On Call Registered Nurse
Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: September 23, 2022
$10,000 Sign On Bonus POSITION SUMMARY The On-Call Registered
Nurse is a member of the interdisciplinary team and responsible for
providing skilled nursing interventions and supportive care in
patient homes on weekends, evenings, nights, and holiday on-call in
accordance with the hospice interdisciplinary plan of care for each
patient. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited
school of nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
Experience: Minimum of two years of nursing experience with a
minimum of one year in hospice or home health. Licensure: Licensed
as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arkansas. Additional Requirements:
Must be able to work rotating schedule 7 out of 14 days in a pay
period; position is paid a salary based on an 80-hour pay period.
Must also possess a valid Arkansas driver's license, car, car
insurance, and personal cell phone. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assumes responsibility for weekends, evenings, nights and holiday
on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with Arkansas Hospice
policies and procedures.
Assumes primary responsibility for Arkansas Hospice home-based
clients including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating
phases of the nursing process.
Initiates communication with attending physicians and/or Medical
Director to report changes in patient/family and coordinate optimal
hospice care for the patient and family.
Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual
issues that may influence patient/family health status and
incorporates that data into the interdisciplinary care plan as
Responsible for maintaining current patient records so that
problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly
stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
Monitors physical care of patients and instructs primary
caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers in ways to activate
optimal physical comfort and provide emotional support.
Responds to medical and emotional crisis and/or death of patients
and makes home visits to provide direct care as appropriate.
Attends the death, provides appropriate counsel at time of death,
and notifies appropriate officials; may be responsible to pronounce
death and complete and sign the death certificate.
Completes admission process and required documentation in an
accurate and timely manner, in the electronic medical record, as
Demonstrates familiarity with the hospice philosophy, agency's
mission, policies, procedures, and the rules and regulations
related to delivery of hospice care.
Performs triage with the caregiver/family regarding patient needs,
pain crisis, end-of-life issues and death.
Completes documentation in the electronic medical record daily, as
outlined by agency policy.
Is available by pager/cell phone at all times when on call.
Pager/cell phone will remain on at all times in order to respond
All on call team members will be available to make patient visits
at any time during their work shifts. Any on call nurse will be
subject to respond to patient/family care needs in the patient's
place of residence regardless of the nurse's current assignment
(i.e., triage or runner assignments).
On call staff may be reassigned other duties within the on call
team's responsibilities as needed to insure patient care coverage.
(i.e., A triage nurse may be reassigned a runner assignment as need
arises or runner nurse may be reassigned to triage patient calls as
Reports to Administrator-on-Call as needed.
Actively participates in QAPI program.
Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times;
seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers;
demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks
additional information as needed; works with minimal
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and
Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and
punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee
will be absent or late for work.
Attends all required meetings and in-services; seeks opportunities
for additional professional development activities as appropriate.
COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION
DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS
POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE
FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control
associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic
approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies
to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge and acceptance of
hospice philosophy and principles of care. 4. Skill in organizing
and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 5. Ability to
recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 7.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other
customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and
procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain
confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team
player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience
and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to
policies and procedures. 13. Ability to work in a fast-paced
environment. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demand 25% of Job 50% of Job 50% of Job Walking X Bending
X Standing X Sitting X Climbing X Stretching/Reaching X
Pushing/Pulling X Lifting up to 10 lbs. with/without assistance n/a
Lifting up to 25 lbs. with/without assistance n/a Lifting up to 50
lbs. with/without assistance X Near Vision X Distance Vision X
Depth Perception X Color Vision X Speaking in person X Speaking on
phone X Hearing in person X Hearing on phone X Exposure to
chemicals X Works in confined space X Works in extreme temperatures
X This position is designated as a safety sensitive position
because it requires the regular handling of confidential and/or
proprietary Arkansas Hospice and patient information, performing
life-threatening procedures, monitoring and/or operating equipment
used to perform medical procedures, and/or working with controlled
substances and/or medicine. Any lapse of attention could have a
significant impact on Arkansas Hospice and/or its patients, and
could result in injury, illness, or death. For the safety and
health of yourself and others, you must be able to work in a
constant state of alertness and concentrate for long periods of
time while performing life-threatening procedures, monitoring
and/or operating equipment used to perform medical procedures,
and/or working with controlled substances and/or medicine
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