Registered Nurse – Hospice On-Call – RN

Part Time
Hospice Services of Massachusetts Branch Office - Haverhill, MA, Hospice Services of Western Massachusetts Branch Office - Pittsfield, MA, Hospice Services of Western Massachusetts Main Office - Feeding Hills, MA
Posted 10 months ago

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Responsible as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team for the provision of skilled nursing assessment, planning and care on an on-call basis in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with Hospice Services of Massachusetts’ policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Preferably a B.S. degree in nursing.
  • Minimum two years of varied work experience as a professional nurse and preferably one of the two years in an acute or hospice setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings.
  • Demonstrated skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of
    individual lifestyles.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Respond to on-call messages that will include making recommendations via phone and making visits to the home of the patient about whom the call is received.
  • Make scheduled hospice visits to patients as directed by Clinical Manager; includes visits to patients admitted the previous day, and any patients with a clinical need for a visit.
  • Death pronouncements for patients dying at home or in a location where there is not a registered nurse to pronounce death.
  • Complete assessments for hospice eligibility.
  • Complete admissions as directed by Clinical Manager.
  • Write progress notes for all telephone contact and all in-person visits.
  • Contact attending physician or medical director as needed for any changes in patient status or need for change in physician orders.
  • Provide appropriate support at time of death and perform bereavement assessment if requested.

Please contact Jimmy Wilson at 860-751-3970 for more information.

Job Features

Job CategoryHospice, Nursing
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