Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Hospice - Weekend Program

  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Wauwatosa, WI, United States
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description

Responsible for all activities related to assigned visits and communicating changes to the primary Registered Nurse. Oversees the primary needs of the patient, including assessment of patient and plan of care, and implementation of prescribed interventions.

Performs all scheduled visits and collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team as necessary.

Conducts thorough physical, psychosocial and environmental assessments of assigned patients and updates plan of care where appropriate and as a result of visit finding. Follows a care plan, which identifies problems (nursing diagnosis) and evaluates outcomes within a certain time frame.

Communicates with physicians to confirm and update patient's plan of treatment that may be necessary as a result of assigned visits. Communicates those changes to the primary registered nurse.

Provides on-going assessment of patient response to treatments, medications and teaching and applies interventions as appropriate. Updates and revises care plan as indicated.

Schedules patients and case conferences with primary registered nurse.

Assists with the discharge planning process according to agency standards and utilizes interagency/system and community resources to assure continuity of care after discharge.

Accurately documents and updates patient records according to agency, state and federal guidelines.

Communicates problems to physicians and primary Registered Nurse, and clearly states plans, actions and goals so that changes are reflected as they occur.

Follows published policies and procedures and regularly monitors changes or additions to them.

Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.

Scheduled Hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 hour shifts, one 8 hour shift every pay period

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and

A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or

Driver license issued by the state of Illinois.


Associate's Degree in Nursing.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 2 years of experience in nursing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficiency in clinical skills with the ability to work under direction and make sound judgments.Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions.Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.Must possess and provide proof of a valid Driver License and a registered, functional car with adequate insurance coverage.