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Company: BrightSpring Health Services
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Our Company
Hospice of the Midwest
The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

  • Completes an initial, comprehensive, and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs

  • Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es)

  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process

  • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:

  • Writing and initiating plan of care

  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

  • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary

  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change

  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis

  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis, and incorporates palliative nursing actions

  • Includes the patient and the family in the planning process

  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures

  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care

  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs

  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan

  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care

  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload

  • Completes, maintains and=0 submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given

  • Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate

  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required

  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan

  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate

  • Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers

  • Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group

  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient

  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care

  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver

  • Attends interdisciplinary group meetings

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy

  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and servicesare available

  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required

  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes

  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments

  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities


    • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

    • Current Registered Nurse licensure in State and American Heart Association CPR certification required; CPR certification may be offered and completed upon hire

    • Bachelor's degree preferred, with one (1) year of hospice experience preferred

    • Management experience not required; Responsible for supervising hospice aides

    • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist

      About our Line of Business
      At Hospice of the Midwest, our primary ambition is to bring first-class care to the warmest and most serene environment possible: home. We provide the full spectrum of hospice services, thoughtfully tailored to the individual needs of patients and families. As part of the BrightSpring Health Services family of brands, Hospice of the Midwest is grounded in a foundational commitment to providing exceptional patient care and championing our agency leadership and teams. We are proud to have some of the best and brightest individuals in the health care industry on our team. We are confident you will find purpose, meaning and a chance to make a positive impact from day one. For more information about Hospice of the Midwest, please Follow us onFacebook ( .
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      Job LocationsUS-IA-SIOUX CITY
      ID 2023-107540
      Line of Business Hospice of the Midwest
      Position Type PRN

Keywords: BrightSpring Health Services, Sioux City , RN - PRN, Healthcare , Sioux City, Iowa

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