Providence Health & Services RN - Hospice Gorge in Hood River, Oregon
Providence is calling a RN - Hospice of the Gorge (0.6 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.
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We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice of the Gorge that will be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Accepts professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. Manages calls made by patient/family and makes home visits as needed to assess needs/concerns within hospice service area. Coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and assist in the achievement of a comfortable and peaceful death.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Take responsibility for evening/night/on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with Providence Hospice policies and procedures
Respond to medical or emotional crisis of patient or family, and makes home visit to direct care as appropriate
Make home visits to assist patient, family or caregiver with any medical or psychosocial issues including pain and symptom management
Respond to any medical crisis involving Emergency Room visits, falls, hospitalization or placements, and makes visit to coordinate with physician and staff to assess, plan, and implement plan of care
Perform medical procedures and treatments according to accepted organizational policies, procedures and community standards
Monitor physical care of patient by instructing caregivers and volunteers
Admit patients in crisis to Hospice, contact physician, secure medications orders, and initiate plan of care
Maintain up-to-date records to guarantee coordination of care
Evaluate on an ongoing basis the patient and family's psychosocial, spiritual, and physical needs, including the need for respite care
Initiate necessary referrals to all disciplines in a timely manner
Teach, supervise, and counsel the patient and caregivers regarding patient care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and their family including cultural and religious practices, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitations, communication styles, and language barriers
Maintain patient clinical progress, and itinerary records to meet The Joint Commission and Federal regulations
Properly documenting nursing care in a timely manner as required by state and federal agencies to ensure proper financial management
Required qualification in this position includes:
Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement
Current unencumbered Oregon RN licensure
Current Washington state RN license, or WA state interstate endorsement, is also required within the first 3 months of employment with Providence
Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) within 30 days of hire
Valid driver's license
Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix required at time of hire
Two (2) years of Medical/surgical experience, recent acute care or long-term care experience
Experienced in End of Life care
Able to travel by automobile 50-70% of the day and during nights when on call
Able to cross train between Home Health and Hospice
Preferred qualification in this position includes:
Recent Oncology or Home Hospice or Home Health experience
Knowledge of infusion therapy
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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Job Category: Hospice Nursing
Location: Oregon-Hood River
Req ID: 319151