After Hours / Weekend On-Call Nurse - PRN Evening Shift

  • Homestead Hospice
  • 97 Deep South Farm Road, Unit #2
  • Posted: Apr 19, 2019
Nursing

Job Description

Homestead Hospice is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity:

Job Summary:

The Home Care On-Call nurse for weekends will provide around the clock supervisory nursing coverage for patients and ancillary personnel.

Qualifications:

* Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
* Current unrestricted registration in the state.
* Minimum of 2 years of experience in medical-surgical oncology, or Community health nursing or equivalent.
* At least one year experience in hospice nursing.
* Must understand the physical psychosocial and spiritual concerns of the terminal patient and the effects of the prognosis on the family.
* Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills to patients, families, team members, and other health care professionals.
Responsibilities:

* Provide 24 hour around the clock nursing service from Friday at 5 PM to Monday at 8 AM.
* Respond to emergency telephone requests for patient care, questions or concerns, and medical emergencies.
* Turn on cell phone at all times or notify the answering service of how you can be reached.
* Patient visits after hours/weekends are for emergency purposes. Phone consultation will be used to provide instructions to family/caregivers to help solve problems. After advice is given, the nurse will follow up within a reasonable amount of time to reassess the situation. If there is no improvement and/or the situation is unstable, a visit will be offered and/or made by the nurse.
* Calls will be responded to within 10 minutes of receiving the signal on the pager or answering service.
* Documents all contacts on Brightree.