Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager
Mission Healthcare Services LLC
San Mateo, CA
Are you looking for a job where you can grow, have a flexible schedule, and a supportive team behind you? Mission Healthcare is the company to give you all that and MORE! We take pride in putting our employees’ needs first. In 2018 & 2019 we were nominated and awarded a Top Workplace award. One of our biggest motivators is to let our employees know they are making a positive difference in the lives of others and that their dedicated commitment matters and affects the medical care journey of our patients, their loved ones and the communities we serve.
Our mission, as a clinically owned and operated organization, it to have a positive impact on the lives of our patients, their families and our healthcare partners throughout the continuum of care.
Join our team and serve our community with PURPOSE!
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
ALL EMPLOYEE BENEFIT OFFERINGS:
Competitive Pay Rates
Sick Leave Program
Development & Continued Education
Team Licensing Assistance
Employee Team Support
Employee Referral Program
FULL TIME AND PART TIME BENEFIT OFFERINGS:
Medical, Dental, Vision (available the 1st day of month following date of hire)
Flex & Dependent Care Spending Accounts
Company Paid Life Insurance
Supplemental Life, AD&D, Accident, Critical Care & Cancer Insurance
Vacation Time Accrual
Holiday Pay (Full time only)
ABOUT THE JOB
Service Line: Hospice
Job Title/Position: Registered Nurse Case Manager
Reports To: Clinical Manager/DPCS
The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.
Job Duties/Knowledge (Essential)
- Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
- Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
- Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
- Writing and initiating plan of care
- Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
- Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
- Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
- Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
- Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
- Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
- Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
- Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
- Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
- Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.
- Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
- Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
- Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
- Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
- Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
- Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
- Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
- Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.
- Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
- Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services
- Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
- Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
- Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
- Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional Setting, and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in home care.
- Current licensure in State and BLS Hands-On CPR certification.
- Bachelor’s degree, with one (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
- Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.
- Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
- Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment.
- Considerable reaching, stooping bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
- Holistic, complementary and/or alternative modality training and experience preferred.
Travel – This is a traveling position. Must maintain a valid driver’s license, active auto insurance meeting state minimum requirements and an operational vehicle.