RN Case Manager
Company: Hospicare and Palliative Care Services
Posted on: November 26, 2022
The RN Case Manager provides:
Clinical and psychosocial case management for patient and
Skilled pain control and symptom management.
Preparation, coordination and implementation of the Plan of
General direction is provided by the Director of Patient Services
and the Medical Director. Considerable independent judgment is
required. This position reports to the Clinical Team Lead and is
responsible for the Tompkins County service area.
Duties of an RN Case Manager:
Visits patient on admission and thereafter, preferably once a week,
but at a minimum at least every two weeks. Work with patient,
family, primary physician, Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), hospital,
SNF staff and/or Residence staff to establish Plan of Care.
Provides skilled nursing case management based on systematic
assessment, focusing on pain control and symptom management.
Provides information to patient and family regarding diagnosis,
medication, treatment and progress.
Manages patient's medication/treatment profile, collaborating with
primary physician as well as local and contracted pharmacies.
Ensure that the Initial Assessment and all Follow-up Assessments
are conducted according to policy.
Manages the stages of assessment, care plan preparation and
implementation, team review, care plan revision and discharge in a
timely and thorough manner based on needs of patient/family and in
accordance with Hospicare policies and procedures.
Teaches, supervises and refers patient/families regarding physical
care and problems related to patient's terminal condition.
Provides counseling to patient/family to assist in preparation for
physical and psychological events throughout the dying process.
Works closely with other members of the IDG to enhance care and
support for patient and family.
Documents all care provided in an appropriate and timely
Reviews patient charts for accuracy and completeness on a periodic
Contacts primary physician as appropriate.
Helps orient new nursing staff and works with nursing interns as
Facilitates communication with staff regarding patient care
Attends weekly IDG and staff meetings as appropriate.
Requirements of an RN Case Manager:
Understands and is committed to the hospice philosophy of care.
Functions well as a team member.
Has a comprehensive knowledge of medication, treatment and
therapies for pain and symptom control.
Relates to and cares for people from all walks of life in a calm,
courteous and professional manner.
Understands and works within pertinent state and federal laws and
Visits patients whenever necessary.
Understands documentation requirements and is able to complete
paperwork in a timely manner.
Maintain a current license in NYS to practice as a Registered
Professional Nurse (RN).
Holds a current driver's license, maintains insurance, and provides
Has two (2) years full-time or the equivalent part time experience
in hospital medical-surgical or oncology nursing. (preferred)
Has experience in hospice and/or home care. (preferred)
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