Mercy Health

  • Registered Nurse II, Hospice, PRN, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Requisition ID
    2018-782012
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    PRN
    Shift(s)
    Days, To Be Determined, Varies/Rotating
    Department
    Hospice
    Location
    US-OK-Oklahoma City
  • Overview

    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 License
    Certifications: Current BLS Certification required before assigned to care for patients independently
    Other: 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, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

     

    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.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Assesses the hospice patient's condition, environment, safety as well as patient and
    family needs in aconsistent and systematic manner.
    1.1 Reviews history, previous
    notes, and effectiveness of interventions towards meeting goals of hospice patient and
    or family every visit.
    1.2 Utilizing input of all sources of information, collaborates with various members of
    the hospice IDG to ensure the best care for the patient.
    1.3 Completes the clinical, psychosocial and environmental assessment as
    appropriate related to the care, treatment and provision of services to the terminally ill
    patient.
    1.4 Identifies high risk bereavement and other barriers during the care of the terminally
    ill patient.
    1.5 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's
    needs.
    1.6 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of disease process, pain and symptom
    management in day to day practice to ensure the utmost in quality of care for patient
    and family.
    1.7 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of death and dying and promotes
    awareness and understanding to patient and or family.
    1.8 Demonstrates an excellent understanding of pharmacology and its application to
    the terminally ill patient in promoting comfort and quality of life. Able to perform
    conversions of opiods if indicated to improve quality of life.
    1.9 Demonstrates an excellent understanding about home safety, infection control and
    educates the family and patient in the prevention of falls and fires and other safety
    hazards.
    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 identification
    and 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 or
    family needs.
    2.4 Demonstrates ability to anticipate patient/family needs and potential problems
    based 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 the
    patient.
    2.7 Performs recertifications in accordance to NHPCO and medicare guidelines.
    Implements and coordinates nursing care to assist the assigned primary patients and
    family to achieve their mutually identified individual goals.
    3.1 Provides
    professional 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 in
    provision of independent care.
    3.3 Identifies and implements safe, economical and effective alternatives to achieve
    outcomes.
    3.4 Ensures continuity of care by taking responsibility for identifying and
    communicating all pertinent information related to patient's ongoing health care.
    Evaluates the effectiveness of all interventions provided or facilitated by the home care
    interdisciplinary team.
    4.1 Evaluates patient/family responses to care, determines
    progress towards achievement of outcomes at each visit, and adjusts plan of care
    accordingly.
    4.2 Evaluates appropriateness of current level of care and recommends appropriate
    changes 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 to
    departmental guidelines.
    Demonstrates accurate and effective verbal, written and electronic communication
    within departmental timeframes.
    5.1 Creates a positive climate for communications
    with patients, families and colleagues.
    5.2 Maintains confidentiality of patient, personnel and organizational information.
    5.3 Demonstrates constructive problem-solving techniques when interacting with
    patients, families and co-workers.
    5.4 Demonstrates competency in utilization of departmental and organizational
    information systems.
    5.5 Completes all required documentation according to departmental guidelines 95%
    of the time.
    Demonstrates professional conduct and evaluates his/her nursing performance based
    on accepted professional standards of practice..
    6.1 Integrates research-based,
    current information to enhance or improve clinical practice by proactive problem
    solving.
    6.2 Contributes to agency growth and development by actively participating in
    departmental and organizational meetings, committees, task forces and special
    projects.
    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 behaviors
    of 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 communicates
    achievement 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.

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