Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 21, 2022
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The Admissions Registered Nurse
initiates and conducts hospice patient admissions and is
experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health and /or
hospice education/experience. The professional nurse builds from
assessments to plan and direct services to meet the needs of
individual and families within their homes and communities. The
Admissions RN is the initial nurse in the patient assessment
process and identifies a plan to meet the patient's immediate
needs. The Admissions RN then hands off to the assigned RN Case
Manager to follow with the patient/family. The Admissions RN
promotes the mission, values and vision of VNA Health. ESSENTIAL
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Patient Care Responsible for
providing accurate, consistent and efficient admissions to hospice
Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine
immediate hospice care needs. Provides a complete physical
assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). Admits
to appropriate level of service/ care.
Develops a plan of care that establishes goals, based on nursing
diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the
patient and family in the planning process.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
Accountable for assessing financial resources and eligibility under
various third party payor sources, Medicare and Medi-Cal.
Communication Completes, maintains and submits accurate and
relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition. Records
clinical monitoring, changes/ outcomes as appropriate.
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports any changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physicians orders as required for the admission process.
Works in cooperation with the family/ caregiver and hospice
Interdisciplinary Team Members to meet the emotional needs of the
patient and family/ caregiver.
Provides a complete and succinct hand-off report to RN Case Manager
assigned to the patient and to the on-call staff, as appropriate.
Additional Duties Meets daily average productivity standards set by
Participates in on-call and weekend duties as defined by the agency
Participates in Quality Management activities.
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
Instructs, supervises and evaluates hospice aide care provided
every fourteen days, when needed.
Participates in educational programs to maintain skills and
knowledge of current nursing practice. 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 clinical staff are expected
to participate as needed in variable shifts, including weekend
rotation per staffing needs and departmental holiday rotation.
Current and active California RN license.
Bachelor's degree, preferred.
Minimum one year acute care experience required.
One year recent home health or hospice experience preferred.
Bilingual - Spanish preferred, but not necessary.
Current CPR certification.
Licensed driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state
and/or organization requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 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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