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Located in Butte, MT

CALLING ALL NURSES!
Have you considered the field of hospice nursing? Being inside all day giving you the blues? Sick of being stuck on a schedule that doesn't fit your lifestyle? Would you like to have a flexible schedule, autonomy while being supported by a stellar team and learn (or come back to!) about hospice? We have an opportunity for YOU!
Apply today with a rapidly growing hospice agency located in Butte, MT, & see why we are different than the rest!
Seeking a compassionate and qualified LPN or RN to join our team that is committed to providing the best end of life care possible. As a RN/LPN-CM you would manage that patient to ensure they have all supplies, DME and services needed to achieve their end-of-life goals. This field of nursing is very rewarding and fulfilling but is also a challenge and you will have a different experience every day!
If you are looking for a change, or return to hospice, we would love to talk to you!
New grad? We would LOVE the opportunity to introduce you to hospice!
We offer a competitive wage various bonuses and incentives throughout the year!

 

Job Description Summary:
The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Completes an initial, comprehensive, and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
2. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process and as defined in the state Nurse Practice Act.
3. Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
A. Writing and initiating plan of care
B. Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
C. Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
4. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revision as patient status needs change.
5. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
6. Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis, and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
7. Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.
8. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
9. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
10. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
11. Acts as Case Manager when assisted by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

 

Communication:
1. Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.
3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
4. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
5. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
6. Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
7. Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
8. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.


Additional Duties:
1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
3. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
4. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
5. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
6. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.


Position Qualifications:
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) or two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting, and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in home care.
2. Current licensure in State and CPR certification.
3. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements and is in good working order.
4. Bachelor's degree, with one (1) year of hospice care experienced preferred.
5. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.
6. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
7. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.


Job Type: Full-time
Highly competitive wage compensation
Benefits:
401K
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Mileage reimbursement
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Medical Specialty:
Geriatrics
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Wound Care
Physical Setting:
Long term care
Office
Outpatient
Schedule:
8-hour shift
Monday to Friday
On call
Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:
Bonus pay
COVID-19 considerations:
Comprehensive COVID-19 plan and emergency plan in place. We are following CDC and state/local guidance with updates as needed.
Experience:
Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
Case management: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification:
RN (Required)
Willingness to travel:
50% (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations

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Express Office: Butte
700 East Front
Butte, MT 59701
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