Nursing position available...Requires either a current Pennsylvania RN or LPN license.
Full-time pay and benefits for weekend work! Bethany Hospice has an opening for a full-time weekend on-call hospice nurse. This is a salaried position with excellent benefits, paid mileage, and paid cell phone stipend. Bethany has been voted a Best Place to Work in Western PA 8 times and 3 times was voted a Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania. We service hospice patients in the community within a 30 mile radius of our Greentree office. Make a real difference in the lives of hospice patients and families!
This unique position will require the candidate to have excellent nursing skills, triage skills, ability to make visits when needed during the on-call period and strong electronic medical record ability. Hospice experience is preferred. The Weekend nurse is always backed up a hospice team of caregivers and a full-time weekend manager. We average 6 visits per day on both Saturday and Sunday for full time wage and benefits! Caring and compassion required!
- Seek and obtain sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the setting where the patient/family/caregiver require care.
- Conduct initial nursing assessment, including physical and psychosocial aspects of patient/family/caregiver in a thorough, accurate, compassionate and timely fashion.
- Utilize own special knowledge to provide leadership and guidance to the care team in developing an individualized plan of care to include problem identification, interventions and goals for palliative comfort.
- Contribute to identifying both active and potential needs of the patient/family/caregiver which may affect the plan of care.
- Consistently collaborate with the physician to plan and implement the medical and nursing plan of care for any after hours problems.
- Review the plan of care with the interdisciplinary team, communicating in writing in the chart and verbally with the team to report on the previous night’s problems.
- Facilitate implementation of the care plan interventions for problems that occur after hours and provide direct patient care as necessary.
- Collaborate with after hours staff to provide continuous assessment of assigned patients, interpret findings, initiate appropriate therapeutic actions and evaluate the results of these actions.
- Work in cooperation with the patient/family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team to meet their emotional needs.
- Teaching and education of patient/family/caregiver to promote continuity of care and optimal outcome for quality death as defined by the patient/family/caregiver.
- Demonstrates expertise in utilization of all after hours team members including volunteers and community resources.
- Assists in the investigation and resolution of quality issues in conjunction with the Total Quality Assurance committee.
- Submit accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given for problems that occur after hours.
- Function with little to no supervision, utilizing time constructively and organizing assignments for maximum productivity.
- Communicate clearly and appropriately to patient/family/caregiver, physicians, nursing facility staff and other referral sources, relating all pertinent information in written and verbal forms. Maintain open communication with supervisory personnel.
- Regular attendance is to be maintained.