Mercy Health

  • RN-Hospice

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Holidays
    US-MO-Des Peres
  • Overview


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    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.


    This position is to make home visits to Mercy Hospice patients in our south territory (south of Hwy 40/64). Thank you!




    Please inquire within.



    The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing skilled professional nursing care to assigned terminally ill patients in their place of residence, as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with the standards of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy service standards.


    Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the Hospice setting where patient/family/caregivers are requiring care.

    Provides professional skilled nursing care to terminally ill patients which includes initial nursing assessment and ongoing assessment of patient/family/caregivers for physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs, reporting to physician when appropriate. Assists patient/family/caregivers with issues related to death and dying.

    Participates in the Admission process. Admits patients into Mercy Hospice informing them of the services available, their rights and responsibilities as well as those of the organization and any financial responsibility. Develops plan of care in collaboration with physician orders and interdisciplinary team; established realistic and measurable goals, updating them when necessary. Evaluates plan of care frequently.

    Communicates with the patientÂ’s physician, obtains and implements orders for medication and treatment changes-particularly in relation to pain management-as prescribed.

    Instructs and explains plan of care to patient and family/caregivers, teaching as needed. Instructs and encourages patient efforts toward self-sufficiency and optimal comfort care. Uses additional services when appropriate.

    Performs procedures and treatments with proper techniques and complies with standard nursing policies and procedures. Uses equipment properly to administer prescribed treatments.

    Takes turn in On-Call rotation. Follows the established uniform policy. Presents a professional appearance, maintains a positive public image and a professional work environment and wears their ID badge at all times.

    Practices cost containment with time and supplies.

    Consults with physician, patient and interdisciplinary team regarding coordination of treatment, goal development and response to treatment. Identifies need for other disciplines.

    Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

    Documents completely, accurately and submits documentation in accordance with Mercy Health Services Hospice policies.

    Performs Home Health Aide Supervisory visits.

    Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

    Participates in inservices, workshops and seminars. Assumes responsibility for continuing education and maintaining current knowledge.




    Position Qualifications:


    • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school.
    • You’ll also need a current RN license in our state.
    • Basic life support training should be completed in 90 days with advanced training required at certain intervals.
    • Experience: Two years general nursing experience required.
    • Other: Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
    • Understands Hospice philosophy; principles related to death and dying and pain management.
    • Complies with Mercy Health Services Hospice Health Status requirements.
    • Has excellent observation, good nursing assessment and communication skills.
    • Has ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.
    • Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.
    • Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation and has ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
    • Has basic computer skills as well as a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Outlook.


    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.

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