RN, Hospice House - Pool
Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. - Sebring, FL

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HPC Healthcare, Inc., formerly known as LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care,Inc., is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care organization established in 1983. HPC Healthcare is the parent company of four subsidiaries: LifePath Hospice, Inc. in Hillsborough County; Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties; Axis Palliative Healthcare, LLC, a hospital and community-based palliative care agency; and HPC Pharmacy Services, LLC. The mission of HPC Healthcare is to provide quality palliative care and relieve the suffering of those in our communities affected by life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, maintaining the highest ethical standards, so all may live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

Qualifications:
  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Job Responsibilities:

Clinical
  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
Administrative
  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
Professional Development
  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.
Financial
  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
Other
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

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