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Registered Nurse - IPU

overview Nurse: IPU Nashville, TN Full-time, Days (12hr shifts) The Registered Nurse provides hospice care and serves as case manager for assigned patients. Works with IDT to develop and implement hospice plan of care. Supervises Care Partners and LPNs. Top reasons to love this job: - Competitive salary offered - Full benefits package available - Opportunity to provide personalized care to patients and families Must haves: - Registered Nurse with a current nursing license, BSN preferred. - Ability to apply for TN license within 30 days of hire. - Knowledge of or willingness to learn hospice care. - Minimum one year nursing practice or equivalent experiencerequired. - Hospice, Oncology, or Home Health and/or long-term care preferred. perks Full benefits schedule details Rotating Weekend Day 12 hour shifts details 7am - 7pm / 7pm - 7am (Rotating Weekends)  SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse provides hospice care and serves as case manager for assigned patients. Works with IDT to develop and implement hospice plan of care. Supervises Care Partners and LPNs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Using nursing process and current standards of practice provides nursing care to assigned patients. - In collaboration with IDT, patient, and family, establishes and implements hospice plan of care. - Anticipates the need for and initiates interventions to prevent complications and to alleviate physical and psychological discomfort. - Organizes and completes work in an effective and time efficient manner. - Notifies Medical Director/designee and IDT of patient needs and/or changes in condition. - Provides and maintains safe environment for patients, families, and other employees. - Completes documentation per procedure and standards of practice including initial nursing assessment. - Provide emotional support to patients and their families. - Administer medications as ordered. - Educates patients and/or families in disease process, hospice care, and signs/symptoms of approaching death. - Implements and follows physician orders. - Notifies Charge Nurse of significant changes in patient condition and any unrelieved symptoms. - Gives complete report to the next shift. - Reports complaints, issues, and incidents to Charge Nurse, Clinical Director or IPU Administrator. - Delivers care in a cost efficient manner. - Attends patient deaths. - Supervises LPNs; serves as a resource for LPNs and other RNs. - Works to ensure continuity of care with other shifts and home care team. - Supervises Care Partners; ensures hospice standards of practice are followed while providing personal care, hospice plan of care is followed, infection control practices are followed, documentation is complete, safety practices are followed, and call lights are answered promptly. - Orients new staff. - Performs as Charge Nurse when designated by Clinical Director or IPU Administrator. - Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: - Registered Nurse with a current nursing license, BSN preferred. - Ability to apply for TN license within 30 days of hire. - Knowledge of or willingness to learn hospice care. - Minimum one year nursing practice or equivalent experiencerequired. - Hospice, Oncology, or Home Health and/or long-term care preferred. 
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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