iLocatum

Lake Charles, LA

After Hours Hospice RN

Overnight Hospice Registered Nurse

We are currently seeking a caring and empathetic Hospice Nurse to provide exceptional care and support to individuals facing terminal illnesses.

The Overnight Hospice Registered Nurse is responsible for conducting client assessments, developing personalized care plans, implementing therapeutic interventions, and overseeing the overall quality of client care and outcomes. This role acts as a dedicated case manager for hospice patients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with physicians, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, and other stakeholders to ensure comprehensive care for terminally ill patients.
  • Create and modify patient care plans based on individual needs.
  • Regularly monitor vital signs and assess the physical comfort levels of patients.
  • Administer prescribed treatments and pain management medications to alleviate discomfort.
  • Keep attending physicians informed of any changes in patients' conditions.
  • Offer emotional support, end-of-life education, and patient care information to loved ones and primary caregivers.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical charts, patient files, and health records.
  • Inform attending physicians, hospice staff, and family members of patients' passing in a compassionate manner.
Provide guidance to grieving family members, offering coping techniques, counseling services, and information on available community resources.

Requirements:

  • Preferred: Associates degree or higher
  • Required: Valid Registered Nurse license
  • At least one year of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in general medical surgical or specialization in specific patient populations (e.g., geriatrics, pediatrics, etc.)
  • Willingness to be on-call as necessary
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

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