The Registered Nurse (RN) plans, organizes and directs hospice care. The RN supervises and coordinates care to patients with an array of terminal illnesses, diseases and compromised health states. The RN provides comprehensive skilled nursing services to qualified patients in their homes or hospice inpatient setting, so that the stated goals and objectives of the agency can be achieved. The nurse works with minimum daily supervision or support while performing interdependent practice in the field. The RN is responsible for supervising the hospice aide, administering medications, symptom assessment and management, education/teaching, and end-of-life care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: Two (2) year of professional nursing experience in the area of public health such as an acute care or home care setting or hospice inpatient unit. Hospice nursing experience preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of
Primary Source Verification (if applicable): Nursing- SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR):
Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates comprehensive physical assessment skills. Demonstrates ability to implement the nursing process and principles of teaching and learning. Demonstrates good organizational and time management techniques, along with ability to independently prioritize workload. Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, and verbal and written communication skills. Competency and verification of skills may be required when applying for specialty practice.
Other: Must have a valid driverï¿½s license, with a good driving record to make home visits
Contacts: Patient/family contacts in the home and various community settings. Contact with other health care professionals, community agencies, and agency personnel.