Roper St. Francis Healthcare RN Hospice-Inpt in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
The Registered Nurse (RN) plans, organizes and directs hospice care in the hospice inpatient facility. The RN supervises and coordinates care to patients with an array of terminal illnesses, diseases and compromised health states. The RN provides comprehensive skilled nursing services to qualified patients in hospice inpatient setting, so that the stated goals and objectives of the agency can be achieved. The nurse works with minimum daily supervision or support while performing interdependent practice in the facility. The RN is responsible for supervising the hospice aide, administering medications, symptom assessment and management, education/teaching, and end-of-life care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: Two (2) years of professional nursing experience required. Experience in an acute care or hospice inpatient unit or hospice home program is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina or holds a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and is not a permanent resident of SC. Current CPR certification.
Primary Source Verification (if applicable): Nursing- SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR): http://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/LookupMain.aspx- or compact RN state licensing board.
Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates comprehensive physical assessment skills. Demonstrates ability to implement the nursing process and principles of teaching and learning. Demonstrates good organizational and time management techniques, along with ability to independently prioritize workload. Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, and verbal and written communication skills. Competency and verification of skills may be required when applying for specialty practice.
Contacts: Patient/family contacts in the inpatient setting. Contact with other health care professionals, community agencies, and agency personnel.