Hospice Admission RN PRN (Saturday/Sunday)

Posted Date: Sep 30th, 2023
Location: Dallas, Texas

Job description:

Job Summary:

  • Primary functions are to perform admissions and administer nursing care for clients of in their place of residence of all counties in DFW, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family and referring agency; and assume the responsibility for coordination of care. 

Job Requirements:

Job Qualifications:

  • Education:    Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing
  • Licensure:    Current Texas State license as a Registered Nurse, current Texas Driver’s License
  • Experience:  Two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical care setting, and 1 yr full time hospice
  • Skills:            Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Knowledge of State and Federal regulations. Good interpersonal skills. Accurate and timely documentation
  • Transportation: Reliable transportation. Valid and current auto liability insurance
  • Reports to:    Managing Director of Hospice


Environmental and Working Conditions:

  • Works in patient’s home and facilities in various conditions and locations
  • Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases
  • Proof of current CPR, ability to work flexible schedule
  • Ability to travel locally
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather
  • PRN emergency call
  • Willingness to be ready to attend to admissions as they are ready, completing 2-3 admissions per day or patient visits if admissions not available
  • Other duties as assigned


Physical and Mental Effort:

  • Prolonged standing and walking required, with ability to lift up to 50 lbs and move patients
  • Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Proof of Hepatitis acceptance or declination
  • Proof of Tb testing


Criminal Background:

  • Must pass background check



  • Assess hospice patients utilizing the Nursing Assessment and LCD criteria to identify the physical, psycho- social, and environmental needs
  • Develop and document the plan of care in correlation with Assessment
  • Provide nursing care utilizing infection control measures
  • Work with the Interdisciplinary Team to assure patient/family needs are met
  • Communicate with attending physicians, hospice physicians, and other physicians involved in the patient’s care
  • Timely submission of all required paperwork
  • Demonstrate commitment, professional growth and competency
  • Meet productivity standards, including other duties as assigned
  • Perform on-call responsibilities and provide on-call service to patients/families as assigned
  • Provide effective communication to patient/family, team members, and other health care professionals