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Onsite Triage RN

Facility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Farmingdale, NY Department: Community Hospice Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Part Time, Variable Days with Holiday coverage Shift: Evening shift Hours: 430p-830p wkend ReqNum: 6031232

Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part of the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.Our organization promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.

Our team of professionals, caregivers and trained volunteers are dedicated to providing both medical and emotional support to patients and families. We currently employ more than 200 staff members and have a volunteer core of over 100 dedicated people.

Please take a moment to carefully review the job details below.

The Hospice Triage RN is responsible for evaluating and determining patient and family needs based on phone calls received or made.He or she will assign nursing visits accordingly.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of hospice concepts, philosophy, policies and procedures as well as prior experience caring for terminally ill patients and providing care in home and institutional settings.Candidate should possess the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, as well as telephone communication skills that include the ability to speak clearly, ask appropriate questions and listen to the caller need.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate from an NLN-Accredited nursing program. Baccalaureate degree preferred.
  • Current and valid NY State license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum two years recent experience in oncology, hospice home health care or medical/surgical nursing.
  • Must have a current, valid NY State driver's license and own transportation.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care certifications preferred.
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