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Hospice Weekend RN in Philadelphia, PA at VNA of Greater Philadelphia.

Date Posted: 2/21/2018

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Job Description

Reports To:  Patient Care Manager as assigned

Position Summary: Provides primary RN responsive care to patients during assigned overnight and/or weekend times.  Must complete field visits to patients to deliver needed care and complete all necessary documentation and communications related to the actions taken and issues addressed.  

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintain availability and ability to complete patient visits as assigned. 
  2. Provide needed care to address immediate patient care issue(s) and stabilize or help relieve patient symptoms.

Other Duties:

  1. Respond to patients/families in distress and symptom management issues.
  2. Follow patients to the ER when 911 is called, try to prevent admission by discussing goals of care and attempt to transfer pt to the IPU or discuss revocation.  If pt is to be admitted - obtain a signed revocation form.
  3. New referrals- Hospice introductions and patient evaluations (in hospital, nursing facilities, or at home) needed on the off hours
  4. Tuck in visits for patients leaving the hospital, IPU, or nursing facility late in the day. 
  5. Time of death pronouncements. 

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience: Current, valid Pennsylvania RN license, and specific clinical experience with Hospice care.  Demonstrated clinical experience with complex acute care may be acceptable, subject to approval by Clinical Leadership staff.

Education: RN Diploma or BSN


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