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The Hospice Nurse is responsible for a scope of care that encompasses all ages from infancy through geriatric. The RN is responsible for coordinating multi-service care to patients. The Hospice RN utilizes physiological, psychological and spiritual knowledge to care for a variety of patients and their significant others and recognizes the direct relationship between cost effective and efficient provision of care and services to ensure positive outcomes of care. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. This requires that the individual demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of the patient population served.
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Provides own transportation and auto insurance and abides by all laws, rules and recommendations for safe driving while on duty. Maintains a valid driver’s license.
Must have certification in CPR prior to patient contact.
Demonstrates ability to work independently and execute own workload.
Must be able to use and operate medical equipment, as well as a personal computer.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
Responsible for taking on-call on a rotating basis.
Expected to take night and weekend calls, and make home visits to patients during the evening, night, weekend and/or holiday hours as required.
Accountability to the Care manager in relation to Utilization Practices.
- One-year recent nursing experience required; home care experience preferred.
HISTORY OF OSF HOME CARE:
Care provided in the home has a very important history at OSF HealthCare. Over 130 years ago, our founding Sisters literally began caring for people in the Peoria area in their homes. Initially, upon their arrival here in 1877, no facility was available to them.
Records indicate that some pioneer Sisters rode donated bicycles to the homes of those they cared for; others walked where they were needed. In any case, OSF services, long before hospital facilities were acquired, began as care provided in the home.
Today, OSF Home Care Services is located in five regions throughout Illinois and Michigan. These regions include the Eastern Region (Bloomington and Pontiac areas), Western Region (Galesburg, Kewanee and Monmouth areas), Peoria area, and Rockford area in Illinois and the Escanaba area in Michigan.
OSF Home Care currently attends to more than 8,000 patients each day. We provide home health and hospice services, home medical equipment, home infusion pharmacy, personal response systems, and a diabetes supply program. We also have a physician house calls program, the only one of its kind in central Illinois.
Home care services are provided for patients of all ages with all levels of health conditions and needs. From infant respiratory therapy to adult rehabilitation to intravenous feeding to hospice services, home care is the fastest growing need in healthcare in the United States today.
The Sisters began their Mission in the home and OSF Home Care Services continues that tradition today. We offer a choice for those who want state-of-the-art care, but the security and comfort of their own homes.
We celebrate our Mission of never turning away anyone who needs our services, proudly provided "with the greatest care and love."