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Registered Nurse, Hospice

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Springfield
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

While previous hospice experience is helpful, this role is also a good fit for nurses who have been at long term care facilities as they have dealt with many of the same issues. Many successful candidates have known someone who has been in hospice care and understand the compassion needed.

This nurse will work as the case manager for all aspects of the hospice patient’s care including, assessing symptoms, managing and controlling pain, ensuring the patient is as comfortable as possible, and making referrals for home health care, grooming, chaplains, etc. This nurse must understand end of life symptoms and learn the different pain medications associated with different conditions.

This position allows for flexible self scheduling, with an every 4thweekend rotation and is provided a smart phone, computer and printer to aid in flexibility within the scope of the position. This job is a good fit for someone who likes autonomy within their work. A top performer would be one who is compassionate, organized, and flexible with their scheduling, who communicates well with the patient and the family and is attuned with their team and their documentation.

Daily work includes the following:

Provides nursing care to assigned patients through the use of nursing process in accordance with standard nursing practice and established nursing policies and procedures.

Assumes full responsibility and accountability for coordination of patient care; services, referrals and resources for assigned caseload.

Supervises care rendered by Home Health Aides.

Adheres to MHS Mission, Vision and Values and the Illinois Nursing Act.

Qualifications

Education:

BSN is preferred

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

License to practice professional nursing in Illinois required

Current CPR certification required

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

A minimum of two (2) years acute care clinical experience is required

Home health experience preferred

Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform patient care tasks as required

Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids/tissue, contagious diseases, animals, etc.

Will accept an MHSvc car for business purposes only as deemed necessary by geography/mileage

Must possess valid Illinois driver's license and must be deemed as an acceptable driver in accordance with the MHS Fleet Safety Policy (five year MVR will be required)

Must have availability of personal vehicle with proof of insurance

One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research.

Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000 outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every patient every time.

In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs of our community.  Learn more  about our community benefit initiatives.

Mission

To improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Vision

To be the health system people choose over all others.

Values

SAFETY

We put safety first.

We speak up, without fear, on matters of patient and colleague safety.

We take action to create an environment of zero harm.

INTEGRITY

We respect others and show compassion.

We behave honestly and ethically.

We are accountable for our attitude, actions and health.

QUALITY

We advance our knowledge and skills.

We seek continuous improvement.

We deliver evidence-based care that leads to excellence in outcomes.

STEWARDSHIP

We use resources wisely and maintain financial stability.

We work together to coordinate care and services across the health system.

We promote healthier communities.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Springfield , Registered Nurse, Hospice, Other , Springfield, Illinois

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