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Hospice RN After Hours Triage Coord

Cape Cod Healthcare

South Dennis, MA
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Hospice RN After Hours Triage Coord-180327-50007721
Responsible for coordinating skilled nursing intervention and supportive care to patients’ and contracted skilled nursing facilities, for weekend, holiday, evening and night on-call duty, in accordance with the Plan of Care for each patient.
  • Respond timely to all calls received from answering service. Triage calls from MD’s, staff, patients, caregivers, and families.
  • Assigns and/or directs nurses when appropriate.
  • Coach, support, and monitor progress of after hours visit nurse.
  • Initiate communications with attending physicians and other community resources to report changes and coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
  • Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care as indicated.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur. In a timely manner, documents in the patient record any call, problem, solution and disposition.
  • Monitor physical care of the patient by instructing primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers.
  • Leave any changes to the plan of care on the Hospice report line.
  • Respond to medical or emotional crisis and/or death of patient and schedule home visit to provide direct care admission or nurse pronouncement as appropriate.
  • Attend interdisciplinary team/staff meetings whenever possible.
  • Provide appropriate counsel at the time of death. Report death and any bereavement risk factors to bereavement coordinator.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Current RN license in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent varied work experience as a professional nurse in oncology, home health and hospice setting.
  • Hospice experience.
  • Triage experience.

Schedule Details: Per Diem overnight, phone triage 4pm 8am, Mon-Fri
Organization: Visiting Nurse Association
Primary Location: South Dennis
Department: VNA-Hospice
Employee Classification: Regular-Per Diem
Shift: Night
Weekend Shifts: Occasional
Holiday Shifts: None
Posting Start Date: Apr 9, 2018
Posting End Date: Ongoing
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