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Sutter Health RN - Hospice Admissions Nurse (San Jose) in San Jose, California

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS), the Admissions Nurse, in cooperation with Hospice Administrator and the Hospice Medical Director facilitates the admission of patients to hospice services in the patient's place of residence in alignment with SCAH, mission, goals and objectives. The Admissions Nurse is responsible for conducting an initial nursing assessment of a potential hospice patient and reporting the patient's condition to the Hospice Medical Director using the applicable Local Coverage Determinations. If the Hospice Medical Director supports the hospice diagnosis and gives verbal certification of terminal illness, the Admissions Nurse will admit the patient to hospice services and attend to the immediate needs of the patient. The Admissions Nurse will document the assessment, interventions and outcomes in the patient's chart utilizing the electronic medical record at the point of care.


Education / Licensure / Certification

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a current California Registered Nursing License - required

California Public Health Certification, OR - preferred

Completion of Community Health Nursing Program - preferred

Registered Nurse, State Licensure - RN - required

BLS - required

Driver License, valid and in State DL number

Automobile Insurance - required


One (1) year of acute medical experience - required

Direct patient care experience within the last (5) five years - required

Experience with admissions or re-certifications under Region IX local coverage determiantions (LCDs) - strongly preferred

Skills and Knowledge

Possess critical thinking skills, in-depth knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and palliative care for terminally ill patient.

Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independent, sound nursing judgment in planning and providing patient care

Ability to maintain harmonious constructive relationships with internal and external customers.

Productivity standards – ability to meet productivity expectations.

Organization: Sutter Care at Home

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day/Evening

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.