Asera Care RN Case Manager (PRN/Casual) in Austin, Texas
RN Case Manager (PRN/Casual)
14205 Burnet RoadSuite 470 -
8/8/2017 3:37:24 PM
You're more than a RN Case Manager at AseraCare Hospice. With your vast experience, you know quality care and that's why we've entrusted you to join together with a team of spiritual care coordinators, social workers and counselors. That's because we know you'll go to any length for our patients during their end-of-life journeys. You'll ensure patients receive care on a variety of levels because at AseraCare Hospice, we consider the whole patient. That's why you'll participate in our interdisciplinary approach while simultaneously leading by example and setting only the highest standards. You'll engage with the patient's entire family to help them and other caregivers understand and support the process. You'll see your impact in this highly valuable role every day, as you adjust to new working environments and make a profound difference in the lives you touch.
We are looking for qualified and compassionate candidates with considerable nursing experience. You are independent, flexible, a leader and ready to inspire our talented medical professionals to uphold our promise of quality care. Ideal RN Case Manager candidates should also have:
Manages overall care of assigned patients by coordinating and providing nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care. Supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization.
Essential Job Functions
Initiates communication with attending physicians, other staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for assigned patients/families. Maintains regular communication with the director of clinical services or patient care coordinator and physcian to review patient care.
Receives patient assignments from the director of clinical services or patient care coordinator. Assumes overall responsibility for assigned patients/families, including assessing, planning, implementing, re-evaluating and revising care as necessary. Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporates that data into the plan of care.
Maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.Initiates and sustains, as needed, the implementation of orders for medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.
Accepts responsibility for managing overall care of the patient by providing direct patient care and by coordinating the physical care of the patient by teaching primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers as appropriate.
Instructs the patient and caregiver how to administer medication and recognize side effects; how to perform personal care and oral hygiene; how to assist in lifting, moving, ambulation and exercise; how to prepare for the events preceding death; proper diet and other instructions as ordered by physician.
Informs the director of clinical services or patient care coordinator of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues. Provides appropriate support at time of death. Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage to patients and families.
Makes home health aide assignments, prepares written instructions for the aide and supervises the aide in the home.
Demonstrates familiarity with policies of the company and state and federal regulations pertaining to nursing services.
Participates on committees and special projects and other related duties as assigned. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform specialized procedures, such as IV therapy, only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical background and expertise in the specialty area. From time to time this position will be expected to perform on-call professional duties.
Personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.
Must be a registered nurse with a current state license.
Must have current certification for CPR.
Must have a minimum of 1-year general nursing experience with current Hospice, medical, surgical or critical care experience. Experience with providing pain management and IV skills preferred.
Must demonstrate a commitment to the company's philosophy of care.
Must have experience in providing services to terminally ill patients.
Must be a licensed driver with a reliable automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements.
Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test and pass post-employment physical exam if required.
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
Primary Location: Texas, Austin
Shift: Day Job
Department Address: 14205 Burnet RoadSuite 470
Department City: Austin
Department State: TX
Department Zipcode: 78728
As AseraCare Hospice professionals, helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. Partnering with our patients' personal physicians, we work to minimize pain and provide emotional and spiritual guidance for patients and their families as they prepare for change. As one of the nation's premier providers of hospice services, we offer a full range of hospice career opportunities. If you share our approach to delivering personalized, quality hospice care, we can deliver the independence, rewards and clinical excellence you want from your career!