01 October 2021
Field RN

Field Registered Nurse
Corpus Christi, TX
$35 - $38 per hour

Position Overview:
As a member of the Interdisciplinary team, the “Field Nurse” works under the direction of the “Supervisor of Nursing” and/or in her/his absence the “Nursing Supervisor”, and the patient’s/Hospice physician in the provision of skilled nursing care & services, assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families. Responsible for providing nursing care and services, assessing, and identifying patient/family needs, and providing skilled care and supportive services in accordance with the patient’s physician’s orders and plan of care and all policies and procedures.

Essential Duties:
At least two years of varied work experience as a professional nurse, and preferably one of the two years in an acute setting, home health or Hospice setting, or completion of a Hospice related nursing
“Competency Review & Assessment Program”.
Work minimum 4 weekend days monthly.
Available to work across the State of Texas.
Demonstrate nursing practice skills and the ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings and the ability to execute a supportive, sensitive approach to patient/family/personal caregiver (PCG) or significant other (S/O) needs.
Have excellent communicating skills, both orally and in writing, to include the ability to liaison all aspects of patient care/services, obtain cooperation from co-workers and other services sources, as directed or so required.
Have the ability to work diligently and become knowledgeable and adhere to program policies and related procedures and of pertinent State and Federal Hospice regulations.
Have the ability to cope with patient/family/personal caregiver (PCG) or significant other (S/O) emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles.

Responsibilities:
Assume nursing responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating phases of the nursing process.
Initiate, and relate to the office staff, communication with attending physicians, other Hospice staff members, and other agencies, as needed, to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
Maintain regular communication with the “Primary Field Nurse Coordinator” to review caseload.
Maintain regular communication with “Field Services Liaison(s)” staff and or the Field Nurse
Supervisor/On-Call Supervisor to review the daily caseload and patient’s disease progression/reports, as necessary.
Obtain data on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
Maintain up to date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated, and changes are reflected as they occur.
Seek input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support.
Accept responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers, employed caregivers, or by providing direct care, as appropriate.
Meet regularly with Hospice nursing staff to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
Attend interdisciplinary team conferences and patient conferences to facilitate discussion of issues from caseloads for full staff discussion, consultation, and evaluation.
Provides information to department director(s) of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues, assisting during the problem resolution phase and providing appropriate follow-up intervention.
Assumes the responsibility of sharing the on-call coverage to patient/families on rotation, or as requested.
Provides appropriate care and support at time of death, ensuring proper procedures are followed.
Participates in company orientation and training programs for professional staff.
Participates in agency and community programs, as requested, to promote professional growth and understanding of Hospice care.
Demonstrates knowledge of Hospice rules and regulations and of program policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; minimum of bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
Current State of Texas RN license.
Two years recent (within the past five years) nursing experience in acute, long-term care or home care/hospice, with at least one in hospice or homecare preferred.
Must be able to work independently, have demonstrated patient care planning and patient teaching skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.
CEU’s – HIV, OSHA, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Alzheimer’s, Laws & Rules, Impairment in the Workplace.
Current CPR certification.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
Must have general computer skills and a working knowledge of MS Office, Outlook, and the internet.
Belief in the hospice concept.
Must be 18 years or older.
Pass the drug test and background check.
Ability and willingness to work a flexible full-time or part-time schedule that frequently includes weekends and holidays.
Must be able to provide own transportation to various locations in service areas as required by duties.
Must be able to use facsimile, write and transcribe information accurately
Valid Texas Driver’s License and daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.

Lifting Requirements
X Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or p to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Benefits and Perks:
Medical / Health Plan
Medical GAP
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Disability
Term Life AD&D
Long-Term Disability
Short-Term Disability

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