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On-Call Hospice RN, Per Diem

Company: Tufts Medicine Care at Home
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionThe great history of Home Health Foundation is now the future of Tufts Medicine Care at Home.Tufts Medicine Care at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it's needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.Job DescriptionWhy Join Us?Benefits you will love, Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and More!The On-Call RN is responsible for the provision of nursing assessments, interventions and supportive care on evenings and overnights. The scope of the on-call nurse includes telephone triage, direct patient care, crisis intervention, problem solving, patient/caregiver advocacy and support, with emphasis of avoiding hospitalization in the off hours.Essential Functions

  • Ensures continuous coverage for incoming calls after office hours and weekends, therefore, is available by telephone to patients/caregivers, physicians and staff.
  • Promptly triages patient/caregiver related phone calls to assess need for visit and ensures that necessary visits are rendered in a timely manner.
  • Appropriately triages patient visits according to priority and urgency.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize work when schedule is busy.
  • Assesses patients' physical, psychosocial needs in a sensitive, caring manner following established Standards of Nursing Practice and Agency policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrates competence in Hospice standards of care, symptom management, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care.
    • Maintains a current body of knowledge and clinical competence through ongoing participation in continuing education relevant to the area of practice.
    • Possesses communication skills needed to effectively understand patient's reactions or responses to treatment.
    • Demonstrates ability to function independently utilizing excellent assessment /decision making skills.
    • Recognizes/identifies patients/caregivers cultural beliefs re: death and dying and is sensitive to those beliefs.
      • Collaborates with Clinical Managers and RN Case Managers for problem solving and as a resource.
      • Documents patient data in patient record using computer system in a timely, organized, concise manner to ensure compliance with legal, certification, third party payor guidelines and Agency policies.
      • Communicates unusual events, problems, or concerns to appropriate Clinical Manager/Director.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & TravelThis is a per diem position, hours of work are 4:30pm to 11:30pm and 11:30am to 8am. Days and hours of work are based on operational needs with some flexibility based on position.Qualifications
        • Current R.N. license in states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire (or willing to obtain dual licensure)
          • Must have a driver's license, auto insurance
          • Current CPR certification
          • Minimum 2 (two) year's recent medical-surgical experience, plus 1 year recent experience in one of the following areas: oncology, hospice, home health.Additional InformationAll of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
            AAP/EEO StatementTufts Medicine Care at Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Care at Home is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Tufts Medicine Care at Home, Lawrence , On-Call Hospice RN, Per Diem, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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