JourneyCare RN Triage Nights in Barrington, Illinois

Job Descriptions:

Registered Nurse - Triage / Visit RN - Barrington area - Night Shift - 12am to 8:30am. This RN will Also work Every Other Weekend.

PLEASE NOTE! There is TRAVEL/DRIVING involved with this position. There is Also TRAVEL/DRIVING to BARRINGTON to Answer Phones.

The Triage / Visit Nurse for the 24/7 Team provides patients, families and caregivers assistance by answering questions, resolving concerns and facilitating smooth access to care through effective triaging of calls, as well as making visits to assess and manage symptoms. The Triage / Visit Nurse will coach and educate families, patients and caregivers regarding symptom management and end- of- life care to ensure comfort and quality of life. The Triage / Visit Nurse is responsible for reporting symptom calls and interventions to the Interdisciplinary Team, Nurse Case Manager, and primary physician/MD as appropriate.

  • Provides patient care visits for admission, assessment, change in location/level of care and pain and symptom management and support during the dying process

  • Triages incoming symptom calls from patients their families and caregivers

  • Coordinates and prioritize visits; dispatch appropriate staff,

  • Staffs Crisis Care cases when appropriate

  • Educates current and prospective patients and families/caregivers regarding hospice and the end of life to include oxygen safety, medication use and direct patient care as needed

  • Documents patient visits and phone calls in an accurate and timely manner

  • Completes orders of new medication, supplies, and DME for patients

  • Communicates with the patient’s physician and/or medical director regarding any changes in status

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team effectively and appropriately

  • Assesses family and caregiver ability to provide safe care, carry out the plan of care and understand the proper functioning of all supplies and equipment

  • Enhances self-knowledge regarding new medical and hospice information

  • Communicates working knowledge of all services offered by the organization to patients, families and the community

  • Facilitates level of care changes when necessary, including transfer to an In-Patient Center (IPC)

  • Provides information, evaluate patients for eligibility within regulatory guidelines and complete consents correctly with patients and families and admit them to appropriate services as needed

Required Experience:

Experience and Skills

  • Associates degree in nursing, BSN preferred

  • Registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois

  • 2-4 years experience as a registered nurse in the healthcare setting, preferably in hospice, critical care or emergencys.

  • Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management preferred

  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable transportation required

    JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois. We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.

JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.

Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities

Your Life . . .

Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice. Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.

JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.

We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment

Your Path . . .

Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.

Join our Journey!

For more information apply online at and explore career opportunities with us.

Keyword: Triage / Visit Nurse

From: JourneyCare