Hospice RN Case Manager
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Hospice RN Case Manager
Are you a Registered Nurse in DeKalb County with the highest standards of excellence, seeking the opportunity to work for an employer that’s the leader in patient-focused, team-based hospice care and committed to creating a culture of excellence? Join the hospice that was first to provide exceptional, end of life care in our community. We are currently seeking a FT- Hospice RN, Case Manager.
Job Summary: To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care. Supervises, coordinates, monitors, and follows plan of care (POC) for assigned patients. Provides nursing care, education, and support to the patient/family and/or care givers. Promotes professional integrity. Participates in the interdisciplinary team.
Hospice RN, Case Manager Responsibilities:
· Adheres to organizational policies and procedures.
· Follows infection control policies and procedures; utilizing PPE as required.
· Follows building protocol.
· Attends mandatory education in-services and meetings.
· Maintains confidentiality according to HIPAA requirements of patient and family regarding disease/diagnosis, financial, and other information obtained during employment.
· Abiding by agency proprietary confidential information policy.
· Demonstrate the Model visit on each visit encounter.
· Follows safety education including physical ergonomics.
· Maintains personnel and professional boundaries.
· Provides accurate, timely documentation, pertinent, and complete data in the electronic medical record, according to documentation guidelines.
· Assumes primary responsibility for all patients during assigned shift, including assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care needs.
· Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
· Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments, and preventive procedures.
· Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.
· Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition. Makes home visits to provide direct care as needed.
· Provides emotional support and spiritual support to patient /family and caregivers.
· Teaches, supervises, and counsels the patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
· Educates patient/family/nursing facility staff on administration of medication, symptom management and pain control, and durable medical equipment/oxygen as directed by the provider and Northern Illinois hospice policy.
· Provides follow up phone calls as needed after triage calls to ensure patients and families understanding of provided instructions and effectiveness of interventions.
· Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
· Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
· Attends IDG meetings.
· Promotes quality and safety in all patient care.
· Adheres to professional standards of practice. Maintain skills and knowledge.
· Demonstrates understanding of the interdisciplinary group concept. Works cooperatively as a team with the interdisciplinary group for effective patient care.
· Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
· Maintains current knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid benefits, private insurance, LCD’s, supportive care, continuous care, and in-patient requirements.
· Participates in quality improvement activities to ensure highest levels of service.
· Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
· Other duties as assigned by the Team Lead.
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, minimum associate degree in nursing, bachelors in nursing preferred.
Training and Licensure: Professional Registered Nurse license issued by the Illinois Board of Nursing. CPR Certification required or obtained within three months of hire. CHPN or obtained within two years.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis in the community or facility setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Other: Local residence with ability to respond to on-call within 30 minutes. Meets agency requirements for criminal background check.
Experience: One year of medical /surgical, oncology, or hospice nursing experience. Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.
Expected Hours of Work:
Days and hours of work currently are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Scheduled clinical call rotation includes weekday, weeknights, and weekend hours.
We offer a competitive salary/benefits
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $0.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
- One location
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