Hospice Case Manager
BrightStar Care
Columbus, OH US
Posted ago
BrightStar Care

Work for a company that cares about YOU. At BrightStar Care Columbus, our employees make a difference in the lives of people every day, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of our employees. Be part of a team that appreciates the work you do and supports the career you want.

The Hospice Nurse Case Manager plans and delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency.

We offer excellent full-time benefits, flexibility, and advanced technology that supports employees in delivering their best performance.

We value our employees, and we offer benefits and perks including:

  • Competitive pay and weekly paychecks
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Flexible scheduling and work/life balance
  • Referral incentives and earning opportunities
  • Recognition programs

Responsibilities

  • Operates under the director of Clinical Operations and under the Medical Director’s orders
  • Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family care to support terminally ill patients and families in home, skilled nursing facility or residential care facility. The frequency of patient/family contacts will be at the discretion of the Case Manager and his/her assessment of need
  • Assess needs, being aware of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspect and gather data on social, economic and cultural factors which may influence health, well-being, and quality of life
  • Assist patients, family members, or other clients with concern and empathy; respect confidentially and privacy, and communicate in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Provide direct care to patients as prescribed in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care in order to maintain the highest level of comfort and quality of life and assuming primary responsibility for case management
  • Evaluate and perform ongoing assessment and revise initial written plan of care in order to maintain the highest level of comfort and quality of life and assuming primary responsibility for case management
  • Evaluate and perform ongoing assessment and revise initial written plan of care with collaboration weekly or as the needs and conditions of the patient/family change
  • Document accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status via a variety of mediums of communication (verbal, written, email, computer documents, and databases). Document patient care reflecting nursing interventions, patient response to care, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals. Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/significant teaching, and the understanding of these instructions is noted in the medical record. Maintain up-to-date charts and records on patient care and regular communication with the patient’s physician regarding changes in the patient’s plan of care
  • Investigate and follow through on unusual orders or requests for service or information
  • Perform blood draws if required
  • Participate in the agency’s on-call rotation as prescribed by the needs of the agency to provide nursing service to clients when required outside office hours
  • Be available, when possible, to meet a patient/family's need for continuous care in time of crisis
  • Coordinate community resources and other agency disciplines participating inpatient care
  • Knowledge of and availability to perform patient intakes and information visits as needed including an explanation of the hospice benefit/Medicare, complete physical assessment, completion of all pertinent paperwork, and communication of new patient status to the HOV team
  • Performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training and the mission and goals of the agency

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio
  • Home Health and/or hospice experience highly desirable
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification
  • Minimum one-year recent professional nursing experience
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Able to cope with emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles
  • Sensitive to the needs of terminally ill patients and families and one's own feelings about dying and death
  • Basic computer skills desirable
  • Physical Demands:
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting, and supporting patients
  • Incumbent may be exposed to virus, disease, and infection from patients and specimens in the working environment
  • Incumbent will be required to work at patient’s homes and be responsible for own transportation
  • Incumbent may experience traumatic situations in the family setting

About BrightStar Care

Work for a company that cares about YOU. At BrightStar Care in Columbus, our employees make a difference in the lives of people every day, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of our employees. At BrightStar Care Columbus, our employees make a difference in the lives of people every day, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of our employees. Be part of a team that appreciates the work you do and supports the career you want!

 

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