This position is responsible for the care of Home-Based Palliative Care patients and associated activities.
Registered Nurses 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 both acute and chronic conditions spanning across many care specialty areas and age ranges.
The HH RN 2 identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluates results for a wide variety of patient populations, directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned and promotes compliance and support for policies. The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties; and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient 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.
At least 1 year of recent RN experience in Home Health or Hospice Case Management and evidence of palliative care or hospice education or 3 years of recent RN experience in palliative care
Graduation 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.
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse certification
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.
Ability to safely lift 25 lbs. and assist in moving patients and stand on feet over extended periods.
Must be able to travel to patient homes.
Valid California driver’s license is required, and employees must participate in the DMV pull notice system
Ability to float to other areas.
Some restricted vacation due to program needs is possible
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.
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.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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