What You Will Do:
As the after-hours coordinator and registered nurse for Amedisys hospice you will have a special opportunity to coordinate after hour care needs to hospice patients in their home when the care centers are closed. You will closely collaborate with the members of the patient care team to provide and maintain continuity of patient care by addressing the request telephonically using skilled assessment and interventions. You would also assign visits and make follow up calls to the on-call field staff as appropriate.
Answer all incoming calls in a manner appropriate to the nature of the call. Handle referrals and inquiries for services, rapidly identifies the caller's needs and takes proper action to assure the caller's needs are handled.
Assess physical, environmental and emotional factors telephonically to determine hospice needs.
Utilize the health record, including the patient's plan of care, to develop recommendations.
Provide palliative care recommendations, patient/caregiver education/instructions, and hospice support telephonically.
Collaborate with pharmacies, DME vendors, and other agencies for effective patient management. Facilitate delivery of medication and/or equipment to meet patient needs.
Assign pronouncements, visits, admissions, and follow-up calls to on-call field staff (nurses, aides, chaplain and social worker) as needed.
Facilitate communication flow between the patient care staff, Intake and administrators after hours to coordinate activities and services and to maintain continuity of patient care.
Communicate with the physician regarding the patient's needs and obtains physician orders as required.
Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse
Current CPR certification
Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance for infrequent travel
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
Previous home health or hospice experience
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
Amedisys Home Health Services