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RN Case Manger - Hospice of the Pines

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Patient Care
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).
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
Writing and initiating plan of care Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
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 appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
Acts as Case Manager and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.
Requirements
Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Arizona.
Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.
Understands hospice philosophy & regulatory guidelines and has a passion for impacting the lives of others
Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
Valid driver's license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with OR and/or company's requirements.
Current CPR
Current car insurance.
Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.
The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.
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