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Oncall Registered Nurse

Company: Click To See Company Name
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: February 6, 2020

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Oncall Registered Nurse - St Croix HospiceOn-Call Registered NurseJob DetailsJob Location Grand Island - Grand Island, NEPosition Type Full TimeJob Category Health CareDescription This is a Full time salaried position and will have a schedule of 7 days on and 7 days off, with the hours being on call from 5p to 8a.Job Description SummaryThe on-call registered nurse organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse directs the immediate services necessary to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities--- Available to receive and respond to calls from Triage during assigned shifts making visits to patients with changing conditions, and completing week end admissions.--- Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs for after-hours calls. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness.--- Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.--- Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:- Writing and initiating plan of care- Re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs- Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary--- Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.--- Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.--- Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.--- Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.--- Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.--- Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.--- Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.--- After hours on-call responsibilities included remaining available for all calls related to patient care and making all appropriate visits as necessary.--- Remaining with patient and or family through a crisis period until resolved and or relived.--- Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.--- Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.--- Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.--- Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.--- Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.--- Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.--- Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.--- Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.--- Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.--- Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.--- Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice classes.--- Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.--- Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.Qualifications Position Qualifications--- 1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.--- 2. Current licensure in State and CPR certification.--- 3. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.--- 5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.--- 6. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.--- 7. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

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