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RN / Hospice Job in Little Rock, Arkansas

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.

I believe my work is my calling.
As a Hospice On Call Registered Nurse, you will:
Provide skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations by the State Board of Registered Nursing and company policies when called upon after hours.
Prioritize calls, and instruct nurses to see patients as needed.
Guide after hours staff in assessing and treating physical, psychological, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
After clinical and social staffs report findings and interventions, determine appropriateness and if any further instruction is needed.
Work closely with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure proper patient follow up on previous night after hours calls.
Adhere to company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives.
Timely documentation of all after-hours calls and visits including problem and intervention.
A registered professional nurse with advanced skills, employed with hospice for the purpose of enhancing the quality of care for the entire agency by prioritizing patient calls after hours.
Provide leadership and support to the after hours staff.
Manage related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner within the companys budget, and report to case managers any supplies that were ordered previous on call day.
Registered Nurse licensed in the state.
Bachelors degree and A.C.R.N.H certification preferred.
Minimum of one year of general nursing preferred, with a minimum of six months to one year of experience in hospice or pain and symptom management interventions preferred.
Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.
Understanding of hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying, and the ability to advise the caregiver and Odyssey staff in proper management of symptoms.
Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
Demonstrate excellent observation, assessment, nursing judgment and communication skills.
Ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner.
Self-directed with the ability to work with some supervision from the on call administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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