RN Case Manager
Hospice Compassus - Albuquerque, NM

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Overview:

The Registered Nurse functions as an IDT member to provide routine and emergency assessment, (including on-call responsibilities), educational, and evaluative services to meet the needs of patients and their families. He/she helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of comfort and coping. He/she flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and family.

Responsibilities:

1. Performs routine and emergency assessments.
  • Completes routine and emergency assessments on each patient as indicated by departmental policy.
  • Provides clinical and psycho-social services as indicated by plan of care through case management.
  • Records observations, treatments, and other pertinent information.
  • Communicates with IDT, Medical Director and Attending Physician as directed regarding measures to alleviate symptoms, and monitors response to measures implemented.
  • Provides physical and emotional interventive care to support the patient and family in period of crisis through case management with the psycho-social team.
  • Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and family needs in the home.
2. Case Management of routine and emergency patient care.
  • Collaborates with IDT meet needs of patient for clinical and psycho-social interventions.
  • Collaborates with IDT to coordinate hospice care for the patient and family to ensure appropriateness, continuity, and quality of care.
3. Updates the POC for IDT
  • Develops and updates care plans following each POC change and ensures updates are made from the psycho-social staff
  • Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT members.
  • Effectively communicates patient/family needs to IDT.
4. Educates patient/caregiver regarding:
  • Care of patient.
  • Disease process.
  • Dying Process
  • Symptom control.
  • Wound care.
5. Maintains appropriate communication.
  • Keeps physician and Medical Director informed of patient needs and condition.
  • Ensures documentation at bedside.
  • Notifies other IDT members of physician concerns and suggestions.
  • Submits appropriate documentation and paper work to contracted facilities within 24 hours of patient visit.
  • Completes and submits IDT Narratives, time logs, and all required documentation within 24 hours of patient visit.

Qualifications:
  • Currently licensed to practice in the state of employment.
  • Registered nurse with broad experience in the skilled nursing field, preferably in home health care, oncology, and emergency care.
  • Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy
  • Ability to flex schedule to respond to emergency and/or temporary staffing needs for on call needs of the patients.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all personnel and patient records.
  • Has a valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
  • Ability to meet physical job requirements as specified by attachment.

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Opening its first hospice in 1979, Hospice Compassus is a family of community-based hospices. Our nationwide network is a vast resource...