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Job Title:  RN - Columbia & Bradford County
Company Name:  Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Job Role:  Registered Nurse
Job Type:  Permanent
Location:  Florida
City:  Starke
Job Description: 
  • Under the direction of the Manager or RN Supervisor, this position is responsible for the planning and the managing of the nursing care of an assigned caseload of patients in 3A Home Care region. To include community education, provider education, admissions and care management of patients.

    As a member of an assigned care team, coordinates resources and performs a wide range of skilled nursing activities for an assigned caseload of patients. Responsible for ongoing assessment of patient/caregiver needs, symptom management, teaching of appropriate care related to disease process, and participating as a member of the interdisciplinary group (IDG) in providing end-of-life care/support for patients, caregivers and the community.

    All employees assigned this job title must be willing and able to flex their work location within and between any Community Hospice & Palliative Care locations.



    • Serve diverse area, providing hospice and palliative nursing care management. Flexibility to provide community education, provider education, advanced care planning, admissions and oversite of patients in 3A area.Flexibility to work within any region of Community Hospice and Palliative care as needed.
    • Provides information about Community Hospice services and philosophy to patients, caregivers, physicians, LTC administrators and directors of nursing, and the community.
    • Ability to implement Medicare Local Coverage Determination to assess patients for Hospice eligibility.
    • Responsible for education and mentoring of new staff members.
    • Builds, develops and maintains relationships with referring physicians, area social workers, discharge planners and community agency staff in order to network and facilitate admission and placement of patients.
    • Educates medical community on what are hospice appropriate referrals
    • Educates medical community on the patient/family benefits of early referrals
    • Cultivates, develops and enhances existing relationships with physicians, hospital, nursing homes and assisted living facilities
    • Assists in providing in-service programs or public relations activities.
    • Participates in hospital committees, speaks at hospital end-of-life in services, coordinates staff education with Hospice Representatives and actively explores new opportunities for growth of patient referrals and admissions
    • Available to provide community education as requested.Collaboration and coordination of care with community providers related to hospice and palliative care services.



    Required Licenses/Certifications:

    • Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • Current State of Florida Driver’s license with driving record acceptable to Community Hospice insurance carrier.






    Any combination of education and experience that would provide required skills

    and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    •  Possession of a degree from an accredited school of nursing program, 2 (two) year Associate Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
    •  One (1) year Registered Nurse experience with one (1) year hospital   

         medical-surgical/oncology experience preferred or

    • Five (5) years Licensed Practical Nurse experience within the past five (5)

         years, with one (1) year hospital medical–surgical/oncology experience   

Employer:  Community Hospice & Palliative Care.


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