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Type: Full Time
Location: Reno, Nevada
As a member of the interdisciplinary group (IDG), provides professional nursing care to Hospice's patients. Responsible for identifying patient/family needs and for providing supportive care in accordance with the attending physician's orders, plan of care and the Hospice policies and procedures. This position is responsible for the direct care of patients and for ensuring quality and safe delivery of hospice services.
Nature and Scope:
The Registered Nurse Case Manager Hospice is responsible to coordinate and provide hospice services to patients who are terminally ill and their families, complying with the agency policies and procedures. The incumbent must be highly motivated and demonstrate critical thinking skills. The position requires independent judgment and assessment skills. The ability to drive and be on-call are components of this position.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patients served.
The incumbent provides care under the direction of the attending physician, the Hospice Manager and in compliance with the Nevada Registered Nurse Practice Act.
This position requires a scientific knowledge base and ongoing growth and learning. When possible the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts of the Registered Nurse (RN). The RN coordinates care between other professionals as needed.
Intensive continuous mental effort is required to provide optimal safe patient care and the same mental effort is required when interacting with internal and external contacts, exercising judgments and making decisions.
This position does provide patient care.
1. Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements , American Nurses Association Publication
* Edwards, DuAnne; The Synergy Model: Linking Patient Needs to Nursing Competencies , Critical Care Nurse; Vol. 19, No. 1, February, 1999
* Magnet Recognition Progress, Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Service - Healthcare Organization Instruction and Application Process Manual, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center; Washington, DC, 2002, pp. 134, 135, 127.
* Nurse Practice Act, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632, NAC, Chapter 632 . Nevada State Board of Nursing, September, 2002.
* Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice , American Nurses Association Publication.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Requires the ability to read, write and speak English. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain State of Nevada Registered Nurse licensure.
At least one year of acute care experience and/or one year of home health or hospice preferred. Understanding of Hospice philosophy required. Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings and to cope with emotional stress. Must be able to function in a practice environment with minimal direct supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with patients and their families.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Registered Nurse license.
Valid State of Nevada or California driver's license and ability to pass Renown Health's Department of Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Must be able to transport self to patient's home/facility. May be working in multiple locations in a workday.
Current BLS certification by The American Heart Association standards.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.