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RN- Case Manager

Company: Tapestry Hospice
Location: Kennesaw
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

The RN Case Manager is responsible to respond to clinical and non-clinical situations and to represent the organization after normal business hours. As a clinician, this RN provides holistic nursing care to terminally ill patients and their families. Nursing care is based on the nursing process which consists of patient/family assessments, diagnosis of key problems, development/management of the plan of care, implementation of interventions, providing patient education and evaluation of patient outcomes.
The RN Case Manager has the following responsibilities:

  • Responds to after hours clinical issues promptly and with clinical proficiency.
  • Contributes to the overall care of patient/families and assures patient care is based on the nursing process and is in compliance with state and federal regulations, TAPESTRY policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competence in the multiple facets of quality care of the hospice patient and their family.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of pain management and symptom control as related to terminally ill patients.
  • Ensures that the medical record and plan of care accurately reflect the assessment and care provided.
  • Educates patient/family on physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of care, the disease process, symptom and pain management, signs and symptoms of death.
  • Acts as a liaison between patient/family and physician and others involved in the team.
  • Actively promotes an open line of communication and a professional relationship with all members of the hospice team, patients, families, facility staff, and physicians.
  • Works with Admissions Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services, Patient Care Manager, or other internal and/or parties in the referral/admission process or in the delivery of patient care.
  • Establishes and directs the CNA Plan of Care when performing admissions.
  • Notifies supervisors/RNCMs of perceived patient care needs.
  • Proficiently documents using the electronic documentation system according to company protocol.
  • Ensures accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness of documentation in accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations.
  • Maintains current and accurate patient records.
  • Provides for accurate medication and/or DME profiles to ensure accuracy of patient information and accurate billing.

  • Acquires Benefit of Election authorizations and performs admissions when necessary.
  • Responsible for obtaining verbal or telephone orders for medications from physicians, calling orders into pharmacy, assuring delivery to patient in timely manner and evaluating patient for effectiveness and side effects.
  • Accountable for proper utilization of hospice benefits. Orders DME and medical supplies related to patient needs. Seeks to control costs related to patient---s terminal care needs (labs, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
  • Responsible for all admissions that are received during on call hours as well as admissions received after 4p.m.
  • Always make an on call visit when a facility calls.

    Keywords: Tapestry Hospice, Atlanta, RN- Case Manager, Executive, Kennesaw, Georgia

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