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Registered Nurse - RN - Inpatient Hospice PDM

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Unit Description

Come join our high touch, high tech team. Lutheran Hospice at Collier Center is a peaceful 24 bed inpatient hospice facility located on the Lutheran Hospital Campus. All of our physicians are Hospice and Palliative Care certified and the majority of our nurses are CHPN (Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse). In these days of budget tightening and high regulations, our main focus continues to be high quality of care and excellent patient/family experiences.
Our census is highly variable and we need Per Diem nurses to help cover times of high census and vacations.

Care Site Description
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
 
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
 
Fast Facts
  • Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
  • Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
    • 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
    • 338 beds

Services & Expertise

  • 5-Star Birthing Center
  • Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)
  • Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Heart & Neurovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery
  • Sleep Center
  • Spine Center
  • Women & Family Center

Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!

 
Visit: http://www.lutheranmedicalcenter.org/


Description

The Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physicians’ orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.

  • Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patient’s medical status upon admission and throughout the patient’s course of treatment.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient.
  • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described.
  • Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversee care delivered by Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
  • Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
  • Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
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Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in nursing, required
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, required within 5 years of employment
  • Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association, required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
  • Minimum 1 year of RN experience in an acute hospital setting, required
  • Hospice experience, preferred
 
Organization: Lutheran Hospice Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: ELH-Hospice-Inpatient
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Variable Shift
Job Posting: 5/31/2017 10:59:07 PM
FTE: .001
Job Number: 17002751
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