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Hospice RN Case Manager

Company: Fellowship Senior Living
Location: Union
Posted on: May 26, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHOSPICE CASE MANAGER(POSITION LOCATED IN BASKING RIDGE, NJ)BASIC PURPOSEOversees primary caseload of Hospice patients and provides skilled professional nursing care to them, their families and caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with the Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation, New Jersey Hospice licensure laws, accrediting body standards and agency policies and procedures. Provides the initial assessment and comprehensive nursing assessment and identification of problems of each patient; reassessment of nursing needs and collaborates to develop the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) plan of care. Implements the plan of care and reevaluates and revises the plan of care relative to the patient’s nursing needs to provide appropriate, comprehensive and responsive goals and interventions. Teaches, supervises, and counsels the patient, family members, and staff regarding nursing care and the patient’s needs, including other related problems of the patient at home Works closely with other members of the IDT to ensure all patient and family care needs are being met. Provides supervision to Licensed Practical Nurses and Hospice Aides/Homemakers. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As a member of the IDT, the Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to contribute to each patient’s total plan of care.
  • Seek and obtain sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the Hospice setting where the patient/family/caregiver is receiving care.
  • Conduct initial assessment, including physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects, of patient/family/caregiver in a thorough, accurate, compassionate and timely fashion.
  • Utilize the nursing body of knowledge to provide leadership and guidance to the IDT in formulating and individualizing the interdisciplinary plan of care to include problem identification, interventions and goals to address palliative comfort measures for the terminally ill patient, family and caregiver.
  • Contribute to identifying both active and potential needs of the patient and his/her family, which may affect the plan of care.
  • Consistently collaborate with the physician to plan and implement the medical and nursing plan of care.
  • Review the nursing component of the comprehensive interdisciplinary plan of care with the IDT. Communicate in writing in the clinical record and verbally with the IDT to coordinate interventions and ensure continuity of care.
  • Facilitate and participate in the IDT care conference and contribute to patient care planning.
  • Provide nursing interventions and appropriate preventative and therapeutic nursing procedures.
  • Nursing staff shall administer medications in accordance with all Federal and State laws and rules.
  • Collaborates with IDT members to provide continuous assessment of assigned patients, interprets findings, initiates appropriate therapeutic actions and evaluates the results of these actions.
  • Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform a specialized procedure only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical background and expertise in the specialty area.
  • Works in cooperation with family/caregiver and IDT members to meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver.
  • Provides appropriate information and explanation to the patient and patient’s family.
  • Facilitates patient and family education to promote continuity of care and optimal patient/family outcomes for quality of life as defined by the patient/family/caregiver.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the utilization of all IDT members including volunteers and community resources.
  • Fulfills productivity requirements on an average daily census basis as determined by acuity level and Administrator.
  • Documents accurate, complete and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Maintains documentation a on a timely basis.
  • Assesses the dietary/nutritional needs of Hospice patient and provides appropriate interventions relative to nutritional intake as the patient’s condition progresses. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
    • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) certification preferred.
    • Has minimum of one (1) year general nursing preferred with current hospice, home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience.
    • Experience with pain and symptom management interventions preferred.
    • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.
    • Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.
    • Registered Nurse licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing in accordance with N.J.S.A. 45:11-23 et seq. and N.J.A.C 13:37.
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with New Jersey state requirements.
    • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.
    • Satisfactory criminal background check. Benefits & Incentives
      • 401K Retirement Plan*
      • Medical, Dental, & Vision*
      • In-Service Training Sessions
      • Recognition Programs
      • Anniversary Awards
      • Holiday Recognition Awards
      • Resident-funded Holiday Bonus*
      • Team Member Referral Bonus
      • Subsidized Meals in our Bistro
      • Credit Union Memberships
      • On-site Fitness Center & Swimming Pool*After meeting eligibility requirements EEO/AA Company DescriptionWe know you value choice, which is why Fellowship Senior Living not only offers a wonderful retirement community, but off-campus options too. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, we are a faith-based, not-for-profit organization in Somerset County. Founded by the Fellowship Deaconry, we bring together people of all beliefs and backgrounds to enjoy independence, friendship and the most wide-ranging senior services available.

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