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Registered Nurse

Company: Bristol Hospice
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have a heart for hospice?

Bristol Hospice is a nation-wide industry leader committed to providing a family centered approach in the delivery of hospice services throughout our communities. We believe all patients and families entrusted in our care deserve the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care.

As the Registered Nurse, you will partner with our Director of Patient Care Services and Interdisciplinary Teams to further that mission. These passionate teams will depend on you to care for and support our patients during their hospice journey.

Schedule: PRN

Why choose Bristol?

  • Passionate company culture committed to the highest standard of care in the hospice industry

  • Advanced training programs

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Travel Time Pay

    On an average day you will:

    • Spend quality one on one time with patients and their families to support everyday needs

    • Care for patients by providing initial and ongoing assessments of patient and family needs

    • Create and initiate care plans through assessing history of current and previous illnesses

    • Record important health information including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure

    • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician

    • Provide health care instructions to the patient as appropriate

    • Record symptom management changes and outcomes

    • Complete, maintain, and submit accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given

    • And additional duties as assigned


      Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing

      Must have at least one (1) year of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting

      Must have at least one (1) year of recent experience in home care environment; hospice experience preferred

      Must have current licensure in the state


      Must demonstrate excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills

      Must possess excellent problem-solving skills and basic math skills

      Must demonstrate nursing skills per competency checklist


      Must be able to read and follow instructions, as required

      Must be able to travel, often without notice

      Must be flexible in work hours

      Must demonstrate a willingness to maintain a comprehensive working knowledge regarding information systems and applicable software programs


      Complete an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs

      Provide a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es)

      Provide professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of the nursing process

      Assess and evaluate patients status by:

      o Writing and initiating plan of care

      o Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

      o Participating in revising the plan of care, as necessary

      Initiate the plan of care and make necessary revisions as patient status and needs change

      Use health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis

      Develop a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporate palliative nursing actions

      Include the patient and the family in the planning process

      Initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures

      Administer medications and treatments, as prescribed by the physician, in the physicians plan of care

      Counsel the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs

      Provide health care instructions to the patient, as appropriate, per assessment and plan

      Assist the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitate the patients efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care

      Complete, maintain and submit accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patients condition and care given

      Record pain/symptom management and changes/outcomes as appropriate

      Communicate with the physician regarding the patients needs and report changes in the patients condition; obtain/receive physicians orders, as required

      Communicate with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan

      Teach the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques, as appropriate

      Provide medication, diet and other instructions, as ordered by the physician, and recognize and utilize opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers

      Work in concert with the interdisciplinary group

      Provide and maintain a safe environment for the patient

      Assist the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care

      Work in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver

      May be required to attend interdisciplinary group meetings

      Participate in on-call duties, as defined by the on-call policy

      Ensure that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available

      Supervise ancillary personnel and delegate responsibilities when required

      Assume responsibility for personal growth and development, maintain and upgrade professional knowledge and practice skills, through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes

      Fulfill the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments

      Actively participate in quality assessment performance improvement teams


      Must comply with company policies, procedures and processes, in addition to Hospice rules and regulations

      Must be dependable and flexible in work schedule

      Must comply with harassment and discrimination policies

      Must foster good working relationships

      Must be able to read, write and speak in English

      Must possess and maintain current CPR certification

      Must be a licensed driver with licensed automobile that is insured, in accordance with organization/state requirements and is in good working order

      Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check prior to hire and annually thereafter


      Must be able to see color changes on a patient's skin; can listen to heart and lung sounds through a stethoscope; and feel skin temperature, as well as palpating pulses

      Must demonstrate vital sensory abilities including near vision, far vision, perceptual speed, visual color discrimination, depth perception and hearing sensitivity

      Must have finger dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, and manual dexterity

      Must be able to manipulate equipment in a safe and effective way and use tools that require motor functioning, such as blood pressure monitors and hemostats

      Must be able to communicate with patients, families and other health care workers

      Speech clarity, speech recognition and written expression are vital abilities for performing the job

      Must be able to lift heavy items on a frequent basis

      Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance and must be able to spend a prolonged amount of time standing, walking, bending and stretching

      Must possess the ability to deal with stressful situations as well as grieving families

      Must be able to be compassionate without becoming personally involved with the patients and their families

      Must be willing to participate in a drug/alcohol screen prior to hire, if involved in a work-related automobile accident and if reasonable suspicion is reported

Keywords: Bristol Hospice, Virginia Beach , Registered Nurse, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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