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Title:  Registered Nurse-Hospice After Hours Weekend

Req #:  113949
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Lake Zurich
Posting Budget Status:  Day/Night
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.



 Territory:  This associate will travel northwest city and north and northwest suburbs

Shift:  Must be available every other weekend Saturday 8am thru Monday 8am and every other Thursday 5pm-8am

Part Time Position  




The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Hospice Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the interdisciplinary team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contributions to team performance goals is required.

The after-hours nurse provides for continuity of care by coordination of care through triaging, patient visits and admissions.


  •  Provides and performs patient visits as assigned and as needed for appropriate hospice care.  
  •  Responsible for providing visits and consultation to patients, families, and health care providers regarding hospice services and end-of-life treatment choices as well as performing the admission process.  
  •  Maintains clinical records in accordance with established policies and procedures, state and federal regulations and Accrediting Organization accreditation standards.  
  •  Responsible for achievement of agency, department and personal goals and objectives. 




  •  Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a health care setting with emphasis on physical assessment, triage, and communication one year of hospice experience preferred
  •  Current RN licensure in state of Illinois
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Flexibility
  •  Ability to work effectively in stressful situations
  •  Problem solving skills
  •  Ability to work well with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, and other diverse backgrounds
  •  Excellent documentation skills
  •  Sensitivity to issues related to death and dying
  •  Ability to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups
  •  Experience with various age groups preferred
  •  Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.











About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago