UnityPoint Health

RN Visit Nurse - Hospice

Requisition ID
2022-115225
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
3731 University Ave
Affiliate
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
City
Waterloo
Department
SN Visits- Hosp- WL
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time, 8am-8pm - Weekend Package, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

RN Visit Nurse

$10K Sign on bonus

UnityPoint at Home Hospice - Waterloo, IA

Full-time, 8am-8pm - Weekend Package, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

Weekend Package pay: Base pay + 50% (time and a half)

 

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Match, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off/Holidays, Critical Care Coverage, Parental Leave, Annual Pay Raise and more!!

 

 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

The Hospice Registered Nurse plans, organizes and directs home hospice care services, initiates, and implements care primarily in the patient’s home environment or hospice inpatient unit setting. The Hospice RN fulfills the role of skilled communicator, educator, leader and motivator. The Hospice RN ensures that high standards of patient care are met at all times.

 

Patient Care/Care Coordination

  • Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.
  • Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.
  • Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service
  • Delivers quality care consistent with Hospice Conditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes
  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.
  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.
  • Responsible for looking at the individual needs of each hospice order/referral and determining eligibility for hospice services and appropriate level of care.
  • Assist with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Hospice’s program of care

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as RN in state(s) where providing care.
  • Minimum 1 year recent clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, or long term care nursing preferred
  • Previous home care or hospice experience preferred
  • Has experience in or demonstrates knowledge of nursing care for patients with life-limiting illness
  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.
  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
  • Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.
  • Competency in variety of nursing skills and ability to perform without supervision (NPWT, complex wound care, IV therapy, catheter care, ostomy care, chronic disease management assessment and teaching).

 

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