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Registered Nurse (RN) On-Call

Clinical Care | Independence, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Good Shepherd Hospice of Missouri is looking for an experienced RN to provide on-call coverage on weekends. 

About Us

Good Shepherd Hospice is a growing provider of hospice care with a clear vision for our future, strong leadership to guide us and great opportunities for all current and future employees. We serve the heart of the Kansas City community through administrative offices in Missouri and Kansas. We are part of a multi-state, regional presence serving Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Since our founding in 1985, we've touched the lives of more than 20,000 patients and shepherded 50,000+ family members through their time of need, offering bereavement support for as long as they desired it. 

Every member of our medical team – and volunteer staff – receives comprehensive, ongoing training. We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Medicare Certified and State Licensed. 

Responsibilities

Registered Nurse (RN) On-Call

The Registered Nurse (RN) On-Call receive assignments from the Patient Care Manager via phone, responding to calls received in a timely fashion.  All triage calls will be returned within 10 minutes.

  • Visits will be made within one hour of call and family should be made aware estimated time of arrival. 
  • Document visits on correct form and submits to supervisor.
  • Maintains appropriate forms and supplies.
  • Maintains communication with the patient care manager, physician and families concerning patient care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient/family status.
  • Develops communication and bereavement skills
  • Responsible for coordinating the physical care of the patient through education of patient, families, caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers – or, by providing direct care as appropriate.
  • Instructs the patient and caregiver as needed. 
  • Reports to supervisor and collects full report regarding patient.
  • Provides support at time of death and completes death visit.
  • Understands Hospice Philosophy.
  • Assist with orientation of new hospice nurses as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) currently licensed in Missouri and Kansas.
  • Previous experience in hospice, home health, geriatrics, or general medical/surgical nursing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the hospice philosophy of care.

Benefits

Good Shepherd Hospice offers a competitive compensation and benefit package for full-time employees including paid holidays, Health, Dental and Life Insurance, a 401K investment plan with matching and paid time off. For part-time positions, please inquire with the hiring manager about specific benefits associated with your position.

 

Good Shepherd Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.