Registered Nurse

Hospice Group Of Southern California, Inc

San Dimas, CA

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
San Dimas, CA, US
LOCATION
San Dimas, CA
POSTED
30+ days ago

Are you a Registered Nurse with strong hospice skills who is committed to making a difference in your life as well as everyone affected by a terminal illness? We focus on changing how people view care by emphasizing the lives and quality time spent with loved ones.

As a Hospice RN you will deliver holistic, end-of-life care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. You will effectively interact with patients, caregivers, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing practice.

For this role, we find that with our work with both institutions and patients, it is an absolute requirement to process a combination of great nursing skills, good people skills, and eye for the details.

Our professional staff are compensated well both financially and rewarded with the quality of work. Our certified medical team of doctors, nurses, home health aides, volunteers, therapists direct their resources towards providing the highest degree of care for patients and long-lasting support for their family members. Our utmost desire is to enhance the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being of all our patients while experiencing the best in hospice care from us.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

Pay and Benefits

Compensation: Per visit $80 - $250, depending on type of visit (follow up, discharge, or start of care) 

Mileage for travel over 20 miles

Paid sick time is available per CA regulation

Job Type:  per Diem (there is room for growth and other benefits are available for full time employees)  

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • Complete initial, comprehensive, and ongoing assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of the nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluate patient’s status.
  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs.
  • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, bases on nursing diagnosis, and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physicians in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilities the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

  • Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and report changes in the patient’s condition, obtain/receive physician’s orders as required.
  • Handle on call (with our full-time role)
  • Communicates with community health-related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  • 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.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  • Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates and responsibilities when required.
  • 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.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.


The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates must meet the following:

  • Licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) by the Board of Registered Nursing in the state of California.
  • Hospice experience preferred
  • Minimum of one year of professional nursing experience within the last 3 years
  • Clinically sound/confident in skills and understanding of disease trajectory- Recent acute care experience is preferred
  • Bilingual is highly desirable but not necessary.

About the Company

Hospice Group Of Southern California, Inc