|Hospice Nurse Liaison Program|
Nurse Liaisons usually serve in a consultant role. For the hospice program, this individual may develop and implement education programs for the healthcare professions within the unit.
The ultimate goal is to maintain and improve care for terminally ill patients and provide appropriate services for the bereaved family members.
Able to develop and implement various plans. Examples are teaching plans for the family.
Able to maintain long-term physical stamina and mental health
Able to work with others in stressful environments
Demonstrate clinical competency
Masters level usually preferred
May be required to obtain and maintain pre-employment physicians health clearance.
Other stipulations by the employer
RN experience should be applicable to clinical nursing practice.
RN with several years full-time equivalent experience. (Will depend on the employers requirements).
Typically must provide negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
Attending and facilitating meetings
Working with family members
Working with providers
Working with new staff
Develop and implement staff and unit requirements
Develop and implement patient care procedures, including pain management and family support.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. Should be able to assist family members in these areas.
Ensure all plans and procedures are adhered to.
May admit patient to program.