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RN Case Manager- (Registered Nurse) - Float

Company: Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Location: Berryville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The RN Float Nurse is a Registered Nurse who provides appropriate hospice nursing care in various hospice RN roles and settings. The Float RN may provide services in the areas of case management, admissions, on call, and inpatient care. The Float RN will provide care in all hospice service locations within the Arkansas Hospice service area.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.

Experience: Minimum of one year nursing experience in a hospital, home health agency, hospice, or related program.

Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arkansas.

Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver's license, CPR certification, personal automobile, automobile insurance, and personal cell phone required. Will be required to travel both locally and overnights within the Arkansas Hospice service area.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assists in the admission process as requested.

2. Manages the patient case manager care functions until permanent case manager assignment is made.

3. Coordinates and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members for the management of the plan of care on an ongoing basis to meet patient./family needs..

4. Updates the Plan of Care on an ongoing basis keeping other team members current regarding the progress of the patient's physical status and any changing needs for care.

5. Facilitates effective written and verbal communication with patients/families and other healthcare providers.

6. Maintains communication with attending physician concerning plan of care and resources for assigned patients/families.

7. Monitors pain and symptom control to assure optimal patient comfort.

8. Coordinates CNA scheduling needs with Patient Care Coordinator/Area Manager or designee in assigned work location.

9. Serves as a preceptor for nurses in orientation, students, and trainees as assigned.

10. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, care planning activities, and other committee meetings as assigned.

11. Provides education and information for patients, families, regarding appropriate techniques for providing patient care.

12. Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities. coordinates and provides education on hospice and hospice services for patients/families and other team members.

13. When assigned, will assume responsibility for weekend, evening, night, and holiday on call duty consistent with Arkansas Hospice policies and procedures

14. Responds to medical and emotional crisis and/or death of patients and makes home visits to provide direct care as appropriate

15. Attends the death, provides appropriate counsel at time of death and notifies appropriate officials: may be responsible to pronounce death and complete and sign the death certificate.

16. Performs triage with the caregiver/family regarding patient needs, pain crisis, end-of-life issues and death.

17. Completes documentation in the electronic medical record daily, as outlined by agency policy.

18. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.

19. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.

20. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision.

21. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

22. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work.

23. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness.

2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families.

3. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care.

4. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.

5. Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

7. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other customers.

8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures.

9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

10. Ability to work as a team player.

11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.

13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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Keywords: Arkansas Hospice, Inc., Springdale , RN Case Manager- (Registered Nurse) - Float, Executive , Berryville, Arkansas

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