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Job Description

Job Title: Professional Staff Nurse, Hospice (Weekend Triage Nurse)
Job ID: 816652583
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shift: Weekend
Facility: Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP
Department: Hsp West RN Visiting
Location: 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh PA 15243

Description


UPMC is currently hiring a Full Time Triage Nurse to join the Hospice team in Mt. Lebanon!

 

This position will work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8A-8P. Friday will consist of work in the field (Patient visits, Admissions, Etc.) while Saturday and Sunday will be at the office in Mt. Lebanon.


 

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care to patients in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


Make a true impact in your community on our home health team, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.





Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. 


Responsibilities:

  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs.
  • Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. 
  • Initiates, coordinates and evaluates patient and family centered health teaching.
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient, Interdisciplinary Team, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee members in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs. 
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate. 
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, plan of treatment and verbal orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while at the patient visit and within the agency's and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the hospice philosophy of care Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of symptom and pain management treatments to ensure appropriate care of hospice patients.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform patient pronouncement of death and completes all required forms in a timely manner

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required.

Bachelor's degree preferred.

CHPN certification preferred.

Minimum 6 months experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensure/Certification: Palliative/Hospice nurse certification-Preferred

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $26.31 to $38.18 / hour

    Union Position: No

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