UnityPoint Health

RN Case Manager-Hospice

Requisition ID
2021-94999
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IL-Moline
Address
106 19th Ave
Affiliate
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
City
Moline
Department
SN Visits- Hosp- QC
State
IL
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 8-4:30 with rotating call
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

RN Case Manager

$10,000 Sign on bonus

UnityPoint at Home Hospice – Quad Cities IA and IL

Full-time: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm with call rotation

 

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Match, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off/Holidays, Critical Care Coverage, Parental Leave, Annual Pay Raise and more!!

 

Perks of working in Home Health:

Monday-Friday schedules with call/weekend rotation

Schedule flexibility

Care for a diverse patient population within your own community

Work independently & have the ability to work remotely

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint

Responsibilities

Patient Care/Care Coordination
• Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan.
• Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.
• Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.
• Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service.
• Delivers quality care consistent with Hospice Conditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes
• Makes visits to the homes of patients and assumes responsibility for an ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
• Performs initial, comprehensive, and recertification assessments on all patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
• Performs nursing assessment at each visit in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
• Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to the care plan.
• Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
• Provides education to patients and family members to understand the following as well as any additional education needs identified by the assessing clinician and/or physician:
o Medications purpose, use, side effects, potential adverse effects
o Proper use, safety hazards, and infection control issues related to the use and maintenance of any equipment provided
o Patient plan of care
o Emergency preparedness
o Disease progression and management of symptoms
• Provides the services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
• Provides patient, caregiver and family counseling and education as indicated in the plan of care. Includes the patient, representative and caregiver in all plan of care decisions.
• Assesses the need for plan of care updates and every visit and includes the patient and family in care planning decisions and communicates care plan revisions to the patient, representative, caregiver and all physicians issuing orders for the home health plan of care.
• Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records and time/travel entries.
• Receives, relays and documents verbal orders in accordance with state and federal regulations and in a timely manner to prevent adverse patient outcomes.
• Is responsible for obtaining physician orders prior to initiation of care and notifying the physician of any changes in the patient’s condition.
• Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners related to the current plan of care.
• Identifies patient’s risks for hospitalization and/or emergency department use and proactively intervenes to prevent adverse events.
• Supervises home health aide and licensed practical nurse staff and documents supervision in the patient medical record.
Hospice Performance Criteria
• Delivers quality care and completes clear, concise and accurate clinical documentation of care provision in accordance with home health conditions of participation (CoPs), various payer home health coverage criteria, accreditation standards, professional standards for discipline/credential and the home health plan of care.
• Maintains competence in HIS data collection and documentation and submits all initial and corrected assessments according to CMS guidance and agency policies and procedures.
• Participates in clinical review of records to monitor quality and accuracy, appropriate utilization, appropriate involvement of interdisciplinary team members, appropriate referrals and coordination of care.
• Participates in peer review and other quality assurance activities, as assigned.
• Uses appropriate infection control procedures and safety measure to protect employees and patients.
• Provides patient and family education using UPaH approved patient teaching materials only.
• Participates in IDT, in-service programs and other meetings required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.
• Reviews all patient assignments prior to scheduling first visit and accepts patient assignments only for which qualified and competent in any specific care/technical skill/procedure needed.
• Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
• Participates in quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) activities, as assigned.
• Maintains professional knowledge for discipline/credential/license ensuring inclusion of content specific to home and community based care.
• Communicates professionally, effectively and timely to all team members and co-workers and responds to all communication in a timely manner including, but not limited to e-mails, phone communication and meeting follow-up responsibilities.
• Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships with team members, patients and family members while maintain personal and professional boundaries.
• Assist with new employee orientation when necessary.
• Effectively plans, organizes, sets priorities and completes works assignments with minimum direct supervision per agency policy and within established time frames.
• Maintains productivity standards as defined by home care supervisor.
• Meets or exceeds agency expected outcomes related to patient experience and quality of care.
• Participates in evening, night and weekend coverage to ensure nursing services are accessible to all patients 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (schedules and rotations determined by region).
• Performs other duties as assigned by Hospice clinical supervisor and/or administrator.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria
• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of administrative staff.
• Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.
• Maintains compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
• Behaves in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as RN in state(s) where providing care.
  • One year of nursing experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.
  • 2+ years nursing experience preferred.
  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.
  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
  • Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.
  • Competency in variety of nursing skills and ability to perform without supervision (NPWT, complex wound care, IV therapy, catheter care, ostomy care, chronic disease management assessment and teaching).

 

 

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