Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, a subsidiary of HCR ManorCare/ProMedica, is currently searching for a part-time hospice and home health Triage Nurse. As a triage nurse you will be responsible for handling incoming calls after hours, doing clinical assessments over the phone, providing clinical expertise and coordinating visits with the on call nurse(s) for select agencies as needed/appropriate. This is a position working from home and has a schedule that includes working every other weekend Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm or 5pm-8am. Must be able to work either shift. Every other week, 2 weeknights (days could change between M-F), 430pm-8am. Currently 2 holidays/year 8am-5pm or 430pm-8am (shift times subject to change) and as needed for call offs/vacations. This position will triage for several home health and hospice locations within WI and IL.
The Triage Nurse is responsible to provide nursing triage services. Functions to assess the severity of the patient's health concerns, implementing nursing interventions and arranges skilled nursing or support staff visits as indicated on an individual basis.
Ability to manage Patient care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside nursing, symptom management, crisis intervention and family intervention.
Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities.
Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the Patient and family.
Excellent communication skills, i.e. listening, oral and written skills while conversing with patients, families, health professionals and community agencies.
Capacity to function independently with licensed scope of practice.
Must have the ability to handle stressful emergency situations calmly and effectively.
In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, competitive compensation, part-time benefits, supportive team and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the 15th largest healthcare system and largest non profit hospice in the nation.
A minimum of 6 months institutional nursing experience within the past 3 years, unless state regulations differ.
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state and in good standing with the Board in which he/she will practice.
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