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JGS Lifecare Hospice Nurse (RN OR LPN) Per Diem in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Hospice Nurse | RN or LPN | Per-Diem JGS Lifecare has been taking care of the elders of our community for more than a century, fulfilling a promise made in 1912 to provide compassionate care to improve their physical, spiritual and social needs. Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we welcome the opportunity to make the lives of the elders we serve fulfilling, meaningful and vibrant across a spectrum of services. JGS Lifecare is committed to being an (Employer of Choice.) We offer employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health and elder care settings. At JGS Lifecare you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are a smoke-free campus to ensure the health and safety of JGS Lifecare residents, patients, visitors and employees.Position Summary: The Hospice RN or LPN is a licensed professional who provides direct and indirect patient care. In conjunction with the attending physician's orders, the professional nurse responds to human responses that are actual or potential through assessment, nursing diagnoses, interventions and re-evaluation on an as needed basis. The RN is an integral and participatory member of the Interdisciplinary Team. The registered nurse will also coordinate patient/family care concerns as well as professional and paraprofessional staffing issues that arise after business hours, weekends and holidays.Primary Responsibilities: Makes the initial assessment based on the attending physician's orders and/or patient/family request. Performs a comprehensive assessment of the patient/family that addresses the following but is not limited to Physical Condition, Psychological Status, Sociological Status and Spirituality. Identifies a 24 hour caregiver for the patient. Develops an appropriate plan of care that includes the patient/family and/or caregiver that addresses all of their needs regarding end of life. Implements the plan of care with consideration for the dignity and desires of the patient/family, organizes and participates in direct patient care by performing treatment and administering medications for symptom relief as well as appropriate interventions in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team. Qualifications: Currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as RN or LPN A graduate of an NLN approved school of professional nursing. Meet the Hospice's conditions of employment regarding health clearance, and provisions of professional references. Have the ability to read, write and speak English. Be able to function in a practice environment with minimal direct supervision, accepting personal responsibility for maintaining a professional relationship with patients and families. Have the ability to relate to and treat terminally ill patients/families. Have the ability to function in the home situation regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, disability or financial condition of the patient. Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the professional and confidential nature of assignments.