RN Case Manager, Nurse
Scope of Position:
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state of Minnesota as required by the Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and professional practice standards or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). One year experience in Hospice preferred.
- Initial and ongoing assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient's physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living.
- Risk for pathological grief;
- Cultural and spiritual implications; and
- Verbal and non-verbal communication patterns
- Implementing the individualized plan of care and recommending revisions to the plan as necessary.
- Managing discomfort and providing symptom relief
- Specialized nursing skills related to palliative and end-of-life care
- Consulting with and educating the patient/family regarding:
- The disease process;
- Self-care techniques;
- End-of-life care; and
- The processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern
- Initiating appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures
- Preparing clinical and progress notes that demonstrate progress toward established goal(s)
- Coordinating all patient/family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team
- Use of case management approach and referring to other services as needed
- Informing the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient's needs and outcomes of intervention
- Determining scope and frequency of services needed based on acuity and patient/family needs of initial assessment and re-assessments
- Assigns and supervises LPNs/LVNs and para-professionals providing services to the patient according to regulatory guidelines
- Participating in in-service programs
- Providing specialized hospice training to other staff, family members and informal caregivers to ensure adequate care
- On-going evaluation of patient/family response to care
- Assessing the ability of the caregiver to meet the patient's immediate needs upon admission and throughout care
- Evaluating own needs for support and using identified system(s) to meet the need
- Applying specific criteria for admission and re-certification to hospice care to establish appropriate levels of care and the patient's eligibility
- Communicating information using current process and technology available to the organization
- Participating in the hospice performance improvement program
- Attend IDG meetings and all other company meetings
Our mission at Brighton Home Health and Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.