Responsible for providing hospice services consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the Agency. The RN is responsible for providing skilled nursing services for terminally ill patients utilizing an individualized palliative plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team, patient's physician and his/her family. The RN utilizes specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care when providing skilled nursing services necessary to adhere to the plan of care. They include, but are not limited to, patient assessment, evaluation and coordination of the medical nursing needs of the patient; the performance of prescribed medical treatment for pain and symptom control; the provision of emotional support to both the patient and his/her family; and the instruction of caregivers in providing care to the patient. The RN shall provide for the continuity of services for the patient and his/her family. The RN is a core member of the hospice interdisciplinary team.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING:
Current, active RN License in the State of California by the Board of Registered Nursing.
Current CPR, health clearance and clinical skills self-assessment.
Successful passage (80%) of Agency competency exam and core competency per skills checklist.
Minimum of one year of professional nursing experience and BSN or one year of professional nursing experience within the last 3 years
Have the orientation and training appropriate to the care of the hospice patient and his/her family.