Cornerstone Hospice is hiring a Full Time Hospice RN Case Manager II. This position is located in Tavares, FL. The RN Case Manager 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.
SCHEDULE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m/(36 hrs - paid for 40)
Provides services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills, in accordance with the plan of care signed by the physician. May make the initial evaluation visit to the patient. Demonstrates competency in all skills required for the agency, including, but not limited to, pain and symptom control, wound care, infusion therapy, infusion therapy device care, and aseptic technique.
Completes an 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).
Evaluates, and regularly re-evaluates, the nursing needs of the patient. Initiates, develops, implements and makes necessary revisions to the patient’s plan of care in collaboration with IDT. Assesses the patient’s continual care needs. Addresses all problems in the plan of care or documents rationale for not doing so.
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 diagnostic and palliative nursing procedures as appropriate to the patient’s care and safety. Makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated by the patient’s needs or documents rationale for not doing so.
Observes signs and symptoms and reports to physician and/or other appropriate health professional as often as needed, or upon changes in the patient’s condition.
Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient and family regarding home nursing procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient’s condition. Utilizes agency educational material as appropriate.
Coordinates the total plan of care and maintains continuity of patient care by collaborating with other health professionals assigned to same patient. Attends weekly IDT meetings. Initiates patient care conferences for complex and/or multi-disciplinary patients whenever needed.
Supervises and teaches. Assesses the patient’s needs for unskilled care at least every two weeks and revises the plan of care as appropriate. Communicates the plan of care changes to the aide and scheduler as often as necessary.
Initiates & discontinues the appropriate level of care as necessary. Monitors and supervises Supportive Care staff; ensuring that care aligns with the plan of care and that services and documentation meet guidelines.
Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care visit records that reflect the patient’s plan of care with accuracy, timeliness, and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation within 24 hours of visit.
Follows all policies and procedures and meets all HR and Educational requirements.
Participates and adheres to the quality improvement and compliance programs.
Valid Florida RN license.
Minimum one year of clinical experience.
CHPN preferred at the time of hire. If not eligible at the time of hire, the candidate, if selected, will be required to sit for the certification once eligible. The organization will assist the employee with preparation for the exam and covers all expenses related to the exam.
Knowledge and Abilities: a) Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with primarily the geriatric population, and to a lesser degree the pediatric and adult populations. b) Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. c) Able to assess data reflecting the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
Valid Florida driver’s license and required auto liability insurance.
Full Benefit package
403(b) plan match
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Tuition Reimbursement program
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Cornerstone Hospice, a division of Cornerstone Health Services, Inc., of Florida is a independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to compassionate care for its patients throughout seven counties in Central Florida. Founded in 1984, it's our mission to make quality Hospice care available to all persons, their families, and those affected by serious illness, death and dying in our community; to advocate effectively for patients comfort, dignity and choice; and to be recognized as the leading resource in clinical, ethical, and spiritual issues of dying and grief. If you have the hospice heart, we welcome you to visit our careers page for current opportunities: https://cshospice.org/careers/