On- Call RN 7/7

Houma, Louisiana, United States Full-time

 

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 

 

The On Call RN isan integral part of the Hospice IDT and as such isresponsible fortheexcellent delivery of care in every care setting after hours and during the weekend.   

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Receives calls from patients and/or family members and quickly respond to and access problems delivering high quality care in a crisis situation. 
  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs including a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (esand initiating a plan of care as needed. 
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions including the patient and the family in the planning process. 
  • Assists in overseeingthe utilization and ordering of medications, DMEand supplies related to the plan of care in a manner consistent with Heart of Hospice’s philosophy of care. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.   
  • Uses equipment and supplies efficiently and in a cost effective manner to support the organizations financial performance. 
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care. 
  • Attends and actively participates in weekly Interdisciplinary team meeting as assigned. 
  • Responsible to stay educated regarding all updates inEHR,regulations, documentation needs by attending mandatory in-services and educational trainings. 
  • Acts as a liaison and educator where needed between patient/family, hospice team, andvendors. 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures. 
  • Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization’s electronic health record. 
  • Lives the Mission, strives to achieve the Vision and exemplifies the Core Values of the organization. 
  • Works toward exceeding chosen Pillar goals in the areas of Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction,    Quality Service, Compliance, Growth and Financial Performance. 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the employee Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.                 

                                                               

The above statements are intended to be a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.