Envision Healthcare


    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Company Ascension At Home
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    The Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/family unit. The RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills for caring for the patient/family unit, in collaboration with the hospice team members. Provides direct care as indicated and reports to appropriate hospice team members.


    • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
    • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.
    • Document clinical findings clearly and in a concise manner while maintaining the patient clinical record according to practice standards.
    • Perform comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients and families, and develop initial treatment plan, modifying as appropriate with interdisciplinary team focus.       Educate the patient and family regarding terminal care.
    • Identify actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal/compliance issues and initiates appropriate intervention or referral. Updates the attending physician/IDT about changes in the patient’s condition and/or plan of care.
    • Coordinate care with contracted facilities, discuss and initiate the written plan of care, and attend care conferences as scheduled.
    • Evaluates services provide by the Hospice Aide every two weeks


    • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
    • BSN preferred.
    • Current State Nursing License.
    • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.  


    • Two (2) years recent clinical experience with preferred experience in the care of terminally ill patients and their families.


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