Collaborates with the health care team using evidence based practice, demonstrating accountability, respect for patients, families and coworkers, while providing safe and optimal patient outcomes. Promotes continuity of care by communicating effectively with interdisciplinary team and family as appropriate. Directs the work of the support staff in the provision of care. Performs general nursing duties using critical thinking skills with minimal supervision. Able to work with the age specific populations according to the setting. Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities: v Graduate of an accredited RN program; BSN preferred. v Current licensure in the State of Iowa as a Registered Nurse. Must be in good standing with the Board of Nursing. v Continuing education as required to maintain licensure. v Maintenance of BCLS verification. v Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse training. v Prior experience in hospice, home health or an acute setting is preferred. v Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. v Strong written and verbal skills. v Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective patient, family, and staff interaction. v Knowledge and acceptance of the Hospice philosophy of care.