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Providence RN - Hospice in Medford, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling a RN - Hospice (1.0 # FTE, Days) to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford , OR.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse - Hospice who will 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. Accepts professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. Coordinates patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team in a collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and peaceful death.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of physician orders and using the nursing assessment and process, makes an assessment of the patient and family's needs to develop the nursing care plan

  • Initiate the interdisciplinary problem master

  • Confers with physicians and other hospice team members to develop the interdisciplinary Hospice plan of care

  • Evaluate on an ongoing basis the patient and family's psychosocial, spiritual, and physical needs, including the need for respite care

  • Initiate necessary referrals in a timely manner

  • Teach, supervise, and counsel the patient and caregivers regarding patient care in accordance with the patient and family's wishes including cultural and religious practices, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitations, communication styles, and language barriers

  • Maintain patient clinical, progress, and itinerary records to meet JCAHO and Federal regulations

  • Direct the care given by the Home Health Aides, respite care givers and volunteers by providing verbal and written instruction

  • Update the interdisciplinary plan of care every 14 days or as patient condition requires

  • Inform the physician, members of the hospice team and other parties as indicated of changes in the patient's condition and needs

  • Manage 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

  • Rotate through weekend and holiday as assigned by supervisor and according to PPMC contract, can participate in 24-hour call

  • Perform procedures and treatments according to accepted organizational and department policies and standards (complies with all H and CS applicable policies)

  • Participate in the Continuous Quality Improvement process and other quality management activities as defined by the organization

  • Participate as preceptor in the orientation of new staff and/or students as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Valid Oregon nursing license

  • Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

  • Valid Oregon driver's license

  • One (1) year Medical surgical experience, recent acute care or long-term care experience

  • Experienced in EOL care

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Recent Oncology -OR- Home Hospice -OR- Home Health experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Hospice Nursing

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 270063

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