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Hospice RN-Part Time Days

at Hospice Austin

Posted: 2/18/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 13136104
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

About Us: Service minded and mission driven, employees at Hospice Austin envision a community in which people with serious illness live their final months with comfort, dignity, and peace. As one of Austin's most beloved nonprofit organizations, employees have a reason to be proud of the work they do to serve the community.

Position: RN Visit Nurse Part-Time

Job Responsibilities:
  • Performs initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient's physical, functional, psychosocial , and environmental needs, activities of daily living, risk for pathological grief, cultural and spiritual implications, and verbal and non-verbal communication patterns.
  • Performs nursing assessments, i.e. Vital signs, pain assessment, breath sounds, etc.
  • Triages patient care problems
  • Manages discomfort and provides symptom relief
  • Performs specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures
  • Consults with and educates the patient and caregivers(including home health staff) re: disease process, self care techniques, end of life care, death and dying, comfort measures, medication use and side effects, etc. process for dealing with ethical issues
  • Coordinates all patient/family services and prioritizes needs with the members of the IDT
  • Acts as a liaison between patient and physicians, hospital staff, home health staff, and other care team members to facilitate ongoing clinical care.
  • Provides preparation and support for patient’s death; pronounces deaths in accordance with state regulation, provides post mortem care, handles body and death event with respect and dignity and in accordance with patient/family/caregiver wishes.

Position Background:
  • Graduation from an approved school of professional nursing as determined by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Valid Texas driver's license, auto liability insurance, and safe driving record.
Preferred Position Background:
  • 1 year previous nursing experience
Benefits:
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

* All staff must complete one week of orientation in our Spicewood Location. Orientation in Monday - Friday and will be paid.

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