Jordan Hospital RN - Hospice (per diem) in Plymouth, Massachusetts
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.
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
Current Massachusetts professional RN license
Hospice and/or home care experience preferred