Hospice RN or LVN Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm(Shift Differential Available)
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.
Performs initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient's physical, functional, psychosocial , and environmental needs, activities of daily living, risk for pathological grief, cultural and spiritual implications, and verbal and non-verbal communication patterns.
Performs nursing assessments, i.e. Vital signs, pain assessment, breath sounds, etc.
Triages patient care problems
Manages discomfort and provides symptom relief
Performs specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures
Consults with and educates the patient and caregivers(including home health staff) re: disease process, self care techniques, end of life care, death anddying, comfort measures, medication use and side effects, etc. processfor dealing with ethical issues
Coordinates all patient/family services and prioritizes needswith the members of the IDT
Acts as a liaison between patient and physicians, hospitalstaff, home health staff, and other care team members to facilitate ongoing clinical care.
Provides preparation and support for patient’s death; pronounces deaths in accordance with state regulation, provides post mortem care, handles body and death eventwith respect and dignity and in accordance with patient/family/caregiver wishes.
Graduation from an approved school of professional nursing as determined by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
Valid Texas driver's license, auto liability insurance, and safe driving record.
Preferred Position Background:
1 year previous nursing experience
Generous PTO package
Employee Assistance Program
* All staff must complete one week of orientation in our Spicewood Location. Orientation in Monday - Friday and will be paid.