RN Case Manager
WILLCARE - Trumbull, CT

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Come work for WILLCARE because we're home.
A family-started, independent, proprietary leader in the home health field, WILLCARE has been at the forefront of skilled and non-skilled home health services since its formation in 1983. Focusing on preventive, rehabilitative and therapeutic care in all applicable settings, from skilled nursing and rehabilitation to personalized care, we customize each care plan to the unique needs of our patients – always understanding that kindness and compassion is as crucial to the process as any other form of treatment.

WILLCARE owns and operates Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home care agencies and supplemental staffing businesses in New York, Ohio and Connecticut. WILLCARE is a significant health care employer, with more than 2,100 people working in 14 branch offices and 6 recruitment / training sites.

After more than 30 years caring for the people in the regions we serve, a visit from WILLCARE is a visit from family.

RN CASE MANAGER POSITION SUMMARY:

Utilize the nursing process to provide for optimum quality and continuity of nursing care. Demonstrate the core nursing competencies established by the Agency to ensure effective and efficient care on an ongoing basis. Function as a Case Manager for a group of assigned patients / families.

RN CASE MANAGER ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Adhere to the scope of practice for Registered Professional Nurse per State regulatory guidelines.
  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment skills to be able to make independent clinical decisions in routine patient care matters.
  • Promote the level of clinical expertise required of staff to provide safe, high quality nursing care.
  • Remain flexible and responsive when changes occur in patient activity and workload.
  • Perform appropriate documentation to maintain the standards set by the Agency or Fiscal intermediary.
  • Monitor visit frequency and duration by reviewing physicians' orders and comparing to the Plan of Care and documentation.
  • Foster an environment for open communication and collaborative practice.
  • Evaluate / assist in evaluation of appropriateness of Plan of Care and revise on an ongoing basis with communication to all other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic action, side effects and interaction of medications.
  • Plan, teach, supervise and counsel regarding physical care measures to promote improvement / recover, symptom / complication management, expected disease progression, social / emotional care and community resources.
  • Act as a comprehensive care coordinator for patients assigned to his / her care, assessing the patients' needs accordingly and facilitate communication amongst other clinicians providing care.
  • Perform comprehensive assessments of physical, emotional, psychosocial, and environmental needs of the patient including outcome and assessment information.
  • Complete and submit all required documentation within established Agency guidelines.
  • Review results of laboratory tests and other diagnostic procedures and report to MD appropriately.
  • Supervise and direct assigned LPN's and aides per Federal, State and Local regulations and Agency Policy.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining compliance according to Federal, State and Local regulations and Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Identify significant clinical findings, make conclusions and intervene appropriately.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status.
  • Interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.
  • Provide the care needed as described in the Agency's Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and implement a realistic individualized Plan of Care (Physician's Plan of Care, Home Health Aid Plan of Care) for each patient, evaluate and revise this plan as necessary.
  • Compare assessment data to baseline assessment to monitor patient's progress. Recognize alterations in function, including life-threatening situations. Intervene and document appropriately.
  • Participate in development of patient goals and discharge plans as well as make revisions to these based on the changes in patient status.
  • Initiate patient education based on identified learning needs of the patient and / or those providing care. Document appropriately.
  • Prioritize nursing visits based on the patient's health status and anticipated needs.
  • Demonstrate the skill and judgment necessary to implement physician orders, nursing procedures and nursing interventions.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities as per on-call needs.
  • Implement physicians orders accurately and promptly, using nursing judgment.
RN CASE MANAGER EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, College or University.
  • Must possess at least one of the following combinations of education & experience:
    • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) or a health or human services field; OR
    • Associate's Degree or Diploma in Nursing plus two years of certified home health care nursing experience.
  • Currently licensed and registered to practice with the State Board of Nursing.
  • One (1) year experience in medical / surgical nursing required.
  • Home Health experience preferred.
  • Current BLS certification for pediatric and IV cases
  • Demonstrate leadership, organization and communication expertise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
RN CASE MANAGER PERSONAL & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass a physical examination after being offered employment and a health assessment annually thereafter. Must receive an annual TB test. Must obtain a statement from MD stating employee is free of communicable diseases.*
  • Successful completion of an in field Competency and Proficiency Test and Skills Evaluation appropriate for the position.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, perform one person transfer under routine and emergency situations, reposition a bedbound patient alone and able to sit, stand, bend stoop, kneel, pull, climb, reach, lift, and perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities.
  • Ability to operate a computer and / or a tablet PC.
  • May be exposed to unsanitary conditions in some home settings.
  • May be exposed to high crime areas within the service community.
  • Endure exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Ability to travel day-to-day within assigned geographic areas.
BENEFITS:

At WILLCARE, we recognize that everyone's needs are different. That's why our comprehensive benefit package has something for everyone and can be tailored to fit your needs.

As a valued member of our team, you will have options in full, part-time or per visit work, weekdays, evenings or weekends, specific shifts, locations or hours. We provide a different assignment schedule each week to accommodate your personal needs.

Our progressive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, FSA, HSA, 401k, short-term disability, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and more!

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