221050

Keywords: Residential Home Health and Hospice, Downers Grove , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Downers Grove, Illinois

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