On-Call Registered Nurse Job Summary
The On-Call Registered Nurse is responsible for providing skilled nursing, intervention, and supportive care to patients in the home setting for evening, night, weekend and holiday on-call duty in accordance with the plan of care for each patient.
Work Hours and Frequency
Weekends (Friday8am Monday 8am) and/or Weekdays after-hours shifts areMonday through Thursday, 5pm until 8am the following morning.
Specific Responsibilities
Assume primary responsibility for total census during assigned shift.
Answer all phone calls received on behalf of the agency, and follow up according to agency policies and procedures.
Provide skilled nursing, intervention, and supportive care to patients in the home setting.
Educate primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers to provide care for patients as indicated.
Maintain regular communication with agency staff and the patients referring physician and/or case manager concerning patient/family care needs and response to interventions.
Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, goals and interventions are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
Complete documentation within agency guidelines and to meet regulatory requirements. Submit completed documentation within one business day after on-call services are provided.
Accept referrals for new patients in accordance with the agencys policies and procedures.
Communicate regularly with agency nursing staff to review problems or unique issues from on-call hours
Participate in the agencys orientation and in-service training programs for professional staff
Participate in agencys performance improvement activities and marketing and community programs as requested, to promote professional growth and understanding of home health care
Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies which aid in determining policies
Perform specific assignments as directed
Possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Colorado.
Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Minimum two years of varied work experience as a registered nurse with preferably one of the two years in either a home health and/or hospice setting.
EXCELLENT Customer Service
EXCELLENT Communication Skills
Genuine Compassion
Experience with Oasis
Experience with medicare and medicaid
Possess a valid drivers license, valid auto insurance, and an automobile for field use
Ability to remain within the agency service area or within 30 miles of the agency office while on-call
Ability to provide skilled nursing services and complete documentation within the agencys productivity standards
Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings
Demonstrated skill in nursing practice, ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles
Physical Requirements
Ability to turn, reposition, and assist patients to transfer and ambulate
Must be able to bend, stoop, push and pull
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to provide hands-on care to the patient under variable conditions and settings
Must be able to operate standard office machines such as fax, telephone, computer, etc.
Requires normal ranges of hearing and vision
Must be free of communicable diseases
Must be able to communicate clearly in English verbally and in writing
For immediate and strong consideration, please apply with your resume and our Staffing Specialist will be in touch with you for an interview right away.

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