RN Hospice Case Manager **SMALL CASE LOAD, PAID MILEAGE & $8,000 SIGN ON**
As a member of Interdisciplinary Team, the Home Care Nurse works under the general direction of the Patient Care Coordinator and the attending physician/medical director to provide for skilled nursing assessment, planning, and implementation of the plan of care in order to maximize the comfort of terminally ill patients and their families.
- Graduation from an approved school of nursing, current registration in the State of Operation.
- Minimum of two years experience in medical-surgical, oncology or community health nursing or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to assist with and respond to the needs of terminally ill patients in the home setting.
- Excellent assessment skills, communication skills, and ability to establish therapeutic interpersonal relationships with patients and caregivers.
- Assume primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating phases of the nursing process.
- Initiate communication with attending physician, other hospice staff members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
- Maintain regular communication with the Patient Care Coordinator to review caseload.
- Maintain regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family caseload.
- Obtain data on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
- State actions and goals accurately and clearly and reflect changes as they occur.
- Seek input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care.
- Accept responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers, or by providing direct care as appropriate.
- Meet regularly with hospice team to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
- Attend patient conferences and facilitate discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation and evaluation.
- Inform the Patient Care Coordinator of possibility for potentially problematic patient/family issues.
- Provide appropriate support at time of death and period of bereavement.
- Participate in orientation and in-service training programs for professional staff.
- Demonstrate familiarity with policies of Assured Hospice Care and the rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies to aid in determining policies.
- Take weekend and weekday on-call as needed or as assigned.
- Participate in providing continuous care to patients as needed or as assigned.
- Maintain consistent and regular attendance with few, if any, absences.
- Accept other assignments as appropriate.
**Proudly serving the counties of Bartow, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Douglas, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, and Polk**
Matching 401k program
Job Type: Full-time