RN Hospice on Call

Amedisys, Inc

Reference #: 22234-en-us
Overview

On Call Schedule: Friday-Monday from 5:00pm-8:00am. Shift ends on Monday at 8:00am.

Patient Care Territory: Northeast Philadelphia, Montgomery & Bucks Counties.
Are you a highly skilled and compassionate registered nurse (RN) looking for a rewarding career in hospice? If so, we invite you to join our team at Amedisys, one of the largest and most trusted home health and hospice companies in the U.S.
Attractive pay

$89,000.00 – 92,000.00 Annual Salary Range

Enjoy great perks and benefits

A full benefits package with choice of affordable PPO or HSA medical plans.
Paid time off.
Up to $1,300 in free healthcare services paid by Amedisys yearly, when enrolled in an Amedisys HSA medical plan.
Up to $500 in wellness rewards for completing activities during the year. Use these rewards to support your wellbeing with spa/massage/salon services, gym memberships, fitness classes, sports, hobbies, pets and more.
Mental health support, including up to five free counseling sessions per year through the Amedisys Employee Assistance program.
401(k) with a company match.
Family support with infertility treatment coverage, adoption reimbursement, paid parental and family caregiver leave.
Fleet vehicle program and mileage reimbursement.
And more.
Please note: Benefit eligibility can vary by position depending on shift status.
To participate, you must be enrolled in an Amedisys medical plan.
For full-time caregivers meeting certain requirements.

Whats in it for you

Community-based care centers with a supportive and inclusive work environment.
Better work/life balance and increased flexibility compared to other settings.
Job stability and the opportunity to advance with a growing company.
The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families providing much needed care where they want to be – in their homes.

Dont just take it from us – see what our caregivers love about Amedisys
“I have worked here just shy of a year and its the best job Ive ever had! We have an awesome team and administration is very supportive. I never felt so appreciated. Your time off is really yours.” – Amedisys caregiver

Why Amedisys
Amedisys is a leading provider of home health, hospice and high-acuity care, dedicated to helping patients and families navigate the complex healthcare system. With a focus on compassionate, patient-centered care, you would be joining a team of professionals committed to improving the lives of those they serve.
Responsibilities

1. Communicates significant findings, problems, changes in patients condition or environment to the
Administrator On-Call (AOC)/physician and other members of the hospice care team. Obtains
physician orders as required.
2. Assesses and reassesses physical, environmental, and emotional factors to determine hospice
needs.
3. Utilizes the patients plan of care to maintain continuity of patient care by communication with
appropriate staff.
4. Answers all incoming calls in a manner appropriate to the nature of the call, provides professional
nursing assessment and triages to prioritize needs according to urgency. Makes follow-up visits to
patients on service as necessary when directed by Care Center leadership.
5. Completes start of care (SOC) visits based on Care Center/patient needs.
6. Maintains flow of communication between in-house staff, field staff and other departments, for
coordination of activities and services.
7. Conducts follow up with hospice office by phone, fax or company approved communication method
to ensure quality of care and notifies Administrator and/or Clinical Manager.
8. Initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments in
accordance with the patients plan of care.
9. Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and inter-disciplinary team (IDT) to meet the
emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.
10. D velops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy,
timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation in timely manner. Records
pain/symptom management and changes/outcomes as appropriate.
11. Utilizes a combination of agency resources and rationally recognizes standards of practice to
achieve excellent pain and symptom management and high-quality end-of-life care.
12. Participates in agency performance improvement initiatives.
13. Utilizes enterprise teaching materials in patient/family education.
14. Actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) conferences with attendance requirements per
Director of Operations.
15. Follows established processes and trained best practices for timely communication with patient
families/caregivers, utilization of company applications to correspond with the Afterhours Triage
team and timely completion of assigned visits in accordance with Amedisys policies and
procedures.
16. Complies with policies, procedures and regulatory mandates including but not limited to abiding to
the terms of the Amedisys Compliance Program.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Required
1. Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse. An employee in this role is only
able to provide clinical guidance to patients in states in which the employee possesses a current,
unencumbered license. May possess either a single state license in each non-compact state and/or
a compact license in their state of residence that is accepted in all Nurse License Compact (NLC)
participating states.
a. Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of
nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to
practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each states practice law and
regulation. Nurses must legally reside in a NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.
2. One (1) year of nursing experience
3. Current CPR certification.
4. Able to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to age specific needs.
5. Knowledge of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their
caregivers.
6. Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, usernames and password
concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files,
and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage online HR
services and online training programs.
7. Ability to remain within the agency service area during scheduled hours.
8. Ability to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays and remain readily available on short notice.
Preferred
1. Prior Hospice experience.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. geographic markets and may vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characterist

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