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Registered Nurse – Hospice (FT – weekend on call)

Florence, SC
TRACKING CODE

20213507

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values. Must be empathetic, responsible, able to use time effectively, and willing to work with a team. Coordinates daily workload of the weekend staff.  Ensures appropriate completion of all services with timely completion of documentation that is in compliance with state and federal regulations. Manages calls received to assure patients receive appropriate, quality care. Makes home visits based upon the calls received and patient need. Provides appropriate care interventions consistent with the written plan of care which reflects the physicians prescribed medical plan. Recognizes signs and symptoms of the actively dying patients & communicates this information to team members. Coordinates inpatient care, respite care, and routine home care when appropriate. Demonstrates continual professional growth by completing at least 20 hours of continuing education annually, including all mandatory training, and keeping informed of all new policies and procedures. Recognizes the normal signs (growth and development of aging) of the patient population served and understands the requirements of assessment, treatment, and care of the specific age groups(s). Completes annual training specific to age needs of patient population served. Demonstrates competence in planning for age appropriate and culturally sensitive care. Interprets information, and plans care related to family/significant others support, education, religious and cultural customs, and patient safety.

Schedule: Full Time; 80 hours biweekly; Weekends On-Call.

Qualifications /Training:

Must have active patient contact within the past year. 

Age Specific Qualifications: 

All general population.  The primary age served as indicated above.  Age specific characteristics will be reviewed annually through age-specific computer based training.  At the end of each review period, each employee will be evaluated on age-specific characteristics within the clinical area, and be able to appropriately communicate to patients and families using characteristics based on each age group served.

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations/Education:

  • Current South Carolina RN License. 
  • At least one year of nursing experience, and if applicable completion of a nursing refresher course within the past year.
  • Current South Carolina Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance as required by law. 
  • Current BLS certification.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, will involve some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling, pushing and pulling with frequent standing and walking; requires manual dexterity with ability to perceive size, shape, temperature or texture; auditory and visual perception required with attention to verbal abilities and color discrimination.

WORK SCHEDULE

Full-Time/Regular

JOB LOCATION

Florence, SC, United States

POSITION TYPE

Full-Time/Regular

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