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LPN Triage Nurse - Hospice Harrisburg Area

LPN Triage Nurse - Hospice Harrisburg Area

Job ID 
Grane Hospice Care - Harrisburg
US-PA-Camp Hill
Posted Date 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Needed 
1-3 years
Salary Info 
Based on Experience

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Hospice Center Seeks a Versatile LPN for Fast-Paced TRIAGE NURSE Role


Full Time - Camp Hill, Pa


Due to growth, Grane Hospice is currently accepting applications from LPN candidates with an "how can I help you?" attitude for a Triage Nurse role. Effective communication is key as the role focuses on receiving and sending information to and from patients, families, staff, physicians, etc. A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. Detail work is a major focus of the job, and those details need to be handled accurately and efficiently.

As time is usually a factor, the work must be done quickly, as well as correctly. This position requires strict adherence to guidelines and established policies. Open, flowing communication is important to ensure doctor’s orders, changes in condition, and the need for visits is disseminated to the correct parties


This position will work in our Camp Hill office on Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Make patient care decisions in response to incoming patient telephone calls, using current patient databases, and professional nursing judgment. Such responses may include giving advice or direction to the patient/family, contacting the physician, or scheduling a visit and assigning staff as appropriate
  • Triage afterhours calls with the goal of problem resolution, patient satisfaction, patient safety, symptom management, positive patient outcomes, and reduction of preventable ER/hospital admissions; this will require communication with attending physicians, other team members, and agencies when needed
  • Coordinate/direct afterhours care for the assigned home care and hospice regions including coordination of referrals, contacting patients/interdisciplinary team members as needed for staffing, scheduling of afterhours visits, DME /IV, supplies, etc.
  • Provide guidance and direction to home care/hospice providers regarding patient care and clinical issues, symptom management, patient incidents, and/or injuries
  • Review hospice referrals received after hours, assign staff as appropriate, coordinate, update and communicate any/all changes to all disciplines
  • Accurately document all communication from physicians, physician orders, clinicians, caregivers and patients, etc.
  • Document accurately and appropriately with each patient call and/or encounter in real time and maintain up to date patient records for coordination of care
  • Ensure the patients have prescribed medications and/or treatment supplies, updating files as changes occur.
  • Coordinate and assign visits identified as medically necessary or requested by hospice patients/caregiver to meet patient needs


Candidates must have a current LPN license to practice in Pennsylvania and a valid drivers’ license.













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