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Homestead Hospice Weekend On-Call Nurse - Full-Time in Irmo, South Carolina

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Job Summary:

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Documents all contacts on Brightree.

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