RN Case Manager Hospice

Vesper Hospice is currently looking for excellent Registered Nurses to help grow our organization.
Our team of compassionate comfort care specialists is committed to the highest level of service and care for those families experiencing a life-limiting illness. We affirm quality of life and honor our patients. We empower and comfort families physically, emotionally, and spiritually to retain their dignity and integrity. Vesper Hospice is here to serve you.
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Completes initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments 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.
Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
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.
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 Assistant Director of Nursing 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 Members 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 are available.
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.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of CA.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Maintains a current CPR certification.
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Preferred minimum of two years experience, at lease one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing.
Self directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising hospice aides.
Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
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.


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