Hospice RN, Weekend On-call - Pensacola *$5000 Sign-On Bonus*

CovenantCare (Pensacola FL, USA) 4 days ago

Why Covenant Care?
Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a career with Covenant Care.

Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600 physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit choosecovenant.org, or visit us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule with advancement opportunities. Covenant Care’s engaging culture is founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel valued and patients and residents feel the service is extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each teammate’s unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership, sharing our mission with patients, families and our communities.

Position Summary:

The Weekend RN is a professional nurse specially trained in the Hospice concept to provide on-call service for the personal, physical, emotional and social needs of the patient family unit.  The weekend RN will be responsible for evaluating and responding to the patient’s/caregiver’s needs via telephone contact, home visits, and/or facility visits for assessment, symptom management, treatment, teaching and coordination of care. 


A minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience preferred.  Experience must be in Hospice or in a medical/surgical setting, a hospital, oncology or geriatric facility.  A current RN license in the State of Florida or Alabama as applicable depending on assignment. Reliable transportation, valid state of Florida or Alabama driver’s license, as applicable depending on assignment, and current automobile liability insurance and insurability under the company liability insurance are required.   Must possess current CPR certification.                             

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 A.            Responsible for providing on-call services for personal, physical and emotional needs of the patient/family unit.

 B.            Makes home visits for physical and emotional assessment of patient/family units.  Contacts patient/family by phone between visits.

C.            Develops and maintains a written Hospice care plan for each patient and updates twice monthly or more often if needed.

D.            Maintains complete, accurate and up-to-date medical records and other records pertaining to the provision of care.  Documents all contacts and has documentation in office per policy.

E.            Participates in weekly patient care conferences.

F.             Communicates to other team members the current status of the

patient/family unit.

G.            Collaborates with Interdisciplinary Group members to ensure the best care for the patient/family according to the Hospice concept.

H.           Develops Hospice Aide plan of care based on patient’s personal care needs.

I.             Notifies Team Leader of all changes in status of patient, including hospitalizations and discharges.

J.             Assists other team members in patient/family care.

K.            Assists in creating and maintaining a climate that promotes growth and harmonious relationships within the Hospice staff.

L.          Utilizes new learning experiences to promote professional growth.

M.         Promotes a positive image of the Hospice concept throughout the community.

N.        Competently performs all basic nursing skills, (see attached “New Employee Nursing Skills List”).

O.        Completes Clinical Competency orientation within the 90-day probationary period.

P.         Determines the patient is hospice appropriate, documents to the patient's terminality, and establishes and maintains the care plan for medically necessary assessments and services. This applies to determinations and consultations with members of the IDG, including the Attending Physician or Hospice physician, in all circumstances in which the level of care is to be assigned as Short-term Inpatient Care or Continuous Care, and includes all actions required in Covenant’s policies and procedures regarding the placement or removal of a patient from those categories of care.

 Q.       As a member of the Interdisciplinary Group, is responsible for determining and documenting the level of care status of patients, and in particular, inpatient level of care, to ensure the patient is appropriate and meets the criteria for short-term care needed to manage pain and symptoms in an inpatient facility.   This responsibility includes appropriate management and documentation with the patient’s change in status either to short-term inpatient care or removed from that status, and all monitoring of the care during the inpatient period.  This same requirement applies to management and documentation of patients who are placed on a Continuous Care level of care.  Strict compliance with all rules and regulations, including Covenant Hospice’s policies and procedures, is required

 R.        Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Clinical Manager or Branch Office Manager.

 S.       Required to comply with all Covenant Hospice Policies, Procedures and Personnel Policies, including those specifically addressing disaster preparedness and response.

 T.      Works effectively with volunteer services to identify patient/family needs that can be met by volunteers; offers volunteer services to patients and families, as needed, throughout their length of stay; requests volunteer services to meet identified needs; documents volunteer interventions in the Plan of Care.

Special Demands/Physical Requirements:

This position frequently requires medium to heavy lifting.  Normally, such lifting will include, but is not limited to, assisting with transfer/repositioning of the patient either in the home or nursing facility. This position is also mentally demanding because of the continual need of assessing and evaluating certain clinical aspects of the patient's care.  This position requires considerable time traveling in a motor vehicle in connection with performing the essential functions of the position.

Benefits for Eligible Employees Include:

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off for vacation, holiday, sick and bereavement leave

  • Company paid and supplemental life insurance

  • Retirement plan with company match

  • Optional cafeteria plan benefits such as dental, vision, accident, cancer and hospital days

  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenditures

  • Continuing education, advance credential assistance and tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program for employees and families

  • Mileage reimbursement and company fleet car program

Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Hospice RN, Weekend On-call - Pensacola *$5000 Sign-On Bonus*

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