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Changing health care
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life for all.

Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.

Hospice Admissions RN

Woburn, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home Category: Patient Access Job ID: JR44340 Date posted: 02/14/2024
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

The Hospice Admission Nurse plans and delivers appropriate palliative & hospice care to patients through assessment, intervention, implementation, and evaluation while effectively interacting with patients, family members/significant others, and interdisciplinary team members to maintain standards of professional nursing and clinical competency. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Determine the appropriateness of referrals,  coordinate and conduct 
        hospice pre-admission activities;
•    Describe and explain hospice services to a potential patient/family and 
        elicit response(s) to questions regarding patient/family attitude(s) toward 
        hospice care, physical and psycho/social/emotional status in order to put 
        the patient and family at ease about choosing hospice and fully inform 
        them about the program;
•    Gather pertinent information necessary for admission;
•    Speak to patient/family about insurance coverage and financial obligations, 
        using knowledge of hospice fees, cost and reimbursement sources;
•    Promote hospice services to ensure appropriate referrals to hospice 
        program to discharge planners, physicians, other health care providers and 
        referral sources;
•    Manage care of patients, coordinate all services and facilitate 
        communication between all providers.
•    Provide skilled nursing care and prescribed treatments to patients and 
        families in their home.
•    Maintain productivity expectations.
•    Provide documentation of services utilizing problem-oriented record.
•    Plan for continuity of care with nursing team members, patient, family, and 
        other disciplines.
•    Use opportunities for teaching nursing care, comfort measures and health 
        practices to the patient, families and others.
•    Instruct and supervise care given by the Home Health Aides.
•    Communicate and coordinate with other health and social agency 
        personnel to assist in planning, implementing, evaluation service to the 
        patient and family;
•    Complete Hospice Item Set (HIS) time points. Accept accountability 
        for patient satisfaction scores and quality of care outcome measure 
        results;       
•    Initiate the plan of care, as assigned, and make necessary revisions as 
        patient status and needs change;
•    Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician;
•    Counsel the patient and family in meeting patient needs related to physical, 
        emotional, and spiritual needs;
•    Provide information to the patient and family regarding the dying process 
        and expectations. 

What You'll Need:

•    BSN strongly preferred.
•    Current valid license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.
•    Current Basic Life Support Certification
•    Valid Massachusetts driver’s license
•    1+ year of recent professional nursing experience
•    Hospice or end of life care experience preferred. 

What You'll Get:

•    A highly competitive salary & benefits package, including generous PTO, 
        403(b), and tuition reimbursement;
•    A reasonable geographic territory with strong clinical support resources;
•    A highly inclusive, diverse team that values the input of all staff to provide 
        excellent patient care.

FLSA Status:

Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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