Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager
Company: St. Croix Hospice
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Registered Nurse Case Manager plans, organizes and directs
hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on
community health education/experience. The professional nurse
builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct
services to meet the needs of individual and families within their
homes and communities. Location: Candidates in all geographies will
be considered but we are currently emphasizing the following
territories based on the needs of our patients: Walworth,
Jefferson, and Rock counties. At St. Croix Hospice, we offer
competitive pay, bonuses and excellent benefits! ESSENTIAL JOB
FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES Patient Care Completes an initial,
comprehensive, and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and
family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical
assessment and history of current and previous illness.
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of
Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
Writing and initiating plan of care
Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient
status and needs change.
Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing
diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the
patient and the family in the planning process.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
the physician in the physician's plan of care.
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related
Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per
assessment and plan.
Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and
facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and
optional comfort care.
Acts as RN Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and
assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned
caseload. Communication Completes, maintains, and submits accurate
and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care
given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physicians' orders as required.
Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate
the care plan.
Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as
appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as
ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities
for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works
in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in
providing continuity of care.
Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice
interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient
Attends interdisciplinary group meetings. Additional Duties
Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when
Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and
maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills
through attendance and participation in continuing education and
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case
Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement
teams and activities. We offer amazing benefits including growth
opportunities! We have career opportunities both locally and
regionally and many of our leaders have grown from within the
company and truly understand how vital each role is in creating
quality care. The opportunity to work 1-1 with our patients,
impacting their life and their families.
Two medical plan choices
Dental, vision and life insurance benefits
Customized Mental Health Support Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off and paid holidays
401k Retirement Plan with up to 4% employer matching
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company-paid Basic Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and
Long-Term Disability Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an
institutional setting, and one (1) to two (2) years of recent
experience in home care preferred. Current licensure in State.
Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising
hospice aides. Excellent observation, verbal and written
communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills;
nursing skills per competency checklist. Prolonged or considerable
walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer
patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable
reaching, stooping bending, kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual
acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills. Must be a
licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance
with state/or organization requirements and is in good working
order. Location: Candidates in all geographies will be considered
but we are currently emphasizing the following territories based on
caseload needs: Walworth, Jefferson, and Rock counties.
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