RN - Hospice
Kingsport, TN 
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Posted 18 days ago
Job Description
Company Overview:

Suncrest Hospice in Kingsport, TN is Hiring for a PRN Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Excellent Pay
  • 1:1 Patient Care
  • Flexibility to Create Your Own Schedule
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Great Culture - join our family!

At Suncrest Hospice, you will have a career, not just a job. Our mission driven culture is evident by our current employees and the impact made on patients and families. Suncrest Hospice, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home.

Essential Functions:

The Registered Nurse in Hospice (RN) assumes full nursing responsibility for the delivery of the Plan of Care for each hospice patient. Continuously evaluates personal and professional performance and makes necessary changes to increase productivity and quality of care delivered. Adheres to and supports the policies/procedures/goals/objectives of hospice in an attempt to assure quality patient care. Strives for independence and sound critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care in a cost-effective manner without compromising quality. Develops the patients Plan of care in collaboration with other professionals and implements treatment strategies based on scientific nursing theory that promotes physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients / families who are facing death and dying issues. Effective communication skills, both verbally and written.

  • Makes the initial nursing evaluation in determining eligibility for hospice services during visit within forty-eight (48) hours of referral.
  • Identifies the patient's/family's physical, psychosocial and environmental needs and re-assesses as needed, no less than every fifteen (15) days.
  • Initiates and coordinates the plan of care. Documents problems, appropriate goals, interventions and patient/family responseto hospice care. Collaborates with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and family care on a daily basis.
  • Instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition. Reports patient condition and any identified needs/issues to Administrator on a daily basis.
  • Supervises and evaluates the home health aides/homemaker's ability to perform assigned duties every 14 days. Performs supervisory aide visits to the patient's residence every 14 days to assess whether goals are being met.
Education & Experience: Experience Requirements
  • One year of clinical experience.
License Requirements
  • Current RN licensure in the state of practice and one year of clinical experience.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.

Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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