Registered Nurse

Hospice Department

Full-time position (40 hours per week).  Works Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Rotates weekly call.  Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care.  Provides leadership when working with team members in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice.  Participates with the interdisciplinary team to develop the plan of care and supports Home Health and Hospice philosophies in caring for clients.  Promotes health and wellness through education, clinical practice, and home care for the ill and disabled.  Completes assessments/reassessments, pertinent documentation, plan of care and evaluations on time.  Makes visits according to orders.  Communicates with practitioner/charge nurse to keep them informed of changes (significant decline or improvement) in patient condition.  Identifies, initiates, and provides ongoing education to client, family, caregiver, significant other etc on issues identified during the assessment/reassessment process regarding medications, safety, falls, infections, disease process, nutrition, etc to promote client self-management.  Hospice experience and some lead nursing or supervisory experience preferred.  Has compassion, patience, and empathy for the patients and families being served.  Takes responsibility for knowledge of death and dying process, grief, bereavement, and nursing management of a hospice/home health patient.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required.