Registered Nurse - Emergency Response - Home Hospice Care

Bala Cynwyd, PENNSYLVANIA | about 2 months

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Job Description


Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


Providing skilled nursing care to patients whose care is being provided by the agency's hospice or home care department specifically after business hours, evenings and nights. Functions collaboratively with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) by assessing patient/family needs and planning and facilitating home care, palliative care, and end-of-life care.  Provides skilled nursing care and utilizes the nursing process including assessment, implementation, and evaluation in caring for the patients in urgent situations such as pain crisis or other symptom management issues.

• Planning:  Performing nursing assessments.  Follows established plan of care.  Completes the appropriate documentation required based on the assessment and implementation of the nursing plan. Collaborates with physicians and other team members.  Provides complete handoff communication.
• Implementation and Coordination of Services:  Initiates appropriate preventative and palliative nursing procedures according to the Standards of Hospice and Palliative Nursing through assessment, instruction and support. Coordinates care with the Triage Supervisor and Administrator on Call.
• Directing:  Initiates patient/family instructions about care.  Maintains clear and concise documentation so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately stated and changes reflected as they occur.  Responds to medical or emotional crisis and/or death of a patient.  Communicates with the RN Case Manager/RN Team Manager regarding the patient status and follow-up needs.
• Improvement of Care:   Reviews the plan of care with the RN Case Manager/Team Manager if there is current patient/family needs.   Participates in performance improvement activities as requested.

• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization


Bachelor's Degree BSN from an accredited school of nursing And 2+ years Acute care or long term care experience as a registered nurse
Must be able to visit patients in various geographic areas as determined by agency contracts
Pennsylvania RN licensure
BLS/CPR, as a healthcare provider as per the American Heart Association
Valid Driver's License
Car Insurance
Have a Car

Preferred:
NJ and PA Dual License
1+ years Home Care and/or Hospice experience


Shifts: 1p-9p or 2p-10p M-F with rotation to weekends.

The service area will be divided into quadrants.

The primary focus will be Infusion visits for line care, therapies, teaches followed by urgent home health, palliative care and hospice revisits.


We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.


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