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RN / Hospice Case Manager- Sign-on Bonus

Location: Dallas, TX
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00
Date: 12/7/2017
Job ID: 02548684
Job Description
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSDo not apply for this position unless you have home health or hospice experience.  No exceptions.  Thank you.

RN / Hospice Case Manager

Some of the benefits and advantages of working with us Include:      
  •  CHAP accredited and Member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.   
  •  We invest in our employees’ career development and growth.    
    • Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires   
    • Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).   
    • We offer FREE Unlimited CEU’s for our Nurses and Social workers; additional education courses are available to all disciplines!   
  •  Advancement opportunities.   
    • Locations across the U.S. and we are growing!  This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.   
    • We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.    
  •  Founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.   
  •  Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team’s ability to provide excellent care.    
    • Our point-of-care system is state of the art: HomeCare HomeBase.    
    • Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.    
    • Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.    
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION  


Under the general supervision of the Administrator, the RN Case Manager provides intermittent skilled nursing services; communicates the patient’s progress with other disciplines and directs, supervises and instructs nonprofessional hospice aide staff in the provision of personal care to the patient.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  
  • Under the physician’s order, admits patients eligible for hospice services.
  • Assess and evaluates patient needs/problems, identifies mutually agreed upon goals with patients.
  • Reports patient status and need for other disciplines to agency intake coordinator, RN Manager, and referring Physician.
  • Develops patient care plan that specifically addresses identified patient problems; nursing problems and goals. Updates care plans on an ongoing basis; revises and resolves patient problems and goals as changes occur and/or recertification.
  • Admit paperwork and patient care plan submitted to RN Manager within 2 days following the admit.
  • Assures that all admit paperwork is completed in full at time of submission for timely data entry of IDG/POC information.
  • Provides intermittent Skilled Nursing services including assessment, evaluation, procedures, teaching and training activities as outlined in the patient IDG Plan of Care.
  • Provides Skilled Nursing visits according to visit schedule and notifies agency of need to alter schedule in any way.
  • Reports significant findings to patient’s Physician and RN Manager as they occur.
  • Submits completed skilled nursing notes; communication notes and hospice aide supervisory notes per policy.
  • Submits change orders within 48 hours of occurrence.
  • Submits recertification paperwork by the due date provided by the RN Manager.
  • Schedules an IDT meeting with assigned RN Manager to review patient’s needs, problems, level of care and any changes in Plan of Care for next cert period.
  • Completes communication note documenting plans for recertification were discussed and agreed upon between the physician, patient, and RN Manager.
  • Completes other required documents for recertification: new Medication Profile, updates Care Plan, and updates or completes new Hospice Aide Plan of Care, if applicable.
  • Performs hospice aide supervisory visits (and completes documentation for supervisory notes)
  • Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Acts as the patient’s advocate, and, as such, is a liaison to assist in communicating the patient’s needs to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Reports identified performance related problems; patient complaints and/or deviation from the Hospice Aide instruction sheet to the RN Manager.
  • Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new nursing staff.
  • Attends staff meetings and educational in-services per agency requirements.
  • Continually strives to improve nursing care by broadening knowledge through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences and participation in professional and related organizations and individual research reading.
  • Obtains CEU’s as dictated by the State Board of Nurses. 
  • Attends at least 50% of the skilled nurse in-services and meetings provided by agency.
  • Is responsible for obtaining information provided at skilled nurse in-services and meetings and demonstrates appropriate follow-up related to information given at meetings and in-services.
  • Participates in PI program through submission of data collection as it relates to direct patient care problems and serving on PI teams.
  • Follows agency policies and procedures.
  • Participates in discharge planning process.
  • Documents Discharge Planning beginning with admit and documents at least 2 weeks in advance instructions given related to discharge.
  • Completes the Patient Care Plan and Discharge Nurse’s Noted and submits them along with other notes turned in per agency policy.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE  
  • Is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of practice or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
  • Ability to work in a field setting and exhibited ability to make sound nursing judgments
  • Ability to assess patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must have and maintain an automobile to be used for work.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE  
  • One year experience as a professional nurse preferred
 
 




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