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UnityPoint Health RN Visit Nurse - Hospice (Weekend Package) in Waterloo, Iowa

RN Visit Nurse

$7500 Sign on bonus

UnityPoint at Home Hospice – Cedar Rapids, IA

Full-time: Weekend Package (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Match, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off/Holidays, Critical Care Coverage, Parental Leave, Annual Pay Raise and more!!

The Hospice Registered Nurse plans, organizes and directs home hospice care services, initiates, and implements care primarily in the patient’s home environment or hospice inpatient unit setting. The Hospice RN fulfills the role of skilled communicator, educator, leader and motivator. The Hospice RN ensures that high standards of patient care are met at all times.

Patient Care/Care Coordination

  • Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.

  • Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.

  • Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Hospice Conditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Responsible for looking at the individual needs of each hospice order/referral and determining eligibility for hospice services and appropriate level of care.

  • Assist with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Hospice’s program of care

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as RN in state(s) where providing care.

  • Minimum 1 year recent clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, or long term care nursing

  • Previous home care or hospice experience preferred

  • Has experience in or demonstrates knowledge of nursing care for patients with life-limiting illness

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.

  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.

  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.

  • Competency in variety of nursing skills and ability to perform without supervision (NPWT, complex wound care, IV therapy, catheter care, ostomy care, chronic disease management assessment and teaching).

Requisition ID: 2020-81906

Street: 3731 University Ave

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- Hosp- WL

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: FT Weekend Package (Friday-Sunday)

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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