Hospice Registered Nurse RN Case Manager
Horizons Hospice - Uniontown, PA

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Horizons Hospice has an immediate opening for a Full Time Registered Nurse.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
  • Writing and initializing plan of care.
  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs.
  • Revising the plan of care as necessary.
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions: Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s effects toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting preferred.
  • Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching.
  • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

JOB BENEFITS:

  • Friendly Work Environment
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company Vehicle (With Option for Personal Use)
  • Medical Benefits
  • 401k

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Horizons Hospice, LLC is guided by a tradition of personal, clinical, and technological excellence. We believe that serving patients in the...