3HC-Home Health and Hospice Care RN, Hospice Nurse (Duplin County Area) in Kinston, North Carolina

Job Responsibilities:

Location: Kinston, NC

Will cover Duplin County Area mostly.


3HC Home Health and Hospice is seeking a Hospice RN with a compassionate heart to care for patients living with an incurable disease in their homes and nursing homes.

Full Time-Hospice Nurse, RN (40 hours/week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Provides direct and indirect care within the scope of the RN as outlined in the NC Nurse Practice Act, established policies and procedures, standards of care and other regulatory and licensing agencies.

2.Ensures regulatory compliance of all clinical practices with all federal and state regulations governing hospice agencies and with organizational polices.

3.Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development and coordination, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.

4.Coordinates hospice referrals from physicians, facility staff, family members and other sources.

5.Assesses patient’s current health status using accepted tools and documents to determine hospice eligibility.

6.Completes the initial nursing assessment per 3HC’s policy requirements.

7.Completes and implements the Plan of Care per 3HC’s policy requirements.

8.Collaborates the comprehensive assessment of the patient to the appropriate disciplines.

9.Make visits per the Plan of Care and Visit Schedule in a timely manner.

10.Schedules and completes Registered Nurse visits, schedules, coordinates, and supervises Home Health visits as required in organizational policies.

11.May be required to provide direct patient care and/or serve in HHA capacity.

12.Ensures appropriate psychological, emotional, and spiritual support is provided to the patient/family.

13.Facilitates the Interdisciplinary Group care planning and coordination of services.

14.Participates in data collection for performance improvement.

15.Provides continuing education and in-service meetings to health care facility staff, hospice employees, patients and families.

16.Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care facility staff to ensure proper implementation of the hospice philosophy. Builds an understanding and network to obtain referrals in order to promote the hospice benefit.

17.Ensures that all nursing documentation is complete and accurate and submitted per regulations and policy.

18.Provides effective leadership and counsel to the nursing team (RNs, LPNs, HHAs) ensuring the maintenance of professional standards.

19.Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to support communication efforts and facilitate staff satisfaction.

20.Responsible for hiring, staffing, determining workload and delegating assignments, orientation, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.

21.Ensures clinical orientation of new staff (RN, LPN, HHA) is planned and individualized. Completes clinical competencies within 90 days.

22.Works with the clinical team to initiate, monitor and evaluate standards of patient care on evidence based practice.

23.Responsible for assessment of educational needs of clinical staff.

24.Assists with competency assessments for nursing employees.

25.Attends designated committees and meetings.

26.Reviews time and mileage records for accuracy and submits to payroll department in timely manner.

27.Assumes 24-hour accountability.

28.On call responsibility in conjunction with other nursing staff through call rotation schedule and in accordance with response time requirements.

29.Attends in-services and other professional education programs as required by 3HC.

30.Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Nursing Director.

We offer a flexible schedule, competitive salary and benefits(Health Insurance, PTO, Holidays, 401(k))


Job Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse, in good standing in North Carolina Prefer Home Health/Hospice Experience Minimum of one year experience in Acute Care Setting Current BLS

Job Code: 2018:1974

Location: Kinston

Department: Skilled Nursing

FT/PT Status: Full Time