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RN - Hospice of The George

Providence Health & Services

Hood River, OR 97031
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**Providence is calling RN - Hospice of the George (0.8 FTE,Variable) to Providence Hood River,OR.**
We are seeking an Registered Nurse Hospice of the Gorge under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor, and on order of the physician, this position is accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Accepts professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. Manages calls made by patient/family and makes home visits as needed to assess needs/concerns within hospice service area. Coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and assist in the achievement of a comfortable and peaceful death.
**In this position you will have the following responsibilities:**
+ Take responsibility for evening/night/on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with Providence Hospice policies and procedures
+ Respond to medical or emotional crisis of patient or family, and makes home visit to direct care as appropriate
+ Make home visits to assist patient, family or caregiver with any medical or psychosocial issues including pain and symptom management
+ Respond to any medical crisis involving Emergency Room visits, falls, hospitalization or placements, and makes visit to coordinate with physician and staff to assess, plan, and implement plan of care
+ Perform medical procedures and treatments according to accepted organizational policies, procedures and community standards
+ Monitor physical care of patient by instructing caregivers and volunteers
+ Admit patients in crisis to Hospice, contact physician, secure medications orders, and initiate plan of care
+ Maintain up-to-date records to guarantee coordination of care
+ Evaluate on an ongoing basis the patient and family's psychosocial, spiritual, and physical needs, including the need for respite care. Initiates necessary referrals to all disciplines in a timely manner
+ Teach, supervise, and counsel the patient and caregivers regarding patient care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and their family including cultural and religious practices, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and/or cognitive limitations, communication styles, and language barriers
+ Maintain patient clinical progress, and itinerary records to meet The Joint Commission and Federal regulations
+ Properly documenting nursing care in a timely manner as required by state and federal agencies to ensure proper financial management
**Required qualifications for this position include:**
+ Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement
+ 2 years of Medical/surgical experience, recent acute care or long-term care experience
+ Experienced in End of Life care Criminal Background clearance
+ Current unencumbered Oregon RN licensure
+ In addition, a current Washington state RN license, or WA state interstate endorsement within the first 3 months of employment with Providence
+ Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire
+ Valid driver's license
+ Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire
**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**
+ Recent Oncology or Home Hospice or Home Health experience
**About Providence in Oregon**
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details**
**Our Mission**
As expressions of Gods healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
**About Us**
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
**Schedule:** Part-time
**Shift:** Variable
**Job Category:** Medical/Surgical Nursing
**Location:** Oregon-Hood River
**Req ID:** 250615
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