The RN On Call Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care after-hours under the supervision of a Registered Triage Nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides direct patient care as defined in designated state Nurse Practice Act. 2. Implements plan of care initiated by the Case Manager or Admission Nurse. 3. Provides accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care. 4. Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care. 5. Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group members. Examples include RN Case Manager, hospice aide, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietitian, bereavement coordinator, volunteer coordinator or Clinical Supervisor 6. Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently. 7. Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient's response to treatments/medications 8. Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in organization's quality management program. 9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Triage Nurse. 10. The above statements are intended to be a representative 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.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
â¢ Graduate of an accredited RN program. â¢ One year nursing experience and community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is preferred. â¢ Current and unrestricted license as an RN in the designated state. â¢ Complies with accepted professional standards and practice. â¢ Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills. â¢ Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with California and organization requirements and is in good working order.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently is required to sit. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance, talk and hear.
â¢ Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. â¢ Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. â¢ Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift or exert force up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
â¢ Requires working under stressful conditions. â¢ Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids. â¢ Requires driving for extended period of time. â¢ Requires flexibility in changing patient census. â¢ Requires patience, compassion, and the ability to work successfully with a variety of patients, families, facilities, and team members with positive results. â¢ Requires the ability to work irregular hours. â¢ Requires critical thinking skills and the ability to work successfully independently and in a team. â¢ Requires the ability to adapt to, and follow established protocols and adjusting requirements.
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Technical/other training or better in Nursing.
1 year: Registered Nurse Experience
1 year: Hospice Experience
Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.