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Home Care


MercyOne North Iowa Home Care

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Home Health, Hospice

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About the Position

13 weeks
40 hrs/wk
Job Title: HNI-Hospice Nurse Department/Subsidiary: Hospice – Home Care
Job Code: Y7028

Effective Date: September 2023
Provides nursing services to patients and families at end of life that include assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in the home setting or nursing home.

A. Reports to: Clinical Manager
B. Supervises: Hospice Aides
C. Key Working Relationships: Physicians, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center and Hospice of North Iowa staff
D. Primary Customer Groups: Patients, families, caregivers
E. Age/Population of Patients Served:

Neonatal Adolescent Geriatric
Pediatric Adult X All Ages

A. Provides competent ongoing holistic nursing assessments, planning, palliative interventions and evaluations, individualized patient and family centered care utilizing knowledge of diverse lifestyles, family structures, and dynamic cultural and religious practices, learning preferences, and age and gender specific considerations.
B. Collaborates in the development, review and revision of interdisciplinary team plan of care.
C. Oversees Hospice Aide services.
D. Utilizes Hospice resources efficiently.
E. Demonstrates flexibility to meet patient/family needs across MercyOne North Iowa Hospice.
F. Able to manage caseload assigned by clinical manager.
G. Demonstrates understanding of rules and regulations governing hospice services.
H. Maintains accurate clinical record in timely manner and demonstrates competency with electronic medical record (EMR) and tablets.
I. Participates in regularly scheduled meetings, in-services and quality assurance/improvement activities. Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
J. Demonstrates autonomy, professional judgment, responsibility, reliability, service excellence and critical thinking skills.
K. Responds to on call duties as assigned.
L. Must be able to function professionally in patient’s residence where conditions may be less than desirable to individual nurse.
M. Maintains required department confidentiality and abides by HIPPA regulations.
N. Provides competent patient care to the above indicated patient populations by obtaining and appropriately interpreting data, making appropriate decisions based on demonstrated knowledge of age-specific growth and development, and appropriately adapting procedures and treatments.
O. Takes an active role in enhancing ability to carry out job functions through personal and professional/job-related growth and development and participates in medical center and/or departmental education programs.
P. Communicates with and performs duties following the philosophy of Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa and the Sisters of Mercy reflecting the organization’s Mission, Values, and Guiding Behaviors.
Q. Supports and abides by all medical center, departmental, and safety policies and procedures. Proactively identifies safety concerns surrounding the work environment.
R. Performs other responsibilities as requested by supervisor, manager or department head.


A. Education [formal]:
1. Current IOWA RN license is required
2. Completion of physical assessment course preferred
3. BSN preferred
4. Hospice and Palliative Care Certification preferred
B. Experience:  
1. Must have demonstrated nursing competence in a health care setting for two years
2. Caring for terminally ill patients/families, Hospice or home care nursing experience is preferred
C. Special Skills and Competencies:
1. Able to work autonomously yet work within a team relationship
2. Belief and knowledge of the hospice philosophy
3. Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, implement, and coordinate patient care services
4. Current motor vehicle driving license, motor vehicle insurance and availability to travel is required
5. Availability to service patients in a variety of home settings including after business hours.
6. Obtain Port Access Certification within one year of hire date

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