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RN HOSPICE - WEEKENDS

Company: Elevation Hospice of Colorado
Location: Arvada
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

We care about your development.Join Elevation Colorado as an ON CALL REGISTERED NURSEThis is an opportunity for you to truly take control of your career. Elevation prides itself on being an open environment. A place where managers care about their teams, work closely with individuals and are always available and accessible. You're given all you need to succeed. Clear development paths, constant support and an environment that thrives on collaboration. To do your job, and to do it well, you need to be surrounded by people who understand what it takes. At Elevation, we're with you.JOB SUMMARY:The on call registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with the emphasis of serving patients while on call on WEEKENDS. 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. 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:Following plan of care and notifying Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) of needed updates as a result of after hour on- call interventions.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- call medications 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 providing continuity 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:REGISTERED NURSE - Graduate of an accredited school of nursingOne (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting.One (1) to (2) years of recent experience in home care.Current licensure in the state of residence and a valid driver's license.Because those who care deserve more.Whether you are already in the care sector or looking to take your first step, we offer a unique opportunity. The Sage Family of Companies provides the highest standards of care to those at or near the end of their life. As a group, we share a commitment to building a culture where employees have the time and support to do their best work: building meaningful connections with patients and families, growing skills and knowledge, and always looking for ways to improve. We make sure you feel valued, trusted, recognized and rewarded - as well as having the satisfaction of knowing you are growing your career with a company that is highly respected for the quality of care we deliver.Apply now.

Keywords: Elevation Hospice of Colorado, Arvada , RN HOSPICE - WEEKENDS, Other , Arvada, Colorado

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