Night Inpatient Registered Nurse - 12 Hour Shifts BONUS
Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 20, 2022
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Inpatient Registered Nurse provides hospice care and is skilled
at assessing pain and other complex symptoms at the end of life.
The professional nurse works with the interdisciplinary hospice
team to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals
and families in the General Inpatient setting. The Inpatient RN
fully supports the Core Values and is accountable for upholding the
Standards of Behavior of VNA Health.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for providing comprehensive direct nursing care to
Serenity House patients.
Provide nursing services, treatments, diagnostic and preventive
procedures requiring the skills of a registered nurse according to
in-patient facility protocols.
Attend and participate in interdisciplinary group meetings.
Assists in development, implementation and revision of the
interdisciplinary team care plan for each patient and family.
Establishes goals, interventions including the patient and family
in the process.
Assess patient and report to the attending physician and
appropriate interdisciplinary team members, response to treatments
and medications as well as changes in the patients physical or
Coordinate care with other interdisciplinary team members and with
community resources as needed.
Teach, supervise and counsel the patient/family regarding pain and
symptom management and psycho-social aspects of care for the
Assess and maintain patient safety.
Teach the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as
appropriate. Provide medication, diet and other instructions as
ordered by the physician and recognize and utilize opportunities
for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers.
Assist the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in
providing continuity of cared.
Supervise LVNs, Home Health Aides and Volunteers.
Ensure that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
Attend and participate in clinical education, inservice and nursing
Participate in Quality Management and Utilization Review
Maintain necessary records and reports in a timely manner.
Applies working knowledge of state, federal local and accreditation
regulations for the delivery of hospice services.
Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical
notes regarding patients condition. Records pain, symptom
management changes, and outcomes as appropriate.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary
of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of
this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related
tasks other than those stated in this description. All staff are
expected to participate as needed in variable shifts, including
weekend rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday
Current and active California RN license.
Bachelors degree, preferred.
Minimum one year acute care experience required; background in home
health and/or hospice preferred.
Current CPR certification.
IV and Central Line experience desired.
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills,
problem solving skills, basic math skills.
Basic working knowledge and skill of computers (email)
Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, have
initiative, dependability and good judgment.
Must be able to collaboratively work as part of an
interdisciplinary group, as well as independently and problem solve
in a crises situation.
Must be able to cope with family, emotional stress and be tolerant
of individual lifestyles without judgment.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to push/pull 50 lbs.
Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.
Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.
Ability to walk one mile.
Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.
Visual and audio acuity.
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