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RN Case Manager

Company: Elevation Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of
Location: Draper
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB TITLE: Registered Nurse Case ManagerSALARIED/EXEMPT: YesREPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services or DesigneeSUPERVISES: No Direct ReportsTRAVEL EXPECTATION: YesLOCATION: Local Branch
JOB SUMMARY:The Registered Nurse Case Manger (RNCM) will provide direct patient care services tohospice patients and supportive care to the patient's family; manage an interdisciplinarygroup (IDG) consisting of Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, Certified NursingAssistants and support staff to enhance the quality of hospice care; and case manages allassigned patient clinical records.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Promotes and practices the Sage Hospice and Palliative Care philosophy andmission: To provide the absolute most compassionate, comprehensive andqualified care to people with life-limiting illness in order to serve them throughtheir individual journey with dignity, respect and integrity.
    • Assures the highest quality of care is provided and documented in accordance withthe Plan of Care (POC).
      • Performs the initial and on-going assessment of the patient.
      • Helps develop and implement the POC as prescribed by the physician and inconjunction with the other members of the IDG.
        • Responsible for the education of the patient, family or other caregivers in relationto needs identified on the POC, including but not exclusive to medicationadministration, dressing changes, oxygen administration, hospice philosophy andcare of the terminally ill patient.
          • Works closely with other members of the IDG to provide all-inclusive physical,psychosocial, educational, emotional and spiritual services including bereavementsupport to the patient and family to achieve the highest quality of care.
            • Maintains primary control and professional management of each patient and actsas primary liaison between physician, patient/family and hospice team so as to befully aware and abreast of all clinical issues, staffing and scheduling concerns.
              • Reports any change in the patient's condition to both the Attending Physician andHospice Physician.
                • Maintains close contact with the patient's family and/or significant other toprovide information, support and continuity of care.
                  • Maintains communication with facility, group home and private care staff.
                  • Maintains an accurate and updated medical record, including all IDG notes,POC's, initial and on-going assessments and any other information pertinent to thecare of the patient.
                    • Performs on-going review and follow-up on assigned patient clinical records toassure quality services are provided, standards of practice are followed, andcompliance with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements is met andmaintained.
                      • Practices infection control measures and standard precautions.
                      • Makes routine supervisory visits of and with all other team members at leastmonthly.
                        • Monitors scheduling of all staff.
                        • Maintains a high level of knowledge pertaining to the management of pain andsymptoms in the dying process.
                          • Participates in the Sage Hospice and Palliative Care Quality Assessment andPerformance Improvement Program.
                            • Attends staff meetings.
                            • May be requested to participate in agency on-call schedule.
                            • Consistently promotes Sage Hospice and Palliative Care core values.
                            • Completes Sage Hospice and Palliative Care annual training.
                            • Performs other activities as assigned.
                              REQUIREMENTS:
                              • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
                              • A minimum of one (1) year experience in oncology, long term care, or hospice orhome health.
                                • Current licensure in the state of residence.
                                • CPR certification.
                                • Current automobile insurance and valid driver's license.
                                  SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE:
                                  • Must be able to effectively operate nursing assessment tools, computers, facsimileequipment, copier and cellphone.
                                    • Must have and maintain transportation to be used for work.
                                    • Knowledge of terminally ill patients and their families along with understanding ofhospice.
                                      • Ability to apply knowledge of the special needs to hospice patient and families.
                                      • Knowledge of roles of all disciplines providing hospice services.
                                      • Excellent patient assessment skills.
                                      • Knowledge of community resources.
                                      • Maintains high standards of integrity and business ethics.
                                      • Conducts self in an honest, ethical manner.
                                      • Good oral and written communication skills.
                                      • Documentation and program management.
                                      • Knowledge of general nursing practice.
                                      • Thorough knowledge of managed care principles, regulatory guidelines (i.e.,Medicare, ACHC and human resource) management principles and applicablelaws and regulations.
                                        • Abides by Sage Hospice and Palliative Care rules, policies and procedures.
                                        • Reports promptly any suspected violation of compliance standards.
                                        • Sensitivity to the impact of life and death issues faced by individuals with terminalillness.
                                          • Ability to support others at a time of crisis.
                                          • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility by performing a variety of tasks.
                                          • Communicate effectively with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
                                          • Responsible functioning in the workplace, maturity, cooperation, flexibility, tact indealing with co-workers and all members of the hospice team.
                                            • Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
                                            • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel or crouch.
                                            • Endure long periods of driving.
                                            • Stand, walk and/or sit for extended periods of time.
                                            • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
                                            • Ambulate on rough surfaces and climb stairs.
                                            • Lift or move up to 25 lbs. when transporting supplies and lift and turn patients inexcess of 50 lbs.#elevationutind

Keywords: Elevation Hospice, Primary and Palliative Care of , Draper , RN Case Manager, Executive , Draper, Utah

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