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On-Call Registered Nurse

Company: St Croix Hospice
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Job Description:





On-Call Registered Nurse


Job DetailsJob Location Eau Claire - Eau Claire, WIPosition Type Full TimeJob Category Health CareDescription This is a Full time salaried position and will have a schedule of 7 days on and 7 days off, with the hours being on call from 5p to 8a.

Job Description SummaryThe on-call registered nurse organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse directs the immediate services necessary to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities




  • Available to receive and respond to calls from Triage during assigned shifts making visits to patients with changing conditions, and completing week end admissions.

  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs for after-hours calls. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness.

  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.

  • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:




    • Writing and initiating plan of care

    • Re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

    • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary



    • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.

    • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

    • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.

    • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.

    • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

    • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.

    • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.

    • After hours on-call responsibilities included remaining available for all calls related to patient care and making all appropriate visits as necessary.

    • Remaining with patient and or family through a crisis period until resolved and or relived.

    • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.

    • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.

    • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

    • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.

    • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.

    • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.

    • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.

    • Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

    • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

    • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.

    • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice classes.

    • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.

    • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.



      Qualifications Position Qualifications




      • 1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

      • 2. Current licensure in State and CPR certification.

      • 3. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

      • 5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

      • 6. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

      • 7. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.



Keywords: St Croix Hospice, Eau Claire , On-Call Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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