Hospice On-Call and Triage Registered Nurse - Hospice
Company: Amedisys Inc
Posted on: August 6, 2022
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
* Maintains flow of communication between in-house staff, field
staff and other departments, for coordination of activities and
* Conducts follow up with all hospice office by phone and fax
machine to ensure quality of care and notifies Administrator and/or
* Initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures. Administers
medications and treatments in accordance with the patient's plan of
* 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
* 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)
* 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
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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