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RN Case Manager - Home

Company: COMMUNITY HOSPICE INC MASTER
Location: Modesto
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Level
Experienced

Job Location
CHI - Modesto - Spyres - Modesto, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
2 Year Degree

Salary Range
$48.00 - $64.51 Hourly

Job Shift
Day

Job Category
Nurse

DESCRIPTION:

** $7500 SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE ** Community Hospice is seeking a dynamic RN Case Manager to join our Community Hospice family. As the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice and community-based palliative care provider in the Central Valley, Community Hospice has been supporting and providing services to our community since 1979. Our mission is to embrace individuals and families facing life-changing journeys, enhancing quality of life for all. Accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accredited Program), our services extend to over 2,000 patients each year wherever they call home.

JOB SUMMARY :

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RN Case Manager (RNCM) works under the general direction of the Patient Care Manager. The RNCM provides skilled nursing assessment, care planning, and interventions in accordance with plan of care and Community Hospice's policies and procedures in order to maximize the comfort and quality of life of hospice patients and families. The RNCM coordinates communication between members of the Interdisciplinary Team, including patient/family and attending physician.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Admissions of new patients, which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of the nursing process, evaluations of patient appropriateness for hospice services, and consultations to explain hospice services, as requested by the Patient Care Manager.
  • Perform scheduled home visits to assess needs; teach caregivers pain management, symptom control and patient care skills; and provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to the patient/family.
  • Maintain regular communication with interdisciplinary team regarding patient status or any unusual or problematic patient/family issues.
  • Initiate communication with attending physicians and other team members and other community agencies as needed to coordinate plan of care and use of resources for patient/family.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, goals, and interventions are accurately and clearly documented and changes in the plan of care are reflected as they occur.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to review patient/family needs, problem solve and cover unique issues, share professional support and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
  • Accept responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient, including Home Health Aide and Licensed Vocational Nurse assignment and supervision, teaching primary caregivers and employed caregivers, teaching facility staff, or by providing direct care as appropriate.
  • Assure continuity of care for patient in all settings.
  • Attend death events and provide appropriate support at time of death.
  • Participate in Community Hospice education of students and community healthcare professionals and participate in the orientation of new employees.
  • Participate in agency Quality Improvement process to improve level of services provided to Community Hospice patients and families.
  • Participate in in-services, workshops, and clinical meetings to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care.
  • Follow all Community Hospice policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety, infection control, privacy and confidentiality, and HIPAA.
  • Must maintain RN license in accordance with federal, state and local laws, and must act only within the scope of his or her state license. All personnel qualifications must be kept current at all times.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
    • At least one year recent experience within the last three years as a professional nurse or BSN from a program accredited by the National League of Nursing.
    • Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of California.
    • Timely renewal required.
    • Possession of a valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance. Timely renewal required.
    • CHPN preferred.
    • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
      WORK ENVIRONMENT: The main environment for this position is in the Home Team environment, which varies in levels of cleanliness, accessibility, and climate control. The employee may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients. The employee may experience situations, with emotionally disturbed, substance abuse, serious illness, and deceased patients. While performing the duties of this position, the employee will travel by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions.

      WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 08:00 to 17:00 with occasional weekends/holidays.

      BENEFITS:

      We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:
      • Medical Insurance- Premium 100% paid by employer for employee only
      • Dental Insurance - Premium 100% paid by employer for employee only
      • Vision Insurance - Premium 100% paid by employer for employee only
      • Voluntary Short-Term Disability Insurance
      • Long-Term Disability / Life Insurance
      • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Funds added by employer every month
      • Paid Time Off / Paid Holidays
      • 403(b) Retirement plan with employer contributions
      • Bereavement Pay
      • Jury Duty Pay
      • Fitness Center Membership discounts
      • Employee Assistance program
      • Other retail discounts (rental cars, cell phones, etc.)
        Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. Community Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Keywords: COMMUNITY HOSPICE INC MASTER, Modesto , RN Case Manager - Home, Executive , Modesto, California

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