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Hospice RN - South Territory - PRN

Company: Lexington Health Network
Location: Lombard
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Teamwork is what we're all about at Lexington Health Care, working together to achieve positive patient outcomes. We realize that when you collaborate, great things are possible; for your patients, and for your career. Lexington proudly employs more than 2,500 employees allowing us to provide an immeasurable value to the communities we serve. So much of who we are comes from being an organization dedicated to the highest attainable quality of care available today. In an industry filled with rapid change and growth, our commitment to family values will never change. As a family owned organization, we have always maintained a unique perspective. Our reputation as a leading health care employer is unmatched. Come see for yourself why it's so fulfilling to be a part of Lexington!Responsibilities:

  • The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery, coordination and monitoring of appropriate services for patients, families/caregivers. As a member of the interdisciplinary team participates in the development and implementation of the patient care plan.
  • Meets with the patient/representative to explain hospice philosophy and services and to assess the patient for hospice appropriateness.
  • Completes consents/paperwork.
  • Initiates hospice admission including comprehensive physical/emotional/psychosocial assessment.
  • Assesses the physical care needs and incorporates the needs into the hospice interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Implements the care plan and provides nursing care to terminally ill patients.
  • Initiates communication and obtains necessary physician orders for patient care with attending physician/hospice medical directors.
  • Communicates with other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/representative.
  • Interprets to the patient/representative the implications of the diagnosis and the hospice plan of care; -Assists patient and family to cope with the dying process.
  • Consults with the Hospice Medical Director/Attending Physician regarding significant changes in the patient's status or deviations from the plan of treatment; -Obtains necessary physician orders for patient care. -Keeps attending physician informed of the patient's progress
  • Maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, action and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
  • Accepts responsibility for and coordinates the physical care of the patient, by teaching patient/families/caregivers to the level at which they are comfortable and capable of providing direct care appropriately.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to develop, review, and/or revise each patient's plan of care.
  • Participates in the on-call process, as stated in agency policy.
  • Maintains regular communication with the RN Clinical Manager to review case load.
  • Assesses need for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
  • Completes CNA assignment sheet and supervises care every two (2) weeks.
  • Maintains accurate and current clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Reports patient status to insurance companies.
  • Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice.
  • Participates in orientation programs for staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to provide care, based on physical, educational, and safety related criteria, appropriate to the developmental age of the patients served.
  • Attends continuing education activities and maintains documentation of these activities.
  • Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the Mission Statement of LEXINGTON by providing excellent healthcare and service that is professional, friendly, courteous and timely.
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities and other LEXINGTON committees as requested.
  • Assists other team members when necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned.Qualifications:
    • Current Registered Professional Nursing license to practice in the state of Illinois
    • Minimum one
    • year experience in medical, oncology or hospice clinicalnursing preferred
    • Excellent assessment and teaching skills
    • Able to make home visits year round
    • Able to cover large geographic area
    • Reliable car with current/renews insurance policy
    • Current/renews
    • CPR card
    • Basic computer knowledge
    • Must be able to read, speak and understand the English language Physical Requirements:
    • Requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted, including assisting and even transferring patients when required.
    • Requires frequent bending, reaching, standing, walking, squatting, sitting, kneeling, and repetitive hand movements including adequate manual dexterity.
    • Employees are required to talk and hear both in person and by telephone and must be able to communicate via e-mail or writing.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to multi-task and deal effectively in stressful situations.Benefits:We offer a professional work environment, growth and advancement, training, Competitive compensation and a benefits package including a comprehensive Medical, dental, and vision plan, voluntary benefits, Credit Union, 401(k) savings plan with company match, holiday pay and paid time off.Lexington Health Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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