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Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse

Amedisys | Charleston SC 29492 USA | Full Time | Posted: 02/26/2021

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Caregiving is Our Calling

At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

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What You Will Do

Schedule: Full time, Mon through Friday from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm. As an admissions registered nurse at Amedisys, you will conduct assessments of patient's initial physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs for entry into hospice care services and document findings using a preferred technology for point of care. You will collaborate with the patient, caregivers, clinical manager, case managers, and physician(s) to complete the patient care planning at the onset of care. You will provide skilled interventions and instructions to patient and caregivers to provide optimum symptom control and patient comfort. You will function as a liaison between disciplines during the admission process.

• Performs patient start of care comprehensive assessment, evaluation, development and implementation of Plan of Care.
• Instructs patients and caregivers regarding the hospice program of care and initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures.
• Collaborates with physicians, patients and their families, nurses, therapists, social workers and other members of the patient care team to establish the plan of care.
• Initiates appropriate referrals for other medical services when indicated.
• Actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) conferences and leads discussion regarding new patients admitted into services.



Qualifications
Required:
• Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
• Minimum of one year (1) of clinical experience as a registered nurse*.
• Current CPR certification and Must be able to work the required schedule of 2 pm - 10 pm Mon - Fri.
• Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance

Preferred:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
• Previous hospice and palliative care experience or home health experience
• Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)



Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Additional Qualifications:

*Louisiana: Minimum of two (2) years' full time experience as a registered nurse.
Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
    Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision) Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan Continuing Education Fleet car for eligible employees


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Location Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Categories Medical/Health

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