CARE INITIATIVES Hospice - On-Call RN in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Hospice - On-Call RN Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IACare Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids is now hiring On Call RN to join our clinical team! LPNs will also be considered! On Call overnight schedule includes 4:30P - 8:00A.Great Opportunity For:* LPN student working on RN degree* Nurse seeking extra income to supplement current paycheck* Nurse desiring 1:1 patient contact* Retired Nurse not ready to hang up scrubsPerks:* Monday - Thursday on call position* Pay options to meet your needs: package pay or hourly with pager time* Paid mileage* Enhanced training program* Holidays are on a rotation basis* Great opportunity to join our collaborative and experienced team.To be considered, complete our online employment application!Drug Screen RequiredPURPOSE OF THIS POSITIONThe registered nurse is responsible to provide all weekend on-call nursing services to Care Initiatives patients, including telephonic and in-person management of patients, families, caregivers, referral sources, and community. In addition, scheduled visits may be assigned during this time. Responsible to oversee licensed practical nurses assigned to Care Initiatives Hospice patients; responsible to establish and manage hospice aide/hospice homemaker services provided to patients/families/caregivers. Functions according to operational policies and procedures to meet patient/family/caregiver needs in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements, Care Initiatives Hospice Policies and Procedures, and Care Initiatives Hospice Clinical Team Procedures.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONCompletes initial nursing assessment/evaluation of patients.Coordinates implementation of initial care plan for patients.Completes comprehensive nursing assessment/evaluation of patients.Coordinates development and implementation of comprehensive care plan.Regularly re-evaluates patients' needs revising care plan as needed and communicating patient assessments to the team.QUALIFICATIONS RequirementsMust be 18 years of age or olderFunctional literacy in EnglishInsurable by Care Initiatives' auto insurance carrier and have automobile liability insuranceSome travelEducation/Certification/LicenseRegistered nursing educationCurrent, valid Iowa registered nurse licenseCurrent Iowa driver's licenseCurrent, valid CPR certificationObtain Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse Certification (CHPN) within three (3) years of employment (optional)KnowledgeKnowledge of care of the terminally illKnowledge of federal and state hospice regulations and lawsExperienceMinimum two year recent clinical experience in hospice, home health, medical/surgical, oncology, or public health nursingSkills/AbilitiesDemonstrated patience, tactful, supportive and sensitive approach to patient/family/caregiver needsAbility to plan, organize and utilize patient/family teaching principles regarding health care needsAbility to exercise independent judgment, plan and organizeAbility to effectively communicate both orally and in writingAbility to access businesses and patient homesAbility to provide lifting, turning and ambulatory assistance to patientsAbility to function with minimal supervisionWillingness to handle difficult situationsEOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled