Homestead Hospice Weekend On-Call Nurse - Full-Time in Irmo, South Carolina
Homestead Hospice is seeking a Hospice On-Call Nurse (RN) to join our team of outstanding teams. At Homestead Hospice, the difference is our people and the commitments that we hold dear. The On-Call Registered Nurse is responsible for evaluating and responding to the patient’s/caregiver’s needs after-hours via telephone contact, home visits, and/or facility visits for assessment, symptom management, treatment, teaching, and coordination of care as needed in accordance with the plan of care.
Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
Current unrestricted registration in the state.
Minimum 2 years of hospice experience
Knowledge of terminally ill patients and their families along with an understanding of hospice.
Must understand the physical psychosocial and spiritual concerns of the terminal patient and the effects of the prognosis on the family.
Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills to patients, families, team members, and other health care professionals.
- Friday - Monday 5:00pm - 9:00 am
Respond to emergency telephone requests for patient care, questions or concerns, and medical emergencies.
Turn on the cell phone at all times or notify the answering service of how you can be reached.
Patient visits after hours/weekends are for emergency purposes. A phone consultation will be used to provide instructions to family/caregivers to help solve problems. After advice is given, the nurse will follow up within a reasonable amount of time to reassess the situation. If there is no improvement and/or the situation is unstable, a visit will be offered and/or made by the nurse.
Calls will be responded to within 10 minutes of receiving the signal on the pager or answering service.
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