• HPC-RI Philip Hulitar Hospice Center
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Full Time (36 hrs)
  • HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care

HopeHealth is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for its affiliate HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care. This position will be located in Providence.

This position provides professional nursing care at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center for the patient, family, and/or caregiver as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Registered Nursing, the patient, and the policies of HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care and under the direction of the Patient Care Manager for the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

The successful candidate will act with a sense of urgency tempered by a disciplined approach and concern for the accuracy and quality of the work performed. The approach will be carefully thought-out, based on a thorough analysis and detailed knowledge of all pertinent facts. The successful candidate will be technically-oriented, with the confidence in acquired professional knowledge and ability to get things done quickly and correctly.

This is a 36 hour a week position working 7:00a - 7:00p.


Duties / Responsibilities

  • Welcomes and admits patients and families to the Inpatient Unit in competent, professional, compassionate, and responsive manner.
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.  Coordinates all aspects of patient care from initial assessment through discharge.  Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
    • Developing and initiating plan of care in collaboration with patient/caregiver/primary health professional.
    • Regularly re-evaluating patient/family/caregiver needs and responding to changes as needed.
    • Conducting on-going evaluation and revision of care according to patient outcomes.
  • Coordinates patient care and admission including a comprehensive nursing assessment and completion of all required paperwork in accordance with the organization's policies, Federal, State and accreditation standards.
  • Initiates and sustains as needed the implementation of orders for medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Initiates and applies appropriate preventive and therapeutic nursing procedures and techniques, maintains communication regarding patient care in collaboration with the primary care providers and associated health professionals.
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate, relevant and timely documentation, written/electronic, regarding patient's condition and care given.  Complies with all confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Observes the patient for changes in condition and reports these changes and the patient's/family's/caregiver's needs to the attending physician and appropriate supervisory personnel.  Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Facilitates the patient's care with regard to the activities of daily living by promoting self-sufficiency and optimal comfort care when appropriate.  Teaches the patient/family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate.  Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients/families/caregivers.
  • Works collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members.  Assesses patient environment and teaches patient/family/caregiver regarding home environment/safety issues when discharge to home is appropriate.
  • The successful candidate will be available to precept two - three shifts per week during the first two - three months


Education / Experience 

  • RN required BSN preferred
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Must have well developed nursing assessment, clinical skills and communication skills 
  • Home care and/or related experience preferred



The HopeHealth benefits package features competitive heath care benefits, company provided life insurance, mileage reimbursement, generous paid time off and holidays, a robust orientation program, and a company matched retirement program. 

HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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