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On Call Registered Nurse Home Care

Location: Hudson
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job 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


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

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