Virginia Health Services
  • Newport News, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Virginia Health Services is hiring a Hospice Staff RN , to work at one of our Long Term Care facilities on the Peninsula in the Newport News, VA area. This is a Full Time position.

The Hospice Staff RN has the following responsibilities:

  • Regularly assessing and reassessing the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  • Providing Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
  • Providing dietary counseling.
  • Initiating nursing procedures appropriate for the patient's Hospice care and safety.
  • Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition.
  • Teaching, supervising and counseling the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
  • Supervising and training other nursing service personnel.
  • Developing and re-evaluating the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
  • Performing specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor's orders.
  • Attending team conferences.
  • Maintaining records as required by Hospice.
  • Following the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observing confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Always communicating to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient's need or perform a procedure.
  • Participating in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
  • Coordinating the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
  • Complying with agency infection control policies and protocols.
  • Assisting with orientation, teaching and training as requested.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and holds current Virginia RN license.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a registered nurse, preferred.
  • Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments.
  • Ability to supervise others appropriately.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting.

Why join Virginia Health Services?

Locally owned and operated for over 50 years, Virginia Health Services seeks kind and compassionate employees to join our family-like team. We take pride in delivering outstanding long-term care nursing services to our friends and neighbors in this community, just as we would want for our own family members. Likewise, we believe in supporting our staff with opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement, as well as providing excellent benefits!

Recognizing you have many options; VHS offers many perks to being part of our team!

  • Rewarding & meaningful relationships with our residents and other mission-minded coworkers.
  • Competitive pay rates including higher entry-level salaries among major local health care providers.
  • Most full and part time employees are eligible for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Group Health and Dental Insurance Programs.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days to eligible full and part-time employees.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with an employee contribution annual basis.
  • Tuition reimbursement is available to qualified staff who further their job-related education.
  • State-of-the-art, Employment, Enrichment and Education Center to provide hands-on opportunities for training and development of our team!

Learn more about caring community today: http://www.vahs.com

Virginia Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. We are a drug free workplace.

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