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Hospice of the Valley RN Hospice Inpatient Services - Ryan House Pediatrics in Phoenix, Arizona

Hospice of the Valley has palliative care units throughout the valley. This position will primarily support the Ryan House Pediatric unit with the expectation of travel to other units to meet patient/family needs.

Hospice of the Valley partners with Ryan House to provide hospice care for children as well as supporting pediatric patients and families in a homelike environment during respite stays. Nursing staff provide around the clock care while parents and siblings stay in a nearby suite-or if they wish, take a vacation or simply spend time at home. Focusing on quality of life and continuity of care, our care team combines compassion, with state-of-the-art care, to guide every child through their unique life-limiting or end-of-life journey while providing the whole family with peace, comfort, and support.

Hospice of the Valley is a national leader in hospice care and has been serving the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1977. A mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the Valley employs compassionate, skilled professionals who are committed to excellence, enjoy teamwork and contribute daily to our mission and culture of caring. Team members experience a friendly, supportive atmosphere, leadership support, autonomy, flexibility and the privilege of doing meaningful, rewarding work.

Position Profile

Hospice nurses in palliative care units serve patients whose symptoms can't be managed at home and patients who need respite care while the family caregiver is away. Nurses educate patients and families about the disease process, help manage and control pain and other symptoms and offer solace to those in distress. They are part of the interdisciplinary inpatient hospice team that supports people at critical junctures in their lives, always making a difference.

Responsibilities

§ Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships.

§ Conducts comprehensive nursing assessment.

§ Plans care and intervenes effectively.

§ Provides effective pain/symptom assessment and management.

§ Promotes patient safety.

§ Facilitates smooth transition between care environments.

§ Provides effective patient/family/caregiver teaching.

§ Supports the death/dying process.

§ Manages end-of-life ethical issues effectively.

§ Collaborates in providing patient care.

§ Creates timely and accurate documentation.

§ Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.

§ Adheres to scope of practice/HOV standards and facilitates continuously improved processes/services.

§ Maintains and enhances professional skills.

§ Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct.

Minimum Qualifications

§ Graduate of accredited school of nursing.

§ Current Arizona RN licensure in good standing.

§ Minimum one year of recent experience in medical, surgical or critical care as a professional nurse.

§ Strong clinical assessment skills, including pediatrics.

§ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

§ Solution driven, creative and resourceful problem solving skills.

§ Ability to manage time well and perform assigned duties with attention detail, accuracy and follow-through.

§ Proficient computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

§ Previous hospice or oncology experience.

§ Knowledge of the death/dying and bereavement process.

§ CHPN certification.

Hospice of the Valley offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include medical, dental and vision plans, generous paid time off, a matching 401k, tuition assistance, an award winning wellness program and a host of employee recognition and rewards. Employees also receive comprehensive orientation, training and resources.

Hospice of the Valley is an equal employment opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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