Our Hospice program provides care for terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home or are in the hospital. Hospice care involves support for patients and their loved ones. It is not so much a place, but rather an approach to health care emphasizing symptom management while helping patients and families to cope with psychosocial and spiritual issues. UC Davis Hospice serves patients of all ages, including newborns and children, as well as adults.
The Home Care Services Department comprises the Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care Programs. Home care nurses work collaboratively in an interprofessional team environment to provide the highest level of patient-centered care focused on supporting patient goals.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 1/26/2021 Salary Range : $61.24 - $82.41 Salary Frequency : Hourly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Variable 8 hour days Location : Varies City : Sacramento Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
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Responsibilities Registered Nurse in the Home Care Services department at UC Davis Medical Center provide care to adult and pediatric patients with a variety of health care needs including post-operative, medical, palliative and end of life care. Patient conditions include acute and chronic conditions spanning across many care specialty areas and age ranges. This position is responsible for the care of hospice patients in the home and occasionally inpatient setting. May also be required to float to other areas of Home Care including Home Health and Home Based Palliative Care. Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
2 years of recent hospice RN experience in a similar setting.
Graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
Possession of a current California RN license.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Knowledge of current trends in nursing.
Commitment to excellence in patient care.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates accountability and professionalism.
Adapts to change in a positive, professional and productive manner.
Knowledge of legal implications in clinical practice and documentation.
Knowledge of performance improvement and evidence-based practice.
Basic computer skills.
Must demonstrate ability in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, taking into consideration protective interventions, development (behavioral and physical) and physiological characteristics specific to the patients.
Valid California driver's license is required, and employees must participate in the DMV pull notice system
Ability to float to other areas and must be able to travel to patient homes.
Must work evening, on-call, weekends, holidays and overtime as defined by the collective bargaining agreements, Will act as relief night charge nurse on occasion.
Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients and stand on feet over extended periods.
References reflect an overall meets or exceeds.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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