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Facility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Farmingdale, NY Department: Patient Access Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: flexible ReqNum: 6009490

Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part of the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Our organization promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.

The Admission RN is responsible for screening and /or admitting prospective Hospice patients. In doing so, explains thoroughly the Hospice philosophy, available services and Advance Directives, obtains the appropriate consents, conducts a brief physical assessment of the major body systems and establishes the initial Plan of Care for the patient.

Knowledgeable regarding the Hospice Medicare benefit, as well as understanding of other insurances.

Ability to communicate in sensitive, professional and empathetic manner to family and individual facing end of life decisions.

Knowledgeable on pain/symptom management and end of life social/spiritual concerns.

On-call & weekend rotation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate from an NLN-Accredited nursing program. Baccalaureate degree preferred.
  • Current and valid NY State license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current BLS Certification
  • One to two years recent general bedside nursing experience with good clinical skills.
  • Must have a current, valid NY State driver's license and own transportation.

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