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QUIET OAKS Registered Nurse - Casual in St Cloud, Minnesota

Position description Registered Nurse - Casual Definition: As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the nurse manager works under the general direction of Quiet Oaks administration in the provision of skilled nursing assessment, planning and care, in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families. Responsibilities: Responsible for identifying patient/family needs, for providing supportive care in accordance with attending physician s /medical director s orders, plan of care and Quiet Oaks Hospice House policies and procedures. Functions: Maintain regular communication with administration in regards to staff, patient, family, and outside agency issues, on behalf of Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Initiate communication with outside agencies, as needed, to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family. Maintain up-to-date patient records. Maintain up-to-date narcotic records. Meet regularly with Quiet Oaks professional staff to review problems, share professional support and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth. Participate in Quiet Oaks Hospice Orientation and in-service training programs for staff. Demonstrate familiarity with Quiet Oaks Hospice House policies and the rules and regulations of state and federal bodies, which aid in determining policies. Participate in community programs as requested, to promote organizational growth and understanding of hospice care. Report any problematic areas to administration. Accept on-call positions when required and other assignments when appropriate. Attend monthly staff meetings. Understands the following physical requirements, proper body mechanics and use of assistive devices including o Lifting and /carrying weights up to 35# o If greater than 35#, assistive devices must be used not to exceed 50# o Moving, assisting and/or helping lift patients o Repeated bending, squatting, stooping or sitting o Prolonged walking and/or standing o Performs pushing-pulling movements o Manual dexterity o Working overhead o Trained with smart sheet use, PALS, transfer belt, Hoyer lift