Late Shift Hospice RN

Location: Lake Charles, LA

Late Shift Hospice RN

We are in search of a caring and empathetic Hospice Nurse to offer assistance and compassion to patients with terminal illnesses.

The Late Shift Hospice RN will have complete responsibility for evaluating clients, designing care plans, providing therapeutic interventions, and overseeing client care and outcomes. They will also serve as the case manager for hospice patients.

Responsibilities of a Hospice Nurse:

  • Collaborating with physicians, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, and other stakeholders to coordinate care for terminally ill patients.
  • Creating and adjusting patient care plans as necessary.
  • Frequently assessing patients' vital signs and ensuring their physical comfort.
  • Administering prescribed treatments and pain management medications.
  • Informing physicians of any changes in patients' conditions.
  • Providing patient care information, end-of-life education, and emotional support to primary caregivers and loved ones.
  • Maintaining and updating medical charts, patient files, and health records.
  • Notifying attending physicians, hospice staff, and family members when a patient passes away.
Offering guidance to grieving family members on coping mechanisms, counseling services, and available community resources.

Requirements:

  • Preferably an Associates degree.
  • Must possess a valid Registered Nurse license.
  • A minimum of one year of experience is required.
  • Prior experience in general medical surgical or nursing specific to a particular patient population (e.g., geriatrics, pediatrics, etc.).
  • Willingness to be on-call.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.
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