• Posted on: Jul 09, 2024
  • Location: Lake Charles, LA
  • Job ID: 7fcfe829
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Posted on: Jul 09, 2024
  • Location: Lake Charles, LA
  • Job ID: 7fcfe829
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare

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Hospice RN Admissions

Admission Nurses (RN) are responsible for assuring that the Hospice programs are effectively represented to patients, families, and others who have an interest in hospice. They handle pre-assessments, information sharing and admissions. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients for hospice appropriateness using medical records review and consultation 
  • Provides direct patient care and telephonic triage, as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self-plan of care.
  • Explain benefits of hospice program and obtain signature of informed consent.
  • Admit patients, develop plan of care and complete and submit relevant paperwork in accordance with company policies.
  • Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate into plan of care.
  • Orders DME, Medications and supplies as needed.
  • Build referral source relationships.
  • Maintain clinical and professional competence.
  • Assist with the continuity of care and discharge planning from facilities.
  • Following admission, ensure smooth transition of new patients to case manager assigned.
  • Provides skilled nursing as determined by IDG plan of care.
  • Follow case manager instructions within scope of practice.
  • Report changes in patient needs and status as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree, preferred
  • Registered Nurse license required
  • Minimum one year of experience
  • Excellent observation, diagnostic, medication management and clinical documentation skills
  • Must have reliable transportation & valid driver’s license
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