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Hospice - Weekend Call - Registered Nurse

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of "Best outcome every patient every time" through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities. At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation's fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream. UnityPoint Health: Hospice Registered Nurse: On Call WeekendsWeekend call from Friday 4:30pm-Monday 8:00am To triage patient calls during non-business hours providing outstanding nursing, palliative care, and bereavement support. Position requires independent critical thinking skills to determine if/when visits must be made and completes those visits as necessary. Performs admissions as assigned. This position is eligible for a per visit monetary stipend in addition to base hourly rate.
Triage patient calls during non-business hours demonstrating flexibility in meeting the needs of the patient and/or caregiver/family.

  • Answers calls professionally with approved department greeting
  • Interviews the patient or family member utilizing language that is easy to understand (layman's terminology)
  • Independently utilizes critical thinking skills to determine priority of patient needs - determining if a home visit is necessary or if verbal education is appropriate.Accurate and timely documentation in patients electronic medical record
    • Documents all calls in patient's EMR
    • Provides clinical records that will comply with MMCI Home Care policies and procedures, state and federal laws, and adheres to the stands of other regulatory agencies.
    • Submits all clinical documentation per Home Care policies/procedures.Ensures quality care management by providing appropriate documentation, communication, collaboration and other follow-up and by using time, supplies and resources productively.
      • Ensures quality and the safe delivery of home health care services
      • Reviews patient symptoms and advises family/caregiver of medication changes per hospice physician signed protocol.
      • Calls physician for change orders as necessary.
      • Assumes screening/admission responsibility of clients that are referred.
      • Evaluates, formulates and communicates education with the client, caregivers and families based on their changing needs.
      • Ensures quality and safe delivery of care.
      • Respects client confidentiality in all communication.
      • Communicates to the physician changes in the client's condition or status.
      • Obtains, interprets, clarifies and implements physician orders.
      • Communication and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team as client needs change.Provides bereavement support as determined by family request.
        • Attends death calls as requested by family or as required by coroner.
        • Calls coroner to report hospice patient death.
          Education
          • Diploma, Associate's or BSN Degree in the field(s) of Nursing Required.Work Experience
            • 3-5 years of experience in/with Recent medical/surgical background in an acute care setting is Required.
            • 1-3 years of experience in/with recent hospice/home health care nursing background is Preferred.License and Certification
              • CPR
              • Registered Nurse in the state of IL
              • Additional Information: Must have MVR run annually.
              • Valid Driver's License in the state of IL
              • Other: proof of current auto liability insurance.EOE M/F/V/D

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