Job Description Summary
The admissions nurse orients and admits patients and families to hospice services, assesses needs, and plans and
coordinates care in order to meet the end of life care needs of individuals and families in their homes and
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
patient education in disease process and preparation for end of life home care needs, plan of care initiation, and
coordination of care with multiple hospice and non-hospice service providers.
appropriateness per Medicare guidelines. Requests additional documentation and information as needed.
palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient, family and when appropriate community providers such as facility
staff, in the planning process.
comfort, safety and quality of life. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
Documents response to interventions administered on admission as part of initial assessment.
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regarding hospice admission, patient condition and initial plan of care. Requests and receives new orders as
needed for patient comfort.
members of IDG to ensure prompt initiation of POC.
Uses culturally competent communication that respectful of diverse communities.
techniques to patient and family as appropriate.
knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-services classes.
nursing is preferred.
supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual acuity and
hearing to perform required nursing skills.
Is a full time employee within the geographic area of service. Registered nurse with current State Employment
license. BSN preferred. Two year supervisory experienced preferred. Must have good knowledge of hospice
Medicare, Medicaid, State and Federal guidelines. Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate employees.
Continuing Education Requirements: Organization personnel are expected to participate in appropriate
continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. This position requires a
minimum of 8 education hours. In addition, organization personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility
for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory
Environmental and Working Conditions
Environmental Conditions: May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions. May
be required to drive in various weather conditions on roads in varying degrees of repair.
Working Conditions: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Contact with patients
under wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed or occasionally exposed to patient elements. Subject to
varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Travel is required.
OSHA Exposure Category: Category I Position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood,
body fluids, tissues.
Required Personnel Protective
Equipment: As required by working conditions.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and does not constitute a written or implied contract of
employment. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by their
immediate supervisor and/or other management personnel.
The employee will participate and adhere to ALL guidelines contained in the company's compliance