Home Health VNA

High Pointe House RN - Per Diem 3-11 pm

US-MA-Haverhill
Department
MVH - Hospice House
Job ID
2017-1848
# of Openings
1
Hours (posting)
Per Diem
Shift
Evenings
Schedule From:
3:00 PM
Schedule To:
11:00 PM

Overview

Your skill and experience as an RN can make a difference in the lives of people nearing the end of their life’s journey.

 

High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice has openings for RNs to provide compassionate and dignified care to patients with life-limiting illnesses.  In this position the Registered Nurse provides inpatient care at the High Pointe House and delivers quality hospice nursing care for each patient assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize current principles of palliative care and symptom management to produce hospice outcomes.
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of IDT.
  • Utilize nursing process and current standards of nursing practice in providing hospice care.
  • Remain competent on technical nursing skills, such as IVs, & G-tubes.
  • Provide effective patient and family teaching.
  • Communicate with Medical Director/High Pointe House staff and VNA/MVH staff as indicated regarding changes in patient's condition.
  • Understand family dynamics and works effectively within various types of family systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to act as a team player. 
  • Provides peers with support and mentoring if appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse in MA. 
  • Interest in end of life care. 
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team member. 
  • Strong assessment and prioritization skills. 
  • Acute Care Setting experience preferred. 
  • Port access, phlebotomy, IV management and complex pain and symptom management skills preferred. 

 

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