LHC Group. Inc

  • Registered Nurse-Hospice (weekends)

    Location : Facility Name
    Assured Home Health Hospice and Home Care
    Requisition ID
    Location : Postal Code
    Position Type
    Work Schedule
    Location : City
    Port Angeles
    Location : State/Province
  • Overview

    Assured Hospice, part of LHC Group, is hiring for a Registered Nurse.

    Assumes full nursing responsibility for the delivery of care to all patients in the hospital. Continuously evaluates personal and professional performance and makes necessary changes to increase productivity and quality of care delivered. Adheres to and supports the policies/procedures/goals/objectives of the hospital in an attempt to provide quality patient care. Strives for independence and strong sound decision making in delivery of health care, and does so in a cost-effective manner without compromising quality of care and techniques. Develops the patient plan of care and implements treatment strategies that are based on scientific nursing theory related to self-care and that promote physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Possesses good communication skills, both verbally and written.

    Additional Details

    • Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness.
    • Shares information about the disease processes and underlying disabilities with other nurses and team members
    • Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for the patients.
    • Initiates and completes a nursing assessment within the specified time frame, according to hospital policy.
    • Assesses the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of patients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs in order to formulate a plan of care.
    • Implements a plan of care based upon recognized functional needs/problem lists, and modifies the plan of care as needed, to achieve measurable goals and objectives.
    • Develops goals in collaboration with patients, their families, and the team, that are oriented to wellness behavior and are reality based and encourage socialization with others.
    • Participates in the interdisciplinary team process at team conferences and other team meetings and offers input into team decision making.
    • Intervenes with team members and other healthcare professionals to ensure the optimal recovery is made available to the patient.
    • Collaborates with team members to achieve cost-effective care by utilizing appropriate clinical measures to meet the patient's needs.
    • Documents nursing interventions, changes in the patient's condition, physician visits, etc., on the nurses daily flow sheet, according to the hospital policy and procedures.
    • Administers medications according to hospital policy and procedures within the designated time frames.
    • Possesses knowledge of ventilator settings/parameters and telemetry/cardiac monitoring.
    • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose appropriate courses of action with a pro-active attitude.
    • Demonstrates an ability to perform duties in a manner consistent with the patient's Bill of Rights.
    • Demonstrates the ability to delegate and supervise nursing tasks to LPNs, CNAs and clerks as indicated.
    • Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately using current ACLS protocols.
    • Teaches nursing techniques to help patients and their families develop self care skills necessary to move toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum.
    • Prepares patients and families for future decision making responsibilities by fostering their independence and goal achievement.
    • Reinforces teaching done by the other team members and provides resource materials for the patient's changing needs.
    • Provides in-services education as needed to patients and their families in regard to disease processes
    • Assists with the education of the nursing staff in regards to patient care issues and disease processes by conducting one in-service at least every six months.
    • Dietary management responsibilities include supervising and/or delegating the supervision of patient tray checks for accuracy of each diet ordered, portion sizes of all three meals each day for each patient; reports discrepancies in the patient's meal and/or meal service to the Registered Dietician and if necessary, ensures that the correct tray is re-ordered and delivered to the patient in a timely manner.
    • Charge Nurse TS: Round on all patients and assess for the following:Evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of care being delivered.Evaluate patient's progress toward stated goals/discharge plan.Ensure patient/family satisfaction with nursing care and hospital services.
    • Charge Nurse TS: Make staff assignments based on the staff's ability to meet the patient's needs and/or the acuity of the patient.
    • Charge Nurse TS:Notify DON or ADON of any deterioration of a patient's condition that warrants immediate intervention.
    • Charge Nurse TS: Provide leadership and direction to staff ensuring teamwork and patient-focused care.
    • Charge Nurse TS: Assist the Director of Nursing in evaluating the performance of the nursing staff.
    • Charge Nurse TS: Be a role model to staff in appearance, attitude, attendance, and attention to the concerns of patients/family and physicians.
    • Wound Care TS: Provides consultation and direct assistance to the hospital nursing staff in the management of patients with ostomies and wounds (i.e. pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, diabetic ulcers, burns, etc) by: assessment of the wound, recommendation of care to promote healing, evaluation of response to treatment, and recommendation of alternative treatment approaches when indicated.
    • Wound Care TS: Provides direct patient care and treatment of ostomies and complicated wounds as follows: pulse lavage, vacuum assisted closure, and debridements.
    • Wound Care TS: Recommends patient care practices utilizing current national and regional standards
    • Wound Care TS: Assesses and monitors all wound care patients for appropriateness of care at least weekly.
    • Wound Care TS: Coordinates the use of specialty bed surfaces for appropriateness of care.
    • Wound Care TS: Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in the planning of cost-effective, high quality care for patients with wounds.
    • Wound Care TS: Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences with members of the interdisciplinary team, patients, and families.
    • Wound Care TS: Demonstrates clinical expertise in the performance and teaching of technical skills to the nursing staff and patients/families that is necessary to care for patients with wounds and ostomies.
    • Wound Care TS: Collects clinical data on wound care patients and participates in performance improvement and quality assurance.
    • Wound Care TS: Coordinates wound care in-services for new hires and continued education for nursing staff.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Obtains and promotes appropriate clinical documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers, and coding staff to ensure that the documentation of the level of service rendered to the patient and the patient''s clinical complexity is complete and accurate.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Reviews medical records and identifies potential gaps in clinical documentation for specified patients types and payor populations as directed on admission and throughout hospitalization.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Participates in the analysis and trending of statistical data for specified patient populations to identify opportunities for improvement
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Queries physicians and other caregivers as necessary via approved written communication mechanisms to obtain accurate and complete documentation that supports the severity of patient illness, intensity of services and risk of mortality.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Completes concurrent review on assigned population of patients.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Works closely with coding staff to assure documentation of discharge diagnoses and any co-existing comorbidities or complications to completely reflect the patient''s clinical status and care.
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Demonstrates basic knowledge of coding standards and application to ongoing evaluation of medical record documentation
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Develops and implements plans for both formal and informal education of physician, nursing, and other clinical staff
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Assists with preparation and presentation of clinical documentation monitoring|trending reports for review with physicians and hospital leadership
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Identifies strategies through data gathering and analysis of trends to establish recommendations for sustained work process changes that facilitate complete, accurate clinical documentation
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Assists in the appeal process resulting from third-party reviews
    • Clinical Documentation Specialist TS: Consistently meets established productivity targets for record review


    • Formal Education: Associate Degree or certification equivalent
    • Registered Nurse from an accredited school of nursing.
    • ICU experience, preferred.
    • CPR certification.
    • ACLS certification
    • Current RN license in the state of practice
    • CCRN/PCCN certification, preferred
    • Knowledge of general nursing theory/practice and the ability to supervise and delegate to LPNs, CNAs, and other support staff as appropriate.


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