Triage Registered Nurse Hospice and Home Health Weekends

Sep 12, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, a subsidiary of HCR ManorCare/ProMedica, is currently searching for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, hospice and home health Triage Nurse. As a triage nurse you will be responsible for handling incoming calls after hours, doing clinical assessments over the phone, providing clinical expertise and coordinating visits with the on-call nurse(s) for select agencies as needed/appropriate. This is a position working from home and has a schedule that includes working every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1 night during the week. Weekend hours could vary between 8am-5pm or 5pm-8am. Must be able to work either shift as hours will vary depending on need. In this role you will also be required to work 1 day/week, 430pm-8am. The weeknight may change depending on need. Currently 2 holidays/year 8am-5pm or 5pm-8am (shift times subject to change). This role will also be a backup for call offs and will be back up 2-3 days/month. This position will triage for several home health and hospice locations within WI, MN and IL. Licensure in WI, MN and IL required.

The Triage Nurse is responsible to provide nursing triage services. Functions to assess the severity of the patient s health concerns, implementing nursing interventions and arranges skilled nursing or support staff visits as indicated on an individual basis.


Ability to manage Patient care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside nursing, symptom management, crisis intervention and family intervention.

Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making abilities.

Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the Patient and family.

Excellent communication skills, i.e. listening, oral and written skills while conversing with patients, families, health professionals and community agencies.

Capacity to function independently with licensed scope of practice.

Must have the ability to handle stressful emergency situations calmly and effectively.

Minimum of 2 years of hospice experience preferred.

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, competitive compensation, full-time benefits, supportive team and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the 15th largest healthcare system and largest non-profit hospice in the nation.

4667 - Heartland Hospice - Serving North Central Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
A minimum of 6 months institutional nursing experience within the past 3 years, unless state regulations differ. Travel is necessary on a daily basis.

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