On Call RN Hospice Resource

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 175741-1A
Date Posted: Jun 8, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

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Full-Time & Part-Time RNs are eligible to receive a Sign-On Bonus of up to $10,000 depending on location and hours worked!!

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Welcome To Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home. Our team provides high-quality home care and hospice services by partnering with physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to provide specialized care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Our team of nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and speech), medical social workers, and home health aides work together to devise and implement a compassionate care plan that is expressly tailored for each patient.

About the Job

The On-Call Registered Nurse – Hospice will coordinate the afterhours healthcare needs of hospice patients. This position is responsible for promptly answering and triaging calls from patients or family members, physicians and others. This individual will follow established procedures in performing visits as necessary and will initiate communication with the case manager, attending physician or other staff as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family, as well as provide appropriate support at time of death and perform bereavement assessment if requested.


On Call: Yes
Shift Rotation: Yes
Weekends: Yes

Key Relationships:

1. All other clinical positions: Work Collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team for quality patient outcome.
2. Clinical Manager: Works collaboratively to ensure the appropriate follow up is in place for all calls received and all on call visits made.

3. Office Support Staff: Work collaboratively to ensure accurate scheduling of pts visits, accurate insurance billing for services provided to pts.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Respond to telephone requests for assistance and perform home visits for hospice and palliative care patients and families in their home setting after-hours and on weekends.
  • Answer and respond to incoming calls, referrals, and requests for assistance. 
  • Communicate significant findings, problems, patient's needs, reports changes in condition or environment to the physician, clinical manager and other members of the hospice care team and obtains physician orders as required.
  • Maintain flow of communication between in-house staff, field staff and other departments, for coordination of activities and services.
  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Accepts accountability for patient/ family satisfaction scores and quality of care outcome measure results.
  • Respects and supports patient and family’s cultural beliefs and values, individual needs, goals and treatment preferences.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient / caregiver as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.
  • Document accurately and appropriately all communication from physicians, clinicians, caregivers and patients, etc., as a Case Communication in the patient’s chart in real time.
  • Clinical visit notes describe the assessment findings, interventions, and response
  • Completes documentation in accordance with agency timeliness policies.
  • Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing practice.
  • Adheres to departmental requirements for required training.
  • Participates in the weekend/holiday/on-call rotation as defined by Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home.
  • Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Registered Nurse from a Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Maintains a current CPR certification.


  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience, at least one of which is in the area of hospice or home health nursing.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Must be sensitive to the needs of terminally ill patients and families and one's own feelings about dying and death.
  • Demonstrates excellent observation and problem solving/critical thinking skills.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills; essential computer skills to work with EMR.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Shows strong ability to organize and prioritize workload independently; nursing skills per competency checklist.



Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements & Environment:

Mental and Visual Attention:

  • The position requires a high degree of mental and visual concentration.

Physical Exertion:

  • Weight
    • The position requires a high degree of mental and visual concentration.
  • Dexterity
    • Flow of work and nature of duties require high manual coordination.
  • Range of Motion
    • Responsibilities require high range of motion.
  • Physical Conditions
    • Performance of duties allows for variation in positioning and tasks
  • Repetitive Motion
    • Responsibilities require frequent repetitive motion.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions include continuous exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes or airborne pathogens.

Exposure to Hazardous Materials:

  • Performance of duties frequently involves exposure to hazardous materials. (Biohazardous)

Patient Care Conditions:

  • Responsibilities entail exposure to blood and body fluids; standard precautions must be used.
  • Responsibilities include transporting, transfer and positioning of patients.
  • Incumbent must be continuously prepared to prevent a patient fall.

Sensory Requirements:

  • Performance of duties requires the ability to discern and identify colors.
  • Performance of duties requires the ability to discern sharp from dull and hot from cold.
  • Performance of duties requires the ability to hear soft and loud noises.