RN - Hospice

Job ID
2020-137838
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Hospice Nursing
Hours / Pay Period
24
Facility
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
on call/stand by 5:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
CA-CARMICHAEL

Overview

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.

 

Responsibilities

This is strictly a standby/on-call position. The RN will be on standby/on-call from 5:00PM until 8:30AM. 
We prefer the RN to be available for a minimum of 4 shifts a pay period.

 

Mercy Hospice is a comprehensive program offered by Dignity Health for individuals and families facing serious and life-threatening illness with a prognosis of six months or less.  Mercy Hospice professionals and volunteers offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The primary focus of Mercy Hospice is to enable families to care for their loved ones at home.  Specialized support and care are carried out under the direction of a physician and include:

 

  • Regular nursing visits to assist in pain and symptom management
  • Emotional support, education and community resources provided by a social worker to assist the patient and family
  • Spiritual support provided by a hospice chaplain
  • Personal services provided by certified home health/hospice aides
  • Volunteer services for companionship, respite, and caregiver support
  • Continuing support to families for a period of 13 months through our bereavement (grief) program

 

The Mercy Hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors (including dietary), chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers.  The hospice team meets regularly to discuss current cases and coordinate care to ensure quality and continuity for the patient.  The medical director meets with the team to review care plans, giving direction and advice as necessary.  Additional services are provided such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy when needed.

 

Hospice provides 24 hour-a-day support for patients and their families.

 

Mercy Hospice is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission accredited program.  We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA), California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).  We are a partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program.  Mercy Hospice also contracts with many major private insurance companies that provide a hospice benefit.  Regardless of ability to pay, Mercy Hospice is available to patients and families who are facing life-limiting illness. 

 

 

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Qualifications

This is strictly a standby/on-call position. The RN will be on standby/on-call from 5:00PM until 8:30AM.
We prefer the RN to be available for a minimum of 4 shifts a pay period.

 

Minimum:

  • 1 year Hospice nursing experience in the previous 3 years
  • Currently licensed as an R.N. in California
  • Current driver's license. If out of state license, consistent with CA DMV regulations, must obtain CA driver's license within the first 30 days of employment
  • Current possession of automobile insurance and access to an operating motor vehicle
  • Current BLS from the American Heart Association

Preferred:

  • BSN degree
  • Public Health Nurse certificate
  • CHPN certificate

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