RN for Home Health and Hospice

Sign on Bonus Offered for this Position! Top Salary paid with benefits including health, dental, and paid time off.
RN position is responsible for visiting home health care and/or hospice patients in our Nacogdoches branch office service area. Home Health and/or Hospice Experience Preferred. This is a benefitted position for full time position. Full time position is base pay plus per visit and mileage. Part-time position is per visit. For part-time position prefer nurse located east of Nacogdoches in Timpson/Center/Garrison/Carthage area.
This position is responsible for direct nursing care. The RN is responsible for the delivery of patient care. This involves the assessment of patient and family needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of nursing care.
Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
Primary Nurse systematically and continuously collects and documents opening and/or revisit assessment data regarding the patient and family needs (OASIS).
Identifies and prioritizes health problems based on assessments.
Develops, implements and evaluates multidisciplinary goal directed intervention plans based on identified needs in collaboration with the attending physician and other health team members.
Coordinates patient care in a manner which ensures the efficient and effective delivery of appropriate home care services and community support.
Assesses the need for home health aide services, establishes the aide activity sheet, supervises and evaluates the aide in the performance of his/her patient care duties.
Communicates all changes in patient status and/or service needs to the appropriate health team member and ensures appropriate action is taken in a timely manner.
Facilitates the development and implementation of patient discharge plans.
Using a laptop computer, documents all patient care and coordinating activities.
Practices according to agency and community standards.
Participates in quality assurance activities as requested.
Attends required meetings, in-services and/or case conferences/IDG meetings.
May participate in on-call schedule and holiday schedules as assigned.
Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting our mission and values and adhering to the corporate code of conduct.
Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited program of registered nursing and valid Texas RN license required.
A minimum of 1 year current/very recent med/surg or hospice/home health RN care experience required.
Ability to travel and a valid TX driver's license required.
Must demonstrate solid interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Must be able to functionally utilize a computer keyboard with fluidity.
Computer skills are required, including but not limited to the ability to navigate on a tablet and a personal computer within a android and a Windows based operating environment; the ability to access and create basic e-mail messages; and the ability to open, edit, and save basic electronic documents if necessary.
Must demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize new software systems, computer applications and operating environments as necessary.
Willing to be trained for and provide hospice care if no prior experience in hospice.
Willing to be trained for and provide home health patient care if primary specialty and interest is hospice.
Must work weekends or after hours as needed to provide care to hospice and/or home health patients.
Participates in the agency's on-call system.
Supports the organization by adhering to its policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential and supplemental job function satisfactorily.
Education and Experience
Degree from a state approved school of nursing; one or more years community health nursing experience in Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice and/or home health care agency; background in Hospice desired but not required. Must be R.N. (registered nurse).
Certifications and Licenses
Must have current valid Texas driver's license.
Must have valid automobile insurance and reliable transportation or alternate provisions.
Current licensure with the State of Texas as a Registered Nurse.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification preferred.
Other certifications as required by agency policy.
About this Company
LifeCare provides Hospice and Home Health services to all of East Texas since 1995. The branch office in Nacogdoches has served Deep East Texas since 2002. View our website for more information: www.lifecare.agency
Equal Opportunity Employer

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