RN - Inpatient Hospice
|Department:||880 Inpatient Hospice|
|TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona's regional nonprofit hospital system with Tucson Medical Center at its core. Each day staff comes to work to use their skills and expertise to improve the health of the entire community, from birth to the end of life.|
Our inpatient Hospice unit is a beautiful 16 bed facility that provides care and treatment for adult and pediatric patients who are imminently dying or are in need of symptom management and/or respite care. All rooms are private with doors that open up to an outdoor patio so patients and families can enjoy the outdoor courtyard. Families and friends may visit 24/7 and overnight accommodations are available. The RN to patient staffing is 1:6.
Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills in order to maintain patient safety and well-being. (Some positions might be assigned to critical care areas requiring specialized training.)
EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program. (Some positions may require additional training related to specific skill area, such as EP, which requires instructional programs in intra-cardio echocardiogram and electrophysiology, which includes 30 ablation procedures.)
EXPERIENCE: None required. One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred. (Positions assigned to EP: require two (2) years of EP experience or demonstrated competency in all areas of EP Lab procedures).
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery, Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life support certification (ACLS and PALS). (Additional certification may be required for some specialties, such as EP certification from International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners for Special Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Associated Professional or equivalent certification.) For Hospice, Mental Health, & Pediatrics areas, valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card within 6 months of hire and for Mental Health only Crisis Prevention Instruction (CPI) required.
Because it is important for healthcare providers to promote a healthy environment and lifestyle, Tucson Medical Center has implemented a tobacco-free hiring policy. Effective October 1, 2010, TMC will no longer hire applicants who are users of tobacco products. By submitting an application with Tucson Medical Center you agree to commit to being tobacco-free.
Reasonable accommodations necessary to apply for employment of individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-324-2775.
It is the policy of this facility to provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This facility prohibits any such unlawful discrimination.