Hospice and Home Health RN - Case Manager
Hospice and Home Health RN - Case Manager
IMMEDIATE RN OPENING: Hospice and Home Health RN-Case Manager. We are currently hiring full time RN for our Inland Empire area.
Job Description: Caring is our Calling! We invite you to join our team of caring and compassionate professionals as we support patients and their families throughout Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties. This agency is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by managing pain and symptoms, providing dignity and hope to those diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illness. We are committed to living up to our name, and our goal is to ease emotional burdens and suffering of patients and their families who deserve our full attention on their end-of-life journey.
The Nurse Case Manager plans and delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency.
Operates under the director of the Director of Clinical Operations and under the Medical Director’s orders.
Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family care to support terminally ill patients and families in home, skilled nursing facility or residential care facility. Frequency of patient / family contacts will be at the discretion of the Case Manager and his/her assessment of need, but will be a minimum of once per week. The Case Manager endeavors to utilize teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to provide comfort care and maximize the quality of life for the patients and families. Depending on the acuity of the patient, the Case Manager is expected to make 5-8 visits per day with documentation. Carry a full case load and be expected to work 40 hrs/week and rotate some weekend/week day on-call shifts.
1. Assess home care needs, being aware of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects and gather data on social, economic and cultural factors which may influence health, well-being and quality of life.
2. Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect confidentially and privacy and communicate in a courteous and respectful manner.
3. Provide direct care to patients as prescribed in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care in order to maintain the highest level of comfort and quality of life and assuming primary responsibility for case management.
4. Evaluate and perform ongoing assessment and revise initial written plan of care with Interdisciplinary collaboration weekly or as the needs and conditions of the patient/family change.
5. Authorize, coordinate and supervise care, as prescribed in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, with contracted vendors in order to meet the needs of the patient
6. Attend and participate in weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meetings
7. Document accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status via a variety of mediums of communication (verbal, written, email, computer documents and databases). Document patient care reflecting nursing interventions, patient response to care, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals. Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/significant other teaching, and the understanding of these instructions is noted in the medical record. Maintain up-to-date charts and records on patient care and regular communication with the patient’s physician regarding changes in the patient’s plan of care.
8.Coordinate community resources and other agency disciplines participating in patient care.
9.Supervise and maintain ongoing effective communication with other hospice personnel involved with patient care. This may involve formal and informal team meetings.
10. Knowledge of and availability to perform patient intakes and information visits as needed including explanation of the hospice benefit/Medicare, complete physical assessment, completion of all pertinent paperwork, and communication of new patient status to the IDT members.
11. Establish HHA plan of care as well as indirectly and directly supervising the plan of care per regulations.
12. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training and the mission and goals of the agency
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
2. Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
3. Hospice experience highly desirable
4. Minimum one year recent professional nursing experience
5. Valid California Driver’s License
6. Able to cope with emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles
7. Sensitive to the needs of terminally ill patients and families and one's own feelings about dying and death.
8. Basic computer skills desirable
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $38.00 - $44.00 per hour
We provide our staff with PPE, COVID testing and Vaccinations in order to keep them safe while working.