RN - PRN (Barbourville)

Bluegrass Care Navigators Barbourville, KY
Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017
Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care.
Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more.
Position Qualifications:
  • Two year s general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field.
  • Active KY state RN license
  • Current driver's license and auto liability coverage
  • CPR certification, negative TB skin test, pre-employment physician s health clearance
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
The RN provides skilled professional nursing care to the patient/family/caregiver as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Registered Nursing, the patient, and the policies of Bluegrass Care Navigators.
  • Position offers the opportunity to enhance quality of life by providing one-on-one care to patients in their homes orother care environmentsat end-of-life.
  • Empower caregivers and loved ones through individualized education, support, and skilled nursing.
  • Provide specialized/individualized/customized care in unique (person centered) environments
  • Demonstrate confidence in nursing skills including a comfort in operating independently in patient homes or other care environments.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in dynamic and unique environments to assist in meeting patient care needs at end-of-life.
  • Work ratio of one-to-one providing education, safety, and symptom management to individuals enrolled in hospice care.
  • Provide primary care within a supportive team network.
Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 750 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our services currently include:
  • Bluegrass Extra Care a private pay service offering personalized home care
  • Bluegrass Transitional Care help with hospital to home
  • Bluegrass Palliative Care pain and symptom relief
  • Bluegrass Hospice Care expert care for the final months of life
  • Bluegrass Grief Care support through anticipatory grief and bereavement
BCN has been recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017.
The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award.
2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver s point of view, honoring hospices ranked above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluation questions.
Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its 2017 Best Places to Work. The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

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