Hospice RN Job Description

Hospice RN Job Description

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Hospice RN provides care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization standards of practice for bereavement programs and accreditation standards.

Hospice RN Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective hospice RN job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included hospice RN job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Initiates appropriate preventive nursing procedures
Guides and oversees the implementation of clinical service delivery policies and Human Resource standards, procedures and policies related to the delivery of Hospice services
Collaborating with attending physician to develop and implement the appropriate plan of care
Providing and supervising the care that is given to patients and their families, ensuring that it is delivered in a manner that preserves and protects the patient's autonomy, dignity and rights
Coordinating all aspects of care for patients and their families through communication with appropriate members of our interdisciplinary team various community agencies/resources as indicated
Act under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician
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
Manage a caseload of patients living within the service area of hospice
Coordinate patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team in a collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and assist in the achievement of a comfortable and peaceful death
Upholds the standards of confidentiality, attendance and punctuality

Hospice RN Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Hospice RN

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, CHPN, AHA, PHN

Education for Hospice RN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the hospice RN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Associates, School of Nursing, Nursing Program, Nursing Education, Health, Science, Computer

Skills for Hospice RN

Desired skills for hospice RN include:

Comprehensive understanding of potential care plan needs for the patient and coordination of necessary resources
Facility protocols and industry regulations
Governmental hospice regulations
Medicare eligibility requirements
Home health regulatory standards and policies of agency
Professional standards of care and laws and regulations applicable to hospice services
Relevant computer programs
Procedures
State/federal regulations and industry standards
Costs related to care

Desired experience for hospice RN includes:

Those nurses working 8 hour shifts must be available to work four shifts in a calendar month
Those working 12 hour shifts must be available to work three (3) shifts in a calendar month
All supplemental nurses must be available to work at least one (1) holiday between January 1 and June 30th and one (1) holiday between July 1st and December 31st of each calendar year
Must have at least 1 year of nursing experience
Strongly prefer you have strong IV skills
You’ll also need a current RN license in our state and must have a valid driver's licenses

