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Service Line: Hospice
Job Title/Position: Registered Nurse Case Manager
Reports To: Clinical Manager
The Registered Nurse Case Manager works in the southern San Diego territory, however, may be scheduled in different central and northern San Diego territories if needed. Spanish speaking is preferred.
Job Description Summary
The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
Assesses and evaluates patients status by:
A.Writing and initiating plan of care
B. Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
C. Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physicians plan of care.
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patients efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting, and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in home care.
Current licensure in State and CPR certification.
One (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Holistic, complementary and/or alternative modality training and experience preferred.
Mission Healthcare Services Inc