Oct 05, 2020

Registered Nurse (RN) - Variable

  • Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides patient care using nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The RN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG).

KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patients (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC). Uses education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care.

  • Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care; participates in the POC in IDT/IDG meetings as assigned.

  • Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies.

  • Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments, if applicable.

  • Supervises Certified Nurse Aides (CNA); delegates specific tasks per agency policy.

  • Participates in related services, such as community education, team training, staff/board committees and orientation of employees.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

if assigned to outpatient:

  • Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs

  • Adapts care to meet the needs of patients at their place of residence including, but not limited to, the patients’ home, long-term care or assisted living facilities.

  • Completes initial nursing assessment and provides ongoing comprehensive nursing care through medication, treatment, intervention and evaluation.

  • Develops and maintains professional business relationships with facilities by providing excellent customer service to the patient, as well as the facility staff.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.


Minimum Experience: One to two (1-2) years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health.


Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

CPR certification (CVNA, Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients
  • Lifts supplies/equipment
  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/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
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior)
  • May perform emergency care
  • Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation