RN Afterhours Nurse Hospice - 181597

York, Pennsylvania

RN Afterhours Nurse Hospice - 181597

Company Overview

Registered Nurse Afterhours (RN) in Hospice 

At LHC Group, we embrace a culture of caring, belonging, and trust and enjoy the meaningful connections that come from it: for the whole patient, their families, each other, and the communities we serve—it truly is all about helping people. You can find a home for your career here.

 

As a Hospice RN, you can expect:

· the ability to develop trusting relationships as an end-of-life care expert

· being valued and respected by patients and their families

· employee-focused wellness and support programs

· incredible team support and empathetic leadership

 

Take your nursing career to a new level of caring. Join us.

 

Memorial White Rose Hospice, a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

 


Essential Functions

  • Able to triage patient needs over the phone until a nurse can provide an in-person visit.
  • Responds appropriately and with urgency to crisis calls from patients and families afterhours.
  • Makes the initial nursing evaluation in determining eligibility for hospice services, as part of a patient visit, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral if assigned.
  • Competent to perform afterhours visits including admission visits, death visits, recertification visits, and routine visits.
  • Identifies the patient/family's physical, psychosocial, emotional, and environmental needs and re-assesses as needed, no less than every fifteen (15) days.
  • Documents problems, appropriate goals, interventions, and patient/family response to hospice care.
  • Collaborates with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and family care.
  • Adheres to and supports the policies/procedures/goals/objectives of the hospice agency.
  • Strives for independence and sound critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care in a cost-effective manner without compromising quality.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients/families who are facing end-of-life.
  • Utilizes effective communication with patients, caregivers, hospice team members, physicians, vendors, referral sources and community members, both verbally and in writing.
  • Educates, instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition.
  • Reports patient condition and any identified needs/issues to supervisor.
  • Completes all required hospice education assignments in a timely manner.
  • Participates in daily nursing report on assigned patients to supervisor and provides all necessary documentation.
  • Participates in the hospice agency Quality Assurance Performance Improvement plan.
  • Maintains up-to-date personnel file.
  • Assists in overseeing the utilization of medications, DME and supplies related to the plan of care in a manner consistent with the needs of the patient, physician’s orders, and the performance goals of the hospice agency.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan as needed.
  • Communicates with the referring and/or attending physician, if any, regarding hospice eligibility and patient needs to establish and maintain the patient plan of care, including obtaining/receiving physicians’ orders, as required.

  • Acts as a liaison with community referral sources, physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes to bring a greater understanding of the hospice philosophy and support to patients and families.
  • Responsible to effectively communicate with members of the hospice IDG, clinical supervisor, and the patient’s attending physician, if any, regarding changes in patient status and/or patient needs occurring during afterhours call.
  • All other duties as assigned. 


Education & Experience

Experience Requirements

  • One year of clinical experience.
  • License Requirements
  • Current RN licensure in the state of practice and one year of clinical experience.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disabled

Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required.  If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.



Qualifications:

Experience Requirements

  • One year of clinical experience.
  • License Requirements
  • Current RN licensure in the state of practice and one year of clinical experience.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disabled

Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required.  If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.



Responsibilities

  • Able to triage patient needs over the phone until a nurse can provide an in-person visit.
  • Responds appropriately and with urgency to crisis calls from patients and families afterhours.
  • Makes the initial nursing evaluation in determining eligibility for hospice services, as part of a patient visit, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral if assigned.
  • Competent to perform afterhours visits including admission visits, death visits, recertification visits, and routine visits.
  • Identifies the patient/family's physical, psychosocial, emotional, and environmental needs and re-assesses as needed, no less than every fifteen (15) days.
  • Documents problems, appropriate goals, interventions, and patient/family response to hospice care.
  • Collaborates with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of the IDG in providing patient and family care.
  • Adheres to and supports the policies/procedures/goals/objectives of the hospice agency.
  • Strives for independence and sound critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care in a cost-effective manner without compromising quality.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients/families who are facing end-of-life.
  • Utilizes effective communication with patients, caregivers, hospice team members, physicians, vendors, referral sources and community members, both verbally and in writing.
  • Educates, instructs and supervises the patient/family in self-care techniques when appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition.
  • Reports patient condition and any identified needs/issues to supervisor.
  • Completes all required hospice education assignments in a timely manner.
  • Participates in daily nursing report on assigned patients to supervisor and provides all necessary documentation.
  • Participates in the hospice agency Quality Assurance Performance Improvement plan.
  • Maintains up-to-date personnel file.
  • Assists in overseeing the utilization of medications, DME and supplies related to the plan of care in a manner consistent with the needs of the patient, physician’s orders, and the performance goals of the hospice agency.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan as needed.
  • Communicates with the referring and/or attending physician, if any, regarding hospice eligibility and patient needs to establish and maintain the patient plan of care, including obtaining/receiving physicians’ orders, as required.

  • Acts as a liaison with community referral sources, physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes to bring a greater understanding of the hospice philosophy and support to patients and families.
  • Responsible to effectively communicate with members of the hospice IDG, clinical supervisor, and the patient’s attending physician, if any, regarding changes in patient status and/or patient needs occurring during afterhours call.
  • All other duties as assigned.