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Registered Nurse PRN – Hospice: Edgefield, McCormick, Aiken

Job Description

Position Description:

  • Provide information on hospice services to potential patients/families.
  • Admit appropriate patients to the program with completion of all admission paperwork on a timely manner and within regulatory guidelines and timeframes.
  • Evaluate patients for possible discharge related to not currently appropriate for hospice services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide wide range of psychosocial services to terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Regularly assess and re-evaluates the patient and family psychosocial needs.
  • Regularly assess the pre-bereavement/anticipatory grief needs.
  • Implement the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs, which include: Social service goals for alleviating problems, supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals pre-bereavement and bereavement care.
  • Attend all mandatory in-services, meetings, and training sessions as required by Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Attend Stand-Up daily.
  • Abide by all HIPAA laws, Medicare/Medicaid and DHEC Regulations as well as Conditions of Participations (CoPs) to maintain patient rights, privacy and due care.
  • Promote Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care mission and company policies.

Personal Characteristics:

The Social Worker should demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Behave Ethically:Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization. Follow/use NASW Code of Ethics as standard of practice.
  • Leadership:Ability to set the standard by complying with all policies and procedures of Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Communicate Effectively:Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Ability to effectively share information with all patients, families, disciplines and members of Palladium Staff.
  • Independence:Capability to triage problems and find resources to achieve/institute solutions.
  • Teamwork:Work well within team of disciplines to develop plan of action and achieve optimal goals
  • Prioritization:Skills to organize schedule/tasks, focusing on the most pertinent first, and completing all within a timely manner.
  • Make Decisions:Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the patients, families, and the organization.
  • Problem Solve:Capability to assess situations, gather information, and generate/initiate plan of action to resolve problems.
  • Flexibility:Be flexible with schedule and able to modify to any change needed for emergencies.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position operates in a professional facilities and patient home environments; routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, medical equipment. This would require the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and bending as necessary. Prolonged standing and walking required. Requires working under occasional stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs. May require visits in unsafe neighborhoods and dwellings that may not have elevators.