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Resource Registered Nurse (RN) - Full Time

Company: Centrica Care Navigators
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description**$8,000 Sign-on Bonus**Centrica Care Navigators, formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Support Team on a full-time basis in our Hospice Home Care program. This day shift position works (4) ten-hour shifts per week (8:00am-6:00pm), including every other weekend and approximately 2-3 holidays per year, and sees clients throughout our ten-county service area. Our Resource RNs provide skilled professional nursing care, in-person or telephonically, to the client/family/caregiver as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Registered Nursing, the client, and the policies of Centrica Care Navigators.Additional responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conducting on-call/emergent nursing assessments and visits as needed to ensure the highest level of physical and emotional comfort for the client
  • Performing symptom management based on verbal assessment to ensure the highest level of physical and emotional comfort for the client
  • Initiating orders for medications and durable medical equipment, as prescribed by the attending physician or designee
  • Applying preventative and therapeutic nursing procedures and techniques as appropriate for the client
  • Communicating with the provider and members of the interdisciplinary group regarding ongoing client needs and changes to the plan of care
  • Documenting all communications and services in an accurate and timely manner in the electronic medical record
  • Arranging for DME/supply delivery, medication refills, and the ordering of tests as prescribed by the provider
  • Assisting the client with the activities of daily living and helping facilitate the client's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optimal comfort
  • Increasing client/caregiver confidence by providing education and psychosocial support.
  • Individualizing and teaching client/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate
  • Providing medication, diet, and other education as ordered by the attending physician or designee and recognizing/utilizing opportunities for health counseling with clients/families/caregivers
  • Accepting responsibility of assignment to perform a specialized procedure, such as IV Therapy, only when qualified with training, proven competency, clinical background, and expertise in the specialty areaAdditional requirements for this position include:
    • Maintains license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Michigan, BSN preferred
    • Maintains current BLS certification
    • A minimum of one year of medical/surgical and/or critical care nursing experience
    • Hospice experience preferred
    • Experience with issues concerning the terminally ill, death/dying, and pain symptom management; IV skills preferred
    • Maintains a valid Michigan driver's license and has the availability of a reliable, licensed, and insured vehicle for use on the job
    • Remains up to date on all immunizations required by LARA and agency policy. Must be vaccinated against COVID19.
    • Presents a negative TB skin test and/or chest X-RayBenefits include:
      • Competitive pay
      • Generous PTO allowance
      • BCBS PPO Medical
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
      • Mileage reimbursement
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Centrica™ Care Navigators is a trusted community partner and a respected non-profit, free-standing, state licensed organization serving the Kalamazoo and surrounding counties since 1981. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care for people coping with illness, aging, dying, and loss. We are an equal opportunity employer that provides rewarding work opportunities and the chance to make a real difference in your community. Centrica™ Care Navigators participates in the E-Verify program.https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdfhttps://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RightToWorkPoster%20Eng_Es.pdfPowered by JazzHRi6w2hVn2gS

Keywords: Centrica Care Navigators, Kalamazoo , Resource Registered Nurse (RN) - Full Time, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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