Job: RN - Palliative Care - Lakewood

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Posted: 04/17/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1001

Job Description

RN - Palliative Care - Lakewood

  • Location: CO, Lakewood
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 109 - Home Care
  • Facility: CODY - InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-Lakewood Center
  • Date published: 20-Mar-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse provides skilled nursing care in accordance with InnovAge policies and all applicable regulations to participants and performs related administrative tasks for InnovAge.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Participant Nursing

Estimated Percent of time Spent - (Approximately 100% of Time)

Triages participant and staff phone calls to s to determine priority of care and routes accordingly.

Schedules outside appointments for participants when necessary.

Assists in the examination, testing and treatment of participants.

.Completes certification/recertification orders and discharge summaries

Implements orders written by primary care physician(s).

Instructs participants and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.

Schedules specialist and other appointments for participants and assists in hospital admissions.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education

Required

Associates degree in nursing

Preferred

Bachelors degree in nursing preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

Required

Current State issued Registered Nurses License required.

Current CPR certification or the ability to obtain CPR certification is required.

Preferred

Certification as a Gerontological Nurse

Work Experience and Qualifications

Required

A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.

A minimum of two years health care experience with an emphasis in geriatrics, with at least one year being an EOL/Hospice experience.

Experience and knowledge of supportive/bereavement counseling techniques, strategies and available resources and the ability to apply/inform family members and/or caregivers.

Experience with conducting end of life assessments and developing appropriate plans of care (POC).

Preferred

Three years of health care experience with emphasis in geriatrics


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