On-Call Registered Nurse-PRN in Tullahoma, TN at Compassus

Date Posted: 7/20/2019

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Job Description

Current Compassus Colleagues: Please apply via Workday.

As a Compassus nurse, you have the autonomy to utilize your nursing skills. You are relied upon to take care of patients and families who need help after hours in typically urgent times. You are invited into patients’ homes and lives during uncertain times and have the honor of becoming a trusted face. For many of our team members, this is more than a career—It’s a calling.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our team today as a Hospice On-Call RN- PRN to positively impact the experiences of patients and families.

Position Summary

The On-Call Registered Nurse functions as an IDT member to provide routine and emergency assessment, (including admissions responsibilities), educational, and evaluative services to meet the needs of patients and their families.  S/he helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping.  S/he flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and family.


Regulatory Compliance Pillar of Success

  • Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to which the Company is subject.
  • Understands and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Protects the confidentiality of all patient, Colleague, and Company information. 
  • Cooperates with internal and external surveys, audits and investigations, providing truthful and accurate information.

Colleagues and Culture Pillar of Success

  • Contributes to a positive and professional work environment through personal choice of actions, according to the Hospice Compassus Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Participates in regular, direct, and effective communications with Colleagues and Leaders, promoting team building, problem solving, and peer support.

Quality Pillar of Success

  • Exhibits compassion, dignity, and respect to our patients and families in all circumstances.
  • Works consistently to do things right the first time, in accordance with our core value of Excellence.
  • Makes efficient and effective use of resources to complete assignments.
  • Demonstrates personal responsibility for professional development and training.

Service Pillar of Success

  • Exemplifies the Hospice Compassus Service Commitment in all actions.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to change rapidly and is flexible in a variety of situations.
  • Is open, receptive, approachable, and quick to respond to direction and assignments.

Growth Pillar of Success

  • Demonstrates initiative and a “Level 5” Commitment to achieving Company growth and results to ensure long-term viability.
  • Represents the Company positively and professionally within the community.

Financial Responsibility Pillar of Success

  • Conducts business effectively and in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Applies the most cost-effective approach to every situation.
  • Practices good stewardship with regard to Company time, money, and physical resources.

Position-specific Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and emergency assessments. 
  • Completes routine and emergency assessments on each patient as indicated by departmental policy.
  • Provides clinical and psycho-social services as indicated by plan of care through case management.
  • Records observations, treatments, and other pertinent information.
  • Communicates with IDT, Medical Director and Attending Physician as directed regarding measures to alleviate symptoms, and monitors response to measures implemented.
  • Provides physical and emotional interventive care to support the patient and family in period of crisis through case management with the psycho-social team.
  • Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and family needs in the home and being proactive and reactive during crisis situations.
  • Case Management of routine and emergency patient care. 
  • Collaborates with IDT to meet needs of patient for clinical and psycho-social interventions.
  • Collaborates with IDT to coordinate hospice care for the patient and family to ensure appropriateness, continuity, and quality of care.
  • Updates the POC for IDT
  • Communicates and documents changes in the plan of care to the RNCM or DCS.
  • Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT members.
  • Effectively communicates patient/family needs to IDT.
  • Educates patient/caregiver regarding:  
    • Care of patient.
    • Disease process.
    • Dying Process
    • Symptom control.
    • Wound care.
  • Maintains appropriate communication.  
  • Keeps physician and Medical Director informed of patient needs and condition.
  • Ensures documentation at bedside.
  • Notifies other IDT members of physician concerns and suggestions.
  • Submits appropriate documentation and paper work to contracted facilities at completion of visit.
  • Completes and submits IDT Narratives, time logs, and all required documentation by 10 a.m. of the following day.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a high level of achievement. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. Strong written and verbal communications.  Ability to document as required by regulations.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to successfully write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Leaders, Colleagues, patients and family members, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, understand and collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in a variety of forms and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, such as patient and Company files.

Education and/or Experience

Registered Nurse with a current nursing license.

State Specifics:

  • Louisiana: Two years full time experience as a Registered Nurse or two years clinical experience in hospice care.

Other Qualifications

Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to patients and families, physicians and before groups. Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Registered Nurse licensed in the state of employment. A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is frequently exposed to infectious diseases.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Circumstances can be unpredictable in patients’ or families' home.



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