Hospice On-Call RN (PRN)
at Houston Hospice

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

Job Description

Hospice On-Call RN (PRN)

The ideal candidate would manage and performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act based on the nursing process. Plan, coordinate, oversee and execute an individualized, holistic plan of care of assigned patients.

  • Perform direct patient care based on the nursing process and within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, including identifying nursing problems, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional issues as they relate to the individual needs of the patient and family.
  • Performs Admissions and On-Call duties as necessary.
  • Assist with pain and symptom control related to patients.
  • Assist patient/family with acceptance, cooperation and response to the hospice concept.
  • Prepare a weekly visit schedule and submit to PCM.
  • Report any significant changes in patient’s condition to the attending Physician and/or Patient Care Manager and request change orders as needed.
  • Instruct clients on appropriate techniques for care of the patient and documents following established Plan of Care..
  • Coordinate, assign and supervise LVN and Home Health Aide activities.
  • Participate in training programs for community and area activities related to hospice philosophy including speaking to outside organizations as needed.
  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State/Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations.
  • Participate in orientation of staff and continued education of medical students, nursing students, and other health care professionals including community as appropriate.
  • Maintain required CEU credits according to established standards.
  • Understands and adheres to organizational compliance and privacy programs.
  • Assists in providing service that fosters the organization’s mission, values, vision and goals.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or requested by management.

Hospice On-Call RN (PRN)

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current Texas license.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing with home health, hospice, or public health nursing experience preferred.
  • Currently licensed as an RN in the State of Texas.
  • Current certification in basic life support.
  • Excellent administrative skills with ability to supervise staff and coordinate services.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients/families.
  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to travel to multi-work locations during workday.
  • Knowledge of applicable State/Federal laws governing hospice licensure.
  • Must have reliable vehicle, valid Texas Driver’s License and Liability insurance.
  • PC experience preferred.


Hospice On-Call RN (PRN)

Job Snapshot

About Us

Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice is a leader in hospice care for people of all ages. We are Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice and we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is community-based and community-supported.

Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through three strategically located offices to serve a ten-county area. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Teams of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in homes, assisted living facilities, and in our Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Teams work with primary care physicians, patients and families to identify goals and create a unique plan of care for each patient. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.

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