Hospice On-Call RN (Fri, Sat & Sun / 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)
Presbyterian Communities and Services - Dallas, TX

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Models a service attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems and takes the initiative to make things better, is friendly and courteous to residents, patients and co-workers

Ensure resident/patient, visitor, and co-worker safety by remaining aware of and reporting any new or existing safety hazards

Maintain good attendance record

Assume primary responsibility for patients/families after-hours, on-call that includes patient visits, death pronouncement, and admissions as needed.

Initiate communication with attending physicians, other hospice teammates and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.

Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, sharing only what needs to be shared with the interdisciplinary team in order for the patient to be adequately care for

Demonstrates listening skills, offers encouragement when appropriate, adjusts care to the patients physical condition each visit

Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.

Seek input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and insight for continuity of care on-call

Maintain up-to-date on call book or electronic device to include patient face sheets, crisis care providers, employee phone numbers, funeral homes, all material needed to provide after hours services.

Instruct/Educate primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated.

Inform the manager on-call of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.

Attends and participates in orientation and appropriate in-services and staff meetings to improve knowledge and skills and to maintain competency.

Follows policies regarding ordering and disposal of patient medications.

Plans the administration of and/or administers medication with knowledge of actions, contraindications, side effects and desired outcomes.

Performs chart reviews as assigned

Performs other duties as assigned by the Triage/On-Call Manager

Required Skills

Possession of a valid Texas Registered Nurse License; BSN preferred

Proficient ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language

Minimum of two years of varied work experience as a professional nurse and preferably one of the two years in an acute setting

Valid Texas Driver''s License and reliable method of transportation

Ability to work independently and with flexibility

Ability to adjust to changing conditions and frequent demands. Ability to acquire new knowledge to perform additional or more difficult tasks

Ability to maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing, working in association with staff, patients and families

Ability to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changes

Ability to meet new and/or stressful situations with the appropriate responses, ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and to be able to follow both verbal and written instructions

Ability to perform Essential Duties as outlined below

Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, handicapped people and hospice Patients

Ability to perform work tasks within the Physical Demand Requirements as outlined below

Ability to comply with the Dying Persons Bill of Rights and Employee Responsibilities

Ability to comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures

For additional information contact Stefanie Pennington: spennington@prescs.org

Required Experience

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