Registered Nurse - McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich, MA - Per Diem

HopeHealth is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for its affiliate HopeHealth MA to work at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich MA. HopeHealth's headquarters are based in Providence, Rhode Island. Its affiliate members are Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, Hope Palliative Care Center, HopeHealth Massachusetts and Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth.
This is a per diem position to provide skilled professional nursing care at the McCarthy Care Center for the patient, family, and/or caregiver as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Registered Nursing, the patient, and the policies of the MCC and under the direction of the Manager of MCC.
Welcomes and admits patients and families to the Inpatient Unit in competent, professional, compassionate, and responsive manner.
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process. Coordinates all aspects of patient care from initial assessment through discharge. Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
Developing and initiating plan of care in collaboration with patient/caregiver/primary health professional.
Regularly re-evaluating patient/family/caregiver needs and responding to changes as needed.
Conducting on-going evaluation and revision of care according to patient outcomes.
Coordinates patient care and admission including a comprehensive nursing assessment and completion of all required paperwork in accordance with the organization's policies, Federal, State and accreditation standards.
Initiates and sustains as needed the implementation of orders for medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
Initiates and applies appropriate preventive and therapeutic nursing procedures and techniques, maintains communication regarding patient care in collaboration with the primary care providers and associated health professionals.
Completes, maintains and submits accurate, relevant and timely documentation, written/electronic, regarding patient's condition and care given. Complies with all confidentiality policies and procedures.
Observes the patient for changes in condition and reports these changes and the patient's/family's/caregiver's needs to the attending physician and appropriate supervisory personnel. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
Facilitates the patient's care with regard to the activities of daily living by promoting self-sufficiency and optimal comfort care when appropriate. Teaches the patient/family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients/families/caregivers.
Works collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members. Assesses patient environment and teaches patient/family/caregiver regarding home environment/safety issues when discharge to home is appropriate.
The successful candidate will act with a sense of urgency tempered by a disciplined approach and concern for the accuracy and quality of the work performed. The approach will be carefully thought-out, based on a thorough analysis and detailed knowledge of all pertinent facts. The successful candidate will be technically-oriented, with the confidence in acquired professional knowledge and ability to get things done quickly and correctly.
Education / Experience
RN required BSN preferred
Hospice experience preferred
1-3 years of related experience
Must have well developed nursing assessment, clinical skills and communication skills
If you are looking for an environment dedicated to quality patient care and an organization with a strong mission to serve our community, we invite you to apply.

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