Ivy Creek Hospice of Lake Martin is looking to hire a full time RN Case Manager. Pay is determined based off experience.
Position Overview: The RN Case Manager is responsible for providing and coordinating Hospice services to ensure quality and safe nursing care services that reflect the Hospice philosophy and standards of care.
- Graduate of accredited nursing program.
- Licensed RN in the State of Alabama.
- One (1) year clinical experience in nursing or completion of Agency preceptor program.
- Ability to travel in order to accomplish all duties as outlined in job description.
- Professional appearance and conduct.
- Must possess strong communication, organizational, and presentation skills.
- Able to receive direction and independently follow tasks through with minimal supervision.
- Ability to access and operate computer systems, including creation of documents, entering data, reading reports, email, etc
- Detail oriented, able to multi-task, and remain flexible with assignments
- Maintains professional integrity throughout performance of all job duties.
- Able to adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the agency
- Able to act in a kind, decent, respectful manner at all times.
- Must be able to recognize, support and adhere to all Lake Martin Hospital/Hospice policies and procedures.
- Able to consistently uphold attendance standards
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assumes and fulfills the duties of the position assigned.
- Ensures quality and safe delivery of Hospice services, while implementing current nursing practices.
- Develops individualized nursing care plans and reviews/revises care plans as needed for changes in care. Provides nursing visits in accordance with the written plan of treatment signed by the physician and all subsequent orders that authorizes and directs changes.
- Plans and schedules nursing visits, as required by clinical director of Hospice.
- Provides, on a daily basis, documentation as required by Agency to maintain accurate and complete medical records.
- Attends all staff meetings, care conferences and in-service presentations as required by Lake Martin Hospice.
- Submits Daily Visit Records (DVRs), vacation requests, time off, illness, etc., as may be required by Agency and within the time line established by the agency
- Shares responsibility for call as scheduled by Agency.
- Conducts and pursues the business of Hospice in accordance with sound nursing and medical practices and represents Agency in a manner calculated to instill confidence in patients, physicians, and the general public.
- Immediately reports any problems, including on the job injuries, to the Director.
- Assists physicians and/or registered nurses in performing specialized procedures.
- Prepares equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required. Uses, maintains, cleans and calibrates necessary equipment.
- Makes initial evaluation visits as assigned by the Hospice Clinical Director.
- Administers hospice care to patients on an intermittent basis in the home. Coordinates total nursing care for patients, participates in patient and family teaching and provides continuity by working cooperatively with other team personnel in order to provide comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill.
- Supervises LPN’s and Hospice Aides as assigned.
- Informs physicians and other personnel of changes in patients’ conditions and needs, counsels patients and families in meeting nursing and related needs, participates in in-services programs, and supervises and teaches other nursing personnel as assigned.
- Abides by and upholds the policies and procedures of the Agency, including Infection Control and Safety Measure.
- Provides direct care to patients with top priority given to pain and symptom control to maintain highest level of comfort and quality of life.
- Any other duties as assigned by Administration.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate and understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.
- Must be organized and detail oriented.
- Ability to walk and stand frequently.
- Interpersonal skills required to instruct patients and their families, as well as, professional interaction with a variety of hospital/professional personnel.
- Knowledge of patient rights and responsibilities.
- Knowledge of Lake Martin Hospice services and availability.
- Knowledge of hospital/hospice policies and procedures, fire, safety, disaster plans and infection control policies.
- Works in clean, air conditioned environment inside when within the office, protected from weather conditions. May be subject to all types of environments and weather when traveling to/from patient care and within patient’s place of residence.
- Frequent telephone activity.
- Work requires standing and walking frequently.
- Work requires traveling throughout the county and surrounding counties for Hospice care.
- Work may require listening and/or speaking with individuals and groups.
- Work is of medium physical demand, frequently requiring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and walking (frequently means up to 75% of the time)
- Work requires hearing ability and visual acuity.
- Subject to a fast paced, high stressed routine.
- Possible bio-hazard exposure to communicable diseases.
- Minimal exposure to infectious disease while performing job related tasks.
- Minimal exposure to radiation while performing job related tasks.
- Frequently assigned to changing priorities.
- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust or temperature.
- May be subject to verbal abuse by patients and family.
- Personal protective equipment is provided by the hospital and available for protection of personnel.