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RN/Case Manager - Hospice (150108)

Company: Veritas Global Consulting Group, LLC
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

JOB CODE: (150108) RN/Case Manager (Hospice) LOCATION: Roanoke (VA) Responsible to the Director of Professional Services, the Patient Care Coordinator provides nursing care and case management to patients and families. Implements nursing interventions and coordinates the patient/family interdisciplinary plan of care. Supervises personnel to deliver care and coordinates care delivery. Essential Job Functions: Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or is a logical assignment of the position. General Responsibilities: Manages a Patient and family caseload which includes assessing, planning, implementation, evaluating and documenting the care provided. Plans, coordinates and delivers nursing care to Patients and families. Supervises and documents home health aide/licensed practical nurse plans of care and documents supervisory visits. Participates in on-call coverage. Submits paperwork in a timely manner and updates and maintains Patient medical records. Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate the care of the Patient and family, exchange information and problem solve, and receive staff support and education. Applies the policies and procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of Federal and State regulatory agencies and other certifying agencies in providing care. Coordinates and develops Patient/family plan of care and ensures the care plan is current, up to date and reviewed at every team meeting. Assesses & evaluates Patients level of care, needs and requirements. Participates in agency quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) programs. Ensure growth & profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services. Assesses the Patients response to the Plan of Care and recommends changes as needed. Meets or exceeds established productivity standards. Provides education to the Patient/family regarding the disease process, self care techniques, prevention strategies, rehab nursing procedures and community resources for discharge planning Initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patients needs including Outcome and Assessment Set (OASIS) at appropriate time sets. Evaluating Outcomes of Care. Provide counseling to Patient/family regarding disease process, end of life and ethical issues. Willingly accepts direction from Director of Professional Services/PCC. Participates in community programs and committees, as requested. Supervises LPN/LVNs, home health aides and paraprofessionals providing services to the patient according to regulatory guidelines. General Responsibilities (Hospice Only): Attends deaths of Patients to assist and support the family. Initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the Patients physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living including risk for pathological grief, cultural and spiritual implications and verbal and non-verbal communication patterns. Implements the individualized plan of care and recommends revisions to the plan as necessary including managing discomfort and providing symptom relief and specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care. Consults with and educates the Patient/family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, end-of-life care and the processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Prepares clinical and progress notes that demonstrate progress toward established goals. Coordinates all Patient/family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team. Uses case management approach and refers to other services as needed. Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the Patients needs and outcomes of intervention. Determines scope and frequency of services needed based on acuity and Patient/family needs. Supervises LPNs/LVNs and paraprofessionals providing services to the Patient according to regulatory guidelines. Participates in in-service programs. Provides specialized hospice training to other staff, family members and informal caregivers to insure adequate care. Assesses the ability of the caregiver to meet the Patients immediate needs upon admission and throughout care. Evaluates family/Patient response to care on an ongoing basis. Evaluates own needs for support and uses identified systems to meet the need. Applies specific criteria for admission and re-certification to hospice care to establish appropriate levels of care and the Patients eligibility. Communicates information using current process and technology available to the organization. (ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES) QUALIFICATIONS: Currently licensed as an RN in the state and in good standing with the Board in which he/she will practice 2+ to 5 years of Hospice experience Associates Degree Comfortable being on call Ability to manage patient care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside nursing, symptom management, crisis intervention, and family intervention Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the patient and family A minimum of six (6) months institutional nursing experience within the past 3 years, unless state regulations differ. The Director of Professional Services or Administrator may waive this experience requirement based upon a personal interview Registered Nurses providing skilled intervention for PASSPORT Patients must have 2 years experience as an RN Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; Walking, standing, talking, hearing, pushing, fingering, reaching, seeing, stooping, smelling, depth perception, color vision, driving Travel necessary on a daily basis (100%) Must be flexible to accommodate completion of tasks, patient needs, and referrals Working Conditions: patients home/living facilities. Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive patients The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. For consideration, please send us your CV/resume in MS Word format only. If there is a viable match, one of our consultants will contact you within 24-48 hours. To ensure that our response to your application reaches your INBOX (not your junk or spam folder), please add our email address,, to your Safe Senders list or to your Address Book.

Keywords: Veritas Global Consulting Group, LLC, Roanoke , RN/Case Manager - Hospice (150108), Executive , Roanoke, Virginia

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