Registered Nurse (full-time days)- Hospice Home Care- Hospice Macomb, Clinton Township

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Nursing
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195436 Requisition #

General Summary:

 

  • Works under the supervision of the hospice manager and Vice President.
  • In the absence of the hospice Manager would assume those responsibilities as assigned.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assesses and identifies patient needs in accordance with the hospice concept of care.
    • Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to provide complete patient/family care.
    • Maintains the continuity of care by ensuring that patient needs are met.
    • Nursing equipment, laptop, supplies and forms necessary to provide quality patient care.
    • Use of protective equipment as needed for standard precautions.
    • Completes home visits, providing accurate and timely assessments of the family/patient enabling identification of needs.
    • Formulates and implements the individual plan of care with the medical director and Interdisciplinary Team based on the patient/family assessment and hospice standards of care.
    • Manages discomfort and provides symptom relief.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the interventions through regular monitoring, observations and reassessment of the patient/family situation.
    • Makes revisions as needed.
    • Monitors the quality of care provided for the patient through participation in quarterly monitors according to the Quality Assurance Plan.
    • Participates in the orientation of employees in relation to the function of hospice nurse.
    • Displays sensitivity in discussing the reality of impending death and hospice care with patients, families, physicians and community groups.
    • Documentation in the patient medical record is concise, timely, objective information which impacts patient care.
    • Assumes the duties of the hospice manager in his/her absence as assigned.
    • Monitors the patient care activity of the home health aide and the family's private care giver; registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and sitters.
    • Reports discrepancies to the hospice manager immediately. Involves the family in the plan of care, providing the family with insight into the patient's needs while concurrently understanding the family's needs.
    • Prioritizes the needs of the patient/family and meets those needs in a timely fashion.
    • Displays judgment and decision making skills by having patient/family needs met to prevent unnecessary use of on-call service for non emergent problems.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES:

  • Must maintain current Michigan licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Hospice certification preferred.
  • A working knowledge of current pain and symptom management, and experience appropriate to the needs of hospice patients and their families is preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physical and health status which would accommodate delivery of duties and access to patient homes.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in a clean, well-lighted office environment, on nursing units and patient homes.
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular working hours.
  • Shares on-call responsibilities.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases and environmental hazards on the nursing unit and in the homes of patients.
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquires.
  • May travel to homes during variable weather conditions.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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