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Hospice Case Manager - Registered Nurse

Company: Amedisys
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Caregiving is our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.
In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.
If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

What You Will Do

As a hospice case manager for Amedisys, you will have a special opportunity to provide, coordinate and direct the provision of hospice nursing and palliative care to terminally ill patients in their home. You will closely collaborate with the attending physician, patients and their families, and other members of the patient care team to provide and maintain continuity of patient care to achieve excellent pain and symptom management and high quality end-of-life care for the patient.

  • Performs initial nursing assessment on new admissions and completed initial plan of care. Coordinates the total Plan of Care and maintains continuity of patient care by collaborating with appropriate staff. Revises plan of care as needed. Completes updated Plan of Care according to state regulation and communicates changes to attending physician, hospice staff, and contractors providing patient care.
  • Develops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to care center policies. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Works in cooperation with family/caregiver and IDT to meet emotional needs of the patient/family/caregiver. Teaches patients, families and caregivers appropriate patient care techniques. Makes referrals to other hospice care disciplines as needed or documents rationale for not doing so.
  • Regularly communicates with Clinical Manager and protects, honors and respects patient and coworker confidentiality and right to privacy.
  • Attends care center provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of the position and care center policy.
  • Keeps abreast of nursing trends and knowledge.
  • Performs on-call responsibilities and on-call services to patients/families as assigned.
  • Complies with policies, procedures and regulatory mandates including but not limited to abiding to the terms of the Amedisys Compliance Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications
    Required


    • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to the state(s) the employee is assigned to work/cover for the company. May possess either a single state license in each non-compact state and/or a compact license in their state of residence that is accepted in all Nurse License Compact (NLC) participating states.
      • Nurse License Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in an NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.
      • One (1+) year of experience as a Registered Nurse or eligible for RN intern program.
      • Current CPR certification
      • Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits
        Preferred
        • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
        • Previous home health or hospice experience
        • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
          Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

          Benefits and More

          Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
          • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
          • Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
          • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
          • Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
          • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
          • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
          • Continuing Education
          • Fleet car for eligible employees

Keywords: Amedisys, Allentown , Hospice Case Manager - Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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