Use your nursing skills to make a difference.
Hospice nurses provide end of life care to help ensure the comfort and quality of life for their patients. They primarily work in collaborative, team-driven environments that require frequent communication with their patients, families and other caregivers. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, patient and calm. Hospice nurses are caring and kind individuals who possess a special hospice heart who can help our patients celebrate the rest of their life’s journey.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate the care for the patient/family under the direction of the primary physician and registered nurse.
- Responsible for identifying patient/family needs.
- Coordinating the care for the patient/family.
- As part of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) contributes and follows an individualized plan of care
- Utilizes monitoring, intervention and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and enhance the quality of life for the patient/family unit.
- Pledge to make the comfort and care of patients and families the highest priority
- Consistently provide a high level of personalized, sincere and engaging service to patients and families at all times
- Ensure the complete satisfaction of patients and families; promptly and effectively address all concerns.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEducation/Regulatory Requirements:
- Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Florida.
- Current Basic Life Support Certification.
- Successful completion of 30 hour IV Course meeting State of Florida Board of Nursing requirements.
- Hospice Certification preferred.
- Understanding of the ability to apply the characteristics of hospice nursing, case management, crisis intervention, communication skills, thanatology skills, and needs assessment skills.
- Adequate and reliable means of transportation with adequate insurance and valid Florida driver’s license.
- Ability to coordinate with both volunteers and other health care professionals in the delivery of palliative care to Hospice patients.
- LPNs will be able to perform techniques and procedures according to the skills as evidenced by attendance at training sessions and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.