RN Case Manager - RN
Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Posted on: September 23, 2022
$10,000 Sign On Bonus POSITION SUMMARY Education: Graduation
from an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) preferred. Experience: Minimum of one year nursing
experience in a hospital, home health agency, hospice, or related
program. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in
Arkansas. Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver's license,
personal automobile, automobile insurance, and personal cell phone
required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages the patient care
functions after the initial admission and assignment to a
designated RN Case Manager.
Assists in the admission process as requested.
Interprets, when necessary, Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and
procedures for nursing staff and others to assure understanding and
Coordinates and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members
for the management of the plan of care on an ongoing basis to meet
Updates the Plan of Care on an ongoing basis keeping other team
members current regarding the progress of the patient's physical
status and any changing needs for care.
Facilitates effective written and verbal communication with
patients/families and other healthcare providers.
Maintains communication with attending physician and community
organizations concerning resources for assigned
Monitors pain and symptom control to assure optimal patient
Coordinates CNA scheduling needs with Patient Care Coordinator/Area
Manager or designee.
Initiates referrals for other hospice related care and
Serves as a preceptor for nurses in orientation, students, and
Reviews documentation of staff as directed; assures documentation
is complete, accurate, and timely according to organizational
policies and practice standards.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences,
care planning activities, and other committee meetings as
Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
Participates in community outreach activities to educate the public
about Arkansas Hospice, Inc. services.
Coordinates and provides education on hospice and hospice services
for patients/families, other team members, and the community.
Rotates on-call duty to provide 24-hour service to patients and
families as assigned.
Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times;
seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers;
demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks
additional information as needed; works with minimal
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and
Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and
punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee
will be absent or late for work.
Attends all required meetings and in-services; seeks opportunities
for additional professional development activities as appropriate.
COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION
DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS
POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE
FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control
associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic
approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies
to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge and acceptance of
hospice philosophy and principles of care. 4. Skill in organizing
and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 5. Ability to
recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 7.
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other
customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and
procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain
confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team
player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience
and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to
policies and procedures. 13. Ability to work in a fast-paced
environment. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is designated as a safety sensitive position because
it requires the regular handling of confidential and/or proprietary
Arkansas Hospice and patient information, performing
life-threatening procedures, monitoring and/or operating equipment
used to perform medical procedures, and/or working with controlled
substances and/or medicine. Any lapse of attention could have a
significant impact on Arkansas Hospice and/or its patients, and
could result in injury, illness, or death. For the safety and
health of yourself and others, you must be able to work in a
constant state of alertness and concentrate for long periods of
time while performing life-threatening procedures, monitoring
and/or operating equipment used to perform medical procedures,
and/or working with controlled substances and/or medicine.
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