Field Staff RN-PRN

Hospice of Southern Illinois
Job Description

Job Description

The Staff Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing the patient/caregiver needs, planning for the care, implementing the Plan of Care, and evaluating the effectiveness of the care provided. Pro-actively promotes clinical competencies to assure positive patient outcomes by establishing and participating in the use of the clinical process to meet the realistic needs of the patient/family, as defined by the physician’s orders and the Plan of Care. Assure consistent, appropriate, and cost-effective care by actively managing the patient/family’s needs, payor’s expectation, company policy compliance, and Hospice of Southern Illinois’ financial objectives.

Would alternate providing service in the following Illinois counties: St. Clair, Monroe, Washington, Perry, and Randolph, Clinton, Madison, Bond, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, and Calhoun.


Minimum 2 days per month, 1 holiday annually, 1 on-call weekend every other month.

Technical Competencies

  • Assisting in overall coordination of assigned patient-care services. Specific responsibilities include providing direct patient care activities that include all aspects of the nursing process.
  • Participating in Performance Improvement Team process.
  • Assisting supervisor with patient, office tasks and special projects as assigned.
  • Participating in committees as requested.
  • Responsible for on-call needs of patients.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of patient/caregiver information.
  • Maintains agency Code of Conduct.
  • Accurate timesheet documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Considerations

This position requires the ability to work with Adults and Geriatrics in a safe and productive manner and may infrequently work with Infant, Child and Adolescent patients.

Position Requirements


  • Graduate of State-approved school of nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing required.


  • One (1) year experience in hospice preferred.

Other Qualifications

  • Current Illinois nursing license.
  • Certification in hospice and palliative care preferred.
  • CPR certification preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, managerial ability, clinical assessment, organizational, and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • A working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, hospice regulations, and third-party payor expectations.
  • Reliable means of transportation.

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