Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-707675
    • Job Location: Atlantic and Cape May, NJ
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Per Diem
    • Date Updated: November 04, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Come find out why LSMNJ was voted a Great Place to Work by our Employees!

Journey is a program of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, offering support to our clients, , their family and loved ones during that journey.

Journey Hospice is a new program of LSMNJ, and as with all Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey programs and services, Journey Hospice provides compassionate care to people—together. Journey Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, and ages experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. At this time, Journey Hospice provides its services in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

Journey Hospice is seeking a Per Diem (as needed) Hospice RN to work with our patients in Atlantic and Cape May County.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.


LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.


We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state and federal regulations and under the general supervision and in conjunction with the Hospice Medical Director, the Advance Practice Nurse is responsible for performing patient medical examinations and palliative care visits relative to the face-to-face encounters required in order to certify patient’s eligibility for the Medicare Hospice Benefit after six (6) months of hospice care. Documents visits in the patient’s clinical record and the face-to-face encounter on required forms. Provides medical care services and palliative care intervention for hospice patients on an as-needed basis. The Advance Practice Nurse communicates effectively with the Medical Director, Administrator and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

               Education/Training/Certifications:

               Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) certification preferred.

NJ RN Licensure by the NJ State Board of Nursing in good standing.

Valid drivers license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with NJ state requirements.

 

 

               Skill(s): Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and is able to communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisors, co-workers and all others.

  • Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the well being of patients and employees.

  • Interacts with all staff in a positive fashion supporting the mission and vision of LSMNJ.

                          

Experience:          

 

  • Minimum of one (1) year general nursing preferred with current hospice, home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience.

  • Experience with pain and symptom management interventions preferred.

  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.

  • Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.