Since 1979, this amazing hospice organization has provided the highest quality hospice care to residents in Charles County. They thrive on keeping with their mission to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion, and expertise. This caring organization is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the State of Maryland and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the Hospice Alliance, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice Network of Maryland.
They are seeking a talented Hospice Inpatient Registered Nurse (RN) for 24 hours per week (2 days per week: 7a-7:30p).
As a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN), you will take the lead in providing nursing care and case management for those with life-limiting illnesses, helping patients and their caregivers navigate end-of-life care with compassion. You will work with your team’s Social Workers, Chaplains, and CNAs, as well as our Hospice Physicians, to provide the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care. The Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) observes patient progress, records pertinent observations, implements physician and nursing treatment plans and evaluates outcomes. The RN recognizes the legal responsibilities as specified by law and abides within those responsibilities. The RN will work 12 hour shifts as scheduled.
- Provide direct patient care sufficient to meet the patient’s total nursing need in accordance with the patient’s hospice plan of care assuring each patient receives treatments, medications, and diet as tolerated.
- Correctly identifies, communicates, and collaborates on patient problems/priorities/issues based upon assessment data, establishes measurable patient goals, and communicates initial/ongoing plan of care appropriately to interdisciplinary team. Recognizes changes in clinical status and reports them to the appropriate individual.
- Collaborates with patient/family when developing plan of care, adjusting communication style as necessary. Establishes priority for patient care based on immediate patient condition and mutually set patient needs/expectations.
- Assists in the assessment of family needs for bereavement services.
- Ensures patient/caregiver teaching and patient/caregiver level of understanding and response to teaching are documented. Incorporates teaching into routine care, involving patient/caregiver. Incorporates learning needs in discharge plan.
- Completes all electronic documentation, at the point of care or in the patient care corridor, following the appropriate protocol.
- Assist field teams when needed.
- Significant status changes are identified, communicated, responded to and documented.
- Reports patient/caregiver/employee incidents according to company policy.
- Adapts communication style to meet population specific needs of patient. Creates a supportive environment and provides an atmosphere that supports each patient’s dignity.
- Provide medication management per protocol. Recognizes and reports adverse drug reactions per policy and procedure. Recognizes and reports medication variances per policy and procedure.
- Fully meets all staff meeting and learning requirements. Attends staff meetings as required and completes all required training timely.
- Fully utilizes all internal and external resources.
- Demonstrates responsibility for scope of position/own standard of practice. Maintains required skills, licensure, regulatory requirements, and credentials needed to perform assigned duties.
- Demonstrates full knowledge of current position’s, and department’s, relationship to flow of patient services and/or care plan of the patient. Demonstrates understanding of all other services of the organization.
- We’re excited to train RN’s that are passionate about hospice care
- Current Maryland RN license or accepted reciprocal out-of-state nursing licensure; BSN preferred.
- 2-3 years of nursing experience in a medical/ surgical or critical care experience required.
- Demonstrated ability to provide quality patient care. Possess ability to assess patient’s needs, e.g., physical, teaching, mental and spiritual.
- Demonstrates problem-solving skills with patients, their family, employees, other departments, visitors, and others as indicated.
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to recognize safety issues to self and others and be able to assess and implement use of lifts or other personnel to lift and move patients of all sizes and weights in a safe manner.
- Ability to perform consistently in stressful situations.
- Strong and creative, problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize and delegate.
- Shows competency in the 5 “rights” of medication delivery.
- Basic computer skills, to include but not limited to Microsoft Word and Outlook, required.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality, timely, and cost-effective patient care.
- Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and projects with attention to details, efficiency and accuracy and deadlines.
- Monday – Friday, 2 – 12-hour shifts per week (7a-7:30p) (Rotating Days)
- $39-$44 per/hour plus shift diffs
- $5K sign-on bonus
- Inpatient Care Center (14 bed facility)
- A rewarding and fulfilling career with a company that values your contributions
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Generous paid time off, including 18 vacation days, 10 sick days, and 8 paid holidays in your first year of employment
- Access to our Emergency Sick Bank to provide a safety net gift of up to 80 hours of sick time for medical emergencies if you run out of paid time off
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
- Available accident and critical illness coverage
- 403(b) retirement plan with company match (3%)
- Educational assistance to pursue professional development, additional certifications, and degree programs Employer assistance programs
- Employee recognition program