• Hospice Traveling Nurse – RN

    Job Locations US-MI-Jackson
    Job ID
    Nursing - Registered Nurse
  • Overview

    Great Lakes Caring understands that the value and quality of our care relies upon the ability and satisfaction of our employees. We prioritize patient care and employee satisfaction above corporate profitability. Because our core values underscore the foundation of our culture, we created I Am Great Lakes Caring to ensure that every employee embraces and is committed to our company's focus and mission. If you share our commitment to delivering superior quality care and loving where you work, then we invite you to join our team of compassionate professionals.




    I am committed to quality. It is at the core of everything I do and every decision I make.


    The Traveling Nurse - RN is a trained professional nurse who provides skilled nursing care to hospice and/or home health patients anywhere within the Great Lakes Caring service territory. This care is performed in accordance with the physician’s orders, under the direction and supervision of the RN Case Manager/Clinical Supervisor and within the RN scope of practice. The Traveling Nurse will receive temporary assignment from the Executive Director based on branch staffing needs. This position requires the ability to build rapport and communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, facilities and other team members and the flexibility to be comfortable with adjusting to a different work and living environment on a consistent basis.


    My commitment will include:

    • Making the initial evaluation and re-evaluating the patient’s nursing needs during each visit; Making follow up visits according to patient, family and facility needs.
    • Assuming primary responsibility for caseload, including assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the plan of treatment.
    • Possessing basic assessment skills specific to the provision of hospice and/or home health care, including but not limited to identification of home safety risks, appropriateness of home environment to the delivery of care, availability and capacity of support systems and community resources.
    • Calculating pain medication doses using equianalgesic conversion tables.
    • Continually assessing patient needs and obtaining data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family/caregiver health status and reporting findings to the Clinical Supervisor.
    • Making revisions to the plan of care in response to identified patient care issues and notifies the Clinical Supervisor, physician, facility and other team members
    • Counseling, instructing and including the patient in following the Plan of Care and meeting nursing and related needs.
    • Attending and actively participating in nursing facility care conferences for appropriate patient discussion, consultation and evaluation.



    • Education: Registered Nurse, Graduate of an accredited Certificate, Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing
    • Licensure: Current State License as a Registered Nurse. Licensing required in all states served by Great Lakes Caring.
    • Experience: 2 years of nursing experience in a clinical care setting. Hospice or Home Health environment preferred.
    • Skills: Nursing skills as defined by accepted nursing standards. Demonstrates ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients, families and caregivers in varied settings and to function effectively in the home or nursing facility environment. Demonstrates skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles. Ability to handle multiple priorities, documentation requirements and deadlines.


    I am committed to a caring culture that embraces teamwork and supports the employee.


    At Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice we want you to love your work and the people you work with, while making a positive difference in the lives of patients. That is why a career at Great Lakes Caring offers:

    • A new challenge that allows you to make your work meaningful
    • Competitive compensation based on experience
    • A full line of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • Opportunities for advancement within our organization
    • Tuition reimbursement and certification testing to help you reach your goals




    I am committed to integrity, efficiency and the highest ethical standards.


    Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the nation’s leading providers of in home health care. Great Lakes Caring dedicates its resources to providing value-based, high quality care wherever our patients call home. Great Lakes Caring’s primary focus is to provide superior quality health care to those we are honored to serve, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative processes which drive extraordinary patient outcomes. With locations across the country, Great Lakes Caring provides the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Great Lakes Caring is committed to being a great place to work for employees, and is the recipient of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Best Workplaces for Millennials awards, in addition to being recognized as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For.




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