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AdventHealth Registered Nurse Admissions Nurse Hospice FT Evening in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Description

Admissions Nurse - AdventHealth Hospice Care

Location Address: 601 Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32714

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Hospice Care

  • AdventHealth Hospice Care is the only not-for-profit, faith-based, Hospice provider in the Greater Orlando Area

  • We are part of the largest healthcare system in the area, AdventHealth

  • For almost 30 years, we have provided compassionate care to patients and families during their time of need

  • We are a growing organization looking for special talent to come and grow with us

  • Besides offering world-class entertainment at the theme parks, the Central Florida area boasts many other entertainment options, such as state parks, nearby beaches, restaurants, performing arts, and professional sports

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full Time Evening Shift (M-F 11:30 AM to 8 PM), 2 weekend days per month

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Travels to resident site or hospital room of patient who has been referred to Hospice of the Comforter. Greets patient, caregiver and/or family member(s) and communicates the program and services available with Hospice of the Comforter.

  • Partners with the Account Representative staff member to meet the needs of the patients and hospital staff to gain new referrals.

  • Assesses the patient and family’s emotional condition as to readiness for hospice. Answers questions and responds to concerns to encourage admission onto the Hospice of the Comforter program if conditions are justified.

  • Assesses the patient’s physical condition, medical needs, current medications, and needs for special equipment. Determines patient’s primary physician, personal information, and special needs. If patient’s condition requires crisis intervention, psychosocial, chaplain or other special services, notify Hospice of the Comforter of need to assign appropriate team members. Obtain orders and initiate documentation for crisis care if required.

  • Appropriately evaluates hospice eligible patients in a timely manner. Obtains approval from Hospice of the Comforter physician and the patient’s primary care physician to admit client to program. Communicates with the patient’s primary care physician with notification regarding admission of patient and care plan initiation with review.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Education : Associates Degree is required; a Bachelors of Science in Nursing is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the Administrator.

  • Experience : Minimum of 3 years registered nurse experience in home health and/or acute care nursing experience; including 1 year experience in the hospital is required. Hospice experience is preferred.

  • Certificates and Licenses Required : A clear/active Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license is required, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse certification is preferred.

Job Summary:

The Admissions Nurse is responsible for responding to and visiting with patients who have been referred for admission to Hospice of the Comforter. The Admissions Nurse informs the patients, caregivers, and family members of the hospice services available with the organization and assesses patient for admission to services. In addition, the Admissions Nurse is responsible for visiting current Hospice of the Comforter patients who have been admitted to the hospital and communicates patient status with the respective interdisciplinary team.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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