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Greater Baltimore Medical Center Hospice Nurse Liaison in Baltimore, Maryland

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY :

The Gilchrist Mobile Hospice Response and Liaison Nurse generates & facilitates patient admissions from hospital-based referral sources, promotes growth of admissions, performs clinical assessments of possible patients, and is responsible for meeting Gilchrist goals for successful relationships with area hospitals. Identifies needs of the patient and family and provides supportive care, care plan development, case management and education to hospital nursing and medical staff.

The Mobile Hospice Response and Liaison Nurse establishes and nurtures external professional relationships, maintains awareness of local medical markets, provides clinical assessments of prospective patients when necessary, and represents Gilchrist and its spectrum of services in a competent, professional manner consistent with the organization’s goals. Admits patients accepted into the Mobile Hospice Response beds and continues to case manage throughout the GIP hospital stay and will foster and collaborate with hospital staff on appropriate discharge planning.

Education

Registered Nurse, Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, from an accredited institution.

Experience

Minimum of three (3) years’ experience required with hospice, home health, critical care, ER, oncology or medical/surgical experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to market to and deal tactfully with customers (e.g. physicians, social workers, nurses, etc.), other possible referral sources, and the community.

  • Excellent professional communication, negotiation, presentation and public relations skills.

  • Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Flexibility in scheduling and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong clinical assessment and documentation skills.

  • Strong computer skills including, e-mail, EMR, Word and PowerPoint applications.

  • Knowledge of the practice of infectious disease precautions, universal precautions and employs safe practices for self-protection

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple departments including; admissions, IPU staff, hospital staff and hospice physicians.

Licensures, Certifications

  • Must possess current Maryland State license as a Registered Nurse.

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record and an automobile that is insured in accordance with GHC requirements.

  • C.H.P.N. certification within three years required.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to provide patient assessment that involves lifting, repositioning, moving patients and includes bending, reaching and twisting.

  • Ability to travel to various hospital locations; includes ability to drive, negotiate stairs and walkways, including uneven surfaces at private homes or facilities.

  • Sufficient dexterity to utilize electronic record keeping systems, computers/keyboards and or laptops and other related equipment.

  • Vision ability to assess patient’s health status using visual inspection and observation and to read medications, charts, calibration and monitoring devices.

  • Speech to verbally communicate to assess and impart information concerning patient status; to effectively complete patient/family teaching and to interact with internal and external health care teams.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail in stressful situations

Working Conditions

  • Normal patient care environment that may include exposure to noise, dust and other pollutants.

  • Exposed to adverse work conditions due to performance of patient care assessment/admission activities and exposure to communicable disease.

Conditions of Employment

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