Hospice Crisis RN – Shawano, WI: Unity Hospice

This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus!

This position will be scheduled 10:00p – 7:00p, three days per week including weekend and holiday rotations.

Unity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community provider of hospice care, treatment plus and grief support in 13 counties throughout Northeast Wisconsin. A true leader in its field, Unity has the distinction of having opened the state’s first hospice in 1977, the state’s first non-hospital based palliative care program in 2002 and the area’s first hospice residence in 2007. We provide a full spectrum of end-of-life care and education benefiting all members of the community.

Position Summary

The Crisis Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the care of patients and/or family members who need assistance with symptom management, education and other non-routine patient care needs. This includes conducting patient assessments, obtaining orders as needed and updating the patient’s plan of care and medication list accordingly. The Crisis RN works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team members.

Key Job Duties
•Provide skilled nursing assessment and appropriate intervention
•Update the plan of care as necessary
•Respond to urgent patient/family needs in collaboration with triage nurse
•Initiate crisis care as needed
•Report appropriate findings and significant changes to the primary team, attending physician and primary caregiver
•Provide education to patient/family members on disease progression, symptom management, medication and other associated patient care needs
•Administer and titrate medication according to physician/nurse practitioner orders
•Record all received orders to the Electronic Medical Record and initiate follow up as needed
•Prioritize daily work and make adjustments taking into account the needs of patients, Unity and other staff
•Maintain level of competency in required areas (crisis and Residence nursing)
•Collaborate with the Quality and Access Senior Director and Manager and other departments as appropriate on process improvement efforts
•Participate in focus groups or other specialized work groups
•Abide by Standards of Nursing Practice as outlined in Wisconsin Administrative Code
•Comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations as well as policies and procedures of Unity
•Satisfy mandatory training requirements regarding local, state and federal regulations and/or Unity’s policies and procedures
•Consistently and concisely document activity according to department protocols and standards
•Promote and maintain confidentiality
•Perform other job-related duties as assigned
•Maintain regular and reliable attendance
•Share in providing seven days-a-week coverage

•Current unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure from the State of Wisconsin
•Minimum of 2 years RN experience required, equivalent nursing experience may be considered
•Excellent critical thinking skills
•Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, reliable transportation and proof of current automobile insurance coverage

Experience Required

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Full/Part Time
Part Time

Contact Name: Lindsay Marty

Contact Email: lmarty@unityhospice.org

Application Instructions
To apply, please email your resume to Lindsay Marty at lmarty@unityhospice.org.

This post was authored by Lindsay Marty on 05/25/2018.