Registered Nurse - RN - Hospice

Company: American Medical Response ( Learn More )

General Information
2 Year Degree
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Job Description

This position is responsible for evaluation, referrals and coordinating patient/family needs.  Under physician orders, the Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/family unit.  The Hospice RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills for caring for the patient/family unit, in collaboration with the hospice team members.  Provides direct care as indicated and reports to appropriate hospice team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Hospice RN Position:

  • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.
  • Document clinical findings clearly and in a concise manner while maintaining the patient clinical record according to practice standards.
  • Perform comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients and families, and develop initial treatment plan, modifying as appropriate with interdisciplinary team focus.  Educate the patient and family regarding terminal care. 
  • Identify actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal/compliance issues and initiates appropriate intervention or referral.  Updates the attending physician/IDT about changes in the patient’s condition and/or plan of care.
  • Coordinate care with contracted facilities, discuss and initiate the written plan of care, and attend care conferences as scheduled.
  • Evaluates services provide by the Hospice Aide every two weeks.
  • Maintain productivity standards.
  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.
  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.
  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.
  • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.
  • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.
  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.
  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.
  • Promote agency by always putting the patient first.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone’s responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered.  Report information systems security problems.
  • Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Current State Nursing License.
  • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to automobile


  • One year recent clinical experience and at least one year of Hospice experience required  

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Able to fulfill on-call requirements with immediate 24/7 availability when assigned
  • Must have the ability to connect to the internet with company issued laptop from home using dialup or hi speed connection (DSL, cable or satellite)
  • You can send your resume directly to our Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

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