Our Charge Nurses:
(duties include, but are not limited to)
- Demonstrate knowledge of the hospice philosophy.
- Makes staff assignments based on patient’s needs and staff competency to ensure efficient utilization of resources.
- Make rounds to ensure all patient needs are met and staff behaviors reflect the organization’s values.
- Identifies problems with the quality of patient care and initiates actions for resolution and service recovery.
- Serves as the clinical and systems information resource for staff, ensuring that nursing personnel follows departmental policies and procedures.
- Ensures that supplies and durable medical equipment are available to meet the needs of the patients.
- Assures that IDT develops the Plan of Care and assists staff in establishing goals appropriate for each patient.
- Addresses employee behavior and relays performance issues/concerns to management in a timely manner. Provides input for the completion of performance evaluations.
- Actively participates in interdisciplinary team (IDT) meetings; is punctual and comes prepared to discuss care plans for assigned patients.
- Proactively apply pain and symptom management principles to nursing interventions for quality patient care.
- Provides active listening and frequently interacts with patients and visitors.
- Understand the disease process progresses. Providing comfort care to actively dying patients.
- Educate patients and families regarding death and dying.
- Possess critical thinking skills to clarify goals, examine assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, accomplish action, and assess conclusions.
- Demonstrate good interpersonal relationships with patients, families, co-workers, and other health team members. Communicates with medical providers in a clear and concise manner.
- Must have an active Florida RN License
- A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is preferred
- Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience required
- Hospice, Home Health, Oncology, or ICU experience preferred
- Compassionate with sound judgment
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and medical software systems
- Ability to handle stress and long shifts
- Valid drivers license
We Got the Perks:
- Annual PTO accrual based on years of service. For example, 0-2 years of service receive 120 hours of PTO.
- 9 paid holidays annually
- Medical (UHC), dental, vision, STD, LTD, FSA, EAP, life insurance, and supplemental life insurance
- 5% 403B match after one year of employment with us
- Employee recognition programs and discounts
- PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) eligibility for most roles
All employees are required to have proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or exemption upon hire.
Join a Team that inspires hope!
Big Bend Hospice is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. We celebrate diversity without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics