Aviant Hospice is seeking experienced and exceptionally talented professionals to care for our patients and their loved ones. Our organization offers a supportive work environment, offering a warm and supportive culture to work and develop professionally. We are dedicated not only to patients and families but to maintaining an employee culture of engagement which is focused on employee retention.
Registered Nurse from an accredited program currently licensed and in good standing with the respective State Board of Nursing. At least 1 year experience in nursing in an acute care setting and 1 year experience in home health, hospice or comparable experience is preferred. Desire to learn and demonstration of aptitude for the hospice philosophy and comfort care required. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other disciplines including, social workers, chaplains, CNA's and volunteers.
The CM/RN works in conjunction with the Executive Director/Director of Clinical Services and the Interdisciplinary Team to:
Provide coordination and completion of admissions in a timely manner
Assist in facilitating freedom of choice, relief of suffering and death with dignity for patients facing end of life issues
Assess patient for appropriateness for admission to hospice using the LCD's, federal and state regulations, Hospice policy and procedures, and clinical knowledge base as guidelines
Report to ED/DSC, Medical Director and patient PCP on patient condition and status at admission
Provide hands-on clinical nursing, interacting with patients, family, physicians, Interdisciplinary Team members, and other health care professionals involved in the patient's care.
Assess and coordinate a pain/symptom management program formulated with the participation of family and patient, attending physician and the Interdisciplinary Team, utilizing pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of pain/symptom control to enhance quality of life.
Educate patient and family on the disease process and expectation related to the disease progression
Provide support and education for families based on the hospice philosophy of care. Care includes physical, psychological, spiritual and financial comfort.
Participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings and up-dates the Plan of Care (POC) for assigned patients based on identified problems and needs
Ensure patient care is delivered at the appropriate level of care
with coordination of PCP and medical director, provide management of medication profile to prevent poly-pharmacy and ensure optimal symptom management
Manage medication profile to ensure hospice is providing medications related to disease process and symptom management
Ensure all services provided are in accordance with the patient's POC
Ensure the POC involves the active participation of the patient, family, PCP and the Interdisciplinary Team
Provide team members with appropriate information to coordinate all services related to hospice care for assigned patients. Coordination of services include communicating and making assignments for visiting nurses, home health aide/homemaker, chaplain, social worker, volunteer and ancillary services, as well as, ordering medications and Durable Medical Equipment, and supplies
Provide consultation and supervision to all CNAs and LPNs involved in the care of the patient
Participate in the performance evaluation of clinical members of LPN(s) and CNA(s) involved with the care of case load.
Assist with the orientation of clinical members participating in the care of the assigned caseload
Provide care to manage patient
utilize the medication formulary whenever possible for the management of patient symptoms
Triage scheduling and symptom management calls from members of IDT
Report to ED/DCS as patient condition changes, changes in the patient condition that require change in level of care
Ensure cost effective practices by self and others
Participate in the QAPI program
Participates in Community Education.
The Care Manager will be on call according to a rotating schedule. During the hours when on call, the Care Manager is expected to follow On Call Protocol and to respond to all pages within 15 minutes.
Job requires the ability to:
Access patients' residence and all rooms therein
Communicate effectively with patient/families both verbally and written
Communicate the mission and vision of the hospice