INTRODUCTION: The Hospice program provides services for patients with a terminal illness under orders from a private physician delivered in the patient's private home. Patients may also receive hospice service while in the nursing home or private healthcare facility. Payment is through Medicaid, Medicare and Private Pay/Insurance. Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri is a not for private organization.
TYPE OF WORK INVOLVED: Assess symptoms of diseases and responses to treatment, teach patients and caregivers how to give their own care and provide end of life comfort care, answer questions about meds, diet, disease process, activity, etc. perform prescribed treatments, assist with pain control, provide wound management, ostomy care, and communicate changes in the patient's health to physician and hospice IDG team as necessary. Perform Start of Care Visits.
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: VNA nurses are paid by the visit, receive mileage reimbursement, expected to take monthly & weekly on-call. Employees may be required to drive 45 miles or more.
TRAINING: Training involves an eight (8) week period with preceptor, where policies and procedures are covered. Computer training will cover the use of the hand held used to make patient visits.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Able to read, write, perform simple mathematics and follow directions
Have at least one year of nursing experience, one year in Hospice or Home Health setting preferred, and a Missouri nursing license.
Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance.
Must pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal background check , registered w/Family Care Reg.
Must not be listed on Employee Disqualification List (EDL)
Must complete an application in full and furnish at least 2 credible professional references with correct addresses and telephone numbers.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 .
Must be an RN