Full-time Weekend Hospice RN (On-call)

Hospice Partners of America
San Antonio, TX, US
Sep 02, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Contract Type
Job Description

Alamo Hospice, a member of Hospice Partners of America,is seeking an outstanding Registered Nurse to join our team. The On-Call Registered Nurse provides skilled professional nursing care topatient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations by theState Board of Registered Nursing and company policies when called upon after hours.Work closely with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure proper patient follow up onprevious night after hours calls. Adhere to company policies and procedures and regulatorycompliance requirements and directives. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Provides skilled nursing patient care or service within the established plan of care.Coordinates all after hour services relative to providing skilled nursing care.Demonstrates exceptional service to patients, families, referral sources, co-workers andother customers. Assists team members as needed to ensure that this level of service isconsistently provided.Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, and environmental status; identifiesproblems and appropriate interventions and initiates the Plan of Care based on thesefindings. Includes the patient and family in the planning process.

Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding changes in patient status;identifies problems and appropriate interventions and updates the Plan of Care based onthese findings. Communicates with the Clinical Team Lead and physician regardingobservations and recommended interventions.Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Providesmedication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes andutilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works inconcert with the interdisciplinary group.Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and servicesare provided timely.Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuityof care, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support.Completes all documentation in a concise, accurate and timely manner.Provides written instructions to home health aides for patient care consistent with theestablished plan of care.

Required Skills

Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently. Maintains a current CPR certification. Must be a licensed driver with reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order. Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.

Required Experience

Prior home health or hospice experience or (1) year of recent medical/surgical experience strongly preferred.

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