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RN Travel Nurse (TX & MO)

Department: Comfort Hospice
Location: Houston, TX
Company: Comfort Hospice

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Travel Nurse (Texas, Missouri)

Grace/Comfort Hospice is a partner of US Medical Management (USMM) and owned by a Fortune 250 company. Grace/Comfort Hospice presents employees an opportunity to work in a unique healthcare continuum designed with world class patient care in mind. USMM has developed and manages several allied health properties which assist in the provision of home based primary care and furthers the value and efficiency of house call medicine. These organizations include national leaders in hospice, home care, visiting primary care physicians, a certified laboratory, and diagnostics.

Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Grace/Comfort Hospice team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Some of the benefits of working with Grace Hospice include: 

  • Large, growing national company offering growth opportunities.
  • Comprehensive orientation programs.
  • Grace logo wear provided for all full-time clinical positions.
  • Employee recognition program to highlight exemplary employee performance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Excellent pay-per-visit rates. 
  • State of the art point-of-care system being implemented in 2016.
  • Company is rapidly expanding; 2016 growth expected in all markets!
  • Grace is founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, Growth.
  • Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.
  • Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.
  • In-house coding department.
  • Members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

The Travel Nurse is a qualified professional and is an employee of the Hospice Agency. They participate in all activities related to professional services provided. The Travel Nurse or their alternate who is similarly qualified must be available at all times during operating hours of the Agency.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The agency shall employ a Travel Nurse who:

  • Is currently licensed in the state of practice or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), and
  • Has at least three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse in a licensed hospice or home health setting including team supervision.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and effectively supervises others.
  • Demonstrates above average computer and EHR competency.
  • Ability to learn, absorb and apply professional training.
  • Demonstrates excellent problem solving techniques.
  • Exceptional communications skills.
  • Able to handle multiple and shifting assignments and presents a professional image.
  • Be available at all times, either in person or telephonically.
  • Be able to travel extensively.
  • Be able to read, write, and comprehend English.

DUTIES:

  • Participates in activities relative to provision of professional care and services on an interim basis as assigned/directed by the Administrator and/or Regional Director of Operations.
  • A Travel Nurse may also be asked to fill as an alternate DCS, PCM or RNCM during times of vacancy. 
  • Maintains and adheres to agency procedure and patient care policy standards.
  • Provides and coordinates patient care services during assignments. 
  • Informs health care professionals of duties and administrative rules to ensure policies and procedures are being met. 
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as necessary to current assignment.
  • Assists with implementation, education and ongoing support of Grace Hospice EHR.
  • Acts as a preceptor for new staff. 
  • Assists with analysis and evaluation of clinical operations to ensure standards are adhered to.
  • Supervises the operation of Agency policy by the assigned staff. 
  • Reports to Administrator, DCS or RDO regarding changes that might affect the clinical operations of the site. 
  • Assists with establishing policies and procedures in compliance with state health statutes and administrative rules related to EHR.
  • Assures that all standards of care are being maintained by EHR users. 
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency matters.
  • Performs other duties as needed and as requested by Administrator or RDO.
  • Assists with billing process. 
  • Adheres strictly to Agency customer service standards and complaint process.
  • Develops, supervises and evaluates clinical provisions made for patient care:
    • When there is a significant health status change in the client’s condition. 
    • At the physician’s request, or
    • After hospitalization.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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