Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Staff Nurse (also called Nursing Officer)

Role: Palliative Care Nurse

Name of Organisation: Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh

Essential Qualification: GNM (mandatory); B.Sc. Nursing (preferred)

Experience Required: > 1 year

No. of Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Raiwala, Rishikesh

State / Union Territory: Uttarakhand

Job Description:

Reporting to:

  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Nursing In-charge (Administratively)

Function: Medical – Nursing

Job Purpose: Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to provide the highest quality of palliative care and nursing care. To effectively and creatively work with instructions to manage pain and symptoms, and assist the patients and families manage death with dignity.

Important Note on the Job Description (JD):

This job description is an intellectual property of Ganga Prem Hospice (Rishikesh), India. It is strictly for use in executing operational and functional activities of the Hospice.
Unauthorised use outside GPH, sharing or publishing of this document in any manner will be considered a serious breach in the Hospice Code of Conduct and Confidentiality.
Please consider relocation requirements of the offered position before applying.

Mandatory: Valid registration with Indian Nursing Council (or equivalent generally accepted license)

Role Requirements:

  • Excellent record as an experienced registered nurse or hospice nurse
  • Excellent command over Hindi and English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in nursing care processes and medication guidelines/side-effects
  • Excellent situational awareness, sensitivity and attention to detail
  • Compassionate, cool-tempered and patient nature
  • Emotional and mental stability and stamina
  • Complete willingness to work as per Hospice work hours, rosters and rotational duties
  • Proficient in the use of computer, email, MS Office and other Hospice systems and databases

Key Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Adhere to all Hospice policies, nursing protocols and code of conduct
  • Continuously improve patient care standards through ongoing development of nursing team
  • Evaluate the work and performance of juniors and assigned staff periodically
  • Document and report any accident or incident in which you are involved
  • Perform extra duties when called upon especially in exigent circumstances
  • Be collaborative and cooperative with inter-disciplinary teams (counsellors, social workers, volunteers and Management) to plan and give patient care
  • Make frequent visits to the patients to evaluate their condition. Palliate the patient’s condition as required
  • Get oriented to all services offered by GPH India, including all related protocols, rules and routines
  • Observe and interpret the patient’s symptoms and communicate them to the palliative care doctor(s)
  • Accompany and assist the doctor(s) in rounds, dressings and any procedures as instructed
  • Prepare nursing care plans and render effective bedside nursing case (including sponge bath, hair care etc.)
  • Coordinate with palliative care doctor, Nursing In-charge (IC) and administrative assistant(s) during patient admission, care, movement and discharge or death
  • Ensure that the ‘Patient Care Plan’ (PCP) and related data are kept up to date and 100% accurate
  • Assist the patient with physical therapy and exercises routinely
  • Ensure that the patient is receiving correct and good quality (hygiene + taste) diet
  • Maintain personal, patient, Hospice and environmental hygiene
  • Check and record vital statistics and signs legibly and promptly
  • Be aware of and implement protocols across the Hospice services (Home Care, In-patient Care, Cancer Camps and Bereavement Support) such as admission, care, discharge, death, hygiene, infection control, waste management, patient safety, patient and staff education etc.
  • Handle with care and with knowledge all Hospice gadgets, instruments and equipment used for patient care in the wards / elsewhere
  • Handle waste segregation and management and disposal as per Policy
  • Follow strictly all safety measures involved in patient care and self-protection as per Policy
  • Attend programmes and training sessions (Management-proposed and self-initiated) to develop own knowledge and career
  • Ensure strict discipline and decorum at all times, including that of nursing assistants and other junior staff
  • Ensure proper and smooth handover and takeover during the change of rostered shifts
  • Be aware of patients’ rights and preserve the same
  • Avoid any violation of confidentiality of patient and Hospice information / data. For instance, no discussion of patient identifiable information in public spaces
  • Be aware of and implement global palliative care standards at the Hospice
  • Assist in feeding of the patient, as required, including NJ / FJ feedings
  • Assist the patient in their toilet, dressing and cleaning requirements
  • Participate in all quality improvement activities of the Hospice
  • Assist in shifting, accompanying and transporting of patients as required (example to-and-fro from hospice to home / hospital)
  • Report any incidents or vital abnormalities to the CMO and palliative care doctor(s)
  • Assist the Management in the patient referral system and spreading awareness thereof. Visit hospitals and oncologists to get referrals as instructed by the CMO / palliative care doctors
  • Help the patient and family / caretaker cope with the upcoming loss
  • Ensure that medicine consumption / usage records are kept up to date and accurate
  • Take increasing initiative inpatient and staff recreational activities – by organising as well as participating
  • Get trained to become proficient with use of computer, email, MS Office and other Hospice systems
  • Ensure compassionate communication with patients, families and Hospice colleagues
  • Be totally clear on the medication dose(s) to be administered. In case you do not understand, clarify from the doctor(s) immediately
  • Keep the family updated through in-person or telephonic conversations in case of deterioration in patient’s condition
  • Safeguard all Hospice property, equipment and infrastructure at all times as per Policy
  • Remain mindful and respectful, especially with colleagues and seniors

Key Result Areas (KRAs) and Goals:

  • Mandatory compliance with all Hospice policies, processes and protocols (including leaves, roster etc.)
  • Compliance with and value addition to the job description (JD)
  • Balance of duties across service – Home Care Visits (HCV), In-patient Unit (IPU), Cancer Camps and Bereavement Support
  • Measurable improvement in the quality of nursing care, palliative and supportive care given to patients
  • Improvement in patient satisfaction index and other nursing care-related statistics
  • Positive feedback from CMO, palliative care doctors, visiting specialists and other Hospice staff
  • Effective coordination and cooperation with other Hospice departments (ability to work in multi-disciplinary palliative care teams)
  • Complete care of Hospice infrastructure and equipment as per Policy
  • Professionalism toward quality, discipline, timeliness of tasks and communication (patient and internal)
  • Thorough understanding of the patient’s lifecycle in palliative care and hospice care (admission to IPU transfer to care to discharge / death)
  • Professional response to exigent requirements
  • Total responsibility of medicine (especially opioids) consumption recording and reporting. Efficient coordination and reconciliation with Pharmacy team
  • Contribution toward supervision of staff, mentoring and training of junior staff and recreational efforts for the Hospice (training & development)
  • Complete responsibility of quality and accuracy of data and documents
  • Proper consultation with CMO, palliative care doctors and Nursing IC prior to and after commencement of care
  • Improvement in service and professional standards of nursing assistants and interns
  • Willingness and ability to work with multiple responsibilities at the same time and on a roster / rotational basis between HCV, IPD and other services of GPH India
  • Complete adherence to instructions and guidance of Board, CMO and senior members of the Hospice staff.

Job Type: Full-time, Regular / Permanent


  • Leave encashment
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Provident Fund

Shift Roster/Schedule: Rotational shift roster

  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift
  • Night shift

Supplemental pay types: Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations: Being a registered medical institute and an employer of choice, Ganga Prem Hospice maintains strict Covid-19 protocols including mandatory double vaccination and wearing a mask when with patients and colleagues.


  • English (Preferred)
  • Hindi (Required)

Additional Information:

This is a permanent and high-responsibility nursing position in the town of Raiwala in Rishikesh (Uttarakhand).

Only serious nursing council license-holders may apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the hospice team. Take care

Where & How to send application: https://in.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Ganga-Prem-Hospice&t=Staff+Nurse&jk=9b2b6abb03f4f5db&q=ganga+prem+hospice&vjs=3

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