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Per Diem RN II - Hospice

Job ID 82525 Date posted 10/03/2017
  • Facility: Sharp HospiceCare
  • City: La Mesa
  • Department: Hospice Skilled Nursing
  • Category: RN Jobs
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 0.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable



This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County



10 hour shift, Per Diem, variable, working weekends as needed


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing School/Program (RN)
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Three years of recent acute hospital experience
  • Strong nursing skills, excellent time management, strong team player, strong
  • communication skills, flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to navigate San Diego County
  • Knowledge of nursing process
  • Strong intermediate keyboarding and computer skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a strong desire to "make a difference."
  • Fluent knowledge of English, both verbal and written
  • Desire to work with end-of -life care


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Hospice experience a plus



The Per Diem RN-II assists patients and their families during the end of life journey. Job responsibilities will include having a thorough understanding of Medicare Conditions of Participation, assessing patients for appropriate level of care based on patient's needs, providing hands on nursing care, education regarding symptom/medication management, and compassionate comfort care. This is your opportunity to make a difference for patients and his or her family at the end of life.

Sharp Hospice Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support. Sharp Hospice Care also provides “pre-hospice” home based palliative care consultation for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia. Sharp Hospice Care is part of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices.
Sharp Hospice Care provides in-home services and also provides the region’s first freestanding hospice homes, LakeView Home in La Mesa, ParkView Home in Del Cerro and BonitaView Home in Bonita, which offer end-of-life patients an alternative to nursing home placement. The homes - staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses - provide a comfortable and supportive environment for up to four patients at one time in each home.
Essential Physical Requirements may includes:
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation/Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carry up to 25 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Per Diem, Per Diem RN-II, RN, Clinical Nurse-RN, Registered Nurse, Hospice, Palliative, Job, Jobs

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