RN Night Nurse – Per Diem/ On-Call

December 22, 2016

Hospice of the Foothills has a Registered Nurse opportunity! 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Provides direct care to patients in accordance with Medical Director orders and plan of care.  As an after hours/on call and weekend patient/family triage role.  The night nurse provides support, information and skilled nursing care as needed.

Primary Department:  Outpatient Services

Reporting Relationship:  Clinical Care Manager

Position Type:  Per Diem/On-Call, Non-Benefited

Job Details and Essential Functions:

  • Triages after-hour and weekend calls from patients/families; performs or coordinates home visits as requested/needed.
  • Actively participates in coordination of all aspects of patient’s care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice
  • Participates in admission and ongoing patient assessments
  • Responsible for developing, evaluating and adjusting the patient’s Plan of Care (POC) as indicated
  • Contributes to patient and family counseling and education
  • Collaborates with physicians and staff regarding patients’ changing condition
  • Oversees licensed nurses and CHHA’s in the delivery of patient care
  • Performs administrative functions relating to clinical records, care plans, QAPI, safety, infection control and mandatory abuse reporting requirements
  • Provides support to patients/families regarding patient care services
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe environment for patients/families, and a safe working environment for self and coworkers.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and Hospice sponsored in-service

Knowledge and Skills


  • Sensitivity to and ability to interact with various racial, religious, and ethnic cultures in the organization service area
  • Ability to solicit sensitive information from patients and their families/caregivers
  • Ability to remain calm with patients and their families/caregivers under fast paced, emotional conditions
  • Explain complex ideas and procedures so patients and their families/caregivers can understand the issues related to Hospice care
  • Knowledge of State and federal Medicare Hospice regulations desirable
  • Knowledge of terminal care criteria and end of life issues
  • Demonstrate communications and interpersonal skill
  • Demonstrate adaptability, organization, attention-to-detail, thoroughness, responsibility and leadership qualities
  • Uses independent judgment and decision-making to organize work and establish priorities
  • Responsible for professional demonstration of the Hospice of the Foothills mission
  • Providing accurate and timely records of critical events
  • Cooperation with the Governing Body, Executive Director, physicians, IDT members, and HOF CCH coworkers
  • Read, write, and communicate on a professional level
  • Perform multiple tasks in a timely manner


  • Public speaking, developing relationships with identified partners, groups, businesses with whom Hospice of the Foothills may have or need to establish affiliation

Education & Experience


  • Two years experience as an RN in Hospice, home health, community health, or oncology unit or three years experience as an RN in a Medical/surgical area
  • Knowledge of State and Medicare Hospice regulations
  • Knowledge of terminal care and end-of-life issues
  • Participate in appropriate continuing education
  • Expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities, and to attend mandatory educational programs


  • Two year’s experience as an RN for an inpatient Hospice Unit
  • BSN with public health certificate

License / Certifications


  • Possess and maintain current California RN license
  • Possess and maintain current CPR certificate
  • Possess and maintain valid California driver’s license, a reliable automobile and evidence of appropriate liability insurance


  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse  (CHPN)

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