Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice, Home Care

  • Newcastle, ME
  • MaineHealth Care At Home
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Nursing
  • Req #: 125765
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Summary

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus!

Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible.

Position Summary (This position will mainely cover the Lincoln County area)

The Hospice RN provides nursing care and coordinates care for terminally ill patients of all ages in their homes utilizing nursing principles that recognize the psychosocial, economic, cultural, spiritual and individualized health status and family/support systems and resources that affect health status and results in maximum outcome achievement. The Hospice Nurse serves in a supervisory capacity by directing and evaluating paraprofessional staff. The Hospice Nurse plans, provides, evaluates, coordinates care and provides case management and documents in a manner which meets the quality, efficiency, and care standards identified by MaineHealth Care at Home, as outlined in Policies and Procedures and according to professional standards of home health nursing practice. The Hospice RN acts as case manager and is responsible for overseeing the ongoing care planning management, coordination of care, communications and for outcomes of the plan of care. The Hospice RN acts to uphold the Agency’s mission, clinical expertise and maintenance of standards of care for Hospice and Palliative care and fiscal soundness within a changing health care environment.

Please note: This position requires weekend on-call, once every three weeks and one evening.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Graduate of an NLN accredited nursing program.  Position requires a minimum of one year of acute nursing experience.
    • State of Maine licensure as a Registered Nurse.
    • Current, valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle, with vehicle available for work covered by liability insurance as specified by agency policy.
    • Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers.
       

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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