Caregiving is Our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting
those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member
contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct
care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.
In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life
while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.
If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put
your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and
pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
Hospice After Hour On-Call RN | 5K Sign on Bonus | Schedule: Tues and
Thurs 5p-8a; Fri 11p-8a; Sun 8a - Mon 8a
What You Will Do
Responsible for providing after-hours and weekend on-call nursing
service. Responds to telephone requests for assistance by addressing the
request by telephone or by making a visit that includes skilled
assessment and interventions.
Demonstrates competency in skills required by the agency for patient
care. Has received specialty program education and has completed
Communicates significant findings, problems, changes in condition or
environment to the clinical manager/physician and other members of the
hospice care team.
Assesses and reassesses physical, environmental and emotional factors to
determine hospice needs.
Utilizes the patient's plan of care to maintain continuity of patient
care by communication with appropriate staff.
Answers all incoming calls in a manner appropriate to the nature of the
call, completes admits, and makes follow-up visits on patients admitted
the day prior; as necessary. Handles referrals and inquiries for
services, rapidly identifies the caller's needs, and takes proper action
to assure the caller's needs are handled.
Maintains flow of communication between in-house staff, field staff and
other departments, for coordination of activities and services.
Conducts follow up with all hospice office by phone and fax machine to
ensure quality of care and notifies Administrator and/or Clinical
Initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures. Administers
medications and treatments in accordance with the patient's plan of
Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and IDT to meet the
emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains physician orders as
Develops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient care progress
records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits
accurate documentation in timely manner. Records pain/symptom management
and changes/outcomes as appropriate.
Utilizes a combination of agency resources and rationally recognizes
standards of practice to achieve excellent pain and symptom management
and high-quality end-of-life care.
Participates in agency performance improvement initiatives.
Utilizes enterprise teaching materials in patient/family education.
Actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) conferences with
attendance requirements per DOO.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse. An
employee in this role is only able to provide clinical guidance to
patients in states in which the employee possesses a current,
unencumbered license. May possess either a single state license in each
non-compact state and/or a compact license in their state of residence
that is accepted in all Nurse License Compact (NLC) participating
Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual
recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license
(in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both
physical and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and
regulation. Nurses must legally reside in a NLC state to be eligible to
have a multi-state license.
One (1+) year of nursing experience.
Current CPR certification.
Able to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to age
Knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of terminally
ill patients and their caregivers.
Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such
as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of
computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows,
effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage
online HR services and online training programs.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, age, p regnancy, marital status, national
origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual
orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other
legally protected characteristic.
Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to
our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the
opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible
Spending Account options
Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, age, p regnancy, marital status, national origin,
citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation,
genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected
Amedisys is a leading home health and hospice care company focused on bringing home the continuum of care. We deliver personalized home health and hospice care to thousands of patients and their families, in the comfort of their own homes.
Our care teams deliver personalized home health and hospice care to approximately 380,000 patients each year. Amedisys is a post-acute care partner to more than 2,233 hospitals and 61,900 physicians across the country.
We provide the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at the end of life.
Amedisys is a recognized innovator, being one of the first in the industry to equip its clinicians with point-of-care laptop technology and referring physicians with an internet portal that enables real-time coordination of patient care seamlessly.
Amedisys also has the industry's first-ever nationwide Care Transitions program, designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient's home health plan of care.