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Fairview Health Services RN - Hospice - Senior Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota


As a Hospice RN with the Senior Services Department of Fairview Home Care and Hospice, you would be working with geriatric patients to provide skilled nursing visits in home environments. Most visits would be within Assisted Living Communities, Memory Cares, and Independent Senior Housing buildings, and occasionally to private homes. This position does require traveling to several faciities within a geographical radius and is not a position located within one facility. This position will mostly travel in the West metro.

The work schedule is days, Monday - Friday including a weekend rotation and rotating holiday schedule as needed based upon client needs.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Responsibilities include working with an interdisciplinary team consisting of a Support RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, SW, and facility staff to provide a comprehensive approach to their healthcare needs. This position will be providing services including foley catheter management, venipuncture, advanced wound cares, medication management, and patient/caregiver education.

Planning: Ongoing development and implementation of the plan of care

  • Devolops and maintains an individualized, patient-centered plan of care, related to the patient’s needs, in collaboration with the physician, patient and significant others.

  • Continually reassess the patient’s health status, environment, and support system with ongoing comprehensive assessment. Plans maximize independence of patient/caregiver.

  • Evaluates the patient’s progress and response to care/services delivered and adjusts the plan accordingly.

  • Continually reassess resource utilization as patient progresses towards goals. Reviews, prioritizes and implements POC based on payer limitations.

  • Completes assignment by managing all anticipated patient’s care needs during visit and through next planned nurse visit.

  • Communicates to others on care team any changes in Plan of Care.

Organizing/Staffing/Directing: Coordination of services:

  • Communicates consistently and effectively with patient, caregiver, significant others, physicians and all team members to assure appropriate implementation and completion of the patient plan of care.

  • Manages patient expectations.

  • Advances the POC with the multidisciplinary team. Consults with the other team members as needed to make modifications in the plan. Decreases utilization of services as patient moves towards goal achievement.

  • Supervises paraprofessional staff in patient care.

  • Attends and participates in patient care rounds.

  • Communicates/coordinates with Clinical Resource, Utilization Review and/or MA Specialists.

Control: Maintains complete, accurate, legible and timely clinical records/ documentation on all patients according to agency policy. Completes majority of documentation at the point of care.

  • Meets all compliance measures (ex: MD orders, insurance authorization, patient rights). Timely submission of all documentation.

  • Regular communication with manager regarding concerns and problem solving.

  • Fiscal Accountability:

  • 1) is a good steward of resources: discipline utilization, visits and supplies within payer limits

  • 2) maintains productivity standards.Professional Intervention: Provides safe, effective skilled and advanced intervention, within scope of practice according to patient need.

  • Provides counseling and teaching of patient, family and caregiver regarding care needs and health promotion/prevention.

  • Evaluates and documents response to care/services delivered.



  • One year recent RN experience

  • Computer skills: able to document effectively in Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

  • Licensed as a RN and eligible to practice in Minnesota

  • Current CPR certification (BLS for Health Care Providers)


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing

  • Previous RN experience in Long-term care, Assisted Living, or Transitional Care

  • Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification

Additional Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license (or license that matches your current permanent residence)

  • Current and adequate automobile insurance policy

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-36801

Profession Nursing (RN/LPN)

Speciality Nursing-HomeCare/Hospice

Location Home Care & Hospice-Minneapolis

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Nursing-Homecare Hospice