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Hospice RN Admissions

at Lifesong
Location Harrisburg, PA
Date Posted July 16, 2021
Category Lifesong
Job Type Full-time
Company Name Lifesong
Address 3880 TecPort Drive


Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care is growing! We are now hiring a full-time Admission Registered Nurse (RN) to join this new subsidiary of Country Meadows and Providence Place Retirement Communities. While this position does require minimal travel, it will only be to Country the Meadows and Providence Place communities. Hours are Monday - Friday 12pm-8:30pm.  No longer will you be driving long distances! If hired, you will be joining a unique and innovative company, not something you typically hear when talking about Hospice. Our approach is to lead with respect for our patients, honoring their life and legacy.

Company Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous Paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel between facilities
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including: gloves, face shields, facemasks to our co-workers for their safety, and the safety of our residents. Gowns are also provided where appropriate based on CDC recommendations.
  • Access to the COVID vaccine

Admission Registered Nurse (RN) Responsibilities:

  • As the Registered Nurse (RN) Admission Nurse, assumes responsibility to assess newly referred patient when assigned by Clinical Manager/Director of Clinical Services.
  • Completes assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient status by:
    1. Initiating plan of care
    2. Participating in revising the plan of care, as necessary
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Initiates medications and treatment as prescribed by physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides healthcare instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optimal comfort care.
  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

Registered Nurse (RN) Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in Pennsylvania.
  • Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
  • Minimum one year of experience; experience in the area of palliative care, geriatric care, or hospice nursing preferred.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and handle pressure and delicate situations.
  • A state driver’s license in good standing, and maintain an automobile in good working order.
  • High proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office, cellular technology, and EMR required.
  • Able to perform the physical tasks that are needed in this role.

About Lifesong Hospice:
Working only in Country Meadows, Ecumenical, and Providence Place Retirement Communities, Lifesong co-workers personalize hospice care plans to help our resident’s transition to be as comfortable as possible and tailored to their needs. We seek to celebrate the meaning of their lives and ensure that their unique legacy is honored. We want to inspire our caregivers to create harmony for each unique life story.


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