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Company: The Denver Hospice
Location: Denver
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:




















The Denver Hospice is looking to enhance your
nursing career---.

Are you a highly
skilled Registered Nurse who is organized, has great assessment skills, good
critical thinking ability, problem solver, and enjoys autonomy in the field? Ready
to work in a mission-based, non-profit organization whose goal is family/patient
focus?

If you answered yes, apply
for this RN position at The Denver Hospice.

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package
  • Voted by employees "Top Workplaces" by The Denver Post

































    Registered Nurse Case Manager-Exempt

    Location: Homes and Facilities


    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Provides
    patient/family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of
    care. Provides skilled nursing
    including interventions and documentation, supportive care and assessments
    for patients. Assists patient/families with external resources such as home
    health, financial concerns, counseling, etc.
    Educates and motivates patient/families regarding actions and
    behaviors towards self-care, wellbeing and self-empowerment.

    KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

    Reports to Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical
    Services
    Consults with Primary Physician, Team Manager and
    Interdisciplinary team (IDT)

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    Coordinates skilled nursing care to patient as
    determined by patient's condition, Plan of Care (POC), continuous assessment
    and monitoring of patient's physical, emotional and spiritual care needs.

    Develops care plan with patient/families, primary
    physician and IDT. Reviews and
    evaluates patients and POC in IDT meetings on a regularly scheduled basis.

    Prepares, dispenses and charts medications,
    demonstrating basic and reasonable knowledge of the medications and their
    side effects.

    Coordinates transfer of patients from home hospice
    to inpatient or to home hospice as appropriate.

    Provides accurate and timely documentation in
    electronic medical record.

    Assists in the orientation/training of new team
    members.

    Participates in hospice related services such as
    community education, team training, staff meetings, board committees,
    in-services, and other sponsored functions.

    Performs complex telephone interviews and triaging
    as appropriate.

    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    CORE COMPETENCIES:

    Supports the mission and values of hospice.

    Possesses knowledge of patient rights and ensures an
    atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all
    patients in a safe, secure environment.

    Treats patients, family members or other clients
    with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates
    with them in a courteous and respectful manner.

    Receives direction and initiates actions that will
    allow the assumption of cross-functional duties to ensure seamless patient
    care.

    Demonstrates flexibility, sound judgment, and initiative by
    taking appropriate actions to meet client expectations and within established
    time frames.

    Anticipates and organizes workflow and prioritizes
    and follows through on responsibilities.

    Provides after-hours care to patient/family on a
    rotating basis and reports to appropriate team members.

    Attends weekly team meetings and in-services on a
    regular basis and participates in continuing education and professional
    development.

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum Education: Graduate
    of an accredited school of Nursing.

    Minimum Experience: One year experience in hospice/palliative care,
    medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Three or more years' experience as a nurse
    preferred.

    Required License: Colorado RN license. CPR Certification. Colorado
    state driver's license and proof of auto insurance.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Extremely heavy
    physical effort (lift/carry a minimum of 50 lbs.)
    Lifts/positions/pushes/transfers
    patients
    Lifts supplies/equipment
    Considerable to
    prolonged standing/walking/sitting
    Considerable
    reaching/bending/kneeling/stooping/crouching
    Manual
    dexterity and mobility
    Visual and
    auditory acuity

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    May be exposed
    to infections and contagious diseases
    Regularly
    exposed to risk of blood borne diseases
    Occasional
    exposure to radiation hazards
    Exposure to
    variety of electro-mechanical hazards
    Occasional
    exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight,
    behavior)
    May perform
    emergency care
    Subject to
    varying and unpredictable situations
    Able to
    maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to
    enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of
    this position.






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