Hospice – Registered Nurse Case Manager – Greenville, SC
Palladium Hospice a multi-state fast growing Hospice company is seeking a Registered Nurse with Hospice experience to join our family. Flexible schedule, family oriented and supportive team environment.
Purpose of Role:The RN Case Manager evaluates need and coordinates care from other disciplines including Clinical Care Partners, Social Workers, Chaplains, Bereavement Coordinators and Volunteers. The hospice nurse provides physical and psychosocial support to the patient and supportive care to the caregiver and family that will assist them in accepting and preparing for the death of the patient. RN Case Manager reports to the Hospice Nurse Manager. Use of personal vehicle required.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities :
- Conducting regular visits at home or nursing facilities for a caseload of hospice patients
- Coordinating, assessing, and implementing patients’ care
- Providing accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect plans of care
- Overseeing and participating in day to day clinical care of terminal patients and their families
- Attending weekly interdisciplinary meetings
- Interacting with other group members such as Certified Nursing Assistants, social workers, chaplains, volunteer coordinators, fellow case managers, medical directors, and dieticians
- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of biohazard materials
- Participation in a rotating on call schedule which includes weeknights, weekends and holidays
Case Manager Functions:
- Steward the philosophy/mission of Palladium Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC which focuses on the overriding values of human dignity and respectful response to the needs of persons with life threatening/terminal and/or chronic illnesses.
- Serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and attends meetings.
- Follow the Nursing Standards of Palladium Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC.
- Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the hospice, state, and federal regulations pertaining to hospice and general nursing services.
- Implement hospice nursing care in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director of Clinical Services as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the nursing service department.
- Participate in the hospice quality assurance program as directed by the Director of Clinical Services.
- Build effective relationships with contracted facility nursing staff to ensure that the hospice care service is well integrated into the facility plan of care for hospice patients.
- Full and appropriate documentation of direct patient care services to support successful professional billing of these services.
- Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
- Supervise Certified Nursing Assistant care.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the hospice’s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Nursing Care Functions:
*Accept responsibility for the coordination of the physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers and family members as necessary.
- Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
- Inform hospice and facility staff of unusual or potentially problematic patient and/or family issues.
- Provide appropriate support at time of death.
- Provide the RN Team Lead with information relative to the nursing needs of the patient.
- Initiate communication with hospice physician, attending physician, other hospice staff members, facility staff, and other agencies as needed to coordinate care and use of resources for the patient and family.
- Maintains regular communication with facility nursing staff to review care including attending SNF care plan meetings.
- Assign personal care tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants according to the plan of care.
- Maintains a liaison with the patient, their families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for the patients’ needs.Prolonged standing and walking required. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs. May require visits in unsafe neighborhoods and dwellings that may not have elevators.
Job Type: Full-time