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Weekend Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Hospice Savannah Inc
Location: Savannah
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Sign-On Bonus: $4,000 Critical Care Experience Preferred Part-Time Schedule: 9 AM - 7 PM, Friday & SaturdaySUMMARY: The RN uses experience, knowledge, judgment, and skills to evaluate patients for eligibility for hospice care and to provide nursing care to patients and families in all settings. Maintains patient confidentiality and promotes patient rights as supported by agency, state and federal directives. Identifies cultural diversity and lifestyle choices and non-judgmentally accommodates for such differences. The RN is committed to the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Hospice Savannah concept while consistently demonstrating the Hospice Savannah values and compliance with the organization's service excellence standards.SCHEDULE: Weekends consisting of 12 hour shifts 9am - 9pm for three days either Saturday/Sunday/Monday or Friday/Saturday/SundayCORE VALUES: The Admission Nurse is expected to model the Hospice Savannah Corporate Values:Excellence I bring my best everyday.Accountability I take responsibility for my own performance.Compassion I impact life's most sacred moments.Teamwork I can't do my job without you.Stewardship What I do today ensures tomorrow.ABOUT HOSPICE SAVANNAHFounded in 1979, Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the original, not-for-profit hospice helping patients and their families throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties. Our mission is to provide our community with the best services and resources for living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief, and loss.\We offer:Medications and therapies related to the terminal illness,Peace of mind through round-the-clock on-call availability of registered nurses, social workers and chaplains,Medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen, wheelchairs, and supplies, and disposable paper products for patient comfort and caregiver convenience.Admission to our homelike 16-bed Hospice House for aggressive pain or symptom management.Five-day respite stays in Hospice House to offer caregivers a break.Music therapy, story keeping, physical therapy, massage therapy, speech therapy, and nutritional counseling as needed.The support of physicians and nurse practitioners, nurses and other staff who are certified in hospice and palliative care medicine.Additionally, for Part time employees, we offer:Retirement PlanWorkers Compensation ProgramHoliday and Bereavement PayPaid Time Off (PTO)Your decision to join Hospice Savannah will provide limitless rewards!IND123QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, RN required with a current GA Nursing License. Hospice or Oncology certification preferred. Current CPR certification, Georgia Drivers License, and Current Automobile Insurance and reliable transportation required. Ability to successfully interact with patients, families, physicians, and the community. Excellent assessment and documentation skills.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires moderate visual concentration for patient charting/documentation. The position carries a risk of exposure to infectious diseases requiring standard safety precautions. The Admissions Nurse requires the mobility to ambulate or lift a patient with or without the assistance of devices in excess of 75 lbs. utilizing proper lifting techniques.WORK ENVIRONMENT: A full-time position works a 36-40 hour work week, rotating days, evenings, or weekends, with occasional requests to work additional days/hours/holidays as needed. At times, due to patient census and acuity, this position may be required to remain on-site at Hospice House during meal breaks. The Homecare position is required to take back-up on call and may be required to provide care in what has been determined by local authorities as a high-risk crime area and unsafe situations (potential or actual). This position encounters stressful situations with patients and their families regarding end of life care. The RN must be able to accurately, timely and concisely document the patient/family encounter using a computer. The Homecare and Referral Center positions are required to perform patient visits utilizing their personal vehicle. Although each RN may be designated to a specific department/region in our service area, at times they may be required to serve patients outside of their department/specific region. This Homecare position requires extensive driving.

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