Hospice RN On-Call (full-time, weekends)

Career Title: Hospice RN On-Call (full-time, weekends)
City: Des Moines
State: Iowa

We are seeking a Hospice Registered Nurse for a full-time Weekend On-Call position in the Des Moines, IA area. The Hospice RN On-Call will perform routine and emergency visits as needs arise from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Monday at 8:00 a.m.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completing initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of patients and families
  • Initiating patient plan of care and reevaluating as necessary
  • Utilizing health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis
  • Administering medication and treatment as prescribed by the physician in the plan of care
  • Counseling the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs
  • Completing and maintaining accurate clinical notes
  • Communicating with the physician and participating in interdisciplinary group meetings to meet the medical and emotional needs of the patient and family/caregivers
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal legal and regulatory requirements
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • Current licensure to practice in the state of Iowa
  • 1 year nursing experience required
  • Experience in hospice or a similar setting preferred
  • Knowledge of the hospice philosophy of care
  • Commitment to clinical and documentation excellence