We want you to come work with us at Halcyon Hospice
Our Name, Halcyon, has meaning to who we are and what we do. It stands for the Kingfisher; a legendary bird that nested upon disrupted waters and brought calm and peacefulness. Halcyon wants to bring calm and peacefulness to our patients as well. We want live up to our namesake. Discover the joys of hospice care and the rewards of working for an employer named one of Denver’s Top Work Places by The Denver Post Providing patient centered care along Colorado's Front Range (Fort Collins to Castle Rock)
Provides patient/family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of care. Provides skilled nursing including interventions and documentation, supportive care and assessments for patients. Assists patient/families with external resources such as home health, financial concerns, counseling, etc. Educates and motivates patient/families regarding actions and behaviors towards self-care, wellbeing and self-empowerment.
KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services
- Coordinates skilled nursing care to patient as determined by patient’s condition, Plan of Care (POC), continuous assessment and monitoring of patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual care needs.
- Develops care plan with patient/families, primary physician and IDT. Reviews and evaluates patients and POC in IDT meetings on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Prepares, dispenses and charts medications, demonstrating basic and reasonable knowledge of the medications and their side effects.
- Coordinates transfer of patients from home hospice to inpatient or to home hospice as appropriate.
- Provides accurate and timely documentation in electronic medical record.
- Assists in the orientation/training of new team members.
- Participates in hospice related services such as community education, team training, staff meetings, board committees, in-services, and other sponsored functions.
- Performs complex telephone interviews and triaging as appropriate.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Supports the mission and values of hospice.
- Possesses knowledge of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe, secure environment.
- Treats patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates with them in a courteous and respectful manner.
- Receives direction and initiates actions that will allow the assumption of cross-functional duties to ensure seamless patient care.
- Demonstrates flexibility, sound judgment, and initiative by taking appropriate actions to meet client expectations and within established time frames.
- Anticipates and organizes workflow and prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities.
- Provides after-hours care to patient/family on a rotating basis and reports to appropriate team members.
- Attends weekly team meetings and in-services on a regular basis and participates in continuing education and professional development.
Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
Minimum Experience: One year experience in hospice/palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Three or more years’ experience as a nurse preferred.
Required License: Colorado RN license. Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.