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
- 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 physician's 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 employer's requirements).
- Typically must provide negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
- Attending rounds
- Facilitating rounds
- Attending and facilitating meetings
- Working with family members
- Working with providers
- Working with new staff
- Training 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.
- Work with physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors and other related personnel.
- Assess level of care for terminally ill patient
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