Do you have a "Hospice Heart"?
If your answer is yes, then you are just the nurse we are looking for. When days cannot be added to a life, we add life to remaining days. Our multidisciplinary teams offer culturally-sensitive, end-of-life and palliative care services to patients and their families at home or in assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.
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The Hospice On Call Field Nurse is responsible for making on call patient visits, both scheduled and unscheduled, for urgent physical and psycho-social issues during an after hours scheduled shift, in coordination with the Call Center Triage team and On Call Manager. The On Call Nurse must be available via cell phone to respond to Triage visit requests, and communicate effectively with the On Call team, including Hospice physician to address urgent patient needs, and establish a safe plan of care. The nurse also implements patients' plan of care, educating the patient and/or primary caregiver on changes to plan of care, including medication management, patient safety, and symptom management. In addition, The Hospice On Call Field Nurse attends patient deaths as directed to provide emotional support and guidance to family. The nurse also reports off to triage and primary Hospice team concerning patient related visits, changes to plan of care, and follow up needs.
This Full time position schedule is 5pm to 1am or 1am to 9am, weekend work and 2-3 holidays per year. Positions are for Bronx/Manhattan, Manhattan/Brooklyn or Brooklyn/Queens/Nassau
We also Fee For Service shifts available as well.