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Nurse Hospice

Company: Common Spirit
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael California serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care Hip- and Knee- Replacement. Responsibilities Mercy Hospice is a comprehensive program offered by Dignity Health for individuals and families facing serious and life-threatening illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Mercy Hospice professionals and volunteers offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The primary focus of Mercy Hospice is to enable families to care for their loved ones at home. Specialized support and care are carried out under the direction of a physician and include: Regular nursing visits to assist in pain and symptom management Emotional support, education and community resources provided by a social worker to assist the patient and family Spiritual support provided by a hospice chaplain Personal services provided by certified home health/hospice aides Volunteer services for companionship, respite, and caregiver support Continuing support to families for a period of 13 months through our bereavement (grief) program The Mercy Hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors (including dietary), chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers. The hospice team meets regularly to discuss current cases and coordinate care to ensure quality and continuity for the patient. The medical director meets with the team to review care plans, giving direction and advice as necessary. Additional services are provided such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy when needed. Hospice provides 24 hour-a-day support for patients and their families. Mercy Hospice is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission accredited program. We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA), California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). We are a partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. Mercy Hospice also contracts with many major private insurance companies that provide a hospice benefit. Regardless of ability to pay, Mercy Hospice is available to patients and families who are facing life-limiting illness. Give nursing care the way nursing care was meant to be! With the support of the entire hospice team of professional and volunteer care for patients and their loved ones as they face a life limiting illness. Provide competent, compassionate care when it matters most. The incumbent provides care, treatment and service to Hospice patients and their families in their place of residence. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Qualifications Minimum: 1 year Hospice nursing experience in the previous 3 years Currently licensed as an R.N. in California Current driver's license. If out of state license, consistent with CA DMV regulations, must obtain CA driver's license within the first 30 days of employment Current possession of automobile insurance and access to an operating motor vehicle Current BLS from the American Heart Association Stand by required Preferred: BSN degree Public Health Nurse certificate CHPN certificate

Keywords: Common Spirit, Rancho Cordova , Nurse Hospice, Healthcare , Rancho Cordova, California

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