Hospice RN



Posting Date February 19, 2020
Job Title Hospice RN
Specialty
Hours Per Diem
Overview The Hospice at HCS RN provides attentive, compassionate, and comprehensive nursing services to patients in a private home or residential facility setting. This is a variable-hour (per diem) position with benefits. As part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, this position also: Collects data and conducts focused nursing assessments of the health status of clients; Participates in the development and modification of the comprehensive plan of care for all types of clients; Maintains safe and effective nursing care rendered directly or indirectly; Participates in health teaching and counseling to promote, attain, and maintain the optimum health level of clients; Serves as an advocate for the clients by communicating and collaborating with other health service personnel; Participates in the evaluation of client responses to intervention; Provides input into the development of policies and procedures; Communicates effectively with supervisor, staff, patients and families; Plans workload according to client needs and location, completing four to five patient visits per day; Exhibits full compliance with the agency policies concerning infection control, management of hazardous waste and client education/reinforcement; and Conveys a positive image of the agency through personal appearance, attitudes and behaviors.
Qualifications Graduate of a state-licensed basic nursing program; Two or more years of nursing experience, preferably in a home care setting; Possession of a current State of New Hampshire RN license; Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification; Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile during working hours that meets the State of New Hampshire registration regulations and auto liability insurance; Able and willing to learn to utilize a portable electronic field device to manage electronic patient health information (ePHI) remote access in accordance with HCS policies & procedures; Sensitivity in human relationships. Able to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles. Skill in using psychological principles in both one on one and group situations. Knowledge of measures to comfort the dying. Emotional stability, flexibility, and respect for various religious and spiritual beliefs; and Must be willing to become Hospice and Palliative Care certified. Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (HCS) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services in southwestern New Hampshire. HCS’s clinical services include visiting nurses, physical and occupational therapies, social work and home health aides. Hospice at HCS offers end of life care, grief support and Pet Peace of Mind for patients and family members where ever they call home, including in assisted living and nursing homes. Hospice at HCS rates above state and national averages in many important quality measures and maintains a 100% overall satisfaction rating (from data compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.) HCS is unique in the wide range of community services that are offered to the community, including Healthy Starts maternal and child health services, Meals on Wheels and senior dining, City Express and Friendly Bus transportation, Age In Motion exercise for older adults and Nurse Is In blood pressure and foot care clinics. HCS is Medicare certified and licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and proud to be a Monadnock United Way agency.
Agency / Location Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
312 Marlboro Street
Keene, NH 03431
Contact Information Chaille Cohen
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
Phone: 6033522253
Fax:
Email: jobs@hcsservices.org
Website: http://www.HCSservices.org/careers
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