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Reports To:  Hospice Manager

Employee Type:              EXEMPT              X    NON-EXEMPT


Under the direction of the Hospice Manager, the Hospice RN administers nursing care to Hospice patients in an efficient, safe and courteous manner using proper nursing procedures.

This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities.  Mayers Memorial Hospital District reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current licensure in good standing in the state of California.
Must have current Driver’s license
Maintains current CPR certification.
ACLS required within one year of hire date.


General Competencies:

Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours.
Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively.
Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.
A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff is demonstrated.
Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.
Produces deliverable products on time, within budget with minimal direction.
Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications.  Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained.
Maintains an organized set of records, upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers.
Performs all assigned tasks accurately, to include proper spelling and grammar, reference materials, and minimal mathematical calculation.
Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include payroll, material produced for union negotiations, personnel information, and other  information obtained during the course of performing job duties that is confidential.
Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions.
Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary and in a professional and friendly manner.
Other duties as assigned.

Specific Competencies:

Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs within timeframe specified by facilities policy and procedures or protocols.  Notifies MD of abnormal findings.
Conducts ongoing assessments as determined by the patient’s condition and/or the facility’s policies & procedures or protocols and prioritizes care accordingly.
Develops plan of care that is individualized for the patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team
Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
Performs all assigned tasks accurately.
Provides individualized patient/family education.
Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.
Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary in a professional and friendly manner.
Initiates emergency resuscitative measures according to appropriate resuscitation protocols.
Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and facility staff.
Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.
Adheres to standards of safety and infection control in delivery of patient care.
Attends departmental and hospital meetings and educational in-services.
Assists nursing staff in other departments as requested and qualified when need arises.
Maintains current CPR and ACLS status.
Works with other departments in coordinating smooth transfer of patients for procedures or diagnostic tests.
Assumes professional responsibility for assuring patient care is of the highest standards possible.  Communicates questions about appropriateness of medical or nursing care through chain of command, as needed.
Follows procedure for medication administration and narcotics control.  Documents medications and nursing care in a timely and accurate manner.
Assures that consents are obtained when needed and that all records are signed and legally complete.
Supervises LVN’s and non-professional staff in delivery of care to assigned patients.  Make work assignments and act as a resource person for less experienced staff.
Maintains knowledge of basic arrhythmia interpretation.
Cares for the Hospice patient that requires blood transfusions and transfuse according to policy and procedures.

Professional Requirements:

Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional.
Completes annual education requirements if applicable.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Attends all meetings as appropriate.
Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties.


Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary.
Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies.


Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves intermittently during working hours.
Able to lift 20 lbs.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 46.89
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 53.61

    About Mayers Memorial Healthcare District

    Here at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District we value your health, well being and happiness. Our dedicated staff is here to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. We are "friends and family caring for friends and family."

    MMHD is located near the junction of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges in the northeastern California. Mayers has been providing high quality healthcare since 1956. With facilities in the rural communities of both Fall River Mills and Burney, we are here to provide quality care for all the residents and visitors of our service area.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No