High Pointe House RN
- Haverhill, MA, USA
- Job Category (for posting purposes): Nursing
- Work Address: 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830
The High Pointe House Registered Nurse is a nurse who provides inpatient care at the Hospice House and is responsible for the delivery of quality hospice nursing care for each patient assigned.
- Provides hospice nursing care to patients and families utilizing current principles of palliative care and symptom management to produce hospice outcomes.
- Coordinates care in a cost efficient manner.
- Collaborates effectively with other members of IDT.
- Utilizes nursing process and current standards of nursing practice in providing hospice care.
- Remains competent on technical nursing skills (i.e. IVs, Gtubes, etc.)
- Provides effective patient and family teaching.
- Communicates with Medical Director, Hospice House staff and VNA/MVH staff as indicated regarding changes in patient’s condition.
- Understands family dynamics and works effectively within various types of family systems.
- Demonstrates ability to act as a team player. Provides peers with support and mentoring if appropriate.
- Utilizes resources appropriately, demonstrates the ability to act as a patient and family advocate and provides information to families about all available resources.
- Accurately addresses need for additional services. Communicates patient reports and status changes concisely and effectively.
- Assess patient for need for Fall Precautions. Updates Care Plan, Medication Profile and HHA Treatment Plan routinely and as patient condition changes.
- Completes all nursing documentation per procedures and nursing standard of practice including assessments, interventions, responses to interventions, communications, verbal orders, etc.
- Manages assignment efficiently and effectively.
- Involves Team Leader and Medical Director in situations appropriately.
- Understands how to maintain professional boundaries with patients and families.
- Utilizes good customer service skills internally and externally.
- Assists in orientation of new staff and Mentors LPNs and nursing students as requested.
- Pursues standards of excellence in performance as a Hospice House nurse.
- Works with Team Leader and Hospice House Clinical Manager to identify opportunities for improvement in performance and works to address them.
- Proactive in increasing knowledge of hospice care and standards of practice.
- Participates in achieving MVH goals and objectives.
- Represents MVH and promotes hospice care in the community and other healthcare professionals.
- Responsible- Takes pride in all work and seeks to perform with excellence. Is dependable and follows through on commitments. Conducts themselves in a professional manner and leads by example.
- Innovative- Creative and innovative in working through challenges. Embraces change and understands it is necessary to thrive. Is solution-oriented and seeks ways to improve quality and service.
- Supportive- Warm, approachable and easy to work with. Expresses appreciation and encouragement to colleagues, clients and patients. Goes beyond normal job responsibilities to help others succeed.
- Enthusiastic- Brings passion, energy and optimism to the workplace. Speaks well of colleagues and the organization. Possesses a can-do attitude and looks at the upside of issues.
- Humble- Respects differences and understands that diversity makes us stronger. Shares credit and admits mistakes. Leaves ego at the door and understands that we need each other to be successful.
- Integrity- Acts in the best interest of our patients and organization. Is honest in all interactions. Does the right thing for the right reason.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee in this position frequently communicates internally and externally; must be able to exchange accurate information via phone, email and/or in person. Specific vision abilities apply including close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel
This is a Night shift position, and 24 hours a week.
Required Education and Experience
1. Registered nurse in MA.
2. Interest in end-of-life care.
3. Ability to work both autonomously and as a team member.
4. Strong assessment and prioritization skills
Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.