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RN Admissions Part Time- Hospice (No On-Call)

Austin, Texas · Healthcare
About Us: Service minded and mission driven, employees at Hospice Austin envision a community in which people with serious illness live their final months with comfort, dignity, and peace. As one of Austin's most beloved nonprofit organizations, employees have a reason to be proud of the work they do to serve the community. 

Position: Hospice Austin is looking for a full time Admissions Nurse (RN) to perform the admissions process and coordinate patient care in a residential, nursing home or hospital setting. The successful candidate must be able to navigate an EMR system. 

Job Duties/ Responsibilities: 
      
  • Visits patient in residential, nursing home or hospital settings;                                           
  • Performs assessments, i.e. vital signs, pain assessment, breath sounds, etc;
  • Determines appropriateness for admissions;                     
  • Completes documentation for admission to services if appropriate;                                        
  • Teaches patient and caregivers (including nursing home staff) on end of life care – e.g. disease process, death and dying, comfort measures, medication use and side effects, etc;
  • Initiates Plan of Care;
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families;
  • Initiates coordination of personal care, DME, and obtaining medications and medical supplies;
  • Documents in a timely manner patient assessments, patient contacts, physician orders and progress notes;               
  • Acts as a liaison between patient and physicians, other care team members and referral sources.                            

Schedule:  Saturday & Sunday  9:00AM-8:00PM

 

Position Background: 

  • Graduation from an approved school of professional nursing as determined by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Valid Texas driver's license, auto liability insurance, and safe driving record. 
  • CPR certification
Preferred Position Background:
  • 1 year previous nursing experience. 

*All staff must complete one week of orientation in our Spicewood location. Orientation is Monday-Friday and will be paid

www.HospiceAustin.org

 

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