Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice

Palmetto Health

Posted 6 months ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Not Stated
Education Level: BSN Preferred
Certificates: BLS
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice

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Full-time FTE 0.9 -1.0




Weekend Position, Saturday and Sunday

Job Details

Bachelors Degree Preferred
BLS for Healthcare Providers required
Current South Carolina RN license required
2-4 years experience required

This position is a weekend position Saturday and Sunday (mixed regular time and call) plus 4 hours administrative time on Mondays.

Job Summary:

Provides/coordinates/documents nursing care for Hospice patients. Implements appropriate interventions and facilitates coordination with the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team.

All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity and teamwork.


Team responsibilities: Promotes and maintains communication with other disciplines regarding patient/caregiver care and needs. Confers with supervisor and attends team meetings.

Documentation responsibilities: Documents identified problems and nursing interventions appropriately on admission and throughout patient stay. Documents interdisciplinary planning, following agency policies and procedures.

Professional responsibilities: Promotes and monitors communication with medical staff regarding patient care and agency function. Maintains the highest level of professionalism and conduct at all times.

Clinical responsibilities: Initiates and performs intervention to meet patient/caregiver needs.  Observes progress and alters interventions based on changes in the patient's condition/environment. Provides supervision of aide staff per agency policy. Maintains patient confidentiality. Carries an acceptable caseload effectively according to agency policy.

Administrative responsibilities: Turns in paperwork/documentation according to agency policy. Participates in chart audits/reviews and quality improvement processes.

Accepts assignments outside the normal duties when such fulfills agency need.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Experience: 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse

Licensure, registry or certification required: Registered nursing license in South Carolina.  Valid South Carolina driver's license, an acceptable three-year motor vehicle record as defined by the Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Chart and a certificate of auto insurance. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.

Special training: Driving is required for this position using the employee's personally owned vehicle.  Employee must have reliable transportation and will be expected to adhere to the Palmetto Health Driver Safety Policy and specific department driving policies.  Employee must pass driver training.





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