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On-Call Registered Nurse

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Location: Yuma, AZ

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Current Compassus Colleagues: Please apply via Workday.

At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.
Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The On-Call Registered Nurse is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Hospice Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The On-Call Registered Nurse functions as an IDT member to provide routine and emergency assessment, (including admissions responsibilities), educational, and evaluative services to meet the needs of patients and their families.  S/he helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping.  S/he flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and family. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a high level of achievement. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.


Education and/or Experience

Registered Nurse with a current nursing license.

State Specifics:


Other Qualifications

Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy. Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to patients and families, physicians and before groups. Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone.


Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Registered Nurse licensed in the state of employment. A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the colleague is frequently exposed to infectious diseases.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Circumstances can be unpredictable in patients’ or families' home.


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