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Hospice Rapid Response Registered Nurse | Virginia

Company: Amedisys
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Caregiving is our Calling

At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

You'll join a mission-driven company dedicated to innovation, growth and supporting our frontline caregivers with the best and most up-to-date resources available so they can do what they do best.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
Hospice Rapid Response RN - Travel to our VA care centers to assist - may require some overnights* for example you may be assiting when one of our RNs is on maternity leave or we are experiencing growth in an area.
We have offices in Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Richmond, Midlothian, Charlottesville and Roanoke - this will be the second Rapid Response RN and we would prefer someone who can cover East VA
What You Will Do -

The HSP Rapid Response RN manages the overall care of assigned patients by coordinating and providing nursing assessments, planning, and care to maximize the comfort and heath of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care. This role assesses, utilizes critical thinking, and delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation. This role also effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency. The HSP Rapid Response RN is required to extensively travel throughout the company on a regular basis to provide patient care to agencies in need of permanent staff.

  • Demonstrates competency in skills required by the agency for patient care. Has received specialty program education and has completed satisfactory competency.
  • Communicates significant findings, problems, changes in condition or environment to the clinical manager/physician and other members of the health care team.
  • Performs initial nursing assessment on new admissions and completed initial plan of care. Coordinates the total Plan of Care and maintains continuity of patient care by liaising with appropriate staff. Revises plan of care as needed. Completes updated Plan of Care according to state regulation and communicates changes to attending physician, hospice staff, and contractors providing patient care.
  • Initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as written in the patient's plan of care.
  • Makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated by the patients' needs or documents rationale for not doing so.
  • Utilizes a combination of agency resources and rationally recognizes standards of practice to achieve positive clinical outcomes.
  • Participates in nursing service evaluations, follow up and agency performance improvement initiatives, and period quality assurance reviews.
  • Initiates, plans, and provides staff education and performs competency and skills validation for staff as needed.
  • Trains and orients new nurses to policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Assists in assigning LPN and Hospice Assistants to individual patients.
  • Actively participates in team/care conferences.
  • Protects, honors and respects patient and co-worker confidentiality and right to privacy.
  • Adheres to agency and company policies and procedures
  • Maintains agency property, supplies and equipment per Amedisys policy.
  • Teaches patient families or caregivers appropriate patient care techniques.
  • Keeps abreast of nursing trends and knowledge.
  • Attends agency provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of the position and agency policy.
  • Travels extensively throughout the company on a regular basis to provide patient care to agencies in need of permanent staff.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor.
*internal, 3rd party or rehires within one year are not eligible for a sign on bonus



Qualifications
Required
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the company. 
  • 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 state's practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in a NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse in hospice or home health. 
  • Current CPR certification.

  • Able to assess patient status and identify requirements relative to age specific needs. 

  • Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names 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. 

  • Able to travel 100% of the time throughout the company by plane, train, or automobile.



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 characteristic.

Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance for You and Your Dependents
  • Additional Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefit options
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Continuing Education and Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Fleet car for eligible employees
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