Employed within two distinct hospice agencies involving multiple hospice settings (home care, assisted living, independent living, long term care, highly skilled in-patient hospice care unit)
- Primary care nurse responsible for the ongoing nursing assessment and implementation of individualized care plan for persons receiving hospice care.
- Collaborated with Medical Doctor to provide expertise in pain management and comfort control measures inherent to the management of symptoms associated with disease progression.
- Provided physical, emotional, spiritual encouragement and support to patient and their support system through on going education, personal care assistance, active listening, validation of feelings and hospice presence.
- Collaborated weekly and as needed with interdisciplinary team comprised of physician, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, music and art therapist, personal care assistant, volunteers and family members.