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Afterhours - Palliative RN

Company: Empatia
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Our Company:

Empatia is a member of the Gentiva family - an industry leader in hospice, palliative, home health, and personal home care. Our place is by the side of those who need us, offering physical, spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families so they may make the most of every moment. We believe that better care for caregivers and clinicians means better care for everyone, so we offer ongoing professional training, lower nurse-to-patient ratios, and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. Here, you'll join gifted colleagues who make a lasting difference in people's lives every day.

Overview: Join us to make a difference when life matters most

We believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That's why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love.

The Afterhours AIM RN will report directly to the Director of AIM. Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventive and supportive care to the palliative patients and family. Utilizes assessment, intervention, and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life. Assumes afterhours coverage for the designated teams and functions as an interdisciplinary advanced illness management and support, along with telephonic, video, and in person interventions afterhours.

As a Registered Nurse / RN, you will:

  • Be able to triage patient needs over the phone until a nurse can provide an in-person visit
  • Respond appropriately and with urgency to crisis calls from patients and families after hours
  • Make the initial nursing evaluation in determining eligibility for palliative serves, as part of a patient visit, within 48 hours of referral
  • Identify the patient/family's physical, psychosocial, emotional, and environmental needs and re-assesses as needed
  • Collaborate with the patient/family, attending physician and other members of IDG in providing patient and family care
  • Timely document the problems, appropriate goals, interventions, and patient/family response to palliative care
  • Maintain accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding the patient's condition
  • Be responsible to effectively communicate with members of the AIM team, clinical supervisor, and the patient's PCP, if any, regarding changes in patient status and/or patient needs occurring during afterhours call
  • Report patient condition and any identified needs/issues to supervisor, nurse practitioner, or PCP
  • Assist in overseeing the utilization of medications, DME and supplies related to the plan of care in a manner consistent with the needs of the patent, physician orders, and the performance goals of the AIM agency About You: Registered Nurse / RN Requirements:

    Education:
    • Associates/Bachelor's degree Nursing
      Experience:
      • 2 years of prior skilled Registered Nurse experience
      • Demonstrated ability to provide quality patient care
      • Nursing experience in palliative care, oncology, hospice, or geriatric care preferred
      • Additional, preferred experience to help you be successful in a hospice role: hospital Staff RN, Med Surg, PACU, Float pool, ER or emergency room, critical care, acute care, cardiac, geriatric, admissions, wound care, telemetry or travel nursing
        Licenses, Certifications and/or Registration:
        • Current RN license to practice in the state
        • CPR Certification
          Equipment/Tools/Work-Aids:
          • Fluent competence in computer programs Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
          • Fluent in electronic medical record documentation
            Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
            • Prior clinical experience
            • Strong compassionate phone skills
            • Strives for independence and sound critical decision-making regarding the delivery of patient care
            • Competent to perform afterhours in person visits
            • Familiar with the concepts and needs of patients/families who are facing advanced illnesses
            • Excellent written and verbal communication
            • Always maintains patient confidentiality
            • Good problem-solving skills
            • Good time management skills We Offer: As a Registered Nurse / RN, you will be eligible for:
              • Competitive Pay
              • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
              • Wellness Program and Resources including:
                • A dedicated Accolade Care Coordinator for personalized care management support of all your healthcare needs
                • Telemedicine Program
                • Type 2 Diabetes Management Program via Virta Health
                • A complete Joint and Spine Program with concierge services via Nimble Orthopedics
                • Generous Paid Time Off (plan increases with tenure) and 7 paid holidays
                • Pre-tax FSA and HSA plans (HSA w/company contributions)
                • 401(k) with company matching contributions
                • Career growth opportunities available at both the branch and corporate levels
                • One on One Onboarding Program
                • Free Continuing Education Units
                • Tuition Program that includes:
                  • Access to 280+ program at 25+ learning partners
                  • Programs at every education level from ASN to BSN or BSN to MSN
                  • Online classes with flexible start dates
                  • Tuition reimbursement
                  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
                  • Voluntary long-term care, critical illness, accident insurance, and pet insurance
                  • Local and national award programs
                  • Referral bonus program
                  • Mileage reimbursement or Fleet Program
                  • Financial assistance program supporting teammates in times of need Legalese:
                    • This is a safety-sensitive position
                    • Employee must meet minimum requirements to be eligible for benefits
                    • Where applicable, employee must meet state specific requirements
                    • We are proud to be an EEO employer
                    • We maintain a drug-free workplace Location: Empatia

Keywords: Empatia, Bartlett , Afterhours - Palliative RN, Healthcare , Somerville, Tennessee

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