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RN Hospice Specialist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionAre you looking for a place to deliver excellent care patients deserve? At St. David's Hospice & Family Care we support our colleagues in their positions. Join our Team as a Registered Nurse Hospice Specialist and access programs to assist with every stage of your career.In this position you will be the point person between our hospice agency staff and hospital staff working on assessing patients within the hospital and determining if they are appropriate for our hospice inpatient or being able to go home with hospice care.
BenefitsSt. David's Hospice & Family Care offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.

  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships

  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)

  • Colleague recognition program

  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

    Learn more about Employee BenefitsNote: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

    Are you a continuous learner? With more than 94,000 nurses throughout HCA Healthcare, we are one of the largest employers of nurses in the United States. Education is key to excellence! As a majority owner of Galen College of Nursing, which joins Research College of Nursing and Mercy School of Nursing as educational facilities within the HCA Healthcare family, we make it easier and more affordable to gain certifications and job skills. Apply today for our RN Hospice Specialist opening and continue to learn!Job Summary and QualificationsResponsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with physician orders, recognizing standards of practice and establishing company policies and procedures. Responsible for following the plan of care, providing care and education and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.What you will do in this role:
    • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
    • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by writing and initiating plan of care.
    • Responsible for the planning, coordinating and delivery of quality interdisciplinary home health Hospice care services. Compliance with company standards and federal/state guidelines will be maintained at all times.
    • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
    • Gathers data from prior History and Physical, Clinician Visits notes, labs and procedures patient and family/ caregiver report enter into HCHB. Coordinates with Physician and Coders for accurate Diagnosis and co-morbidities.
    • Reports assessment to referring and/ or attending Hospice Physician, Medical director and obtains orders for Hospice Admission.
    • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on Hospice diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
    • Documents medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the patient's plan of care. Educates patient, family/ caregivers on appropriate use of medications.
    • Provides health care instructions to the patient and family/ caregiver as appropriate per assessment and plan.
    • Performs routine, supervisory, recertification and discharge nursing visits as assigned by manager.
    • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes and 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 palliative/ comfort care as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.What qualifications you will need:
      • Associate's Degree or Diploma (Graduate) of an accredited Registered Nursing program is required
      • Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Hospice Nurse is required
      • Current State RN License
      • Reliable transportation and proof of valid automobile liability insurance
      • Must have valid driver's licenseThis role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).Hospice & Family Care provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and families. We help navigate each step of their hospice journey. Our Care teams include physicians, nurses, therapists, hospice aides and social workers. Also, music therapists, spiritual counselors, volunteers and bereavement specialists are part of the care team. Our services include regular scheduled visits and on-call support. Patients can receive hospice care at home or a skilled nursing center. Hospice care is also available at an independent or assisted living community or a hospital. We are committed to ensuring our patients have the fullness of life, dignity and the respect they deserve. HCA Healthcare raises the bar on what comprehensive hospice care looks like. Just like family, we pull together to care for and support our patients and each other. HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. "Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

        HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If growth and continued learning is important to you, we encourage you to apply for our RN Hospice Specialist opening. Our team will promptly review your application. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Austin , RN Hospice Specialist, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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