Summary of Essential Functions for the Position:
To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding
to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team
in providing Hospice care. Support the operational activities of the organization.
Qualifications / Licensure / Certification / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state. Ability to work independently, make accurate,
and at times, quick judgments. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing Ability to supervise others
appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and
adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years
preferred. Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation. CPR
certified with American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
High school diploma or GED. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing,
walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100
pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to
function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test
and other state-required tests or examinations. Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not
limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.