Hospice Buffalo
  • On Call
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

The majority of our patients prefer to receive hospice and palliative care in their home environment to maintain their independence and live their lives to the best of their ability. Symptoms are managed so that the patient can live a full life with the support of family and friends and the comforts of their home.

This position is responsible for the day to day coordination of patient care.  Provides leadership and direction to the nursing staff, including expertise in the planning of patient care. Responsible for coordination of staff including scheduling.  Serves as a liaison between physician and patient care team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to perform comprehensive assessments to identify all physical, psychosocial, environmental, safety, emotional and spiritual needs related to the terminal illness that must be addressed in order to promote the patient's well-being, comfort, and dignity throughout the dying process and documents findings on all appropriate forms and on the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates clinical competency, including those skills and procedures that require substantial and specialized nursing skill (i.e. mediport flush, IV push meds, wound care etc.).
  • Executes patient/family/caregiver teaching in all given situations including disease progression and etiologies of common symptoms (i.e. pain, anxiety, delirium, SOB, edema, nausea & vomiting etc.).
  • Anticipates patient/family needs or problems and makes recommendations for changes in the POC in collaboration with the IDT and attending MD.
  • Provides oversight of clinical day to day operations.
  • Elicited no founded patient/family complaints or unusual occurrences (i.e. reportable incidents).
  • Demonstrates proper sharps disposal, hand hygiene, waste disposal, use of personal protective equipment.
  • Adheres to requirements of both CHPC and Hospice Buffalo policies and procedures that are both patient focused (clinical) and organizational focused (administrative); Adheres to HIPPA regulations and policies.
  • Maintains the security of patient electronic/written records.
  • Documents to agency standards, timely completion, timely signatures, and documents using A-I-R protocol and meets Medicare and regulatory guidelines.
  • Incorporates computer documentation into patient visit and/or as much as appropriately possible without compromising the quality of care and/or communication.
  • Assures the timely completion and return of all initial, renewal and modified orders and reviews all POC's for procedural compliance.
  • Manages and directs professional and ancillary personnel to ensure appropriate utilization of staff and staff competency on his/her shift.
  • Participates in the weekend, holiday and back-up on-call schedule as appropriate.


  • Education / Certification

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current RN licensure in the State of New York.

Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing preferred.

If applicable, Valid Driver's License, free of serious violations, and vehicle required for use when on duty or on-call.

  • Experience

 (2) Years of nursing practice as a professional nurse is preferred. 

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