Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse
September 2008 — Present
Assess and monitor inpatient clients for symptom management as it relates to sequelae of terminal diagnoses. As Point Person/Charge Nurse, create/update admission intake reports, monitor and assist colleagues with patient care, represent facility to families/vendors/public, create work assignment for shift. As shift Resource Nurse, perform head-to-toe assessment on patients admitted to facility, deliver report to and obtain orders from physician, and implement admission orders. Provide hospice presence, comfort, nurturing to patient and family members. Deliver education regarding signs and symptoms of imminent death. Provide initial bereavement support at bedside at the time of death. Act as family liaison with funeral home. Work cooperatively with Interdepartmental Treatment Team to create and implement plan of care.