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RN Case Manager

Company: Hospicare and Palliative Care Services
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The RN Case Manager provides:

Clinical and psychosocial case management for patient and family.
Skilled pain control and symptom management.
Preparation, coordination and implementation of the Plan of Care.

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 manner.
Reviews patient charts for accuracy and completeness on a periodic basis.
Contacts primary physician as appropriate.
Helps orient new nursing staff and works with nursing interns as requested.
Facilitates communication with staff regarding patient care issues.
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 regulations.
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 own transportation.
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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Keywords: Hospicare and Palliative Care Services, Syracuse , RN Case Manager, Healthcare , Ithaca, New York

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