This registered nurse provides care for terminally ill patients. They work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals during the final stages of life.
Develops and carries out nursing care plan.
Does initial physical assessment on assigned patients.
Maintains patient records and observations in a complete, accurate and legible manner.
Reports change in patient condition to Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).
Prepares written initial patient evaluation and regular patient updates thereafter.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Performs venipuncture or obtains lab specimens per doctor order.
Notifies pharmacy and patient of medications and supplies for which hospice is responsible.
Keep patient’s primary provider and consulting provider informed of patient’s condition.
Call would be required and would cross train to assist in home hospice.
A graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa (or) a graduate from an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse able to work in the state of Iowa.
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the standards of the American Heart Association.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.
Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing in the performance of activities associated with the job.
Basic computer knowledge to complete necessary functions of position.
Able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
Must have completed hospice and philosophy training.