Ready for a life-changing career? Ready to work with a great team that is able to help so many people in our communities. Look no further than a career with Hospice of Havasu, this is an organization where your great care and compassion will make a difference every day.

We offer excellent benefits for full time employment including medical with an HSA, dental, vision, term life insurance, voluntary life insurance, 401(K), tuition reimbursement, vacation, PTO, and award-winning Wellness program.

Hospice of Havasu is serving more patients and families each day, and we are now adding to our all of our teams. If this is what you are looking for, come join our caring team!

This position is Full Time

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
  • This position is responsible for providing end-of -life Inpatient hospice services for up to six Polidori House patients ensuring that nursing needs are met as identified in the patient’s initial, comprehensive and updated assessments.  Under the direction of the Polidori House Director the Polidori House R.N. will provide comprehensive skilled -nursing care with-in his/her scope of practice according to techniques and established standards to maximize the comfort of the terminally ill patient. This position carries supervisory responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Ensure that Hospice philosophy of care as defined by State and Federal regulation is appropriately implemented.
  • Provide patient services in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations related to the health and safety of Polidori House patients.
  • Provide procedural techniques to evaluate human injuries and diseases including symptom identification and appropriate treatments.
  • Assist with patient assessments and in the developing, monitoring and updating of individualized care plans based on the patient’s priority needs.
  • Assess and address signs and symptoms indicating physiological and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Administer treatments and medication in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Provide services necessary for the palliation and management of the terminal illness and related conditions, including interventions to manage pain and symptoms.
  • Maintain accurate, timely, detailed written reports of nursing measures, medication administration etc. in compliance with policy and federal regulations.
  • Communicate the patients changing needs and plan of care to the Hospice Medical Director, physician and team members involved in that care, utilizing minimum necessary use of PHI and conditions of access.
  • Provide care in a respectful, dignified manner.
  • Ensure that the Patient’s Rights outlined in regulation are applied to every patient the same.
  • Assist with patient’s activities of daily living such as personal care, bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, personal hygiene, and toileting.
  • Follow guidelines for meal preparation, special diets, food handling and safe storage.
  • Assist patients at meal time and feed patients who are not able to feed themselves.
  • Provide patients with help in ambulation such as: moving in and out of bed, stand by assistance, and/or transferring to and from a wheelchair.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with the assistance of another, utilizing proper techniques for patient comfort.
  • Provide support to the patient and family to help meet the patient’s social and emotional needs.
  • Provide education and training to the patient’s primary care giver(s) as appropriate to their responsibilities for the care and services identified in the plan of care.
  • Pronounce patient time of death.
  • Supervise LPN’s and CNA’s participation and performance as it relates to the patient’s plan of care.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively as part of the team to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Carry out physician’s orders accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Implement the Five Rights of Medication Administration: The right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
  • Secure medications as required.
  • Act as a resource to hospice staff, patients, family members and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom management measures.
  • Housekeeping responsibilities include but are not limited to doing laundry, changing bed linens, cleaning kitchen, supply rooms, patient rooms, equipment and overall facility.
  • Maintain a clean, clutter free, fire safe environment.
  • Ensure that Polidori House is maintained, safe and free of hazards or unsafe conditions.
  • Report unsafe environments or practices to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the development of clinical protocols, emergency care procedures and patient care policies.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and programs and identify opportunities for improvement in patient care and safety.
  • Ensure that continuing education requirements are met in accordance with agency policy.
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Advocate for patient’s best interest.
  • Keeps the Polidori House Director fully informed.
  • Fluent in the English language. 
  • Ability to position self to move about, ascend, descend or traverse, transport, operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect or detect, perceive, identify,  recognize, observe, inspect and assess are required. Ability to convey, communicate, speak clearly and exchange information, converse with, discern, and express oneself.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
  • Graduation from and accredited R.N. program required.
Training Requirements: (Credentials, licenses or certificates)
  • Current Arizona R.N. license.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Food Handler Permit.
Experience:
  • One year varied clinical nursing experience, Hospice or Home Health care experience preferred.
Knowledge Requirements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge in hospice philosophy, medical aspects of hospice care and pain and symptom management.
  • Knowledge and support of agency’s safety and OSHA policies.
  • Understanding of HIPAA Privacy Standards and related agency policies.
  • Demonstrated understanding and compliance with agency policies, including but not limited to documentation, continuing education, work schedules and required HR documents, State and Federal policies and procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Patient’s Rights.
  • Advance Directives.

Skills and Ability:
  • Structure and content of English language including the meaning and spelling of words, alphabetization, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Calculate general math computations.
  • Moderate computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Structure and content of English language including the meaning and spelling of words, alphabetization, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution.
  • Utilize proper body mechanics and safe working techniques.
Demonstrated Behavioral Competencies:
  • Cope with multiple losses; manage stress in a healthy way.
  • Work with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values.
  • Maintain professional boundaries with patients, families, community and staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Sensitivity to others.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters.
  • Acceptance of diversity.
  • Maintain cultural competency and humility.
  • Ethical and honest.
  • Self-Management with minimal supervision.
  • Relate effectively with patients, physicians, community and institutions etc.

Department: Polidori
This is a full time position
Licensure required:: RN License

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