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Hospice RN Case Manager (Stone Mountain/Atlanta)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Supervised by: Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised: Hospice Aides
Interrelationships: Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

JOB SUMMARY

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educational/Degree: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Training/Licensure: Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

JOB FACTORS

Physical Requirements
Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.

Mental Requirements
Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.

Working Conditions
Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.

Transportation
Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1.  Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  2.  Provides dietary counseling.
  3. Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
  4. Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s Hospice care and safety.
  5. Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
  6. Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient
  7. Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
  8. Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
  9. Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
  10. Attends team conferences.
  11. Maintains records as required by Hospice.
  12. Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  13. Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
  14. Participates in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
  15. Maintain skills and knowledge.
  16. Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
  17. Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
  18. Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
  19. Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
  20. Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
  21. Other duties as assigned by Director.

Hospice RN Case Manager (North Fulton/Forsyth)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Supervised by: Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised: Hospice Aides
Interrelationships: Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

JOB SUMMARY

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educational/Degree: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Training/Licensure: Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

JOB FACTORS

Physical Requirements
Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.

Mental Requirements
Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.

Working Conditions
Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.

Transportation
Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1.  Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  2.  Provides dietary counseling.
  3. Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
  4. Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s Hospice care and safety.
  5. Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
  6. Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient
  7. Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
  8. Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
  9. Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
  10. Attends team conferences.
  11. Maintains records as required by Hospice.
  12. Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  13. Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
  14. Participates in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
  15. Maintain skills and knowledge.
  16. Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
  17. Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
  18. Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
  19. Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
  20. Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
  21. Other duties as assigned by Director.

Hospice Admissions Nurse

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $72,000 – $80,000 per year

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Hospice Nurse to process and complete admissions to our home-hospice program. Hours are 10:00am – 6:30pm, Mon-Fri. The Admissions Nurse should plan on completing at least 2-3 hospice admissions per day. The position requires extensive driving throughout the metro-Atlanta area and proficiency in the use of an electronic medical record (Consolo).

Your presence and services form a first impression for patients and families facing terminal illness and should convey comfort and assurance to all involved. For this role, you need to be a registered nurse who sees the value of hospice care in alleviating pain and suffering. A compassionate nature and excellent interpersonal skills will make you a good candidate for this position. We expect you to be knowledgeable in caring for the terminally ill, performing tasks such as administering medication and providing emotional support. The goal is to help patients live their final days with dignity and comfort.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completes two or three admissions per day
  • Collaborate with physicians and other professionals to form an initial plan of care
  • Complete documentation within 12-24 hours of admission visit
  • Provide support and comfort according to individual patient’s needs
  • Work with caregivers and patient to assess goals of care
  • Help in office if no admissions scheduled
  • Notify a doctor for a patient’s condition when deemed necessary
  • Maintain accurate records

SKILLS

  • Proven experience as hospice nurse or registered nurse
  • Proficient in use of an electronic medical record and hand-held tablet
  • Knowledge of nursing care processes and medication guidelines/side-effects
  • Strong nursing assessment skills
  • Committed to safety precautions and high ethical standards
  • Proficient in English (understanding and articulation)
  • Sound judgement and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and a compassionate nature
  • Cool-tempered and patient
  • Organized and efficient, strong time-management
  • Emotional/mental stability and stamina
  • Formal nurse training; certification as hospice nurse is a plus
  • Current CPR certificate

Team Leader / Patient Care Manager

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Supervised by: Director
Positions Supervised: Hospice Staff
Interrelationships: Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary and clinical management teams to the Director for the implementation, delivery, coordination and supervision of Hospice services delivered by respective team consistent with Hospice policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educational/Degree: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing Training/Licensure.
  • Training/Licensure: Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
  • Experience: Two years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

JOB FACTORS

Physical Requirements
Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state‐required tests or examinations.

Mental Requirements
Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.

Working Conditions
Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.

Transportation
Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Supervise the planning, coordination and delivery of the interdisciplinary group interventions.
  2. Assign patient/family to appropriate staff member(s).
  3. Supervise the planning, coordination and delivery of the interdisciplinary group interventions.
  4. Implement and monitor compliance with policies and procedures.
  5. Serve as a member of the management team in order to address problems associated with the delivery of services and staff development needs, to put forth suggestions for appropriate additions/changes in policies and procedures and to give peer input to enhance and improve the management function.
  6. Supervise the maintenance of medical records assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with licensing regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.
  7. Provide supervision of support and clerical staff in cooperation with other members of the management team.
  8. Oversee clinical supervision of nursing personnel, Hospice Aides and Homemakers.
  9. Conduct appropriate supervisory visits which allow for clinical observation of performance of assigned team members.
  10. Provide information for inclusion in written performance evaluations for all staff assigned to team in cooperation with appropriate members of the management team.
  11. Provide leadership and counsel to nursing personnel to measurably enhance staff development.
  12. Identify need for staff education and assist in the development of inservice programs for interdisciplinary group.
  13. Assist in education/training programs.
  14. Participate in orientation of new personnel as appropriate to team responsibilities.
  15. Perform specific assignments as directed by the Director.
  16. Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
  17. Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
  18. Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
  19. Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
  20. bserves confidentiality and safeguards all patient‐related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  21. Always communicates to the Director if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
  22. Participates in on‐call system and is responsible for providing on‐call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
  23. Maintain skills and knowledge.
  24. Participates in QAPI program.