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Registered Nurse II, Hospice, PRN

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 25, 2019

Job Description:

We---re a Little Different--Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.--At Mercy, you---ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We---re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We---re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.--Position Qualifications:--Licensure: Current Oklahoma RN LicenseCertifications: Current BLS Certification required before assigned to care for patients independentlyOther: Demonstrates competence by completion of Universal Skills Inventory and Unit Specific Skills Check List within first three months of employment and undated annually. Preferred Certifications: CHPN--We---ll Support You at Work and Home--Getting respect doesn---t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a ---top 100 places to work.--- We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!----What Makes a Good Match for Mercy--Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We---re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that---s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.Assesses the hospice patient's condition, environment, safety as well as patient andfamily needs in aconsistent and systematic manner.1.1 Reviews history, previousnotes, and effectiveness of interventions towards meeting goals of hospice patient andor family every visit.1.2 Utilizing input of all sources of information, collaborates with various members ofthe hospice IDG to ensure the best care for the patient.1.3 Completes the clinical, psychosocial and environmental assessment asappropriate related to the care, treatment and provision of services to the terminally illpatient.1.4 Identifies high risk bereavement and other barriers during the care of the terminallyill patient.1.5 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient'sneeds.1.6 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of disease process, pain and symptommanagement in day to day practice to ensure the utmost in quality of care for patientand family.1.7 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of death and dying and promotesawareness and understanding to patient and or family.1.8 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of pharmacology and its application tothe terminally ill patient in promoting comfort and quality of life. Able to performconversions of opiods if indicated to improve quality of life.1.9 Demonstrates an excellent understanding about home safety, infection control andeducates the family and patient in the prevention of falls and fires and other safetyhazards.Develops the ongoing, outcome-oriented plan of care for assigned group of primary patients. Plan of care reflects the patient's actual or potential health related problems.2.1 Based on assessment, involves patient and caregiver (s) in identificationand ongoing decision making regarding goals and approaches to care.2.2 Prioritizes care delivery based on the patient and or family needs.2.3 Collaborates with other health care providers and caregivers to modify the plan of care as needed based on the needs of the changing hospice patient and orfamily needs.2.4 Demonstrates ability to anticipate patient/family needs and potential problemsbased proactive, thorough assessments.2.5 Documents revision of plan of care as indicated, and at least every two weeks.2.6 Documents changes in the level of care based on the changing needs of thepatient.2.7 Performs recertifications in accordance to NHPCO and medicare guidelines.Implements and coordinates nursing care to assist the assigned primary patients andfamily to achieve their mutually identified individual goals.3.1 Providesprofessional nursing care to assigned home care patients according to the plan of care.3.2 Instructs patient, family and caregivers to achieve competence and confidence inprovision of independent care.3.3 Identifies and implements safe, economical and effective alternatives to achieveoutcomes.3.4 Ensures continuity of care by taking responsibility for identifying andcommunicating all pertinent information related to patient's ongoing health care.Evaluates the effectiveness of all interventions provided or facilitated by the home careinterdisciplinary team.4.1 Evaluates patient/family responses to care, determinesprogress towards achievement of outcomes at each visit, and adjusts plan of careaccordingly.4.2 Evaluates appropriateness of current level of care and recommends appropriatechanges in frequency.4.3 Facilitates referrals to other disciplines or levels of care and as indicated.4.4 Performs supervisory visits on per visit RN's, LPN's, and HHA's according todepartmental guidelines.Demonstrates accurate and effective verbal, written and electronic communicationwithin departmental timeframes.5.1 Creates a positive climate for communicationswith patients, families and colleagues.5.2 Maintains confidentiality of patient, personnel and organizational information.5.3 Demonstrates constructive problem-solving techniques when interacting withpatients, families and co-workers.5.4 Demonstrates competency in utilization of departmental and organizationalinformation systems.5.5 Completes all required documentation according to departmental guidelines 95%of the time.Demonstrates professional conduct and evaluates his/her nursing performance basedon accepted professional standards of practice..6.1 Integrates research-based,current information to enhance or improve clinical practice by proactive problemsolving.6.2 Contributes to agency growth and development by actively participating indepartmental and organizational meetings, committees, task forces and specialprojects.6.3 Serves as a role model and preceptor for new staff members, students or visitors.6.4 Demonstrates knowledge of needs and behaviors of special needs and behaviorsof specific age groups to include: neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric.6.5 Completes all mandatory educational activities.6.6 Sets challenging individualized educational goals for self, and communicatesachievement of goals at least annually.6.7 Completes competency checklist during orientation and at least annually.Meets needs of customers, department and organization. 7.1 Demonstrates flexibility in schedule, based on department needs.7.2 Participates in weekend and call rotation per departmental policy.7.3 Demonstrates awareness of costs related to patient care. Practices good judgement in preventing waste. Organizes and prioritizes assignments to complete them within allotted time.7.4 Assists in the care of equipment and supplies to ensure availability when needed.7.5 Participates in departmental performance improvement activities by communicating opportunities for improvement and customer concerns and by assisting with specific projects as requested.7.6 Participates in risk management activities by completing incident reports and problem identification report by the close of the business day.7.7 Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.7.8 Performs miscellaneous job duties as assigned.Performs miscellaneous job duties as assigned.8.1 Attends funerals if possible of patients who have died.8.2 Makes bereavement calls as indicated by IDG at time of initiation of bereavement program.

Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM--Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children---s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Keywords: Mercy Health, Norman , Registered Nurse II, Hospice, PRN, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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