Northwell Health RN-Casual Per-diem (SI), Hospice (Experienced RN, Brooklyn Site) in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 001NCO

Job Category Registered Nurse

Job Description

As a Hospice RN you will perform an age specific plan of care for a designated group of patients using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Collaborate with physicians and other health team members in coordinating and implementing procedures and treatments. Use leadership skills/clinical judgment in coordinating patient care and directing/delegating activities of the patient care unit team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts pre-admission screening and initial nursing health assessment on new patients.

  • Assess body systems (cardiac, vascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal, etc.)

  • Develops nursing plan of care and goals based on patients needs.

  • Provides nursing care to patients to include but not limited to:

  • Supervising diet, medication, activity level of client.

  • Supervising safety in the home and activities of daily living.

  • Evaluates the provision of nursing care to patients including but not limited to:

  • Evaluation of physical, therapy, occupational therapy, speech, therapy, nutrition counseling and respiratory therapy.

  • Contract agency nurses.

  • Supervises trains and evaluates home health aides, homemakers and personal care workers in the patient’s home, recommending personnel changes to the administration of Hospice as is necessary.

  • Determines the need for, and recommends the rental or purchase of medical equipment and/or supplies for patients. Provides on-going evaluation of equipment for defects, repairs or additional needs.

  • Recommends to the Hospice IDG (Interdisciplinary Group) when physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional counseling and respiratory therapy are warranted, as per his/her clinical assessment.

  • Requests physician written orders for changes in the plan of care as is appropriate.

  • Reports to and consults with the Hospice IDG regarding patient status.

  • Participates in on-going orientation and in-service training offered both within and outside the Hospice.

  • Participates in on-call coverage system on a rotating basis as needed by the Hospice.

  • Serves as a liaison in conjunction with the IDG between Hospice and in-patient setting in maintaining the Hospice patients Plan of Care while inpatient.

  • Refers major or recurrent problems to the Hospice supervising nurse.

  • Participates in the on-going Quality Improvement Program.


Constant - Standing, Walking. Frequent - stooping, bending, stretching, lifting, pulling, pushing, and turning. Lifts objects from 10 lbs. to 150 lbs and pushes objects up to 200 lbs.Occasional - Sitting. Lifts with assistance objects greater than 150 lbs.


  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing AND if hired after 9/1/10, enrollment in accredited BSN program within two (2) years of employment AND obtainment of BSN Degree within five (5) years of employment, required.Minimum of two (2) years full-time nursing in Home Care (per DOH 700.2,18 regulation).

  • ORBachelor’s Degree in Nursing, required.Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience, required. Nursing experience in Hospice, Oncology, or Community Health, preferred.

  • Current registration and license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.

  • Valid NYS driver’s license, required.

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Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.