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Registered Nurse (RN) Afterhours

Company: Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: November 18, 2020

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 or home health, 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

Since 1978, Pathways has served the community with the utmost compassionate care. Originally staffed by volunteers to provide comfort care in the final days of life for just 17 patients, Pathways has expanded astronomically to offer comprehensive hospice care, palliative care and grief and loss support for all, regardless of ability to pay.

Throughout the past 40 years, we have built strong relationships with physicians, facilities, therapists and other members of the medical community to provide the best care possible. We now serve thousands annually, including 1,200 hospice patients, 2,800 palliative care visits and 3,400 community counseling sessions.

Our Vision

Pathways is committed to being northern Colorado’s preferred provider of hospice and palliative care services through excellent patient care in all settings, as well as comprehensive grief support. We educate about end-of-life care, partner with caregivers, remain good financial stewards, grow to meet our community’s needs, and strive to be an employer of choice.

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