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Palliative Care Nurse (RN)

Company: Riverside Health System
Location: Newport News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:$5,000 Sign On Bonus!! It's a great time to be part of the Riverside Family!! We are seeking a talented Registered Nurse who is committed to nursing practice that aligns with our mission--to care for others as we care for those we love. This opportunity is for a Palliative Care Registered Nurse for our Newport News Home Health team . This department provides outstanding care to patients with excellent patient quality of care outcomes. The selected Registered Nurse will be part of a team that works in a supportive and collaborative culture that with others, provides competent and compassionate care to all patients and their families. There are many opportunities for growth for a Riverside Nurse with a Clinical Ladder that was developed collaboratively with both staff and leadership, Shared Governance, membership on facility as well as system wide committees where your voice can make a difference. Across our Health System, the Riverside Nurse provides competent clinical practice and care coordination through her/his understanding of patient, family and the healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. She/he will integrate knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Nursing serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment as well as successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality through relationships and access based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice; serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skills demonstrated in decision making and problem solving. Works under the supervision of the Nurse manager and the Director and is responsible for the assessment planning implementing and evaluating the total nursing care of assigned patients on an intermittent visiting basis. The RN may work in a variety of settings (typically in a home care type setting) and roles within Riverside Health System. The focus of this position will be in the Palliative Care setting. The RN utilizes communication critical thinking problem solving and decision making to create a care plan for each patient based on physiological psychosocial and cultural diversity. Responsible for supervising and delegating non-professional personnel working directly with him/her to ensure optimum patient care. Must demonstrate competence in dealing with age related needs of specific patient populations served in their assigned area. Works under the direction of leadership and a multi-disciplinary team (physical speech or occupational therapy; medical social services and Home Health Aide services) to provide a comprehensive range of services or clinical care associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health system and facility goals and strategic plans. Riverside Home Care provides the trained staff and complete array of specialized services to help you maintain your safety and independence, and we do it in the comfort of your very own home. Riverside Home Care offers home health, usually provided to individuals recovering from an illness, surgery or hospital stay, and short- or long-term in-home private care for assistance with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning. Education: Must have a minimum of an Associates Degree in Nursing. BSN preferred. Experience: Nursing experience in Oncology, Palliative Care or Hospice preferred. RN or previous Nursing experience in healthcare preferred. Licensure/Certification: Must have and maintain: a current valid driver's license with proof of satisfactory driving record and history; proof of auto liability coverage as required by Virginia State law. Must have reliable transportation to make visits to patient's homes each day. Active RN licensure in the state of Virginia required. BLS Provider certification required.

Keywords: Riverside Health System, Newport News , Palliative Care Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Newport News, Virginia

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