On Call Registered Nurse – Hosparus Health – New Albany, IN

Hosparus Health starts with a compassionate team, committed to our mission of creating more moments for our patients facing advanced illness or end of life care. Our premier model of care supports patients and their families with a holistic, team-based approach, wherever the patient chooses to call home. Hosparus Health empowers its people to provide the care our patients want to receive, with a level of service we describe as “above and beyond.” Don’t just find a job. Join our team and help us create more moments for our patients and enrich our communities with compassionate care.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5p-9:30a Position Summary: The On Call Registered Nurse responds to on-call services and upholds the nursing service standards of care throughout the organization. The On Call Registered Nurse may make visits to home or facility patients. Patient visits include scheduled and unplanned visits, visits to follow up on new admissions as needed, admission visits for medically eligible patients into Hosparus care, or conduct facility to home admissions as needed. The On Call Registered Nurse demonstrates excellence in nursing practice for assignments and is supportive of the organization’s needs in providing nursing care and services to all Hosparus Health patients.

Responsible for compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Position Duties & Responsibilities: • Conducts/documents a thorough nursing assessment that identifies variations from baseline in patient status including risk factors. • Assesses the need for, and evaluates all care, treatment, and services. • Identifies educational needs of the patient and family.

  • Utilizes knowledge of Hosparus Health Patient Care Guidelines and Clinical Protocols in the development of nursing interventions. • Communicates and collaborates with the patient’s attending physician if applicable, regarding care and treatment. • Develops initial Plan of Care for the Interdisciplinary Team and/or reviews/revises POC as patient status changes and/or per regulatory requirements, driven by needs identified as significant by patient and family. • Initiates, reviews, and revises CNA plan of care based on patient status.

Supervises the delivery of CNA care. • Demonstrates clinical competency in principles of symptom control, pain control, and palliative care. • Prepares patients and caregivers adequately for discharge from Hospice care when appropriate. • Prepares family and caregiver for the dying process, including signs and symptoms of impending death and notification of Hosparus Health at the time of death.

  • Consistently evaluates medical eligibility criteria of patient as well as goals and related interventions to the plan of care. • Communicates clearly, concisely and in a timely manner with team members. • Coordinates care of patient/family with support staff as well as other team members as necessary. • Collaborates with team members, including Hosparus Inpatient Care Center staff, Bereavement staff and others, to assure coordination in delivery of care.
  • Demonstrates collaborative and collegial relationships with Interdisciplinary Teams, support departments such as Customer Support and Scheduling, Preauthorization team, and others to assure coordination and continuity of care and services. • Mediates and solves problems effectively. • Communicates and collaborates with all community partners and referral sources, as well as with families in a positive manner, consistently seeking win-win solutions. • Collaborates with the Community Director or designee to assure completion of duties, scheduling and arranging coverage for all areas of nursing service.
  • Participates in the evaluation of department functions, identifying trends and areas for improvement as appropriate. • Completes medication reconciliation at all visits comparing EMR profile to pharmacy profile and medications present in the home or facility. This includes promptly notifying the pharmacy of changes in orders. • Completes point of service documentation in a timely manner.
  • Consults with manager for questions and concerns regarding urgent needs/issues that arise. • Achieves organizational standards for individual measures of success as defined by community leaders (visits per week, length of visit and timeliness of documentation). • Utilizes knowledge of Hosparus Health Patient Care Guidelines [HPCG] and Clinical Protocols in the development of the nursing interventions • Facilitates when appropriate [related] transfers to and from inpatient and other sites as needed. • Demonstrates knowledge of hospice admission criteria and is able to communicate the hospice philosophy in providing information to patients and families, referral sources and the public.
  • When conducting admission visit meets with patient/family to identify needs and offer hospice solutions, assesses the patient to ensure medical eligibility for hospice care, reviews relevant medical records, assessing for the documentation to support medical eligibility. • Serves as a professional role model by providing individual expertise, knowledge and skills. • Assumes the role of nurse preceptor. • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications: • RN with current RN licensure in the state of Kentucky and/or Indiana as required by designated position, or the ability to obtain required license upon hire. • BSN preferred. • CPHN encouraged. • Minimum of 1 year of nursing experience; previous home health or hospice experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of palliative care required. • Must have a valid driver’s license in accordance to policy. • Use of technology-based tools, including electronic medical record, strongly preferred. Hosparus Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hosparus Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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