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On-Call Registered Nurse-Hospice - Hospice

Company: Public Health Management Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

On-Call Registered Nurse-Hospice
Position Summary: Provides primary RN responsive care to patients during assigned non-business hours. Completes field visits to patients to deliver necessary care and completes all required documentation and communications related to the actions taken and issues addressed

Essential Functions:

* Maintains availability and ability to complete patient home visits as assigned.
* Provides necessary care to address immediate patient care issue(s) to stabilize or help relieve patient symptoms.

Other Duties:

* Responds to patients/families to address care needs and symptom management issues.
* Completes hospice new patient introductory visits and patient evaluations (in hospital, nursing facilities, or at home during on-call/non-business hours.
* Makes home visits to patients discharged late in the day from a hospital, nursing facility, or the VNA hospice inpatient.
* Performs time of death pronouncements.
* Completes records and reports necessary for patient service and administrative requirements as determined by the Agency.
* Interprets VNA hospice services and programs to patients, families, referral sources and the community.
* Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with patients, families, peers, managers, and Agency external customers.
* Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices and techniques and the ability to apply to hospice nursing practice.
* Assumes responsibility for professional growth and maintains clinical competence.
* Participates, as appropriate, in the Agency's educational activities including new employee orientation and Agency staff education programs.
* Complies with Agency's personnel policies and procedures.
* Performs other related duties as requested.

Knowledge and Experience:

* Current, valid Pennsylvania RN license
* Specific clinical experience with Hospice and Palliative care.
* Current driver's license and consistent access to a reliable motor vehicle.
* Knowledge of hospice admission criteria.
* Demonstrates a caring and compassionate demeanor with patients, families, and caregivers.
* Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
* Outstanding critical thinking skills.
* Strong computer skills with proficiency with EMR system.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Registered Nurse diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Keywords: Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia , On-Call Registered Nurse-Hospice - Hospice, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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