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Hospice On-Call and Triage Registered Nurse - Hospice

Company: Amedisys Inc
Location: Temple
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Hospice On-Call and Triage Registered NurseWhat You Will Do

Responsible 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.


* 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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