RN - Hospice
Posted on: June 24, 2022
The Hospice Field RN is a professional caregiver who is a member
of the interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities include the
coordination and provision of direct and indirect patient care
using the nursing process to meet the physical, psychosocial,
environmental, and spiritual needs of Carle Home Services specific
patient populations and families throughout the geographical area.
Hours may vary depending upon census and program need. Demonstrates
understanding of Hospice Regulatory requirements/benefits including
covered services, recertifications, transfers, and
non-recertifications. Follows regulatory requirements regarding
documentation standards. Comprehends department specific
indicators. Performs case management activities of assessment,
coordination, planning, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation.
Interacts with clients, caregivers and families to assess, plan
care, arrange services, monitor, and provide support and education.
Consistently completes all admission documentation within policy
guidelines.Returns admission documents to office complete and in a
timely manner (according to policy). Completes required
admission/recertification corrections within 24 hours of receiving
them. Completes visits notes and telephone conversations records
and transmitted timely according to policy (includes physician
orders, admission, routine, supervisory, telephone and discharge
notes.) Ensures Physician Orders are written timely, corrections to
care plans are entered and transmitted according to time line.
Reviews verbal orders with MD office, written and evidenced as
read-back, completed immediately and transmitted within time frame
established by policy. Once documented and transmitted orders are
never changed. Ensures patient visit string(s) are added to the
record to make sure visits are not missed. Ensures proper acronym
is evident on all physician orders. Completes Home Health Aide
supervisory visits. Acts as the coordinator of the health care team
in order to maintain the proper linkages within the continuum of
care. Collaboratively communicates and initiates case conferencing
as necessary and documents interacts (other disciplines, MD, care
coordinator, insurers, etc.). Communicates pertinent information
for patient care conferences on all admits done by him/her.
Practices in a manner sensitive to the needs of patients and
families. Provides care according to plan of care and orders.
Directs the activities of the licensed practical nurse. Makes home
health aide assignments, prepare written instructions for the aide
and supervises the aide in the patient home. Assess patients for
appropriate placement in Hospice per Medicare guidelines Make home
visits to monitor for signs and symptoms associated with end stage
disease and end of life Implement interventions to palliate
symptoms in concert with attending physicians Triage phone calls
when on call Make home visits to assess and pronounce death, do
post mortem care, notify County Coroner of patient passing, notify
Funeral home and physician Provide comfort for the family and make
appropriate referral to Bereavement Coordinator
Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , RN - Hospice, Healthcare , Anchor, Illinois
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