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
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
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
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.
Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing;
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
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs.
Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients
Prolonged, extensive or considerable
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.
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.