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Hospice Admissions - Registered Nurse

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  • JOB TYPE: Full Time
  • JOB LEVEL: All Levels
  • TRAVEL: Home Health & Hospice Only

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, vision, life insurance

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays, sick days, leaves of absence

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

  • Corporate Discount and Perks

    Exclusive pricing and discounts at a variety of retailers

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Responsibilities

Job ID SCAH-2105253 Date Posted 04/07/2021 Location Alameda, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day/Evening
Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS), the Admissions Nurse, in cooperation with Hospice Administrator and the Hospice Medical Director facilitates the admission of patients to hospice services in the patient's place of residence in alignment with SCAH, mission, goals and objectives.  The Admissions Nurse is responsible for conducting an initial nursing assessment of a potential hospice patient and reporting the patient's condition to the Hospice Medical Director using the applicable Local Coverage Determinations.  If the Hospice Medical Director supports the hospice diagnosis and gives verbal certification of terminal illness, the Admissions Nurse will admit the patient to hospice services and attend to the immediate needs of the patient.  The Admissions Nurse will document the assessment, interventions and outcomes in the patient's chart utilizing the electronic medical record at the point of care.



Qualifications:
Education / Licensure / Certification
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a current California Registered Nursing License - required
California Public Health Certification, OR - preferred
Completion of Community Health Nursing Program - preferred
Registered Nurse, State Licensure - RN - required
BLS - required
Driver License, valid and in State DL number
Automobile Insurance - required

Experience
One (1) year of acute medical experience - required
Direct patient care experience within the last (5) five years - required 
Experience with admissions or re-certifications under Region IX local coverage determiantions (LCDs) - strongly preferred

Skills and Knowledge
Possess critical thinking skills, in-depth knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and palliative care for terminally ill patient.
Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independent, sound nursing judgment in planning and providing patient care
Ability to maintain harmonious constructive relationships with internal and external customers.
Productivity standards – ability to meet productivity expectations.


Organization: Sutter Care at Home
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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