Company: VNA Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides hospice care and
is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health
education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the
resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the
needs of individual and families within their homes and
communities. The RN respects and promotes the mission, values and
vision of VNA Health.
Responsible for providing comprehensive care to
Completes an initial assessment of patient and
family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical
assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). Admits
to appropriate level of service/
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all
elements of nursing process.
Assesses and evaluates patients status
Writing and initiating plan of
Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver
Revising the plan of care as
Uses health assessment data to determine nursing
Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based
on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
Includes the patient and the family in the planning
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative
nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as
prescribed by the physician in the physicians plan of
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing
and related needs.
Provides health care instructions to the patient as
appropriate per assessment and
Assists the patient with the activities of daily
living and facilitates the patients efforts toward self-sufficiency
and optional comfort care.
Has working knowledge of state, federal, local and
accreditation regulations for the delivery of hospice
Completes, maintains and submits accurate and
relevant clinical notes regarding patients condition and care
given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as
Communicates with the physician regarding the
patients needs and reports changes in the patients condition;
obtains/receives physicians orders as
Communicates with community health related persons
to coordinate the care plan.
Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care
techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other
instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and
utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and
families/caregivers. Works in concert with the other hospice
Interdisciplinary Team Members.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the
Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other
team members in providing continuity of
Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and
hospice Interdisciplinary Team Members to meet the emotional needs
of the patient and
Participates in on-call duties as defined by the
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other
necessary items and services
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates
responsibilities when required.
Assumes responsibility for personal growth and
development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and
practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing
education and inservice classes.
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted
Actively participates in quality management
Meets daily average productivity standard set by the
statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the
major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this
job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks
other than those stated in this description. All clinical staff are
expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including
weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday
and active California RN license.
one year acute care experience required.
- One year
recent hospice experience preferred.
driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state and/or
observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem
solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency
to respond independently to life threatening
to reason, deduce and carry out complex multiple step
Spanish preferred, but not necessary.
Ability to lift 50
Ability to push/pull 50
Ability to stoop, bend, and
Ability to walk up one flight of
Ability to walk one
Ability to sit for one hour,
Visual and audio
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Keywords: VNA Health, Ventura , Registered Nurse, Other , Ventura, California
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