Hospice RN




Full Time

Mon-Fri, 8:00 - 4:30, plus weekends/call

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager and the Director and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the total nursing care of assigned patients on an intermittent visiting basis. The RN may work in a variety of settings (typically in a home care type setting) and roles within Riverside Health System. The RN utilizes communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making to create a care plan for each patient based on physiological, psychosocial and cultural diversity. Responsible for supervising and delegating non-professional personnel working directly with him/her to ensure optimum patient care. Must demonstrate competence in dealing with age related needs of specific patient populations served in their assigned area. Works under the direction of leadership and a multi-disciplinary team (physical, speech, or occupational therapy; medical social services, and Home Health Aide services) to provide a comprehensive range of services or clinical care associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health system and facility goals and strategic plans. Supports the hospice philosophy.

Educational Requirements: Registered Nursing diploma from an accredited school of Professional Nursing or higher required. BSN preferred. Specialty certification in field highly encouraged.

Certification/Licensure Requirements:  Current, valid driver's license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained during employment. Must also have reliable transportation to make visits to patient homes each day.

Experience Requirements: Experience preferred in an acute care setting, but not required.