The RN Case Manager is the member of the interdisciplinary team who is the pivotal person in identifying the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family. The RN Case Manager initiates appropriate intervention and support for the patient and family upon admission and provides a continuously appropriate, comprehensive and responsive plan of care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Case Management and Supervision
a. Coordinates the patient's and families care and services including those of the team, social worker, chaplain, home health aide, volunteer and physician. b. Responds necessary information to the senior case manager. c. Monitors the re-certification / re-authorization process. d. Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as indicated. e. Ensures and documents appropriate use of the medications, durable medical equipment and supplies. f. Educates patients, families and other caregivers. g. Provides skilled nursing as determined by the interdisciplinary plan of care. h. Appropriately utilizes the skills and resources of contract personnel such as PT, OT, Dietary, Speech and Pharmacy. i. Provides appropriate care plan and integrates care plans as needed. j. Performs on site evaluations of HHAs and volunteers. k. Participates in the on-call rotation and weekends.
a. Integrates QI results into the established plan of care. b. Participates in QI assessment routinely. c. Participates in proactive patient calls. d. Participates in routine chart reviews.
a. Participates in the orientation of new team members as assigned by the Team Manager. b. Attends regularly scheduled in-services and educational conferences. c. Develops and achieves professional growth goals and objectives and reviews with the Team Manager. d. Represents professional nursing. e. Maintain a safe and productive working environment following established protocols f. Promotes and supports a teamwork culture and environment internally and externally g. Ensure interactions remain positive and professional with all persons with whom you interact in the course of your work both internally and externally h. Other duties as assigned or determined appropriate
The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
â¢ Reliable transportation with adequate insurance coverage for driver and passengers. â¢ Registered Nurse in the state of Arizona â¢ Three years Hospice Nurse experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently is required to sit. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance, talk and hear. â¢ Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination. â¢ Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. â¢ Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift or exert force up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
â¢ Requires the ability to work successfully with our software applications on a computer and/or a laptop, and /or a blackberry for extended periods â¢ May require going to other locations â¢ Require the ability to work successfully under sometimes stressful conditions â¢ Requires willingness to be flexible in changing job responsibilities, assignments and workload â¢ Requires patience, compassion, and the ability to work successfully with a variety of persons internally and/or externally â¢ May require critical thinking skills and the ability to work successfully independently or in a team with positive interactions
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Technical/other training or better in Nursing.
3 years: Hospice Experience
Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.