Current Opening: On call schedule to be covered: Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. - 8 a.m. (Part-time position with pro-rated benefits) OR Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 a.m. (Full-time position with benefits). Guaranteed weekly salary for on-call and required PRN visits.
The Hospice Community On Call Registered Nurse provides on-call coverage for the agency’s hospice program during the hours that the agency is closed and completes hospice visits. Upon request of the Administrator on Call will assist the other programs.
Responds to and/or triage calls during on-call hours in a timely manner and documents all telephone contacts, patient care observations and interventions.
After triaging calls, document outcomes of call along with patient/caregivers responses and if any further instruction is needed in Home Care System.
Prioritizes calls and completes visit for patients as needed. Communicates with and supports after-hours staff in assessing and treating patient's needs.
Documents all interim verbal orders obtained from the physician accurately in Home Care System and communicate to all members of the team to ensure implementation.
Receives and records accurate and thorough referral information requests for services. Notifies the Intake Nursing Staff of the referral.
Records the outcome of all inquiries and referrals received and provides appropriate follow-up when an inquiry or initial referral cannot be serviced during on-call hours.
Provides skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with agency policies when called upon after-hours.
Completes clinical documentation of all after-hours calls and visits, including problems and interventions within the Home Care System timely and in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Completes an on-call log on telephone calls as received. Submits on a daily basis.
Communicates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure proper patient follow-up on previous night's after-hours calls.
Provides accurate information to customer making telephone inquiries regarding Home Care. Hospice, Personal Home Services and other agency services.
Notifies after-hours administrator on-call when necessary and/or when guidance needed.
Communicates clearly with professional staff regarding expected "call-backs" and relays information to physicians and others.
Maintains a positive working relationship with referral sources and individuals seeking information.
Other Job Functions
Demonstrates flexibility and accepts other duties as assigned
Demonstrates knowledge of Medicare Regulations and delivers care in accordance with Medicare Condition of Participation (COP) for hospice.
Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment in the patient's home. Appropriately uses supplies and equipment. Seeks out education for any unfamiliar procedures.
The employee will be exposed to a variety of uncontrolled work environments. The employee may be exposed to all kinds of weather conditions while driving to and from work assignments. The employee may also be exposed to blood and bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from patients and environmental hazards in the work environment. The employee may be required to work extended periods of time using an electronic device.
This position requires the ability to talk and hear; read, write and speak in English, normal or correctable vision, and hearing.
Intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.
Ability to minimally lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to provide up to 75% assistance for patient transfers.
This position requires the ability to frequently enter and exit and/or sit in an automobile for prolonged periods while commuting to work assignments.