Front Range Hospice is looking for several Registered Nurses with a minimum of two years’ experience to join our hospice team.
We have several opportunities available in several locations within our territory. The office is in Erie which the staff visit one time a week for team meetings and the rest of the week you are in the territory assigned visiting patients. We are looking for nurses in Northern Colorado (Ft. Collins/Loveland/Greeley area) as well as the Broomfield/Brighton area.
The Hospice nurse is responsible for the care of hospice patients, completes admissions, and intermittent call duties. Characteristics of the optimal candidate include strong clinical skills, computer skills, excellent communication skills, flexibility, ability to work well within a team, and ability to work autonomously. We care for patients in their own setting, must have a reliable mode of transportation, safe driving record, proof of vehicle insurance, and live within the service territory (I-70 north to Ft. Collins), and a minimum of 2 years acute care experience.
Registered nurse with current licensure
Maintains a current CPR certification
Minimum of two years experience
Self directed and able to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently
Prolonged or considerable walkinig or standing. Able to lift, position, and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
Driving is an essential function of this position. Therefore, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, a valid driver's license, the ability to drive one's self and drive at night are required.
Volunteering at Front Range Hospice: Volunteers are the heart of Front Range Hospice. They work as a part of the palliative care team to provide a special kind of compassion for our patients and their families. Whether it is offering a unique presence, offering a listening ear, providing grief support, or supporting the administrative tasks of our hospice, the time that our volunteers give to Front Range Hospice allow our hospice to provide exceptional care to our patients and their families
Why Volunteer for a hospice? Being a part of a palliative care team can be one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences in a lifetime. Our volunteers are special individuals who have received a calling to work in hospice. They are part of a team that ensures that our patients will live their last days being comforted and cared for by those around them. They help to allow our patients to die with dignity and the families around them to have adequate support after their loss. Front Range Hospice provides the training and the support necessary to do this work.
What kinds of things can volunteers do?
■Patient Care/Companionship: Volunteers in patient care allow families to take time away from care giving by providing companionship to the patients. They may be asked to sit with patients and offer them a presence that supports their mental and emotional well being.
■Errands: This may involve picking up prescriptions, going grocery shopping for family, or other different "errand" type activities to support families that are unable to get out of their homes.
■Bereavement Support: Volunteers at Front Range Hospice play a major role in supporting families who have lost loved ones. Our bereavement support volunteers assist the Bereavement Program Manager in providing emotional support and companionship to families after the loss of their loved ones. They may be asked to mail letters and make phone calls to families of our patients or help facilitate groups or special events.
■Healing Work: (Volunteers who have a background in any of the healing arts (i.e. Massage therapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Healing Touch, Accupressure, etc.) are a great asset to out patients who may be interested in receiving these types of comfort measures in the dying process. These volunteers allow patients to enter deep relaxation or to reduce stress.
■Community Outreach/Administrative Support: Helping out with events, fairs, information booths, assisting with telephones, filing, mailing, data entry, etc.
■Special Skills: Volunteers with special skills including but not limited to: second language, hobbies, skilled crafts, are needed at times to support families.