RN Inpatient, Part-time, Nights

Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo, OH
This position is responsible for providing primary nursing services to patients and their families in the Inpatient Center(s).

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

* Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing; BSN preferred.

* Currently licensed as an RN through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

* Minimum 1-2 years of clinical experience, with 1 year of experience in an acute setting preferred.

* Has working experience charting in an EMR system, Cerner system preferred.

* Possesses clinical expertise related to critical thinking, assessment, problem-solving, and technical skills.

* Possesses the ability to provide basic and skilled nursing care, set priorities of care, and appropriately assess limits of intervention.

* Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and team members regarding care issues.

* Has the ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team.

* Demonstrates strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.

* Understands the hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying, concepts of pain/symptom management, and adult teaching/learning principles.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* Implements the complete nursing process for assigned patients and their families, including:

* - follows the plan of treatment and necessary revisions

* - provides hands on patient care, medications, services, and prescribed treatments including those requiring professional nursing skills

* - initiates appropriate referrals to other health disciplines and to other agencies for needed services

* - teaches appropriate care, treatment, information and health practices to patients, families, caretaker(s), and others

* - supervises and evaluates patients' self-care, care given by family, and care given by LPNs, hospice aides, and volunteers

* - discharges patients according to agency policies

* - Obtains and processes physician orders

* - Maintains a safe environment for patients and uses equipment safely and properly

* Coordinates services to maintain continuity of patient care and/or participate in appropriate clinical and interdisciplinary team conference.

* Provides collaborative oversight of LPNs assigned to patient care as needed.

* Instructs Hospice Aides assigned to patient care as needed.

* Fulfills responsibilities of a Hospice Aide as needed.

* Prepares, maintains, and dismisses clinical records in a timely manner according to agency policy.

* Communicates and cooperates with other agency personnel to achieve patient care and agency requirements.

* Participates in developing and maintaining expected standards of quality and quantity of patient care, including participating in record review.

* Participates in selected public relation activities.

* Provides field experience for affiliating students and new Hospice employees.

* Maintains professional nursing standards.

* Actively participates in the hospice quality improvement program, including identifying opportunities for improvement, problem solving and implementing recommendations.

* Participates in in-services or other continuing education to meet own needs and agency requirements.

* Responsible to learn and utilize technology made available by the agency to increase efficiency, communication and performance of duties.

* Attends staff meetings and completes all mandatory training.

* Holds in strictest confidence all patient information and discloses information and data only to persons authorized by Hospice.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Registered Nurses may have exposure to infectious diseases.

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