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Home Health RN - PRN Suncoast Hospice - Empath Health - Palm Harbor, FL

Company: Suncoast Hospice - Empath Health
Location: Palm Harbor
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


Position Description




North Pinellas/West Pasco County



Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning.



Empath Home Health is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive home health care services based in Pinellas County. As a member of Empath Health, our focus is helping homebound patients and their caregivers manage their illness or condition and enjoy a better quality of life.



We are currently seeking an experienced and compassionate Home Health RN to be responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing palliative, preventative and rehabilitative care to the patient/family unit. The RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills to mazimize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit. The RN follows all home care regulatory and compliance requirements and meets all Joint Commitment standards.



Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.



Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.





Position Requirements




--- Education and/or Experience: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; three (3) years nursing experience, with at least one (1) year acute care setting preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum of one (1) year home health experience with thorough understanding of State, Federal and Joint Commission Home Health Agency Regulatory Standards preferred.
  • Licensure:

    o Valid Florida license as a Registered Nurse

    o Valid Florida State Driver's License


    • Continuing Education: As required for licensure.
    • Certifications: CPR required
    • Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) or Fit for Duty examination (as necessary) with "Capable" result required.
    • Intravenous therapy training and experience preferred.
    • Preferred experience caring for terminal patients and others with life threatening illnesses.
    • The ability to type 25 wpm is highly preferred. Must receive a passing grade on a pre-employment computer literacy evaluation.
    • For field-based positions, employees must have reliable transportation which will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities in a timely and appropriate fashion. Must provide proof of valid automobile insurance, a copy of which will be placed in the employee's HR file.



      Applicants provisionally accepted for employment will be required to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation. The individual will be required to simulate the tasks that they would normally be expected to perform in their role. Those who qualify under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will be provided with reasonable accommodations to assist in the performance of the evaluated tasks.



      Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.



      Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace.



      • EH


        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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