WellStar Health Systems RN Hospice Admission in LaGrange, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

The Hospice admission RN is a licensed professional nurse who educates the patient and family regarding

hospice services and the palliative approach to terminal care so that they are prepared to make an

informed decision regarding agreement for hospice admission, performs the admission for the hospice

patient choosing to live at their home, ALF or SNF. The admission process requires a nursing assessment

and determination if the history of the disease and the patients current condition support the hospice

eligibility, The admission RN reports the findings, assesses the needs, performs any necessary treatments

or procedures, reviews the patients medication profile, develops the initial plan of care including the visit

frequency of services needed, obtains the verbal certification and initial orders from the attending

physician and the hospice medical director. Obtains agreement on the Plan of care with other members of

the hospice interdisciplinary team.

Must provide transportation to site of admission, may be exposed to pets and cigarette smoke.

The framework for practice is steered by the WellStar Professional Practice Model, 5-Star Nursing and

evidence based practice and research. Rn competencies are derived from these models and supported

by the WellStar Core Competencies. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed,

knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice

Act and implements the Scope of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and

implements the Scope Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses

Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the

voice of the patient, department and system policies and procedures while supporting service excellence

goals.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with AD or BSN preferred

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: current license as registered nurse in the State of Georgia,

current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in the position.

Hospice nursing certification preferred. CHPN certification preferred

Required Minimum Experience: At least two years acute care experience and hospice experience

preferred.

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Department Inpatient Hospice

Facility WellStar West Georgia Medical Center

Category Nursing: Direct Care

City LaGrange

Shift Days, Weekend Option

State Georgia