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Genesis Health System RN, Hospice Weekend .6 in Bettendorf, Iowa

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Position Title: RN, Hospice Weekend .6

Department: Hospice

Purpose: To provide safe, effective, culturally competent, family based, holistic care for all terminally ill patients and their families or significant others. Key accountabilities include assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementing and evaluation of care using critical thinking and evidence based practice; management of pain symptoms associated with end of life care and maximizing quality of life with adherence to the Professional Practice Standards as defined by ANA and active participation in quality monitoring and performance activities.

Report To: VNA Supervisor, Hospice

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Vendors/Clients, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: Associate's Degree

Field Of Study: Nursing

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing certification

Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa or Illinois required upon hire. Second state license required in 3 months. Valid Driver's License, Auto Insurance-Genesis minimum limits required.

Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.

Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions exceeds 70% of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

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