Providence Health & Services RN Palliative Care Outpatient in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Palliative Care RN (Full time/Day shift) to Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance CA.
We are seeking a Palliative Care RN who will plan, organize and directsHospice care and is experienced in nursing, with an emphasis on community health education / experience. The Hospice nurse builds from the resources of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their home environments. May provide patient care to premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and older adults.
In this position you will:
Complete assessment of patient and family to determine Hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
Provide professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
Assess and evaluate patient’s status by:
Writing and initiating Plan of Care in Collaboration with the IDG.
Regularly reevaluating patient/family/caregiver needs.
Revising the Plan of Care as necessary in collaboration with the IDG.
Initiates the Plan of Care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change in collaboration with the IDG.
Use health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
Develop a care plan in conjunction with the patient/family/caregiver and IDG which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
May administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the IDG approved Plan of Care.
Counsel the patient and family in meeting nursing and related care needs.
Provide health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
Fulfill the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
Participate in on-call duties as defined by the on-call procedures.
Maintain productivity standards as set by organization guidelines.
Documentation / Information Management:
Complete, maintain and submit accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.
Record pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
Communicate with the IDG regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders.
Communicate with Patient Care Manager to coordinate the care plan, when necessary.
Provides information and counseling to maintain a safe environment for the patient.
Assist the patient/family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
Work in cooperation with the family/caregiver and Hospice IDG members to meet the emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.
Attend IDG team meetings to review and revise patient Plans of Care.
Submit documentation for the patient medical record within the timeframe set by the organization guidelines.
Leadership / Supervision:
Supervise ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
Participate in orientation, education and development of team members as directed by supervisor.
Assume responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
Actively participates in the Performance Improvement Program and participates in and adheres to the PH&S/TrinityCare Hospice Corporate Integrity Plan.
Participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by immediate supervisor.
Accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.
Follows Core Value for being financially prudent.
Ensure that arrangements for medications covered in the Plan of Care, supplies, equipment and other necessary items and services defined in the Plan of Care are available.
Supervisory Authority: Makes recommendations regarding CHHA appraisal and assignment to the Patient Care Manager.
Nursing, graduate of a nursing school.
1 year recent experience in hospice, palliative care, home health, acute care &/or skilled nursing.
Current RN licensure in the state of California.
Current CPR certification.
Valid drivers license with an automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with state and/or PH&S/TrinityCare Hospice requirements.
Nursing experience in hospice/palliative care or home health.
Working knowledge with computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Word/e-mail.
Bilingual in Spanish or Japanese
About the hospice you will serve.
Providence TrinityCare Hospice, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and Joint Commission accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.
As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Hospice Nursing
Req ID: 330195