Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Hospice (Venango)
Job ID: 731838
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: VNA of Venango County
Department: VEN Hospice Nursing
Location: 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin PA 16323

Description

Purpose:
The Hospice RN plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on hospice education/experience. 

 

 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned RN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!
 
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)
  • $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with less than two years of experience
 
*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for nurses with less than 2 years of experience

 

 



Responsibilities:

  • Accurately evaluates criteria for admission and re-certification for hospice care or changes in level of care
  • Assesses physical, functional, psychosocial, social, spiritual, bereavement, cultural and environmental needs of the hospice patient and family related to the terminal illness
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs
  • Recognizes limitations and requests assistance and direction to meet performance goals
  • Provides services to patients in home health as needed
  • Attends and participates in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings in order to coordinate patient/family services and prioritize needs
  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care
  • Initiates, coordinates and evaluates patient and family centered health teaching

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required
Bachelor's degree preferred
CHPN certification preferred
Minimum of 6 months of nursing experience in an Acute Care Facility or Skilled Care Facility
Successful completion of Hospice orientation 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensure/Certification: Palliative/Hospice nurse certification-Preferred CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.55 to $33.33

Union Position: No

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