Hospice RN Case Manager
UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV

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The Hospice RN Case Manager you will be responsible for identifying patient/family needs and for providing supportive care, coordinating the case among the Interdisciplinary Group team in accordance with the plan of care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families. As the Hospice RN Case Manager you will provide direct care to hospice patients in their homes, group homes, or skilled nursing facilities and be responsible for clinical care and medical management activities across the continuum of care (assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating) as it relates to end of life palliative care. Additionally, you would provide emotional support to the patients and caregivers and families. This position offers potential for growth, a friendly staff, and an opportunity to interact with patients and their families on a more personal level.

Responsibilities:
Telephone triage and visits

Provide accurate and timely documentation of telephone calls and patient services.

Attending weekly staff meetings

Interacting with other group members such as RN case managers, CNA's, LPN's, social workers and chaplains.

Coordinate with the RN Manager to assure the client driven plan of care that strives to meet positive outcomes through on-going evaluation using evidenced based practice

Responsible for making certain that hospice care provided is compliant with State and Federal regulations (documentation and delivered) through participation in chart review and following established process.

Responsible for participation in orientation, on going education programs, on-going education programs and successful completion of competency requirements.

Responsible for providing services that are congruent with the policies of FHH within the scope of professional nursing practice as defined within the Nurse Practice Act.

Strives to provide services to meet both internal and external customer's expectations.

Ensures hospice care is provided in accordance with agency and company Corporate Compliance Program.

Requirements

Requirements:
Registered Nurse with active unrestricted license in the State of Nevada required

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum two to three years demonstrated competence in community health or medical/surgical patient care setting.

Current CPR certified

Must possess a valid Nevada Driver's License and maintain personal auto insurance coverage. Must possess a motor vehicle in good working condition which is available during working hours for job related tasks

Must have demonstrated key technical skills that are utilized in the weekend and after hours care of Hospice Patients

Must be able to work independently and possess basic computer skills

Critical thinking skills required

Develop and implement plan of care based on assessment skills

Coordinate medical care with provider and appropriate team members

Demonstrates initiative toward problem solving

Preferred Assets:
Bachelor's degree preferred

Knowledge of professional standards of care and laws and regulations applicable to hospice services.

Hospice experience highly preferred

OptumHealth is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

OptumHealth helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their health care needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

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