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Registered Nurse - Hospice - Case Manager

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Dr. Kate Hospice, a Ministry Home Care and Ascension at Home Company, has an immediate opportunity¬ for a¬ ¬ full-time Registered Nurse Case Manager-Hospice in the Arbor Vitae¬ area.


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POSITION SUMMARY:¬ 


This position is responsible for evaluation, referrals and coordinating patient/family needs.¬  Under physician orders, the Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family needs and for providing preventative and supportive care to the terminally ill patient/family unit.¬  The RN utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching skills for caring for the patient/family unit, in collaboration with the hospice team members.¬  Provides direct care as indicated and reports to appropriate hospice team members.


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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.

  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.

  • Document clinical findings clearly and in a concise manner while maintaining the patient clinical record according to practice standards.

  • Perform comprehensive initial and ongoing assessment of patients and families, and develop initial treatment plan, modifying as appropriate with interdisciplinary team focus.¬  Educate the patient and family regarding terminal care.¬ 

  • Identify actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal/compliance issues and initiates appropriate intervention or referral.¬  Updates the attending physician/IDT about changes in the patient's condition and/or plan of care.

  • Coordinate care with contracted facilities, discuss and initiate the written plan of care, and attend care conferences as scheduled.

  • Evaluates services provide by the Hospice Aide every two weeks.

  • Maintain productivity standards.

  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.

  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.

  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.

  • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.

  • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.

  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.

  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.

  • Promote agency by always putting the patient first.

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered.¬  Report information systems security problems.


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Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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Education/Licensing/Certification:



  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Current State Nursing License.

  • Possess valid driver's license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.


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Experience:



  • Two (2) years recent clinical experience with preferred experience in the care of terminally ill patients and their families.¬ 


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Knowledge and Skills:



  • Able to fulfill on-call requirements with immediate 24/7 availability when assigned.

  • Must have the ability to connect to the internet with company issued laptop from home using dialup or hi speed connection (DSL, cable or satellite).




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