Registered Nurses - Broward
Company: Catholic Health Services
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: February 16, 2020
CATHOLIC HOSPICE INC.REGISTERED NURSES (RN) POSITIONS OPENFOR
DIFFERENT TEAMS IN BROWARD AREA2 FULL TIME FOR ORANGE TEAM1 FULL
TIME FOR HOLY CROSS IPU1 FULL TIME FOR PEARL TEAM1 PART TIME FOR
HOLY CROSS IPU1 PER DIEM FOR HOLY CROSS IPUSummary & Objective
The Registered Nurse Field plans and delivers care to patients in
their place of residence utilizing the nursing process of
assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and
evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, families, and
other team members while maintaining standards of professional
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
-- Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN); Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) preferred.
-- Clear and Active Registered Nurse license to practice in the
state of Florida.
-- 1-2 years of nursing experience preferred. Hospice nursing
-- Certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine (CHPN) preferred;
required within two years of employment. (Eligible upon completion
of 500 hours in last 12 months of hospice/palliative
-- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software.
-- Must be able to read, write and understand the English
-- Assess physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of
the patient and family within 24 hours of admission.
-- Assess and evaluates the patient for physical home care needs,
medications and nursing care needs timely.
-- Develops and implements an individualized plan of care including
creating measurable patient-centered goals in collaboration with
the physician and the patient, that consistently is updated and
reviewed to reflect assessment findings to ensure quality patient
-- Reviews and updates plan of care including interventions,
medication profile, visit frequency to meet the patient's changing
-- Assess and reports to physician changes of patient condition,
needs and facilitates documentation to meet program's eligibility
for services timely.
-- Documents physicians' orders when received to provide accurate
information and ensure safe delivery of services.
-- Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan
development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
-- Supervises, teaches and evaluates care provided by other care
providers to ensure compliance to the plan of care.
-- Educates and instructs the patient and their families as
-- Documents assessments, interventions and all changes thoroughly
at the point of service in the electronic health record and
synchronizes this documentation for each patient according to
Catholic Hospice standards Communicates handoffs, timely to ensure
communication is relayed appropriately for continuation of quality
-- Effectively plans, organizes, sets priorities and completes
assignments within established time frames.
-- Administers medications and treatments prescribed by the
attending physician and/or hospice physician.
-- Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as
-- Participates in hospice activities such as Memorial Services,
Community Education, etc., as requested by the Team Manager.
-- Able to identify and provide ongoing assessment of the physical,
psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family
and act accordingly or initiate appropriate intervention or
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
-- Assists in other activities and departments when requested to
ensure complete and thorough patient care for all Catholic Hospice
-- Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities to
support the quality of services.
-- Precepts new staff to support professional relationships with
newly hired team members as required.
-- Completes accurate and appropriate documentation of
patient/family services within 24 hours of visit and maintains
accuracy of electronic medical record including accuracy of
-- Coordinates care to the patient and family within the
Interdisciplinary team and availability of all resources.
-- Collaborates with Nursing Home staff by initiating the written
plan of care, maintaining professional management of hospice care
and attending care plan meetings.
-- Actively participates in quality assurance and performance
improvement projects as directed by Clinical Team.
-- Serves as case manager and advocate to the patient and family
while collaborating with attending physicians, insurance case
managers, skilled nursing facility staff, assisted living facility
staff as well as all health-related practitioners.
-- Evaluates services provided by the Hospice Aide every two weeks
with periodic on-site supervisory visits if needed.
-- Demonstrates knowledge of hospice levels of care, Medicare and
Medicaid Hospice Benefits by providing appropriate documentation
when the need arises.
-- Provides on-going assessments of physical, psychological, social
and spiritual needs of the patient and family and initiates
appropriate intervention or referral.
-- Actively participate in the care planning process, updating care
plans according to the needs of the patient in the IPU.
-- Provides education to a diverse group of caregivers audibly and
in writing, on how to properly care for patient/family care.
-- Participates in the team responsibility of providing patient
care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
-- Consistently able to work calmly and maintain effectiveness in
situations of high stress.
-- Maintaining the ability to extend hospitality and patience while
assisting patients, families, physicians and peers under stressful
-- Attend home deaths as required and communicating with physician,
funeral home, and team (if applicable)
-- Provide accurate and appropriate documentation and submit
-- Ability to lift and move patients according to accepted nursing
standards of body mechanics.
-- Provide orientation on a regular basis to new employees.
-- Ensure effective communication with Interdisciplinary Teams.
-- Participate with on-call rotations.
-- Ability to interact with the public and other employees in a
positive manner and promote a cooperative working environment.
-- Coordinate several projects at the same time with competing
-- Ability to coordinate several projects at the same time with
competing demands and tight time lines.
-- Demonstrate adherence to Catholic Hospice, Inc. policies and
procedures and pertinent State and Federal Rules and
-- Ability to travel to any location throughout South Florida as
needed and expand territory as business needs dictate.
-- Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory
-- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and
-- Provide other duties of healthcare team member.
-- Perform other duties as assigned.
-- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
-- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull
up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for
extended periods of time, etc.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that
are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and
activities may change or be assigned at any time.
CHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
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