Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Case Manager

Employer
Isaac P eLink Group
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Management, Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Currently seeking an experienced Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager for a full-time position in the Washington DC region . Position Pays $75k - $82k annually. Title: Hospice (RN) Case Manager Reports To: Clinical Manager Supervises: LPNs, CNAs, HHAs Summary and Responsibilities: A clinical professional responsible for ensuring quality total patient care through assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation of patient needs through nursing care plans for each assigned patient. Under the direction of the physician, will address patient and family needs; use evidence based practice; directs Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Home Health Aides in quality patient care; provides appropriate patient/family/caregiver teaching; promotes quality services in accordance with established agency policies and procedures; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines for all services; meets budgeted productivity standards; assures the quality and growth of the agency and; participates in the education of facility and community healthcare systems. 1. Performs initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments 2. Acts as case manager by coordinating all patient/family services and prioritizing the patient needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team 3. Applies specific criteria for admission and re-certification to hospice care, as applicable, to establish appropriate levels of care and patient's eligibility 4. Initiates appropriate palliative interventions/symptom management and monitors effectiveness; provides referrals to other services and disciplines as needed 5. Accurately and completes all clinical documentation per agency policy 6. Recognizes the importance of patient privacy, uses the secure messaging system for any patient information 7. Performs accurate medication review and provides education as needed 8. Assesses for medication, equipment and medical supplies requirements and orders appropriately while being fiscally responsible 9. Identifies and communicates changes in the patient's condition; informs the physician and obtains new orders as needed 10. Maintains communication with the patient, family and other members of the home care team to ensure coordination of services and clinical management that meets patient and family goals in a cost-effective manner 11. Evaluates outcomes of care through performance improvement activities, clinical record review, and other assigned duties 12. Attends the two weekly interdisciplinary meeting, actively contributes to the patient care discussion, ensures multidisciplinary involvement, updates the plan of care as appropriate 13. Supervises LPN/s and paraprofessionals providing hospice services for the agency 14. Participates in staff meetings and at least quarterly, in-service programs 15. Coordinates the discharge from service if appropriate or bereavement follow-up after hospice death 16. Responsible for interpretation and compliance application of all federal and state regulations Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Participates in the on-call rota as required 2. Provides daily report to Clinical Manager as necessary 3. Participates in personal and professional growth and development a) Responsible for providing positive model for team through effective self-management and leadership b) Maintains current knowledge of industry guidelines c) Maintains clinical skills and competency to be a resource to staff d) Seeks additional training/education as determined by self-assessment and manager 4. Fulfills additional performance responsibilities as assigned and as necessary a) Willingly accepts additional job responsibilities, as appropriate, to meet business goals/objectives b) Demonstrates flexibility in order to maximize patient care and productivity Qualification Requirements: 1. 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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 2. Acceptable health status, as defined in agency policy. Education and/or Experience: * Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in the state(s) of operation * Must possess sound knowledge of nursing principles, procedures, and standards of practice as determined by state and federal regulations * A minimum of two years of licensed professional medical / surgical nursing experience preferred; LPN experience of at least two years at agency may be substituted * Experience in community or home health/hospice preferred Expected Behaviors: * Consistent delivery of quality customer service * Has a can-do attitude * Demonstrates skill in diplomacy and conflict resolution * Mature interpersonal skills; communicates effectively with diverse groups * Recognition of and commitment to maintaining confidentiality * Proven ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands in a stressful environment * Discipline to adhere to established timelines Language Skills: * Ability to communicate clearly and easily in English * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional literature, technical procedures, and governmental regulations * Ability to write reports and business correspondence, and fill out required forms Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, customers, and the general public Position offers competitive pay and an excellent benefit packagePaid time off during the first year of employmentMedical, Vision and Dental insuranceCompany paid life insuranceCompany provided trainingOpportunities for advancementOther great benefits Company Description: At eLink Connection we place professionals on a full-time basis in the healthcare industry across the United States for: nursing, clinical, business operations and marketing. eLink Connection is dedicated to providing you highly skilled healthcare professionals with skills well-matched to your unique hiring requirements and workplace environment. https://www.elinkconnection.com https://elinkxchange.com