Posted on Nov. 2, 2017
Full Time, Part Time
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K
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• LifePath Hospice in Hillsborough County
• Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
• Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
• Continually assess patient's eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
• Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
• Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient's evolving needs.
• Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
• Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
• Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
• Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
• Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician's assistants.
• Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
• Report changes in the patient's condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
• Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
• Oversee disposal of medications.
• Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
• Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act plus Administrative, Professional Development, Financial, Other Responsibilities.
Additional Preceptor Responsibilities:
• Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for the nurses.
• Explain the role and performance expectation for the team nurse in the hospice setting.
• Assist the orientee to identify learning needs.
• Plan for and provide relevant learning experiences involving the clinical supervisor, senior preceptor and other staff, necessary.
• Demonstrate and/or supervise nursing procedures or skills that are unfamiliar to the orientee.
• Orient new nurses to their roles within the IDG.
• Acquaint the orientee with the concept of IDG through participation in IDG meeting.
• Evaluate competence of orientee utilizing orientation competency checklist.
• Provide prompt and consistent feedback, identifying areas in need of further development to the new nurse and the Clinical Manager.
• Coordinate activities with other nursing preceptors to maintain consistency in practice, establish relationships, and broaden the scope of the program.
• Provide input to clinical leadership and educators regarding patient care experiences for orientation.
• Participate in Nurse Preceptor Meetings.