RN Director of Nursing, Care Manager

Caris Healthcare
Greeneville, TN
Apr 20, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Contract Type
The Patient Care Manager coordinates all aspects of patient/family care and support and facilitates communication and interaction among personnel providing services to terminally ill patients.

Location: Greeneville, TN

Salary Range: $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience.

  • Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of operation.
  • One (1) to three (3) years experience of excellent patient care skills in hospice or palliative care, oncology or home health preferred.
  • Must be able to function as an alternate for the Administrator when needed.

  • Coordinates and manages the patient care aspects of the Hospice Program and the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Ensures referral/admission process is completed within Caris standards.
  • Assures assignment of patient care staff based on competency of available personnel.
  • Monitors scheduling of patient care staff to provide adequate coverage.
  • Assures that licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and other care assistants work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Responsible for providing home health aide competency evaluations and in-service in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Supervises periodic reviews of patient charts, employee visits, and daily activity reports to assure agency standards.
  • Plans and conducts team conferences and IDT.
  • Arranges hospice and supportive services for patients/caregivers.
  • Recruits, hires, and directs the training of field staff in coordination with the corporate office.
  • Assesses and evaluates each potential patient/caregiver situation for specific needs.
  • Maintains current personnel files for employees, contract staff, and volunteers.
  • Assures optimum productivity levels of staff and utilization of services by managing budget within staffing model guidelines.
  • Completes systematic collection, review, and evaluation of data pertaining to hospice aspects of care and in accordance with the agencies' performance improvement plan.
  • Responsible for monitoring satisfaction surveys to identify trends and resolve problem areas.

Company Description

Caris believes all patients and their family members deserve the best care and treatment throughout their time with us.

Our nursing professionals, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence, while reflecting our core values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity and service - the Caris promise to you.

Caris has 28 offices in Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia, and we are grateful to have been trusted with the well-being of more than 40,000 patients and their family members. Our unwavering commitment is to provide a graceful and peaceful end-of-life journey.

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