Asera Care RN Case Manager - Casual in Austin, Texas
RN Case Manager - Casual
Position AC - RN Case Manager
Req Number NUR-18-00133
Division AseraCare Hospice
Coverage area includes: Austin and Bastrop, TX area.
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.
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 DUTIES
Initiates communication with attending physicians, other staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for assigned patients and 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 and 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 aide assignments, prepares written instructions for the aide and supervises the aide in the home
May perform on-call professional duties
CODE OF CONDUCT
- Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities
Registered nurse with a current state license
Current certification for CPR
Minimum one (1) year general nursing experience with current hospice, medical, surgical or critical care experience
Experience with providing pain management and IV skills preferred
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 organization requirements
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
Commitment to the company philosophy of care
Knowledgeable of Medicare certification requirements
Excellent observation, nursing judgment and communication skills
Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner
Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels
Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.
Location6519 AseraCare Hospice - Austin
Facility NameAseraCare Hospice - Austin
City State and ZipAustin, TX 78728
Shift Various Shifts
About the Organization
Open Date 1/24/2018
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position is currently accepting applications.