• Hospice Primary Care Nurse -Full Time

    Job Locations US-NY-PATCHOGUE
    Job ID
    Nursing -Hospice
    Position Type
  • Overview

    The Hospice Primary Care Nurse assesses the needs of patients/resident and/or their significant others & develops a plan of care to meet these needs. The plan may be carried out in the home, residential health care facility or hospital.  The major focus of the plan of care will be symptom management & pain control.


    Interviews patients/ significant others & develops a comprehensive plan of care.

    Completes assessment forms.

    Obtains necessary consents & authorizations for care.

    Collaborates with team members to develop & communicate plan of care.

    Assesses environment where care will be delivered


    • Provides skilled care to patients or residents.
      • Evaluates needs & arranges for appropriate level of care.
      • Interprets to patient/resident/significant others the diagnosis & what changes to expect.
      • Serves as an advocate for patient/resident.


    • Communicates effectively with the patient’s physician
      • Communicates physical, psychosocial & spiritual condition.
      • Reports reactions to drugs & treatments.


    • Coordinates on-going hospice services for patients & significant others.
      • Initiates referrals to appropriate disciplines (pt, ot, etc.)
      • Assists significant others in planning for provision of care.
      • Attends weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to update other team members on the patient’s progress & to problem-solve if necessary.
      • Supervises Home Health Aides & Volunteers.


    • Accepts responsibility for own Continuing Education.
      • Attends 5-6 in-service or community education programs annually.
      • Completes competencies annually.
      • Assists in orientation & training of new personnel.
      • Precepts students willingly.
      • Must attend volunteer training program.
      • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related conferences, seminars and the like.


    • Adheres to departmental policies.
      • Accepts assignments based on demonstrated competencies to deliver care to age & gender specific populations.
      • Participates in on-call rotation when necessary.
      • Maintains paperwork in a timely manner.


    • Performance Improvement:
      • Participates in performance improvement activities and participates in related committees.
      • Accepts assignments based on demonstrated competency to provide care to age and gender specific population.
      • Attends monthly staff meetings.
      • Exhibits a working knowledge of the department’s performance improvement functions by completing required logs, understanding and gathering data for studies and the like.
      • Complies with Department of Health regulations and DNV guidelines regarding care to patients’ and documentation


    Current New York State license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.

    Current CPR/BLS

    Graduate of an accredited Nursing Education program (2,3 or 4 year.)

    Possesses physical assessment skills.

    Recent Community Health/Hospice or Medical-Surgical Nursing experience

    Ability to work with other groups to coordinate care.

    Ability to provide own transportation must possess a New York State Driver’s License.

    Ability to navigate throughout Suffolk County.


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