Hospice RN Examples

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Hospice RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of hospice RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for hospice RN
  • Assisting with the administration of medication, wound care, treatments, procedures, and comfort care
  • Provides supervision, assessment, planning and direct patient care to hospice patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures and the plan of care established by the interdisciplinary team
  • In coordination with Clinical Supervisor, assures policies, practices and procedures are followed
  • Performs documentation, including the processing of physician orders, in accordance with Home Care policies and procedures
  • Assess the patient and family's needs to develop the nursing care plan using the nursing assessment and process
  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given
  • Develops a plan of care, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic and preventive nursing actions
  • Collects and assesses patient data, formulating patient plan of care, including problems, interventions and measurable goals
Qualifications for hospice RN
  • 1+ years of general nursing experience with current experience in hospice, home care, palliative care, acute care or SNF
  • CHPN certification is preferred
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s license upon hire
  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance coverage with 100,000/$300,000 coverage upon hire
  • Current nursing licensure in state and CPR certification
  • Minimum 1+ years RN experience in hospice, home care, palliative care, acute care &/or skilled nursing
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Hospice RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a hospice RN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for hospice RN
  • Other Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) duties as assigned
  • Other Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
  • Under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician 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
  • Assess body systems (cardiac, vascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal)
  • Provide 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 under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician
  • Manage calls made by patient/family and make home visits as needed to assess needs/concerns within hospice service area
  • Share in providing 24/7 coverage to patients/families when necessary
  • Delegates appropriate components of the care plan to other members of the disciplinary team
  • Administers medication and treatments safely and accurately with a focus on patient comfort
  • Serves as a preceptor for new nursing staff and provides observation visits as requested
Qualifications for hospice RN
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing
  • HPNA certified
  • 2+ years of Hospice Program or Palliative Care experience
  • Graduate an accredited nursing program
  • Must be willing to obtain NH/RI license within three months of employment if working in the Methuen Branch
  • Minimum of 2 years Hospice, ICU or ED nursing experience required
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Hospice RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of hospice RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for hospice RN
  • Completes OASIS documentation timely and accurately with prompt response to supervisors request for corrections
  • Demonstrates skill and accuracy with use of electronic health record system
  • Demonstrates skill and proficiency in infusion therapies Demonstrates skill and proficiency in assessing appropriate use of therapies for parenteral and enteral nutrition
  • Continually reassess resource utilization as patient progresses towards goals
  • Completes assignment by managing all anticipated patient’s care needs during visit and through next planned nurse visit
  • Manages patient expectations
  • Supervises paraprofessional staff in patient care
  • Attends and participates in patient care rounds
  • Communicates/coordinates with Clinical Resource, Utilization Review and/or MA Specialists
  • Completes majority of documentation at the point of care
Qualifications for hospice RN
  • Requires baccalaureate preparation in nursing or health related field
  • If incumbent is a Registered Nurse, current licensure in the State of employment required
  • Requires current driver’s license, use of care and proof of auto insurance
  • Requires three (3) to five (5) years of progressive responsibility in a leadership role in hospice or home care, with emphasis on knowledge of regulations and operations
  • Pursuit or completion of BSN Degree
  • Minimum of two to three years RN experience in Hospice/Geriatric health care field
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Hospice RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a hospice RN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for hospice RN
  • Completes daily time log with supporting documentation in electronic record for each day worked, and synchronizes laptop to the home system each morning, after any schedule changes and at the end of each work day
  • Utilizes knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, TJC, OSHA, & NHPCO regulations pertaining to Home Health/Hospice
  • Participates in call evenings (including call and after 10pm visits for home health) and weekend call and rotation
  • Demonstrates competence in use and care of laptop computer
  • Participates on at least one Home Health/Hospice committee
  • Attends 80% of the staff meetings and all mandatory in-services
  • Completes annual education day by computer or in-service
  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of nursing care services
  • Provides documentation of care consistent with applicable federal, state and local regulations and accreditation standards
Qualifications for hospice RN
  • Two or more years of experience in a leadership role in a Hospice setting
  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care a plus
  • Must be a licensed driver
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
  • Two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities
  • Current PD or Chest X-Ray
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Hospice RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a hospice RN. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hospice RN
  • Perform procedures and treatments according to accepted organizational and department policies and standards (complies with all H and CS applicable policies)
  • Updates the interdisciplinary plan of care every 14 days or as patient condition requires
  • Informs the physician, members of the hospice team and other parties as indicated of changes in the patient's condition and needs
  • Manages a nursing caseload as assigned by supervisor that includes patients requiring a broad spectrum of care, who reside in a variety of environments, and in a wide geographical area, by practicing good organizational and time management skills unless assignment is one to assist RN case manager by visiting or admitting their patients
  • Rotates through weekend and holiday as assigned by supervisor and according to PPMC contract
  • Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement process and other quality management activities as defined by the organization
  • Participates as preceptor in the orientation of new staff and/or students as assigned by supervisor
  • Demonstrates commitment to principles of the patient care model (Professional Partnership Model)
  • Assess the needs of terminally ill hospice and palliative patients and families by phone, with special attention to the symptoms and comfort of the dying patient
  • Contact covering MD’s to obtain needed medications, arrange for nursing visit if needed, and/or provide follow-up communication to other Hospice staff regarding patient/family needs
Qualifications for hospice RN
  • Minimum of two years experience in an acute care setting, at least one year as a registered nurse
  • Baccalaureate or Masters in Nursing preferred
  • A valid Minnesota driver's license, a driving record in good standing, and the minimum amount of insurance liability coverage required
  • Previous experience in home care, terminally ill patients or public health preferred
  • 2 years experience in nursing, experience in Hospice, oncology, Home Health or Public Health nursing
  • Visual, auditory, and tactile acuity sufficient to make complete and accurate nursing assessments

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