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RN On Call - 7 days on and 7 days off

Company: Elevation Hospice of Colorado
Location: Arvada
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONThe on call registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with the emphasis of serving hospice patients while on call. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities. Will manage acute needs, admit patients and communicate outcomes to the primary care team. Schedule 5p-8:30a, 7 days on and 7 days off.MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:--- Promote and practice the Sage Hospice philosophy and mission of: To provide the absolute most compassionate, comprehensive and qualified care to people with life -limiting illness in order to serve them through their individual journey with dignity, respect and integrity.Patient CareFollows the initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family established by the Registered Nurse Case Manager to determine hospice needs. Provides a physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.Assesses and evaluates patient's status by: o Following plan of care and notifying Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) ofneeded updates as a result of after hour on- call interventions. o Evaluates patient and family/caregiver needs when called afterhours.Uses health assessment data to determine needs on- call.Initiates appropriate preventative nursing procedures and on- callmedications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.Counsels and provides education to the patient and family/ caregiver during periods of crisis in order to facilitate decision making and allow the patient to remain in the care setting of their choice.Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.Assists the patient with activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.CommunicationCompletes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care provided. Records pain, symptom management changes, interventions and outcomes as appropriate.Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient condition; obtains, receives and documents physician's orders as required.Educates the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques and other task as they relate to the patient's plan of care.Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physicians.Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers.Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group (IDG).Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.Assists the patient, family/caregiver and other team members in providingcontinuity of care.Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice IDG to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.Additional DutiesEnsures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available during on-call visits.Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.Fulfills the obligation of requested phone triage RN.Assumes other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Graduate of an accredited school of nursingOne (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutionalsetting.One (1) to (2) years of recent experience in home care.Current licensure in the state of residence and a valid driver's license.SKILLS/ABILITIES/ KNOWLEDGE:Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.Ability to lift, position or transfer patients.Ability to lift supplies and equipment.Ability to stoop, bend, kneel or crouch.Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.Valid driver's license.Demonstrate ongoing insurance in accordance with the state andorganization requirements.#elevationcoind

Keywords: Elevation Hospice of Colorado, Arvada , RN On Call - 7 days on and 7 days off, Healthcare , Arvada, Colorado

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