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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Registered Nurse (RN), Hospice, Part Time, Days
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Health First | Melbourne, FL
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Job Description

To be fully engaged in providing Quality / No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: The Hospice RN oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to create the most positive Hospice experience for the patient and family.

Primary Accountabilities

* Verbalizes, demonstrates and documents nursing care, change in condition, treatments and procedures in compliance with Health First/Hospice Policy, Federal/State Regulations and National Safety Patient Goals.
* Demonstrates appropriate delegation and supervision of the CNA, to include the care planning process and supervisory oversight
* Implementation of consistent nursing practice across the 4 levels of Hospice care (Routine, Inpatient, Respite and Crisis/Continuous Care).
* Promotes the Hospice philosophy to community and staff as demonstrated by annual participation in or attendance at a seminar, in-service or home study course on end of life care or pain/symptom management issues, which promotes professional growth and development in Hospice and Palliative nursing.
* Within the interdisciplinary team, provides patient, family and/or caregiver educational material as directed by the plan of care.
* Provides service to patients and families with sensitivity and respect for their needs, expectations, age, and cultural, spiritual, physical and individual needs.
* Current Florida RN license or endorsement permit
* Minimum of two years experience in Oncology, Medical/Surgical or Home Health First, Inc.
* Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.
* Experience with Palliative Care/End of Life issues helpful
* Knowledge of regulatory guidelines (state and federal)

About Health First

We're a group of healthcare associates dedicated to educating the public, promoting awareness, and encouraging registration for organ/tissue donation. Our team includes representatives from: All nursing units Physicians and surgeons Ancillary staff Organ and tissue procurement staff from TransLife, Southeast Tissue Alliance, and Medical Eye Bank of Florida What's our mission? To increase donor awareness and increase the availability and usage of organs and tissues. We accomplish our mission through education and encourage people to sign donor cards. What results have the Tiger Team achieved? Our donor referrals have steadily increased each year. We received the Medical Eye Bank of Florida "Hospital of the Year" award for two years in a row We received the Southeast Tissue Alliance (formerly UFTB) "Hospital of the Year" award for 3 years running. We have published a Donor Awareness Calendar featuring artwork & poetry of local children for the past 4 years. We have given numerous "Patient Assistance Grants" to transplant patients and sponsored several athletes at the US Transplant Games. We dedicated our Health First Donor Recognition Quilt in September 2003. What can you do to help the Tiger Team? Discuss organ/tissue donation with your own family members ...