Bonner General Health

RN-Hospice-101

Location

Sandpoint, ID

Type

Per Diem

Department:  Hospice

Status: Occasional

In order to maintain occasional status the occasional RN will:

  • Be available to work a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours per month; must be willing to work any shift; to participate in scheduled call rotation as applicable by department; and to work a minimum of two (2) weekend shifts per month; if applicable by department

Be available for work at least (8) months out of the year, and work or be on call a minimum of one (1) Hospital recognized holiday each year

Shift: Days scheduled will vary Monday – Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm (with rotated weekends, Holidays, and after-hours weeknight call rotation. Required to be available to take after-hours call a minimum of one of each four weeknight calls/per week and rotated weekend shifts/call monthly per job description.)

Summary

Ensures the delivery of individualized skilled nursing care to enable clients to participate as fully as possible in the activities of daily living, in both home and inpatient settings. Focuses on pain management and palliative care.

Primary Functions

  • Provide nursing visits to clients on a regular, as well as on a stand-by, basis to provide ongoing assessment of client's condition and caregiver's ability to give care
  • Provides vacation, holiday and sick relief for RN staff above regularly scheduled shifts as needed
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to plan and provide holistic care to clients and families. Nursing care reflects interventions that are in accordance with IDG care plan
  • Provides nursing care on an intermittent basis for symptoms requiring nursing intervention
  • Documents nursing assessments and interventions in a timely manner in the clinical record
  • Provides nursing care for symptom management, including, but not limited to, pain, bowel function, level of consciousness, alteration in nutritional and fluid balance, alteration in skin integrity, alteration in respiratory status, and cardiac functioning
  • Consults with client's care physician regarding symptom management including therapeutic and adverse reactions to medication
  • Instructs and supervises the patient and/or other responsible person in meeting nursing and related patient care needs
  • Additional Essential Functions as outlined in the Job Description

Requirements

Skills

  • High level of written and verbal communication skills; ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken word in English; basic computer literacy and ability to effectively learn new software programs required; high level of counseling skills; excellent relationships with clients and medical professionals; knowledge of Hospice philosophy, Home Health care medical system, and hospital discharge planning is preferred

Education

Graduate from an approved professional school of nursing; Hospice training as provided by BGH and a professional interest in working with the terminally ill and their families

Experience

Documented evidence of a minimum two years professional experience and ability in direct patient care; Medical/Surgical experience preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Registered Nurse license through the Idaho Board of Nursing; Current BLS (AHA) certification; Valid driver’s license

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal vehicle for on-the-job transportation in all road and weather conditions, climate; Must be able to successfully pass a driver’s license record background check and provide proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle; Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a fingerprint-based criminal history background check through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Physical Demands

Physical Demands of position are listed in job description

Supervised By

Home Health and Hospice Manager and/or Hospice Clinical Supervisor

Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org

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