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RN Hospice

Compassionate Care Home Health Agency

This is a Full-time position in Fresno, CA posted January 28, 2021.

The last chapter of our lives is just as important as the first chapter. Are you a XXX and do you feel a calling to help patients and their families during the final hour? If so, please apply to join our amazing team and share your compassion with those who need it most.

Compassionate Care Home Health Agency is currently searching for qualified Registered Nurses (RN)! Home Health is the future of Healthcare as patients seek service in the comfort and convenience of their own homes and our agency is at the forefront of this revolution. You make your own schedule, work as much or as little as you want.

We know that there is no substitute for a meaningful career. We take pride in knowing the world is a better place because of what we do, and we feel fortunate to be part of a team that is unified in this commitment. We get the chance to learn every day, the opportunity to grow, and the ability to help others. At Compassionate Care, it is about treating our patients and each other like family.

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities.

We are offering extremely competitive rates, upward mobility, mileage reimbursement and much more. We utilize an easy-to-use web based EMR software for patient documentation which makes charting a breeze. Join our amazing company and let us serve our beautiful community together; we look forward to reviewing your resumes!

Patient Care

1. Completes an initial, comprehensive, and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).

2. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process and as defined in the state Nurse Practice Act.

3. Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:

A. Writing and initiating plan of care

B. Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

C. Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary

4. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.

5. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

6. 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.

7. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.

8. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

9. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.

10. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.

11. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

1. Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.

2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.

3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

4. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.

5. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.

6. Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.

7. Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.

8. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties

1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

3. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.

4. 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.

5. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.

6. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Qualifications

1. Graduate of a National League of Nursing accredited school of nursing.

2. Current license in California and current CPR certification.

3. Registered nurses shall have a minimum of (a) one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse within the last three (3) years OR (b) have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing and a current RN license. Minimum of two years’ experience, at least one of which is around public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.

4. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

5. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

6. Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.

7. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

8. 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.

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