Weeknight On-Call RN (Full-Time Position)

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
Job Description
Weeknight On-Call  RN
  • The Weeknight On-Call Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing the patient/family/caregiver needs, planning for the care, implementing the Plan of Care, and evaluating the effectiveness of the care provided.  As a member of the IDT, the Staff Registered Nurse/Case Manager oversees the direction and coordination of a patient’s care throughout their time in hospice.
  • Full-Time Non-Exempt Position, 35 Hours Guaranteed Weekly.
  • Would provide on-call service and after-hour care to the Belleville location's northern territory which includes the following counties: Madison, Clinton, Bond, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, and Calhoun.
  • Schedule: Would be on-call weekdays evenings beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 8:30 A.M. the following morning. Would begin Sunday at 5:00 P.M. and end Friday at 8:30 A.M. 
  • Would also participate in a rotating on-call shift for holidays. 
  • Benefits Offered for Full-Time Positions.
  • For further information or to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers .
  • (EOE)
Position Requirements
  1. Education
    1. Graduate of State-approved school of nursing
    2. Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing required.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred.
  2. Experience
    1. One (1) year experience in hospice preferred.
  3. Other Qualifications
    1. Current Illinois nursing license.
    2. Certification in hospice and palliative care preferred.
    3. CPR Certification preferred.
    4. Excellent clinical assessment, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
    5. A working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, hospice regulations, and third-party payor expectations is preferred.
    6. Reliable means of transportation.
Essential Functions
  1. Has knowledge and expertise on the process of intake including collection of information, completion of referral form, obtaining attending physician certification, and computer documentation of the preadmission process.
  2. Provide education on hospice care and services to all clients and referral sources.
  3. Has knowledge of Medicare Hospice Eligibility Guidelines.
  4. Reviews the medical record and collaborates with the attending physician and hospice medical director on determining eligibility for hospice care.
  5. Explains and reviews the philosophy of hospice, hospice services, and the admission consents with the patient/family in a language and manner that the patient/family understands.
  6. Demonstrates basic registered nurse clinical skills.  Gives a practical exhibition and explanation at the required annual skills day.
  7. Completes a comprehensive physical assessment.  Communicates findings to the hospice medical director and utilizes information on the formulation of the plan of care necessary to treat the patient/family immediate care needs.
  8. Identifies the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs related to the terminal illness according to Medicare conditions of participation.
  9. Reviews medication, durable medical equipment (DME), and care needs with patient/family.
  10. Knowledgeable in patterns of disease progression at end-of-life and provides education to patient/family and facility staff at the time of admission.
  11. Knowledge in principles of end-of-life pain and symptom management.  Consider patient and family’s stated values and goals when considering treatment options.
  12. Include CMS Hospice Item Set (HIS) Quality Measures in discussion with patient/family and document to ensure compliance.
  13. Document the elements of the comprehensive admission assessment in a systematic and timely manner according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
  14. Communicates admission information to the interdisciplinary team to ensure prompt start and coordination of care.
  15. Assists with routine patient visits when needed.
  16. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
  17. Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
  18. Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers while cultivating referrals and referral sources.  Identifies and analyzes problems in the referral/admission process and offers solutions to streamline for better customer service and satisfaction.  Participates in QAPI activities.
  19. Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision.  Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment.
  20. Has knowledge of community resources and provides information to referral sources to provide maximum services to patients/families.
  21. Demonstrates technical knowledge and competency in hospice nursing care and communicates that expertise in conversations with patients/families/referral sources.
  22. Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
  23. Appropriately manages Paid Time Off.
  24. Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
  25. Other duties as assigned.
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