Good Shepherd Community Care On Call Nurse in Newton, Massachusetts
On Call Nurse
Main Office - Newton, MA
Recently named by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts, our community based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a Registered Nurse to join our dedicated on-call team. This role is a night time position. The ideal candidate will take calls, triage patients’ symptoms over the phone and, when necessary, make home visits. This nurse will have strong assessment skills and be confident in symptom management. Reliable transportation is required. This position is eligible for a $5000 sign on bonus.
Job Responsibilities :
Triage all calls that come in after hours.
Provide symptom management to alleviate discomfort and stress in the family system.
Make home visits to hospice patients.
Education, Skills, and Qualifications:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of MA as a Registered Nurse
At least 1 year of Hospice or Palliative experience preferred; or at least 2 years of oncology nursing.
Demonstrate strong triage skills
Demonstrate an understanding of hospice philosophy and pain and symptom management.
Demonstrate a willingness to visit patients at night if symptoms are not alleviated after first triage call.
Ability to work within diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values.
Demonstrate an understanding of team approach and communication.
Contribute to a positive atmosphere and demonstrate positive interactions with patients/families and colleagues
Good Shepherd Benefits:
Four weeks paid time off in first year
12 paid holidays
Health and dental insurance, coverage begins as of your start date
403(b) with company match
Flexible Spending Account
Short and Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates
Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. We believe in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide. Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.