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Professional Staff Nurse, Hospice (Lawrence/Mercer)

  • Job ID: 339586777
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
  • Department: Jam Hospice Nursing
  • Location: 3124 Wilmington Road, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.57 to $36.89 / hour

Description

UPMC Family Hospice is hiring a Professional Staff nurse to support Home Care in Lawrence and Mercer County!

This is a Full Time position working Weekend and After Hours shifts. 

Currently offering a $5,000 Sign On Bonus to those who qualify!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.


Responsibilities:
  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. 
  • Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es). 
  • 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.
  • Coordinates case management activities within an Interdisciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to patient. 
  • Initiates, coordinates and insures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the Interdisciplinary health care team. 
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement / QAPI opportunities within the hospice agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures. 
  • Recognizes limitations and requests assistance and direction to meet performance goals Provides services to patients in home health as needed
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient, Interdisciplinary Team, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee members in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs. 
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate. 
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, plan of treatment and verbal orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while at the patient visit and within the agency's and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day. 
  • Exercise independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicate with the physician. Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the hospice philosophy of care Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of symptom and pain management treatments to ensure appropriate care of hospice patients. 
  • Demonstrates ability to perform patient pronouncement of death and completes all required forms in a timely manner

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

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

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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