The Registered Nurse-Hospice Admissions educates potential patient/families in the Hospice at Home approach to end-of-life care and evaluates their overall readiness and appropriateness for hospice care. The RN visits patients who have been referred for hospice services and conducts a comprehensive examination to determine medical eligibility. The RN will collaborate with the physician as needed to determine eligibility and approve admission to services. The RN will create the initial plan of care to meet immediate patient and family needs and will collaborate with the case manager as needed to ensure a smooth transition into hospice services. The focus of this care is on relief of any pain or symptoms and on caregiver support in caring for the patient until seen by the RN Case Manager.
Current licensure in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse required. Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field preferred. Minimum one year experience in Hospice or related field required. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand, walk, push, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, feel, talk, hear and see. Extensive driving is required. The position requires soome sitting and computer work.