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RN, Home Hospice - North & Northwest Houston

Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary
The Registered Nurse II-Home Hospice, with the collaboration of physician and healthcare team, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a care plan for home hospice patient care.

You recognize the name Memorial Hermann and know the reputation but did you know we have a Home Hospice team that is also making an impact in our community, home by home? Hospice nurses make a meaningful difference to their patient's lives, which is really what nursing is all about. The role is incredibly varied with teaching, guiding, supporting and nurturing. It is as much about education as it is about caring and being an advocate for every patient. Our team's focus is to alleviate physical, emotional and spiritual suffering so the patient and loved ones can focus on greater concerns.
Working with Memorial Hermann Home Hospice program allows you to:
*Use the latest technology for charting - HomeCare HomeBase program for EMR
*Receive individualized orientation and on-going training from a dedicated Education team
*Build meaningful patient-nurse relationships
*Follow your calling

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing

Licenses/Certifications: Current, unrestricted State of Texas license/permit to practice professional nursing required; Certified in Basic Life Support required

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Minimum of one (1) or more years of nursing experience, preferably in a hospice or home health setting
  • Ability to travel to patient homes and in-patient facilities as assigned
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring One Memorial Hermann.


Principal Accountabilities
  • Delivers appropriate care to hospice patients in a home setting, at a competent level, according to the RN skills inventory and the age and needs of the patient/population served.
  • Assess hospice patients to identify the physical, psycho social, and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case conference, team report, and evaluations.
  • Coordinates the planning for delivery of nursing care with a multidisciplinary team and administers appropriate clinical decisions in the delivery of patient care. Provide clinical directions to the Hospice CNA/LVN to ensure quality and continuity of service provided.
  • Collaborates and directs healthcare team in attainment of positive outcomes based on data, research, evidence and professional standards of care. Meets treatment goals; develops/implements discharge and/or transfer plans; evaluates the quality of patient care and contributes to the revision of standards of care.
  • Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, and desired client-centered outcomes.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston , RN, Home Hospice - North & Northwest Houston, Other , Houston, Texas

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