FT Nights. 8:00 pm - 8:30 am
General Statement of Duties: Reports to Team Leader, Inpatient Services. Provides skilled nursing care according to Coastal Hospice policies and standards. Coordinates with patient/family and other members of the IDG to plan, implement and manage patient/family care.
1. Provides a consistent high quality hospice experience for every patient and family served by:
a. Soliciting and identifying patient and family goals
b. Complying with established inpatient nursing visit structure
2. Coordinates with other members of the IDT to provide for the physical, spiritual, psychosocial, financial and bereavement needs of the patient and family on the inpatient unit.
3. Coordinates with consultant pharmacist and attending physician to optimize symptom management.
4. Develops and amends the patient/family plan of care based upon identified problems and goals.
5. Assesses learning readiness and provides ongoing education and support to the patient and family according to their needs and the plan of care.
6. Communicates timely and effectively with the Inpatient Team Leader/designee, physicians, team members, patients, families, contracted vendors and community.
7. Appropriately uses information technology to accurately and timely document in the patient electronic medical record.
8. Maintains continuity of patient care by:
a. Recording all pertinent information in a concise, effective manner according to organizational standards.
b. Completing documentation in the patient’s electronic medical record by the end of the shift
c. Providing hand off communication according to established policy and procedure.
9. Practices safe medication management according to professional standards which requires successful completion of medication mathematic skills competencies.
10. Promotes high quality patient care and unit operations by:
a. Maintaining communication with the Inpatient Team Leader/designee as needed to meet patient/family needs and ensure smooth program operation
b. Functioning within Coastal Hospice care model in meeting team goals
c. Supervising and delegating to LPNs, hospice aides, students and volunteers on the same scheduled shift
d. Monitoring daily logs for refrigerator temperatures, food temperatures and glucometer calibration.
e. Maintaining safe physical environment according to unit needs and regulatory standards
f. Maintaining effective relationships with partner and contracted facilities and supporting joint collaboration
g. Rotates shift assignment as necessary to meet program needs 24/7
• Current license to practice in Maryland as a Registered Nurse
• Superior physical assessment skills
• Current CPR certification for Healthcare Provider (BLS)
• Ability to work independently, efficiently and to make sound nursing judgments utilizing critical thinking skills with a minimum of direct supervision
• Sight, hearing and manual dexterity to function with or without prosthetic use that will enable these senses to function adequately to fulfill the requirements of the job.
• The ability to lift, push, pull or move patients, equipment, supplies, etc. in excess of 50 pounds with or without the use of adaptive/assistive devices.
• The ability to negotiate level and unlevel surfaces with or without the use of assistive devices.
• Access to a vehicle
• Valid driver’s license with good driving record
• Evidence of personal automobile insurance for a minimum of $100,000 single occurrence and $300,000 aggregate.