RN On Call Nurse?? Weekends -- Includes areas in and near Lexington, Concord, Maynard, Arlington and Lowell?
Hours: Friday 5:00 pm to Monday 8:30 am
Ascend Hospice - is part of the Ascend family of Healthcare Companies. Our mission is to define excellence within the health care community. We are dedicated to inspiring people to live better lives through innovative health and wellness programs, products and services. We treat residents, their families and each other with respect, dignity and compassion. Through a collaborative and consultative approach, we strive to provide a framework of strength and stability for our patients, families and associates. We work to maintain the highest standards of care and service for our patients, families and valued employees.
We are proud to Offer:
Competitive Salaries ? Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits ? 401(k) Retirement Plan ? Paid Time Off ? Mileage Reimbursement ? Opportunities to advance and grow your career ? And More!
If working with people who are dedicated, compassionate, and concerned about their patients is essential to you, then you'll appreciate being a part of our team. We've built a strong reputation on the outstanding level of care that we provide.
Ascend Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The RN-On Call Nurse is responsible for, but not limited to:
Assumes responsibility for a patient visit or on call schedule which includes the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process
Provides hospice nursing care based on systematic assessment docusing on pain control and symptom management
Initiates communication with attending physicians, other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate care and use of resources for the patient/family
Maintains regular communication with direct supervisor to review assignments
Maintains up to date documentation at point of service so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and charges are reflected as they occur in accordance with agency policy and Medicare regulation
Administers medication in accordance with all federal and state laws and the policies of the Hospice along with LTC staff
Maintains current patient records and documents in accordance with the policies of Ascend Hospice to ensure that problems, intervention, goals and outcomes are accurately and clearly states and charges are reflected as they occur
Assess and collaborates with Medical Director to determine initial and on going eligibility of the hospice patient
Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs
Can anticipate end stage disease process and related pain and symptom management
Regularly re-evaluates patient's nursing needs
Uses assessment data to determine care plan needs
Initiates appropriate preventive and palliative nursing procedures
Counsels the patient and family in meeting end of life needs
Performs a comprehensive death note when appropriate
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports any changes in the patient's condition
Communicates with other members of the IDT to coordinate the care plan
Participates in On-call duties as defined by the on-call policy
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are needed
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Must have a State Certified RN license
Experience in either Hospice or home health care, REQUIRED
Must have excellent documentation skills and the ability to work independently.
Strong communication skills.
Valid driver's license & reliable transportation.
Must be available to travel locally within assigned territory.