Kaiser Employment – Nurse

Website Kaiser Permanente

Job Description:

The self-directed Hospice & Palliative Care Public Health Nurse (HPCPHN) provides skilled nursing assessment, planning & coordination/care Mgmt across settings to patients in a private home, adult foster home, residential/assisted living care, intermediate care, skilled nursing facility, inpatient hospice facilities & hospital settings in order to maximize the comfort & health of patients & families consistent w/hospice philosophy & CCS policies & procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date patient records so that problems, plans, actions & goals are accurately & clearly stated & changes are reflected as they occur in accordance w/CCS policies & procedures.
  • Provide adequate emotional & clinical support at the time of death.
  • Provide phone triage & support to patients/families as needed & requested.
  • Determine patient appropriateness for palliative care or hospice srvs (including hospice level of care & care site) in consultation w/the HPCP.
  • Assume initial responsibility for assessing patient/family needs & consulting w/attending physician, Hospice & Palliative Care Physician (HPCP) , other IDT staff members or other appropriate community or facility contacts as indicated by patient location & needs at the time of the assessment & care provision.
  • Instruct primary caregivers, family members, employed caregivers & facility staff to provide hospice specific care as indicated.
  • Attend weekly case conferences & actively participate in discussion of patient needs & care planning.
  • Coordinate hospice care across settings to achieve smooth transitions of care & assure compliance w/the hospice plan of care through communication & documentation for family members, caregivers, facility staff as appropriate.
  • Case Mgmt: assume primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing & evaluating phases of the nursing process; including scheduling visits to reflect patient care needs in order to maintain continuity of the plan of care; & advocate for patient & family.
  • Provide input into the bereavement assessment & plan of care.
  • Supervise & document Hospice Aide care delivery every two weeks.
  • Participate as an active member of the IDT to coordinate info & srvs to update the plan of care.
  • Obtain data on physical, psycho/social, emotional & spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status & incorporate that data into the plan of care.
  • Facilitate advanced illness &/or end of life discussion w/patient & family members to assist w/choice of hospice or palliative care.

Job Requirements:

  • Able to work autonomously and manage patient caseload.
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
  • Peripheral and central line IV management.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Hospice care and the dying process.
  • Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Hospice and palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
  • Able to operate multiple IV pumps.
  • Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.
  • Able to perform venipuncture and IV insertion.
  • Oncology/hospice.

Job Details:

Company:  Kaiser Permanente

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Portland, OR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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