On-Call/Triage RN

at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough, Maine, United States

Job Description

Hospice of Southern Maine, a healthcare organization where every aspect of the care experience is considered, is searching for clinical talent and people that aspire to provide the highest quality experience to all and love learning as well as teaching. Our cultural environment is a balance of purposeful work providing extraordinary value that challenges you to reach your champion status.

Hospice of Southern Maine is seeking a full time On-Call/Triage RN to work after business hours. The On-Call/Triage Nurse is the first line contact for all agency communications and patient care needs outside of normal operating hours to ensure access to and delivery of 24/7 nursing services per agency policy. The On-Call/Triage Nurse handles inbound after-hours phone calls from Hospice patients and families, assesses the needs of the patient and family, provides education about interventions, and coordinates or performs required care and follow-up in person, electronically, and by telephone in homes, facilities, and hospitals. The On-Call/Triage Nurse conducts symptom management and emergent nursing care; continuous home hospice care visits; referral management, admissions, and transfers to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House; and Time of Death, post-mortem, and RN bereavement visits. The Triage Nurse also supports RN Case Managers by following up on physician orders, prescription refills, and test results; providing targeted teaching to home patient caregivers; coordinating care with the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team; and making proactive outreach calls to patients with rapidly changing conditions. All services provided to the patient and families are pursuant to a physician’s orders and consistent with the patient’s plan of care.

Graduate of an NLN accredited nursing program; BSN or CHPN preferred. Minimum of two to three years of nursing experience required; home care, hospice and/or oncology nursing experience preferred. Pain management, symptom controls, crisis intervention and family support experience required. Registered Nurse licensure by the State of Maine; valid driver’s license with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or agency requirements and is in good working order. BLS certification or the ability to obtain certification within the first 90 days of employment required. Certification must be kept active during the course of employment.

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Hospice of Southern Maine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act, the Maine Human Rights Act, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact the Human Resources Office at 207-289-3640 or by e-mail for assistance.

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Job Posting: 860206

Posted On: Dec 07, 2022

Updated On: Jan 05, 2023

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