As the Hospice Call Nurse, you will provide care and support to terminally ill patients by performing tasks such as administering medication and providing emotional support to provide dignity and comfort. The Hospice call nurse will effectively interact with patients, significant others, physicians and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency. The nurse will update the plan of care as needed and ensure the team is aware of patient status changes. This position mostly focuses on our hospice patients but if urgent care needs arise for our Home Care patients the Hospice Call nurse would need to respond to provide care to the patient. Northfield Hospital + Clinics#is committed to quality care and patient safety. To support that initiative, NH+C requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza except for those with health and religious exemptions. Responsibilities:# #Assesses patient#s condition based upon observation, examination, and / or interview, laboratory findings, and other pertinent information. Completes assessment in specified time frame. Identifies and consistently recognizes changes in normal and abnormal parameters in the patient#s physiological and psychological condition. Uses professional judgement and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize and execute the patient#s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data and physician#s treatment plans and professional standards of evidence based practice. Directs and delegates support personnel in implementing patient#s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance. Implements nursing interventions to achieve progress toward expected patient outcomes or to stabilize a patient#s condition and / or prevent complications. Consistently follows patient care and facility policy and procedures in performance of one#s duties. Renders professional nursing care including administering medications, starting intravenous fluids and blood products. Performs all technical skills required for unit patient population such as, but not limited to IV venipuncture, restraint application, sterile dressings, etc. Evaluates and documents patient#s response to nursing care and modifies or revises treatment plans, and / or contacts physicians as circumstances require. Documentation reflects evaluation of patient response to nursing actions. â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹Provides and documents patient / family education based on diagnosis, treatment plan or prescribed medical regimen in accordance with patient / family readiness and ability to learn. Qualifications: Current RN license with the Minnesota Board of Nursing, in good standing Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification for Health Care Providers (if not current will need to obtain in the first 6 months). Valid Driver#s License Proof of Care Insurance Reliable Vehicle Schedule:# Casual/Call Required call shifts # one weekend per month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and three weekday call shifts each month. Northfield Hospital # Clinics is an independent organization with over 800 employees. We are known for our positive work environment and quality patient care. We provide a full spectrum of services with our Hospital and Long Term Care Center in Northfield and primary and specialty clinics in Northfield, Lakeville, Farmington, Faribault and Lonsdale. With us you#ll find competitive pay and benefits (when hired for 40 hours/pay period or more) including health and dental insurance, vision discount plan, life and disability insurance, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and a pension plan with a generous employer contribution.
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