Hospice RN Case Manager
Esteem Hospice, LLC - Dallas, TX

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Job Summary:
Primary functions are to administer nursing care for hospice patients of all ages in their place of residence and assumes the responsibility for coordinating care with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family and referring agency

Job Qualifications:
Education: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing
Licensure: Current Texas state license as a Registered Nurse; Current Texas Driver’s License
Experience: Two years experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical care setting (hospice preferred)
Skills: Nursing skills as defined by generally accepted standards of practice; Good interpersonal skills
Transportation: Reliable transportation; Valid and current auto liability insurance
Criminal History: Must agree to and pass criminal history checks

Essential Functions:
- Assess hospice patients to identify physical, psycho-social and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical records, case conference, team report and evaluations
- Implement/develop/document the plan of care to ensure quality and continuity of care
- Supervise and provide clinical directions to the HA/LVN to ensure quality and continuity of service provided
- Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the patient and staff (OSHA)
- Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payer
- Demonstrate commitment, professional growth and competency
- Promote Esteem Hospice philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care
- Perform on-call responsibilities and provide on-call service to patients/families as assigned
- Provide effective communication to patient/family, team members and other health care professionals
- Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board
- Attend IDT meeting, participate in the patient care planning process and collaborates with the IDT to promote coordination of patient care

Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patient’s home in various conditions; Possible exposure to blood, body fluids and infectious diseases; Ability to work flexible schedule; Ability to travel locally; Some exposure to inclement weather; PRN emergency call including death pronouncement; Must complete Hepatitis profile

Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required; Ability to lift 50 lbs or more and move patients; Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; Meet patient/family individualized psycho-social needs; Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity