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Hospice Night and Weekend Registered Nurse (RN)

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

Job Description:

SIGN-ON BONUS SUMMARY: The RN uses experience, knowledge, judgment and skills to provide nursing care to patients and families. The RN is committed to the philosophy, goals and objectives of the hospice concept while consistently demonstrating the Hospice Savannah values.CORE VALUES: The RN 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 lifes most sacred moments.Teamwork I cant 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 the best services and resources on 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, we offer a generous benefit package that includes:Medical, Dental, Vision insuranceRetirement PlanFlexible Spending Account (FSA)Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Workers Compensation ProgramShort and Long Term DisabilityBasic and Voluntary Life InsuranceHoliday and Bereavement PayPaid Time Off (PTO)Your decision to join Hospice Savannah will provide limitless rewards!IND123QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing, BSN preferred with a current GA RN License. Minimum of one year of RN experience in hospice, oncology, med-surg or home health providing direct patient care required. Hospice or Oncology certification preferred. Current CPR certification, valid driver's license, automobile Insurance and reliable transportation required. Ability to successfully interact with patients, families, physicians, Hospice Savannah staff, and the community along with excellent customer service, assessment and documentation skills required. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word and Outlook, and database knowledge required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires moderate visual concentration for patient charting/documentation. This position carries a risk of exposure to infectious diseases and requires skill in standard safety precautions. The RN requires the mobility to ambulate or lift a patient with or without the assistance of devices in excess of 75 pounds using proper body mechanics.WORK ENVIRONMENT: A full-time position works a 30-40 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 that may exceed 500 miles per week.

Keywords: Hospice Savannah Inc, Savannah , Hospice Night and Weekend Registered Nurse (RN), Other , Savannah, Georgia

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