Cleveland Clinic RN-Hospice in Independence, Ohio

Job Summary:

Provides supervision, assessment, planning and direct patient care to hospice patients in accordance with the agency policies and procedures and the plan of care established by the interdisciplinary team.

A Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse:

https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/2017/05/day-life-hospice-nurse/

Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervision, assessment, planning and direct patient care to hospice patients in accordance with the agency policies and procedures and the plan of care established by the interdisciplinary team.

  • Delegates appropriate components of the plan of care to other members of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Coordinates care for managing a caseload of patients.

  • Serves as preceptor for new nursing staff and provides observation visits as requested.

  • Performs accurate and complete admission assessments and reassessments within specified time frame.

  • Assesses patient for safety risks, abuse and neglect.

  • Assesses and documents patient's pain using appropriate pain scale and manages patient's pain.

  • Prioritizes and documents patient problems based on assessed needs/problems in collaboration with patient, family and health care team.

  • Plans delivery of patient care in collaboration with other disciplines to promote wellness and facilitate the discharge planning process.

  • Assesses educational needs of patients, care givers and family considering cultural issues and other special challenges.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing - Associate's Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

Certifications:

  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Ohio.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Valid State Driver's License (VDL) required.

  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance with $100,000/$300,000 coverage.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum two years of critical care and/or oncology experience preferred. Infusion therapy experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting packages, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.

  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.

  • Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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