Registered Nurse (Hospice) in Lafayette, Louisiana - Careers at Acadian Hospice and Palliative Care
Company: Acadian Hospice and Palliative Care
Posted on: September 13, 2019
1000 dollar sign on bonus available. This is a full time position.
The Registered Nurse (RN) assumes full nursing responsibility for
the delivery of the Plan of Care for each hospice patient.
Continuously evaluates personal and professional performance and
makes necessary changes to increase productivity and quality of
care delivered. Adheres to and supports the
policies/procedures/goals/objectives of hospice in an attempt to
assure quality patient care. Strives for independence and sound
critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care in
a cost-effective manner without compromising quality. Develops the
patients Plan of care in collaboration with other professionals and
implements treatment strategies based on scientific nursing theory
that promotes physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual
well-being. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients / families who are
facing death and dying issues. Effective communication skills, both
verbally and written. LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care
partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From
home health and
hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services,
we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers
patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading
hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered
with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More
hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group,
because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about
- Makes the initial nursing evaluation in determining eligibility
for hospice services during visit within forty-eight (48) hours of
- Identifies the patient's/family's physical, psychosocial and
environmental needs and re-assesses as needed, no less than every
fifteen (15) days.
- Initiates and coordinates the plan of care. Documents problems,
appropriate goals, interventions and patient/family response to
hospice care. Collaborates with the patient/family, attending
physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and
family care on a daily basis.
- Instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care
techniques when appropriate.
- Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the
patient's condition. Reports patient condition and any identified
needs/issues to Administrator on a daily basis.
- Supervises and evaluates the home health aides/homemaker's
ability to perform assigned duties every 14 days. Performs
supervisory aide visits to the patient's residence every 14 days to
assess whether goals are being met.
- Performs supervisory visits with the aide present per state
- Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required hospice
assigned modules on-line on a monthly basis.
- Participates in daily nursing report on patients to
Administrator and provides all necessary documentation.
- Performs 60 or 90 day record review (recertification's) as
appropriate. Follows processes and regulations for admissions and
recertification of hospice patients and reviews findings with
- Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meeting (IDG) regarding
patient care every 14 days.
- Participates in the QAPI plan and process on a daily basis
indentifying any problems to Administrator.
- Compliance with procedures and processes of ordering/obtaining
medications ordered by the physician and included in the patients
Plan of care from Hospice Pharmacia. Assures compliance when
possible of medication regime within the specified formulary.
- Maintains up-to-date personnel file.
- Performs LPN Supervisory visits as assigned by Administrator
and in accordance with state regulations.
- May fill-in as Alternate if Administrator is unavailable.
- Functions as a preceptor to new hires.
- Participates in on-call rotation.
- Adheres to and participates in the Care Management
- Any other duties as assigned.
- One year of clinical experience.
- LA: a minimum two years full time experience working as an RN.
However, two years of full time clinical experience in hospice care
as a licensed practical nurse may be substituted for the required
two years of experience as a registered nurse.
- Current RN licensure in the state of practice
- Current CPR Certification
- Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance, and access
to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.
Our company was founded over 20 years ago on the principle that
---it---s all about helping people,--- and we live by those words
today. It---s our mission to provide exceptional care and
unparalleled service to patients and families who have placed their
trust in us. We grow to fulfill this mission. When you become part
of the LHC Group family, you---re choosing a career path that will
challenge you to grow both personally and professionally.Every day,
all across the country, our LHC Group family is helping people.
There are 10,000 of us, standing shoulder to shoulder, helping the
patients in our care live, fuller, healthier lives. We do this
because helping people is, quite simply, the reason we exist.
It---s our purpose.--
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