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Registered Nurse

Company: VITAS Healthcare
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Work at VITAS as an RN and get an extra payout! RN's are DIFFERENCE MAKERS: That's why, after 12 months of active service, RNs working 20 or more hours a week can receive a $$LUMP SUM PAYOUT$$ in recognition of their support and dedication to our patients and their fellow team members. They're at the heart of everything we do, providing excellent care at the bedside each and every day with Commitment, Compassion, and a Can-Do Attitude. Salary Range: $34 $36 / hourThe VITAS RN is a member of the interdisciplinary team who work together to meet the physical, medical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of hospice patients and families facing terminal illness and bereavement. The VITAS RN is designated to provide coordination of care, ensure continuous assessment of each patient's and family's needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.Case Management and SupervisionFollows VITAS policies and standards (See VITAS Standards Manual) and practices within the scope of the RN licenseReports any request to practice outside of scope of license to the manager/supervisorSupervision of (VITAS employed and contracted) nursing tasks delegated to Hospice Aides, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (and contracted Registered Nurses) and Volunteers per the plan of careCompletes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavementAppropriately identifies/utilizes resources, referrals such as PT, OT, Home Health, Dietary, Pharmacy, Supplies, Home Medical Equipment, and other visits/consultsCompletes documentation at the time of the event and at the location of care unless otherwise directedProvides education to patients, families, caregivers and referral sourcesParticipates in patient care meetings as assignedParticipates in weekly team meetingsProvides effective communication/shift reports through written, verbal, reporting and body languageParticipates in bereavement supportParticipates in the on-call rotation and/or provides shifts during non-business hours such as evenings, weekends and holidays based upon program-identified needsProvides visits/shifts in program coverage areaDevelops, coordinates, and follows the patient's individualized plan of careAppropriately delegates nursing tasks to Hospice Aides/Homemakers, Volunteers, and Licensed Practical/Vocational NursesAll factors pertinent to the patient's safety, including the competence of the Hospice Aide/Homemaker have been assessedDetermination that this activity can be delegated safely to a Hospice Aide/HomemakerConnecticut For activities other than those listed in section 1913D69(d)(3)of the Connecticut Department of Public Health delegated to a Hospice/Homemaker, the RN will document in the clinical record that:Provides nursing care including nursing tasks that may be delegated to other roles such as LPNs, HHAs and VolunteersParticipates in and monitors patient and family care compliance activitiesProfessionally manages/coordinates the hospice plan of careProvides and follows infection control practicesDelivers care in accordance with the patient's plan of careProvides primary nursing care for inpatient and continuous care patients as assignedQuality ImprovementParticipates in the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and related activities as assigned. This may include, but is not limited toparticipation in Performance Improvement Project(s) (PIP)Gathering clinical data which is used for quality measuresProfessional DevelopmentDevelops and achieves professional growth goals and objectives personally and per Team Manager reviewsResponsible for attending orientation and regularly scheduled in-services/educational conferences as assignedParticipates in orientation of Hospice Aides, Volunteers and other IDG members as assignedParticipates in training activities internally within VITAS and externally as assignedCustomer ServiceMaintains focus on the patient and family experience of careServes as a patient and family advocateReports patient/family/customer complaints to Team ManagerParticipates in patient/family/customer conflict resolution as applicable.Represents the nursing profession, the VITAS site/location and VITAS overall in a positive mannerQUALIFICATIONSCurrently licensed as a R.N. in the state where the VITAS program is located.A minimum of two years experience in hospice, home health, or community health experience in the last five years.OTHER REQUIREMENTSReliable transportation with adequate insurance coverage for driverEDUCATIONRN licenseSPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATEEOE/AA M/F/D/V #LI-MS1#LI-OnsiteVITAS - Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, and has the resources and expertise to support your personal and professional growth. As a member of the VITAS team, you'll find fulfillment working for a people-focused organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. You will be more than just an employee: You will be counted on as an expert in your field, and as a valued team member whose efforts are respected and vital to our hospice mission.All VITAS employees commit to fulfilling their duties and responsibilities with the highest regard for professionalism, collaboration and teamwork, and an eye focused constantly on growth and improvement. We serve with commitment and compassion, and position ourselves for the future by embracing, innovating, and leading change. If you are that person, make your voice heard-find your purpose at VITAS today.Benefits Include: Competitive compensation Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts Life insurance 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match Cancer and/or critical illness benefit Tuition Reimbursement Paid Time Off Employee Assistance Program Legal Insurance Roadside Assistance Affinity ProgramMany of our positions offer the opportunity to work day or night shifts, weekdays or weekends.Choose a Career with VITAS

Keywords: VITAS Healthcare, Akron , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Akron, Ohio

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