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Position Summary: The Hospice RN is responsible for providing skilled nursing care services to patients through Hospice serving a delineated geographic area under this specialized program. This includes providing nursing care to patients in their residence on the basis of the individualized Hospice Plan of Care developed and monitored by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team that includes the primary physician. This position requires substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill based upon the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences. The RN uses critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care that includes knowledge and integration of relevant standards, resources, and data. The RN delegates the performance of selected patient care tasks to competent individuals in selected situations. The RN delegating the task retains the responsibility and accountability for the care and coordination of care for the patient. Acting as the patient advocate, the RN has continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families/significant others, contracted facilities, community agencies, patient care staff, and management.
Minimum Requirements: One year Home Health or Hospice experience preferred Minimum of one (1) year Medicare Certified Home Health or Hospice experience preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing, or obtained within three years from the initial date of hire Licensed in the State of Washington as a Registered Nurse National Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing preferred. Current CPR Certification
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.