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Hospice (Home Program)

Hospice of the Ozarks, associated with Baxter Regional Medical Center, offers the highest quality of compassionate, end-of-life care by focusing on the medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. Nurses in this program provide direct patient care and support for caregivers and physicians in order to offer effective management of pain and symptoms. These nurses are not private duty or shift nurses, but instead, schedule their visits and maintain patient contact on a regularly-scheduled basis. Nurses from this program are also available 24/7 in order to respond to emergencies, any patient needs and other urgent situations, as well as to answer questions that patients and physicians may have.


Hospice House

A 12-bed inpatient, residential and respite facility for hospice patients, the Hospice House operated by Hospice of the Ozarks provides excellent care for patients and their families. Staffed by licensed nurses at all times, this facility provides acute care for general inpatient treatment, as well as respite care to relieve family members and other primary caregivers that need rest from these responsibilities. It also offers residential stays for patients who receive routine hospice care and choose to stay at the Hospice House as a temporary place of residence.

Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager - Hospice House

7780 - Hospice House
PRN, Varies
Nursing
Req # 12491

Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager - Hospice House

SUMMARY:

This position is filled by a registered nurse who, as a result of educational, clinical and leadership experience in medical and pediatric nursing, possesses the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide nursing care; applies knowledge to act as a change agent, role model and leader; provides and coordinates the care of patients within the hospice patient population; ensures quality focused and cost-effective care delivery outcomes; utilizes theory, research, and specialized knowledge to plan care for the  hospice patient; functions within a collaborative practice to enhance quality of care; interprets, evaluates and communicates research findings; and participates in continuous quality improvement activities.

Able to demonstrate leadership skills in decision making and problem solving. Responsible and accountable for direct patient care for assigned patients in hospice and providing leadership within the nursing team. Responsible and accountable for the care given to the patient and for the decision regarding which nursing tasks can be safely delegated to licensed and unlicensed persons involved in patient care. Must be competent in a wide variety of nursing skills. Responsible for adhering to all standards of nursing care and promoting a team effort among co-workers. Responsible and accountable to know, own and energize the vision, mission, values and standards of Hospice of the Ozarks.

Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize and execute the patient's plan of care consistent with patient assessment data and physician's treatment plans and professional standards of evidence based practice/care. Incorporates the patient's physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care and facility guidelines and procedures in performance of one's duties. Adaptability is essential for the case manager for Hospice of the Ozarks, as work schedule and daily work load change frequently to meet patient needs.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  ADN required, BSN or MSN preferred.
Licensure: Current Arkansas or Compact State RN license in good standing.  Valid and clean Driver’s License, reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits.  Active personal automobile liability insurance coverage consisting of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident for bodily injury required. 

Experience: Minimum of one year acute care nursing experience required.  Previous nursing experience in a medical-surgical environment preferred. 
Certifications: BLS required

Other:  Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.  Basic computer knowledge required.  Driving required.

Safety Sensitive Designation: 

This position is deemed safety sensitive in accordance with Arkansas Act 593 governing Medical Marijuana.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without an accommodation.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform the following: Must have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to solve problems and make decisions.  Ability to stand and walk, bend, squat and twist up to or exceeding 8 to 12 hours during shift(s). Occasionally requires lifting of 50 pounds or more of equipment and lifts patients with assist 125 pounds or more with proper body mechanics.  Able to push in excess of 150 pound wheelchair with patient and equipment using proper body mechanics.  Spends eight hours or more in front of computer, monitor or similar screen utilizing keyboard and/or mouse. Must be able to respond quickly in emergency situations of CPR and obtaining equipment.  Must be able to handle critical and highly stressful situations with efficiency and composure.  Has a keen sense of hearing and visual acuity to respond to critical changing patient situations from actual observations.  May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals) and infectious diseases.

Work Environment:

Patient Home Setting, Long Term Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Residential Homes, and Hospice House  

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Hospice House

7780 - Hospice House
PRN, Days
Nursing
Req # 12490

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Hospice House

PURPOSE - Hospice of the Ozarks: To provide compassionate care during the end-of-life journey and for those who grieve.

SUMMARY:

This position is filled by a licensed practical nurse who, as a result of educational and clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, possesses the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide nursing care; ensures quality focused and cost-effective care delivery outcomes; functions within a collaborative practice to enhance quality of care; and participates in continuous quality improvement activities. Adaptability is essential for the hospice LPN, as work schedule and daily work load change frequently to meet patient needs.                      

Responsible and accountable for direct patient care within scope of practice for assigned patients in hospice under the direction of a registered nurse within the nursing team. Must be competent in a wide variety of nursing skills.  Responsible and accountable for the care given to the patient and for the decision regarding which nursing tasks can be safely delegated to licensed and unlicensed persons involved in patient care. Responsible for adhering to all standards of nursing care and promoting a team effort among co-workers. Responsible and accountable to know, own and energize the vision, mission, values and standards of Hospice of the Ozarks.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  
Licensure: Current Arkansas or Compact State PN license in good standing.  Valid and clean Driver’s License, reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits.  Active personal automobile liability insurance coverage consisting of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident for bodily injury required. 

Experience: Minimum of one year acute care nursing experience preferred.  Previous nursing experience in a medical-surgical environment preferred. 
Certifications: BLS required

Other:  Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.  Basic computer knowledge required.  Driving required. 

Sensitive Designation

This position is deemed safety sensitive in accordance with Arkansas Act 593 governing Medical Marijuana.

 Physical Safety Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without an accommodation.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform the following: Must have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to solve problems and make decisions.  Ability to stand and walk, bend, squat and twist up to or exceeding 8 to12 hours during shift(s). Occasionally requires lifting of 50 pounds or more of equipment and lifts patients with assist 125 pounds or more with proper body mechanics.  Able to push in excess of 150 pound wheelchair with patient and equipment using proper body mechanics.  Spends eight hours or more in front of computer, monitor or similar screen utilizing keyboard and/or mouse. Must be able to respond quickly in emergency situations of CPR and obtaining equipment. Must be able to handle critical and highly stressful situations with efficiency and composure.  Has a keen sense of hearing and visual acuity to respond to critical changing patient situations from actual observations.  May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and chemicals) and infectious diseases.  May have to function around prisoners or mental patients. 

Work Environment:

Hospice house, patient rooms, off campus travel, patient’s home setting.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a position outside of the hospital setting, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Holidays and work during inclement weather will be required. Work hours will occasionally exceed the normal work hours as scheduled and assignments may change during your shift.  Potential for work on rotating shifts. On-call/Back-up Call responsibilities may be shared among all full time nursing staff.

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