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Per diem RN

Company: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
Location: Warren
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Pay per visit

Availability requirements: 4 shifts per month

  • Explains, and interprets and coordinates patients' rights and advanced directives; explains Medicare Hospice Benefit when indicated.
  • Performs physical and psychosocial assessment of Hospice patients.
  • Follows established plan of care for each patient and reports observations to team leader or primary nurse.
  • Collaborates with primary nurse with regards to new nursing diagnoses and need for changes in plan of care.
  • Instructs and supervises the activities of hospice aides/LPN staff.
  • Assists patient/family in obtaining durable medical equipment and supplies essential to care.
  • Observes and records signs and symptoms of disease process.
  • Performs patient/family teaching; utilizes teaching tools and handouts; documents all teaching and patient response.
  • Facilitates and supports patient and family self-direction and independence.
  • Prepares and administers medications according to policy and documents same.
  • Provide support and relief for the primary care person while participating in Hospice 'at-home respite@ program and provide direct care to the patient.
  • Completes chart documentation and returns and files same within one workday.
  • Documents vital signs, measurements, nursing interventions, treatments and patient responses; completes flow sheets, narratives, and verbal orders, as per agency policy.
  • Communicates with the Nursing Supervisor and other health team members in the planning, implementing, evaluating and coordinating of services to the patient and family in order to insure completeness and continuity of services.
  • Incorporates the physiological and developmental age of patients into the overall plan for the delivery of patient care.
  • Maintains appropriate infection control practices.
  • Holds in strictest confidence all patient information and discloses information and data only to persons authorized by patient/family/representative or Hospice personnel.
  • Participates in all required in service education programs and meetings.
  • Demonstrates compliance with the dress code policy by appearing well groomed, wearing ID badge while on duty and maintaining a professional appearance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Position Requirements

    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Strong nursing assessment and documentation skills.
    • Clinical knowledge to support the dying process.
    • Ability to serve as a resource to patients and families during times of high stress and volatility.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to comprehend the spoken and written English language, to communicate with clarity both verbally and in writing.
    • Well organized to manage patient/family needs, provide clinical and oversight of the inpatient Hospice operation.
    • Proficiency in operating a computer; including a working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and an electronic medical record.

      Education and Expterience:

      Required Education: Diploma, Associate or Bachelor of Science in Nursing; BSN preferred. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey; licensure in Pennsylvania if practicing in PA.

      Preferred Education:CPR certification preferred.

      Required Experience: Minimum one-year adult, pediatric or medical/surgical clinical experience.

      Preferred Experience: Prior home care or hospice experience preferred.

      Per Diem

      Various Shifts

      On Call RN


      Warren County, NJ

      This position is currently accepting applications.

Keywords: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Plainfield , Per diem RN, Healthcare , Warren, New Jersey

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