The On Call Registered Nurse is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The On Call Registered Nurse functions as an IDT member to provide routine and emergency assessment, (including on-call responsibilities), educational, and evaluative services to meet the needs of patients and their families. S/he helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping. S/he flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and family. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.
Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.
Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational programs and community events, as requested.
Promotes hospice philosophy.
Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
Performs routine and emergency assessments.
Completes routine and emergency assessments on each patient as indicated by departmental policy.
Provides clinical and psycho-social services as indicated by plan of care through case management.
Records observations, treatments, and other pertinent information.
Communicates with IDT, Medical Director and Attending Physician as directed regarding measures to alleviate symptoms, and monitors response to measures implemented.
Provides physical and emotional interventive care to support the patient and family in period of crisis through case management with the psycho-social team.
Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and family needs in the home and being proactive and reactive during crisis situations.
Case Management of routine and emergency patient care.
Collaborates with IDT to meet needs of patient for clinical and psycho-social interventions.
Collaborates with IDT to coordinate hospice care for the patient and family to ensure appropriateness, continuity, and quality of care.
Updates the POC for IDT
Communicates and documents changes in the plan of care to the RNCM or DCS.
Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT members.
Effectively communicates patient/family needs to IDT.
Educates patient/caregiver regarding:
Care of patient.
Maintains appropriate communication.
Keeps physician and Medical Director informed of patient needs and condition.
Ensures documentation at bedside.
Notifies other IDT members of physician concerns and suggestions.
Submits appropriate documentation and paper work to contracted facilities at completion of visit.
Completes and submits IDT Narratives, time logs, and all required documentation by 10 A.M. of the following day.
Education and/or Experience
Registered Nurse with a current nursing license.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to patients and families, physicians and before groups. Ability to communication effectively on the telephone.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records. Good communication skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings, nights, and weekends. Must be able to travel.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Registered Nurse licensed in the state of employment. A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
Other Skills and Abilities
Good Communication skills. Ability to work with patients who are terminally ill and their family members. Ability to understand, read, write and speak English.
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