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On Call Registered Nurse

Company: Hospice Buffalo
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

2pm-10pm Monday-Friday.
$5/hour evening differential.
The majority of our patients prefer to receive hospice and palliative care at home to maintain their independence and live their lives to the best of their ability. Symptoms are managed so that the patient can live a full life with the support of family and friends and the comforts of home.You can be part of people's most critical time in life. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with patients and families.
A Hospice On Call RN renders professional nursing services in accordance with physicians' orders for individualized patient care and psychosocial/spiritual interventions for patients/families.
Reponsibilities include:

  • Perform comprehensive assessments to identify all physical, psychosocial, environmental, safety, emotional and spiritual needs related to terminal illness
  • Performs pain assessments using Edmonton Scale
  • Articulates disease progression of cancer(s), lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, dementia, and other neurologic disease states.
  • Articulate etiologies of symptom manifestation (nausea, vomiting, anorexia, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, constipation, mucositis, weakness/fatigue, dysphasia, edema, dyspnea, cognitive impairment, urinary retention, depression, delirium) related to a disease.
  • Knowledge in usage, indication, adverse side effects, contraindications and negative interactions of most commonly used steroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, narcotics, antifungals, and diuretics.
  • Member of the interdisciplinary team, collaborating on the optimum plan of care
  • Incorporates computer documentation into patient visit
  • Must be able to make visits in home care and facility- based (SNF, ALF, group home) settings.
    Education / Certification
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current RN licensure in the State of NY
    • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing preferred.
    • Valid Driver's License, free of serious violations, and vehicle required for use when on duty or on-call.
      Experience
      • (1) Year of nursing practice as a professional nurse is preferred.

Keywords: Hospice Buffalo, Buffalo , On Call Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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