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Weekend After Hours Registered Nurse (RN)- Alamo Hospice
at Hospice Partners
The After Hours Registered Nurse provides skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations by the State Board of Registered Nursing and company policies when called upon after hours. Work closely with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure proper patient follow up on previous night after hour’s calls. Adhere to company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives.
Provides skilled nursing patient care or service within the established plan of care. Coordinates all after hour services relative to providing skilled nursing care. Demonstrates exceptional service to patients, families, referral sources, co-workers and other customers. Assists team members as needed to ensure that this level of service is consistently provided. Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, and environmental status; identifies problems and appropriate interventions and initiates the Plan of Care based on these findings. Includes the patient and family in the planning process.
Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding changes in patient status; identifies problems and appropriate interventions and updates the Plan of Care based on these findings. Communicates with the Clinical Team Lead and physician regarding observations and recommended interventions. 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. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are provided timely. Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support. Completes all documentation in a concise, accurate and timely manner. Provides written instructions to home health aides for patient care consistent with the established plan of care.
Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently. Maintains a current CPR certification. Must be a licensed driver with reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order. Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.
Prior home health or hospice experience or (1) year of recent medical/surgical experience strongly preferred.