RN Case Manager

Journey Care Elmhurst , IL 60126

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

RN Case Manager - Hospice Care

Territory: Elmhurst and Hinsdale

The registered nurse/case manager assesses patients and their needs. They manage the patient's case and make appropriate suggestions regarding pain and symptom management in order to ensure comfort and quality of life. The registered nurse/case manager educates and supports patients and families regarding expectations during the end-of-life process and is responsible for the overall coordination of patient's care.

Weekend coverage required about once every 6 weeks, and on-call about once a month.

  • Provides patient care visits for admission, assessment and pain and symptom management and support during the dying process.

  • Educates current and prospective patients and families regarding hospice and the end of life.

  • Documents patient visits and phone calls in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Reviews and updates care plans, medication and equipment orders and completes orders of new medication and supplies for patients.

  • Monitors visits and calls of certified nursing assistants.

  • Updates the patient's physician and/or medical director regarding any changes in status.

  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team and RN meetings regarding patients and families and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team appropriately.

  • Assesses family and caregiver ability to provide safe care, carry out care plan and educate on the proper functioning of all equipment.

  • Enhances self knowledge regarding new medical and hospice information.

  • Assists with on-call duties.

  • Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.

JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois. We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.

JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.'s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.

Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities

Your Life . . . Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice. Many of our employees will tell you it's a calling that changed their liv JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.

We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment

Your Path . . . Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.

Join our Journey!

Experience and Skills:

  • Associates degree in nursing

  • Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management, preferred

  • Registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse a plus

  • Valid Illinois Drivers License in good standing with auto liability insurance

  • 2-3 years experience as a registered nurse in the healthcare setting, preferably in hospice

  • Experience working with patients of all ages

  • Spanish speaking preferred

  • Nursing skills

  • Certain positions require Pediatric skill competencies on an infant, toddler, preschool, school age or adolescent.

  • Communication skills, verbal and written

  • Organization skills

  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail

  • Competent in pain and symptom management

  • Able to use medical equipment

  • The Registered Nurse/Case Manager assists the Directors with supervision of the CNAs and the orientation of new RNs.

Benefits

We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

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