Performs assigned functions related to providing information about services to potential Bon Secours Hospice patient and admitting patients to Bon Secours Hospice service.
- Assumes initial responsibility for assessing patient/family needs and consulting with attending physician and other hospice team members.
- Makes the telephone contact and/or assessment visits with potential hospice patients to provide information on Bon Secours Hospice services and/or assess patient’s status
- Determines patient’s appropriateness for admission consistent with Bon Secours Hospice service policies and admission criteria based on Physician’s determination eligibility.
- Plans for admission of patients to Bon Secours Hospice in coordination with hospice in-take staff and Hospice Clinical Managers.
- Admits patients, develop plan of care and complete related paperwork, in accordance with Bon Secours Hospice polices/procedures and federal regulation.
- Completes all documentation and care collaboration that supports the patient’s level of care within the hospital and departmental electronic medical record.
- Obtains data on physical, social, and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
- Manages patient/family care plan and accompanying services between time of admission and transition to primary case manager as necessary.
- Assists with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Bon Secours Hospice program of care.
- Instructs primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated.
- Informs the Hospice Clinical Manager, in-take staff and IDT of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
- Reports off on admission/visits to appropriate staff via e-mail/phone.
- Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage to patients/families when necessary.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN Degree preferred.
- Possession of current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the state of Virginia.
- Minimum of three years of experience as a professional nurse that includes hospice/palliative or oncology.
- Work requires that the incumbent maintain CPR certification.
- Demonstrated experience in coordination of activities, good organizational skills and ability to work independently.
- Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
- Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, community agencies, and institutions.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT).
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS: 40
WORK SHIFT: Days/Afternoons
|Job Category||Nurse, Registered Nurse|