RN - PRN - Hospice - Evening
Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Posted on: January 9, 2021
Description:The RN is a professional registered nurse who
functions as a primary nurse and has responsibility and
accountability for quality nursing care in assessing, planning,
implementing, educating and evaluating a designated group of
patients. The RN is responsible for providing skilled professional
nursing care to assigned terminally ill patients in their place of
residence, as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with
the standards of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act and the policies
of St. Luke's Hospice. Mission: Faithful to our
Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St.
Luke's Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of the
community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical
staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person
with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each
other and those we serve. Core Values: Human Dignity, Justice,
Excellence, Compassion, and Stewardship. Human Dignity:
Demonstrates respect for the dignity and needs of patients,
visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Justice: Honors each person's
rights and responsibilities by working as a team player to provide
positive patient outcomes. Excellence: Demonstrates creativity and
inventiveness in improving the ways in which work-related tasks are
performed. Also strives for excellence in the services that he/she
provides. Compassion: Demonstrates caring beyond 'It's My Job' and
utilizes positive interpersonal skills. Stewardship: Demonstrates
honesty and acts with integrity. Also demonstrates the ability to
work in a safe, cost-effective and efficient manner. Communication
Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective
communication with internal and external customers.Principle
Accountabilities:I. Assessment Planning:Demonstrates the ability to
appropriately assess the patient by: Admission assessment and
history started at initial contact and completed within 24?-48? of
admission. Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to
function effectively in Hospice setting where
patient/family/caregivers is requiring care. Provides professional
skilled nursing care to terminally ill patients which includes
initial nursing assessment, ongoing assessment of
patient/family/caregivers for physical, psychosocial and spiritual
needs and reporting to physicians when appropriate. Assists
patient/family/caregivers with issues related to death and dying.
Performs procedures and treatments using proper techniques and
complies with standard nursing policies and procedures. Uses
equipment properly to administer prescribed treatmentsB.
Documentation: Prepares current and accurate records showing
treatments, teaching and training observations, patient responses
in accordance with St. Luke's Hospice policy and procedures. The
nurse may accept verbal and telephone orders from the physician
involving any changes in original treatment plan, but they must be
followed with written orders.C. Paperwork: Completes paperwork and
record in a timely manner. Efficient with time, charting and
reporting off to next shift.II. Interdisciplinary Team & Plan of
Care:Develops plan of care in collaboration with physician's orders
and interdisciplinary team. Establishes realistic and measurable
goals, updating them when necessary. Evaluates plan of care
frequently. Consults with physician, patient and interdisciplinary
team regarding coordination of treatment, goal development and
response to treatment.B. Identifies need for other disciplines.C.
Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
Performs C.N.A. supervisory visits, and maintains supervision over
C.N.A. assignment sheet.III. Communication/Education:Communicates
with the patient's physician obtaining and implementing orders for
medication and treatment changes - particularly in relation to pain
management as prescribed. Instructs and explains plan of care to
patient and family/caregivers, teaching as needed. Instructs and
encourages patient efforts toward self-sufficiency and optimal
comfort care.B. Uses additional services when appropriate.IV.
SafetyA. Maintains clean, safe environment while performing tasks.B
Identifies and reports any safety needs or unsafe conditions.V.
Other Job Related DutiesA. Participates in QI (Quality Improvement)
activities.B.Participates in in-services, committees, workshops and
seminars and other continuing education.C Observes Policy and
Procedures.D. Maintains proper dress code and personal hygiene.E.
Has flexible work habits, and interacts effectively with others.F.
Participates in on call rotation.G. Practices cost containment with
time and supplies.H. Assists Bereavement with phone calls, filing
and bereavement visits when needed.I. Assists with chart audits at
St. Luke's Hospice when needed. Performs other work duties as
assigned Scheduling Expectations: Employee is expected to work a
set Monday through Friday schedule unless an emergency occurs.
Employee is expected to take turns in the On Call rotation on the
weekdays and weekends. Employee is expected to give enough notice
for vacations to be granted. It is required to give at least a 2
hours notice when calling in sick when at all possible. In the
event of an emergency please notify your supervisor immediately.
Flexibility in shift, or day of week may be necessary to meet the
24 hour day, 7 day per week operation. Maintains acceptable
attendance record per facility policy Meets annual compliance
guidelines: Maintains confidentiality and support the basic right
of privacy Attends annual compliance training Demonstrates safe
workplace behaviors for self, co-workers and patients Uses
appropriate body mechanics Use of facility provided safety
devices/equipment Attends annual safely training Completes annual
Employee Health requirements (PPD, etc.) Provides Patient Education
Provides information and education to patients, families and
visitors as appropriate to positionEducation:Current licensure as a
Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri Required.Nursing Diploma
or Associates in Nursing Required.BSN or completion of BSN within 5
years of hire date is required.Experience:A minimum of one year of
general nursing experience required, with recent Hospice experience
preferred. Experience with issues related to death/dying and
bereavement preferred. Complies with accepted professional
standards and practice. Understands Hospice philosophy; principles
related to death, dying and pain management. Demonstrates ability
to communicate Hospice services to physicians and hospital
communities. Complies with St. Luke's Hospice status requirements.
Has excellent observation, good nursing assessment and
communication skills. Is self directed with the ability to work
with little supervision. Has ability to provide good written
documentation in a timely manner. Is flexible and cooperative in
fulfilling role obligation and has ability to work within an
interdisciplinary team. Must be a licensed driver.Working
Conditions:Employee is required to sit, stand and walk frequently,
and to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently and over 50 lbs. occasionally.
Job requires occasional bending, kneeling, reaching forward and
overhead, and lifting floor to waist and waist to overhead.
Procedures require use of both hands for grasping, pushing/pulling
and fine manipulation; driving requires use of at least one foot.
Employee must possess the ability to make accurate and appropriate
judgments in assessing patient needs through on-site assessment and
verbal reports. Employee is occasionally exposed to temperature
changes, confinement to small areas, dust, noise, fumes, radiation
and CRT terminal work. Employee has regular contact with agency
staff members, physicians, hospital staff and general public.
Contact frequently involves problem resolution. Employee regularly
handles confidential information. Employee may be expected to
document care and services into an electronic medical record. If
utilizing an electronic medical record employee is required to
synchronize data at the beginning and end of each work day. This
may be done from the employee's home, a public domain or from the
office. The most significant of duties are included but this does
not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or
developmental duties. Job Relationships:Interacts with patients,
coworkers, St. Luke's staff, and physicians. Takes direction from:
Provides direction to: Supervised by:Clinical
Director/AdministratorMission/Values:MISSIONFaithful to our
Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St.
Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we
serve.Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high
quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and
respect for each other and those we serve.VISIONAs an independent
healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region
through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized
services.CORE VALUESHuman DignityWe accept and treat all persons as
being created in the image of God.CompassionWe respond with caring
to the needs of others as if they were members of our
family.JusticeWe honor each person's rights and responsibilities in
light of the common good.ExcellenceWe set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.StewardshipWe
use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and
integrity.FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and
effective communication with internal and external customers.
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