North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

  • RN - Hospice House

    Job Location US-AR-Harrison
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Provides professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process to care for patients within an assigned unit
    Coordinates care planning with other disciplines


    • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of multi system assessment and reassessment.
    • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate effective patient/family education and discharge and transfer planning.
    • Demonstrates the ability to perform sub q button placement and follows correct administration policy.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in medication administration including SQ pushes, and calculations of dosages.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of signs and symptoms of abuse and reporting mechanism.
    • Assess ongoing appropriateness for current level of care correctly based on physical evidence, history/physical and supporting medical information.
    • Demonstrates appropriate care in regards to patient’s cultural beliefs, values and religion.
    • Demonstrates the use of sterile technique with dressing changes.
    • Maintains an awareness of patient’s condition and nursing care needs. Promotes care of the total patient with awareness of psychological, social, cultural, religious and family needs.
    • Demonstrates effective pain management techniques.
    • Participates in evaluation of patient’s care needs and does care plans and updates.
    • Demonstrates ability to coordinate each patient’s care and role each person should play in obtaining these goals.
    • Observes patients condition and reports abnormal reactions and changes in patient condition to physician.
    • Responds and performs appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of how to use equipment pertaining to patient care. How to maintain and clean equipment.
    • Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills using the lines of authority appropriately.
    • CPR certification and Heimlich maneuver.
    • Dresses appropriately and meets hygiene standards.
    • Demonstrates professional medical care to the sick and disabled without regard to race, sex, age, creed, religion or inability to pay.
    • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care for patients’ growth and developmental needs.
    • Demonstrates the basic standards of hospice and palliative care nursing practice by addressing symptom management, comfort care, providing support for the patient/family/caregiver, and coordination of care and services.
    • Complies with NARMC HIPAA Privacy and Security policies.
    • Accurately documents supporting the current level of care.
    • Implements appropriate nursing intervention to meet patient needs and changed condition according to physician orders.
    • Completes the admission process timely and according to agency policy.
    • Updates and coordinates patient care in cooperation with other members of the health care team, including IDT.
    • Ensures the patient record documentation reflects delivery of quality and safe hospice care services.
    • Works closely with CNA providing delegation, instruction and supervision as necessary.
    • Maintains a professional standard of nursing that reflects the philosophy and professional standards of the department and regulatory bodies.
    • Demonstrates awareness of cost controls and strives to reduce department costs.
    • Supports hospital and departmental policies.
    • Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
    • Assists with orientation of new employees as requested.
    • Demonstrates accurate/efficient utilization of equipment/supplies.
    • Prioritizes and utilizes time efficiently.
    • Demonstrates flexibility to departmental demands and scheduling.
    • Sound, effective decision making in all aspects of job performance.
    • Develops and maintains effective communications mechanisms with staff members, home care staff, physicians, families and the community.
    • Demonstrates awareness of responsibility and accountability for own actions and assigned responsibilities.
    • Reviews departmental policy & procedures yearly.
    • Understands responsibility to report issues with privacy, fraud and abuse, compliance and ethical conduct.
    • Communicates at appropriate comprehension level to patients/families.
    • Reports directly to the Charge Nurse and ultimately to the Director of Home Care all lapses in patient care and other employee issues.
    • Performs job duties as a team member to assure the effectiveness of, and harmony within, the department.
    • Creates a positive image of NARMC at all times.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    Graduate from an approved school of nursing. Current RN license from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.




    Preferably, shall have at least one year hospital or nursing home experience. Acute care experience preferred.


    Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:


    Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


    Shall have a genuine interest in geriatrics, preferably, shall have experience in geriatric care.

    Must be able to assess, evaluate and communicate effectively.

    Must demonstrate sound knowledge and actions in patient care and decision making.

    CPR certification required, other medical certification highly encouraged (i.e.: PICC line, IV therapy, chemotherapy, etc.)

    Participates in continuing education to broaden knowledge and acquire skills necessary to be effective in all aspects of job performance.

    Demonstrates a desire for self-improvement.

    Must have reliable transportation and a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

    Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English


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