Date Posted: Aug 17, 2023
Department: AR - HOSPICE HOUSE
Schedule: PRN, , varied
Responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary team to the Nurse Manager, Hospice Executive Director, attending physician and the Medical Director for the provision of skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with Hospice of South Georgia Policies and Procedure. Responsible for identifying patient/family needs and for providing supportive care and appropriate services in accordance with the attending physician’s orders and the interdisciplinary plan of care. Develops, maintains and supervises plan of care for provision of home health aide services to patients. May be assigned primarily to one care setting ie: hospice facility or home care but may be required to work variable shifts/settings as required to ensure patient care. Provides support to admissions/referrals/on-call services as setting or census dictates.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Hospice office and/or Langdale Hospice House, travel to patient’s homes and communities. Subject to being on call 24 hours a day on a rotating basis with other RN’s. Documents appropriate assessments findings specific to level of care to ensure reimbursement and compliance with state and federal guidelines. Subject to high levels of stress. Duties require sitting, standing, bending, stooping and ability to lift and reposition adult patients.