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Registered Nurse Float - $8,000 Bonus

Company: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Cornerstone Hospice, we lead patient care with compassion and advocacy for comfort, dignity and choice. The Registered Nurse (Float) will initiate, provide and direct nursing care from the resources of the community to meet the holistic needs of individuals and families. Frequent travel in Orange and Osceola county doing home and facility visits.Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pmJOB DUTIES/KNOWLEDGE

  • Available and flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of Hospice patient/families, providing care through the various areas of hospice houses and Admissions nurse or Clinician.
  • Gives a comprehensive explanation of Hospice services and benefits, addressing all components of care.
  • Obtains signatures on all necessary consents ensuring that patient/families are informed of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Performs a physical/environmental assessment, and as needed, a psycho-social and spiritual assessment.
  • Provides primary clinical care and teaching, as needed, to stabilize the patient.
  • Documents assessments and contributes to the updating of the plan of care and plan of treatment after consultation with other team members/primary nurse.
  • Communicates patient information verbally and in writing to the Hospice Medical Director, when appropriate, the attending physician and the hospice team in a timely manner.
  • Is an active, enthusiastic member of the hospice team providing support for colleagues and creative ideas for improvement of the ongoing care of the Hospice patient and their family.
  • Provides services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills in accordance with the plan of care signed by the physician. Demonstrates competency in all skills required for the agency.
  • Evaluates, and regularly re-evaluates, the nursing needs of the patient. Assesses and documents the patient’s continual care needs.
  • Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient and family regarding home nursing procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports to primary or on-call nurse per plan of care.
  • Palliates patient’s symptoms per physician’s orders.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family.
  • Supervises and teaches the home health aide. Assesses the patient’s need for unskilled care at least every two weeks and revises the plan of care as appropriate.
  • Communicates plan of care changes to the aide and scheduler as often as necessary.
  • Meets the needs of the newly referred patient/family and in the role of admission nurse completes the admissions process as soon as possible after referral, within 24 hours or sooner.
  • Participates in the provision of care twenty-four hours/day, seven days/week as requested.QUALIFICATIONS
    • Valid Florida RN license.
    • Minimum one year of clinical experience required; hospice experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with primarily the geriatric population, and to a lesser degree, the pediatric and adult populations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess data reflecting the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
    • Valid Florida driver’s license and required auto liability insurance.Cornerstone Hospice has been a licensed not-for-profit Hospice since 1984. We value our employees and offer competitive compensation, full benefits package, 403b plan match, generous PTO, tuition reimbursement program, and learning resources to be successful in your career, plus more!Company DescriptionCornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., a free-standing, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to compassionate care for its patients throughout seven counties in Central Florida.Founded in 1984, it's our mission to make quality Hospice care available to all persons, their families, and those affected by serious illness, death and dying in our community; to advocate effectively for patients comfort, dignity and choice; and to be recognized as the leading resource in clinical, ethical, and spiritual issues of dying and grief.If you have the hospice heart, we welcome you to visit our careers page for current opportunities: https://cshospice.org/careers/

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