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Genesis Health System RN, Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa

Position Title: RN, Hospice House

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 assessments, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care using critical thinking and evidenced-based practice; management of pain and symptoms associated with end of life care and maximizing quality of life with adherence to the Professional Practice Standards as evidenced by ANA and active participation in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities.

Report To: Hospice Supervisor/Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

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 at time of hire, second state required within 1 year. 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 of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

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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