Weekend Triage RN
at Hospice of The Piedmont, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/17/2017

Job Description

Hours:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, with back up call responsibilities Saturday and Sunday nights

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Triages/manages patient/family telephone calls during office hours using clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, the nursing process, established protocols and evidence based practice principles to identify, analyze and assist with resolving the patient care issues and problems. 

  • Determines if patient/family requires a visit and assigns appropriate on-call nurse to perform patient visit.

  • Documents accurately and timely each patient interaction/call and intervention and other patient/family and physician contacts according to agency policy through use of the electronic medical record.  Documentation should be complete at the end of the day.

  • Communicates and collaborates with the members of the appropriate interdisciplinary team and provider regarding patient needs and care. Contacts patient’s physician as necessary to obtain medical orders.

  • Provides patient and/or caregiver with appropriate instructions to support safe care of the patient in the home.

  • Ensures that patients receive the appropriate level of care within the appropriate timeframe. 

  • Makes follow-up telephone calls to contracted agencies and the patient/family as needed to evaluate care. 

  • Makes home visits as necessary to perform nursing intervention if needed.

  • Completes audits on EMR as directed by the Director of Clinical Services or the PI Coordinator.

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

  • Two years clinical nursing experience

  • Current North Carolina Registered Nurse license

  • Previous hospice work experience preferred.

  • Valid NC driver’s license and reliable independent transportation

  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships and courteous interaction with public

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Ability to read signs, meters, and hear patient communication

Job Snapshot

About Us

Who are we?

Named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Piedmont – Triad by the Triad Business Journal, Hospice of the Piedmont is one of North Carolina’s longest-operating, experienced not-for-profit hospice organizations. Founded in 1981, Hospice of the Piedmont provides hospice services to more than 1,000 individuals each year across a four county service area covering Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson and Randolph counties of North Carolina. We touch the lives of many thousands more through our palliative care program, Care Connection, and through other services like our Kids Path and Grief Counseling Center programs. Our mission is simple, we connect individuals and their families to the care they seek, on the terms they choose.

How do we think?

An innovative thinking organization, Hospice of the Piedmont’s culture empowers individuals to make lasting contributions to the things that matter most in work and life. Our culture gives value to each individual team member and encourages their contributions to the organization’s success, not just simple job fulfillment.

Why does working here matter?

Becoming a Hospice of the Piedmont team member isn’t just about the work – it’s about being inspired to support the personal and professional development of each team member. Connect, Accept, Respond and Excel – our 4 guiding principles – support our organizational mission and help individuals find their own personal fulfilment. Being a member of our team isn’t just about the work we do, it’s about belonging to a well-respected organization with meaningful ties to the community.

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