Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain On-call LPN/RN in Great Falls, Montana
Assists in coordination of in-home support services to meet the needs of Hospice patients and their families. Performs introductory visits to patients and families. Will be responsible for providing nursing services consistent with high standards of performance and conduct with currently available knowledge and nursing skills acquired through completion of practical nursing program. Makes ongoing evaluation of the patient and family’s needs, including need for change in medical management to control symptoms and maintain comfort.
Applies assessment and crisis intervention skills.
Coordinates resources available to meet patient and family’s needs.
Reviews all processes on a yearly basis to assure those processes are current and within or exceeding guidelines.
Adheres to nursing conduct standards as defined by the State of Montana.
Completes introductory visits to explain hospice services to patients and families.
Works with Quality and Compliance Coordinator, physician, and Clinical Manager to ensure each referral is evaluated prior to admission to determine appropriateness.
Performs prescribed medical treatment, including pain management and symptom control, under direction of primary physician or Hospice Medical Director.
Notifies the primary hospice nurse and applicable team members of any patient who has experienced significant distress, change in status or death during the work shift.
Adjusts constructively and flexibly to meet the requirements of different work situations, including after hour and weekend on-call coverage as needed.
Coordinates ordering and maintaining hospice medical supplies, patient care supplies and equipment.
Assists with and completes other tasks as requested.
Licensed in the State of Montana, good standing.
Must have knowledge of the application of diagnostic and crisis intervention skills.
Must have the ability to respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations; assess patient needs; reassess continuing patient needs; communicate effectively with other health care providers.
Strong, effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.
- 3-5 years experience working with elderly or terminally ill preferred.
Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community.
Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job.
Current driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Applicant must pass a background and DMV check.
In compliance with the Executive Order President Biden signed September 9, 2021, ESGW requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment by December 8, 2021. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with medical or religious reasons where they do not cause undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.