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Registered Visit Nurse - Hospice- On Call

Company: ProMedica Senior Care
Location: Alburnett
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


ProMedica Senior Care, formerly HCR ManorCare is one of the leading providers of Hospice, Home Care Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Palliative Care, and Assisted & Independent Living.

Heartland, ManorCare and Arden Courts are now part of the ProMedica family of services. The home health and hospice, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, memory care services you know us for are now part of an integrated health and well being organization.

At our core, we are a not-for-profit, mission-based organization working to create a stronger, more cohesive approach to delivering care at the right place and right time.

The RN - Registered Visit Nurse (hospice) position is a nurse who administers skilled nursing care to clients requiring professional nursing services in their homes and teaches/supervises the family and other members of the nursing team. These services are performed in accordance with the physician's orders and under the direction and supervision of the Clinical

Manager and the Case Manager.

RN - Registered Nurse Rewards:

  • Receive unparalleled training
  • Competitive pay
  • Industry-leading benefits including comprehensive health coverage, generous time off, 401K, and more
  • Education benefits such as student loan repayment assistance, education discounts, and in-house continuing education training
  • Unlimited growth opportunities in a variety of roles or locations
    Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare while having fulfilling work with a purpose!

    4618 - ProMedica Hospice- Iowa City / Cedar Rapids - Serving Southeast Iowa

    4618 - ProMedica Hospice- Iowa City / Cedar Rapids - Serving Southeast Iowa

    Educational Requirements

    Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state and in good standing with the Board in which he or she will practice.

    Position Requirements

    • Ability to manage patient care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside nursing, symptom management, crisis intervention and family intervention.
    • Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making abilities.
    • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the patient and family.

      • A minimum of 6 months institutional nursing experience within the past 3 years, unless state regulations differ. The Director of Professional Services or Administrator may waive this experience requirement based upon a personal interview.
      • Registered Nurses providing skilled intervention for PASSPORT Patients must have 2 years experience as an RN.

        • Necessary daily; 100%.

          Working Conditions
          • Patient's home/living facilities.
          • Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive Patients.
            Job Specific Details:

            Schedule: 5pm-8am

            General Responsibilities
            • Administers nursing care according to the patient?s plan of care plan and needs
            • Care for multiple patients throughout the day in their individual home environments
            • Teach the patient and/or family members about new diagnosis, care, and support skills
            • Communicates regularly with RN Case Managers, Supervisors, and the Care Team
            • Coordinates and delivers nursing care to patients and families.
            • Assesses & evaluates patient?s level of care, needs and requirements.
            • Assesses the patient?s response to the Plan of Care and recommends changes as needed.
            • Evaluates Outcomes of Care.
            • Supervises LPN/LVNs, home health aides and paraprofessionals providing services to the patient according to regulatory guidelines
            • Participates in on-call coverage.
            • Submits work in a timely manner and updates and maintains patient medical records. Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate the care of the Patient and family, exchange information and problem solve, and receive staff support and education.
            • Applies policies and procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of Federal and State regulatory agencies and other certifying agencies in providing care.
            • Participates in agency quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) programs.
            • Ensures growth & profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services.
            • Meets or exceeds established productivity standards.
            • Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease process, self care techniques, prevention strategies, rehab nursing procedures and community resources for discharge planning
            • Evaluates outcomes of care.
            • Provides counseling to patient/family regarding disease process, end of life and ethical issues.
            • Willingly accepts direction from Director of Professional Services/PCM.
            • Participates in community programs and committees, as requested.
            • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
            • Prepares clinical and progress notes that demonstrate progress toward established goals
            • Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient?s needs and outcomes of intervention
            • Assesses the ability of the caregiver to meet the patient?s needs at admission and throughout care.
            • Evaluates patient/family response to care on an on-going basis. Communicates information using current process and technology available to the organization
            • Adheres to established personnel policies.
            • Accepts other assignments deemed appropriate
            • Attends deaths of patients to assist and support the family.
            • Provides initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient?s physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living including risk for pathological grief, cultural and spiritual implications and verbal and non-verbal communication patterns.
            • Implements the individualized plan of care and recommends revisions to the plan as necessary including managing discomfort and providing symptom relief and specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care.
            • Determines scope and frequency of services needed based on acuity and patient/family needs.
            • Provides specialized hospice training to other staff, family members and informal caregivers to insure adequate care.
            • Applies specific criteria for admission and re-certification to hospice care to establish appropriate levels of care and the Patient?s eligibility.

Keywords: ProMedica Senior Care, Cedar Rapids , Registered Visit Nurse - Hospice- On Call, Healthcare , Alburnett, Iowa

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