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On Call Registered Nurse Home Care

Company: CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE INC
Location: Hudson
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
On-Call Registered Nurse/ Home Care
Reports to: Nurse Team Leader
non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide on-call direct patient care for Hospice patients in the home setting

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Current NC license as a registered nurse
Minimum 2-3 years' nursing experience required
Active patient contact or completion of a nursing refresher course within the past 3 years
CPR certification

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
Willingness to work with patients/families regardless of race, color, creed, age or sexual orientation. Must respect their beliefs and philosophy with an attitude of openness and receptiveness

Initial And Ongoing:
Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training program
Complete Hospice orientation program
Obtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-service
Attend minimum of six staff meetings per year
Maintain CPR certification

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adhere to strict confidentiality
Adhere to safety policy and practices
Complete employee time record accurately per policy
Cooperate with all government agencies and outside auditors
Assist with updating policies and procedures, as appropriate
Complete annual TB screening
Assure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept current
Maintain up to date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedure
Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
Be available by telephone or cellular telephone and respond within 15 minutes
Communicate with on-call team members and patient care unit staff on regular basis
Evaluate the physical, financial, psychological, spiritual, and pre-bereavement needs of the patient/family in coordination with interdisciplinary team
Assist in assessing patient appropriateness for services
If patient is not appropriate, recommend other services available, with referrals to other community agencies, as appropriate
Educate patient and family about Hospice services
Coordinate the development of the plan of care with goals defined by the patient/family and the hospice team updating as changes occur
Coordinate medication administration, education and assure accuracy
Communicate patient/family information to the interdisciplinary team
Provide nursing services according to the plan of care
Evaluate the need for other services and make referral as needed in coordination with the social worker
Teach the primary caregiver, sitter, and home health aide by role model, repetition, and reinforcement
Provide ongoing supervision along with assessment of continuing needs for patient/family teaching
Instruct caregiver in emergency response and anticipate change
Make regular visits as ordered by the physician and as needed
Provide the patient/family with information concerning the disease process, the regimen of treatment process, and alternative methods of care
Respond to questions honestly and realistically
Help the patient/family make informed choices
Promote independence and responsibility throughout the course of the disease
Provide emotional support
Actively listen to patient and family concerns
Support individual coping mechanisms
Provide services at the time of death
Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions on a regular basis and whenever changes occur in the patient/family situation
Communicate with physician as needed and required by regulations
Maintain current knowledge and competency in providing care to terminally ill patients and their families
Assist with nursing care on patient care unit as directed by supervisor
PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contact
Visual acuity to read chart and physician's orders
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
Manual dexterity to establish IV sites, manipulate tubing, and other patient care supplies
With assistance, ability to lift and support an average of 150 pounds
Ability to sit as required to perform duties
Ability to pull/push, and bend frequently
Ability to squat, kneel, climb, and balance

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and state driver's license

Requirements:

PI187007301

Keywords: CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE INC, Gastonia , On Call Registered Nurse Home Care, Healthcare , Hudson, North Carolina

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