Position : RN Hospice
Manages a case load of home care and facility patients. Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates care for each patient, which includes but is not limited to: appropriate treatment intervention, evaluation of outcomes, and utilization of services to ensure that patient care needs are met.
Manages care for hospice patients and skilled nursing located in assigned facilities, assist facilities with identifying perspective hospice patients and care coordination. As low facility census dictates, may be required to perform hospice visits in the community.
Conducts case management meetings in the facilities. Develops and delivers (in conjunction with facility staff) in-service trainings for facility and agency employees, patients and families on appropriate and assistive topics. Will participate in on-call and weekend rotation.
Develop a plan of care under the direction of patient’s physician and in collaboration with the patient, their family and/or the primary care givers upon admission. Periodically reviews the patient care plan and recertifies the patient care plan as appropriate.
Coordinates the patient’s care plan through interdisciplinary communication and case conferences, as appropriate. Advises other disciplines of discharges in a timely basis.
Provides ongoing assessment of the patient’s clinical, functional, and emotional status to identify problems and/or progress toward desired goals.
Initiates and applies interdisciplinary and therapeutic interventions using appropriate technique; obtains appropriate MD approval. Needs time frame – immediately, within 24 hours
Supervises ancillary personnel (HCA and Licensed Practical Nurses) and delegates responsibilities when required. Establishes a care plan for paraprofessional services and revises as needed according to agency policy.