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Hospice Registered Nurse ( RN)

Richmond, Virginia

At Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses are able to see the impact they can have on our patients’ lives. We encourage and support our nurses as they develop and grow in their profession. Whether you are a new graduate nurse or joining us further along in your career we have opportunities and multiple career path options for you. Every patient means the world to someone and at Bon Secours Mercy Health our nurses mean the world to us.

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“Being able to positively impact peoples' lives every single day. Great culture and friendly people at the home office in Bond Hill. New building/technology and wonderful cafeteria staff and food.”

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  • Compassion — We commit to accompanying those we serve with mercy and tenderness, recognizing that "being with" is as important as "doing for".
  • Human dignity — We commit to upholding the sacredness of life and being respectful and inclusive of everyone.
  • Service — We commit to providing the highest quality in every dimension of our ministry.
  • Stewardship — We commit to promoting the responsible use of all human and financial resources, including Earth itself.
  • Integrity — We commit to acting ethically and modeling right relationships in all of our individual and organizational encounters.

Hospice Registered Nurse ( RN)

Requisition R078508 Market Richmond, VA Department Shift Days Schedule Full-time

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

THE MISSION OF BON SECOURS HOSPICE IS TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE, QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO THOSE IN NEED, INCLUDING THE POOR AND DYING, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALLEVIATING HUMAN SUFFERING AND BRINGING PEOPLE TO WHOLENESS IN THE MIDST OF PAIN AND LOSS.

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Position Summary:

The Hospice RN functions as a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team and provides nursing services for hospice patients and families. The Hospice RN may provide nursing services at any location within the hospice’s service area including the home setting, facility, hospital, or inpatient unit and services provided are consistent with the hospice level of care (Routine, Respite, Continuous, or General Inpatient). The Hospice RN participates in the ongoing development of an individualized and holistic Hospice Plan of Care, and demonstrates competency and skills associated with palliative nursing including effective and compassionate communication with patients, families, caregivers, and members of the care team. The Hospice RN follows the Bon Secours Mercy Health code of conduct, organizations policies, and all applicable regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Essential Functions:

Provides skilled nursing comprehensive assessment of patient and environment of care including physical, psychosocial, and spiritual assessment.  Assesses symptoms, safety risks, infections, disease progression, effectiveness of interventions, adequacy of caregiver, and any other factors that impact the

patient’s quality of life.

Provides nursing interventions consistent with the hospice Plan of Care and in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and relevant infection control techniques; Demonstrates competency in nursing skills consistent with palliative care.

 Performs measures to effectively manage medications including administration, reconciliation, and assessment of medication outcomes at appropriate intervals; reviews medication list and consults with physician and/or pharmacist to assure accuracy and best outcomes for palliation of symptoms; handles medications according to hospice policies; provides medication instruction to patient/caregiver and assesses for medication side effects.   

Provides education to patients/families/caregivers utilizing various tools including verbal and or written instruction, handouts, digital resources, and demonstration techniques. Provides clear teaching on end of life care including hospice program and benefits, disease progression, safety measures, medical procedures, medication administration and side effects, palliative interventions, and treatment options. Assesses patient/family/caregiver understanding of education provided.

Completes documentation in electronic medical record and submits within required time frame to assure patients’ records are accurate and include all necessary elements according to policy, nursing best practices, quality standards, and regulatory and accreditation requirements.   

 Participates in collaboration with the patient/family/caregiver, Attending physician/NP, and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Group to develop and perform ongoing evaluation of the  Hospice Plan of Care in order to achieve the patient/family’s end of life goals; evaluates effectiveness of interventions and patient/family/caregiver’s adherence to the Plan of Care and revises and updates the Plan of Care as needed.

Works after hours shifts, weekends, and/or on-call as required and responds within appropriate time to calls and assignment changes.

Provides supervision and competency evaluation within scope of Registered Nursing practice and agency policies for License Practical Nurses, Aides, and peer RNs. Assures supervised disciplines are following Hospice Plan of Care, organizations policies, applicable regulations and accreditation standards.  

Job Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN Degree preferred.

Active license as Registered Nurse in state of Virginia

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing certification preferred

Minimum 1 year direct nursing care required

Home Care or Hospice experience preferred

Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record required

    Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

    We’ll also reward your hard work with:

    • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance w/AD&D
    • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
    • Paid time off
    • Educational Assistance
    • And much more

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:

    40

    Work Shift:

    Days

    Department:

    Hospice Care - Bon Secours Home Health Services, LLC

    All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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    Flowers

    In some instances, the nurse’s voice and touch is the last thing a patient will hear or feel. This is part of our calling as nurses, to be there for our patients in all stages of life, from the beginning to the very end.

    Ali L. Registered Nurse
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    You will have days where you are the sole reason that someone is alive. You won’t find that in any other career.

    Michael W. Registered Nurse

    Benefits

    • Medical

    • Dental

    • Vision

    • 403b With
      Company Match

    • Professional Development

    • Paid Time Off

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