Staff Nurse II Palliative Care Unit - PRN | Palliative Care Unit
Job Title: Staff Nurse II Palliative Care Unit - PRN
Job ID: 4180
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job Category: Nursing-Clinical
PRN 12 hr. day shift.
Job Summary:The Palliative Care Resource Nurse (PCRN) has specialized experience in providing end of life and palliative nursing care. The PCRN provides nursing care to patients using the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation and promotes age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.
The PCRN will guide patients through the healthcare system, establishing contact with palliative care and hospice patients and their families and caregivers. The PCRN will understand the patient's plan of care established by the patient, their family and their medical team and will assist the patient, their families and caregivers with organizational and external resources as necessary for symptom management and goals of care. The PCRN will actively identify and address barriers to timely and appropriate treatment for their symptom management. The PCRN assists the patient, their family, caregivers, and medical team in the transition from active treatment to Palliative Care or Hospice support. The PCRN will work with community based service providers to identify and address community needs for palliative care, hospice, or other end of life care support for the patient and their family and caregivers.
Education / Experience:Graduation from accredited school of nursing.
Licensure, Certification and / or Registration:RN licensure in NC. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may be required within one year in select areas. Palliative Care Nursing Certification preferred.
- Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient/family centered care focusing on the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. Ensures quality family-centered patient care by adhering to the policies of WFBMC, involving patients and their families in identifying their needs, collaborating with team to create a plan to meet those needs, and effectively communicating the plan across the continuum of care in conjunction with the Palliative Care team.
- Maintains a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior. Utilizes the use of technology and equipment to enhance the safety of patients and staff. Facilitates appropriate level of care across care enviornments, which is accomplished by assessment and evaluation of patients's plan of care, supporting nursing staff in delivery of care and providing education regarding end of life care.
- Acts as a patient advocate throughout the continuum of care including all patient settings and in the community. Coordinates the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services through the application of care management principles. Identifies clinical priorities and collaborates with team to initiate actions to improve patient outcomes. Educates nurses, house staff, and other medical service teams on the Palliative Care processes.
- Collects program data and documentation according to program standards. Demonstrates achievement of metics and outcomes with established benchmarks.
- Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth, exhibiting critical thinking behaviors, and demonstrating leadership and clinical excellence. Demonstrates responsibility for personal development by participating in continuing education offerings. Participates in peer review.
Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with all disciplines
Ability to prioritize when multiple demands exist
Amount of time spent performing the following activities
Reaching with arms
Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
20 lbs. maximum
50 lbs. maximum
100 lbs. maximum
Subject to highly stressful and crowded conditions
Moderate noise environment
Required to wear PPE
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions
Secures absentee replacement on short notice
Orient Staff Nurse II
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