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Registered Nurse
Department: Hospice
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Evening
Hours: 4:00p - 12:00a
Job Details:

Monday - Friday, 4:00p - 12:00a, call rotation will include weekends.

Position Title: Hospice RN
Department: VNA Hospice

Purpose: To provide safe, effective, culturally competent, family based, holistic care for all terminally ill patients and their families or significant others.  Key accountabilities include assessments, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care using critical thinking and evidenced-based practice; management of pain and symptoms associated with end of life care and maximizing quality of life with adherence to the Professional Practice Standards as evidenced by ANA and active participation in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.

Report To: Hospice Supervisor/Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work.  Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others.  Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role.  In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Limited:  Work requires limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets.  The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources.  The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss.  Problems associated with material resources are not complex.  The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies.

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: Associate's Degree

Field Of Study: Nursing

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing certification

Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa or Illinois required upon hire. Second state license required in 3 months. Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required.

Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Physical Demands: Very High Intensity:  A main requirement of the job is physical labor.  Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting more than 50 pounds.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is extremely significant.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is very high.  It results in considerable fatigue and requires periods of rest.  Work could require very fine dexterity and extreme muscular control, involving various body postures.  The position exceeds these very high intensity demands occasionally 10-35% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions.  There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions.  The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

   
     

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