Registered Nurse – Float

Full-Time Position

Status - Exempt

Position Summary:

Responsible for the coordination of all hospice care. Provides skilled nursing care in accordance with the treatment and plan of care prescribed by patient, family, physician, and members of the interdisciplinary team. The Float Registered Nurse, will provide staffing support to cover admissions, scheduled visits, referral/intakes, crisis care, and/or assist with patient care in other facilities/venues as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Helps to ensure timely admission of referrals to various HiCare programs (hospice, inpatient and contracted facilities).

  • Provides backup for HiCare’s various service lines (hospice homecare, inpatient, palliative care).

  • Empowers and supports care givers and patients through education of the disease process and prescribed care regimens

  • Ensures the safe custody and administration of drugs in accordance with the Standards of Practice

  • Assists in maintaining the 24 hour on-call coverage as needed.

Skill & Knowledge Requirements

  • Excellent observation, critical thinking, assessment, nursing judgment and communication skills

  • Comfortable in maintaining professional boundaries

  • Interest and desire to give hospice care with a special sensitivity to the needs of the dying.

  • Sound working knowledge of hospice Conditions of Participation (COPs) and clinical standards of practice

Educational and Experience Requirements

  • Graduate of a registered nursing curriculum; BSN or higher preferred

  • Two (2) years experience in a healthcare environment or equivalent position

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Hawai'i State nursing license

  • Valid CPR certification

Hours

  • Regular full-time employee. Block shifts (may start mid-day at times). Schedule determined by Supervisor.

  • Duties may require after hour work including weekends and holidays, as needed.

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