Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager
Company: St. Croix Hospice
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Registered Nurse Case Manager 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
Patient Care 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.
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of
Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
Writing and initiating plan of care
Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
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 physician's plan of care.
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related
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 patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and
optional comfort care.
Acts as RN Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and
assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned
caseload. Communication Completes, maintains, and submits accurate
and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care
given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physicians' orders as required.
Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate
the care plan.
Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as
appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as
ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities
for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works
in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in
providing continuity of care.
Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice
interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient
Attends interdisciplinary group meetings. Additional Duties
Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when
Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and
maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills
through attendance and participation in continuing education and
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case
Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement
teams and activities. We offer amazing benefits including growth
opportunities! We have career opportunities both locally and
regionally and many of our leaders have grown from within the
company and truly understand how vital each role is in creating
quality care. The opportunity to work 1-1 with our patients,
impacting their life and their families.
Two medical plan choices
Dental, vision and life insurance benefits
Customized Mental Health Support Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off and paid holidays
401k Retirement Plan with up to 4% employer matching
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company-paid Basic Life Insurance, AD&D, Short Term and
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.
Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills,
problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per
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
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in
accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good
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