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Jordan Hospital RN - Hospice (per diem) in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Shares in implementing patient/caregiver plan of care during evening/night hours.

  • Accesses all pertinent information from the Hospice EMR .

  • Triages all calls, makes pro-active visits, makes visits to attain symptom management in response to all patient/family calls

  • Maintains the same level of service to patients and families during the night shift as is expected during routine business hours

  • Arranges equipment and medication procurement as needed

  • Collaborates with patient’s primary MD and/or the Hospice Medical Director as needed

  • Understands the requirements and limitations of providing hospice care in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and group homes.

  • Is able to access relevant psychosocial information about home situations that may impact care delivery

  • Communicates with the Administrator On-Call to report potential problems or request additional resources

  • Communicates with social work and chaplain as needed, initiates request for Vigil Volunteer as needed

  • Performs RN Pronouncement, in all settings except acute care hospitals

  • Provides support to families at the time of death in all settings

  • Makes pro-active visits to patients who are at high risk, are new to hospice, or are on GIP level of care in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities

  • Maintains regular and timely communication to other team members, by phone and through timely documentation in the Hospice EMR (PTCT)

  • Provides RN visits to patients during regular business hours on a rotating basis to improve continuity in patient care and to increase team collaboration

  • Completes Admissions to hospice as needed

  • Provides coverage for Intake/Referral as needed

  • Completes supervision of Hospice Aides in Skilled Nursing Facilities between the hours of 7AM and 8AM when assigned.

  • Assists in preparing the visit schedule for the next business day

  • Completes chart audits, quality data extraction, medication reconciliation and patient data input and completes documentation of those activities per shift.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of pain and symptom management at end-of-life

  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of terminal care/expertise in hospice philosophy

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in a variety of settings

  • Ability to provide won transportation evenings and nights

  • Demonstrated to manage multiple crisis situations simultaneously with limited resources

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to function independently and triage care

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • BS Degree or matriculation towards a BSN recommended

  • CHPN preferred

    Registration/Certification:

  • Current Massachusetts professional RN license

  • Hospice and/or home care experience preferred

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