Hospice On-Call and Triage Registered Nurse
Company: Amedisys Inc.
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: August 3, 2022
What You Will DoResponsible for providing after-hours and
weekend on-call nursing service. Responds to telephone requests for
assistance by addressing the request by telephone or by making a
visit that includes skilled assessment and interventions.
Demonstrates competency in skills required by the agency for
patient care. Has received specialty program education and has
completed satisfactory competency. Communicates significant
findings, problems, changes in condition or environment to the
clinical manager/physician and other members of the hospice care
team. Assesses and reassesses physical, environmental and emotional
factors to determine hospice needs. Utilizes the patient's plan of
care to maintain continuity of patient care by communication with
appropriate staff. Answers all incoming calls in a manner
appropriate to the nature of the call, completes admits, and makes
follow-up visits on patients admitted the day prior; as necessary.
Handles referrals and inquiries for services, rapidly identifies
the caller's needs, and takes proper action to assure the caller's
needs are handled. Maintains flow of communication between in-house
staff, field staff and other departments, for coordination of
activities and services. Conducts follow up with all hospice office
by phone and fax machine to ensure quality of care and notifies
Administrator and/or Clinical Manager. Initiates appropriate
palliative nursing procedures. Administers medications and
treatments in accordance with the patient's plan of care. Works in
cooperation with the family/caregiver and IDT to meet the emotional
needs of the patient/family/caregiver. Communicates with the
physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the
patient's condition; obtains physician orders as required.
Develops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient care
progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to
policies. Submits accurate documentation in timely manner. Records
pain/symptom management and changes/outcomes as appropriate.
Utilizes a combination of agency resources and rationally
recognizes standards of practice to achieve excellent pain and
symptom management and high-quality end-of-life care. Participates
in agency performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes enterprise
teaching materials in patient/family education. Actively
participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) conferences with
attendance requirements per DOO. Performs other duties as
assigned.Required Current, unencumbered license to practice as a
Registered Nurse. An employee in this role is only able to provide
clinical guidance to patients in states in which the employee
possesses a current, unencumbered license. May possess either a
single state license in each non-compact state and/or a compact
license in their state of residence that is accepted in all Nurse
License Compact (NLC) participating states. Nurse Licensure Compact
(NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of
nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her
state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical
and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and
regulation. Nurses must legally reside in a NLC state to be
eligible to have a multi-state license.
One (1 ) year of nursing experience. Current CPR certification.
Able to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to
age specific needs. Knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and
spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their caregivers.
Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer,
such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail;
navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using
files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool
bars; ability to self-manage online HR services and online training
programs.Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy,
marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability,
military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or
carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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