Samaritan Health Services Hospice RN in Albany, Oregon
Samaritan Albany General Hospital * AGH Hospice Outpatient
Nursing/ Patient Care
Per Diem, Varies,
The Registered Nurse (RN) is accountable for utilizing the nursing process to provide safe, age-appropriate, direct and indirect Hospice patient care, while practicing within the scope of practice of the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
The Hospice teams at Samaritan Health Services support patients and family members through the final stages of their illness. Evergreen Hospice serves patients in Linn, Benton, Marion, Polk, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties. These services are offered in the home setting which may include the patient’s own residence, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes. Services offered include intermittent skilled nursing visits (24-hour on-call nursing services available), pain and symptom management, medical social services, counseling, spiritual support, hospice aides, trained hospice volunteers and bereavement support. Medications and equipment are included as appropriate.
Current unencumbered Oregon RN Licensure required.
Must be able to pass Criminal Records Check upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.
Healthcare Provider Level BLS required.
BSN and/or previous HH/Hospice or case management experience preferred.
Previous broad-based nursing experience to ensure specialized skills needed for HH/Hospice Nursing preferred.
AGH Hospice Outpatient:
This position requires the use of the employee's personal automobile. Employee must have a valid driver's license and auto liability/property damage insurance as required by law and must maintain their vehicle in good working order.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may occur with high risk or diverse patient populations. Ability to recognize and report changes in patient status.
Medical Terminology: Knowledge of medical records, procedures and terminology. Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Patient Care: Possess the skills and knowledge needed to assess and treat human injuries, diseases and or behavioral conditions in collaboration with MD orders. Ability to recognize symptoms, understand drug properties and interactions, and employ treatments and preventive healthcare measures.
Problem solving: Ability to identify complex problems, review related information, employ creativity and alternative thinking to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions, in collaboration with the ordering MD.
Social perceptiveness: Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatric to geriatrics. Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles and ages.
Time management: Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
Rarely (1 - 10% of the time)
Occasionally (11 - 33% of the time)
Frequently (34 - 66% of the time)
Continually (67 – 100% of the time)
CLIMB – LADDER
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs
LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 – 40 Lbs
LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 40 – 60 Lbs
LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 20 - 40 Lbs
CARRY 1-handed, 40 - 60 pounds
CRAWL (hands & knees)
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs
LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 40 - 60 Lbs
CARRY 1-handed, 20 - 40 pounds
CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds
PUSH(0-20 pounds force)
PUSH(20-40 pounds force)
PULL (0-20 pounds force)
PULL(20-40 pounds force)
PULL(40 - 60 pounds force)
WALK - LEVEL SURFACE
WALK - INCLINE
CLIMB - STAIRS
LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs
LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs
LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs
LIFT(Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs
LIFT(Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs
SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)
BEND FORWARD at waist
ROTATE TRUNK Sitting
ROTATE TRUNK Standing
ENTER & EXIT VEHICLE/MACHINERY
MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists
CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds
CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds
Req #: 44981
Start Time: Varies
Weekend Required: Every Other
Overtime Rule: 8+40
End Time: Varies
Salary Range: $38.08 - $57.60