Posted on: January 15, 2022
Position SummaryThe Registered Nurse Case Manager - Home Health
is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion,
Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus
philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he
is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for
promoting positive working relationships within the company, among
all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Registered
Nurse Case Manager - Home Health functions as an Interdisciplinary
Team (IDT) member to provide routine and emergency assessment
(including on-call responsibilities), educational, and evaluative
services to meet the needs of patients and their families. S/he
helps the patient and family maintain their maximum level of
comfort and coping. S/he flexes schedule to meet agency-staffing
needs and provides after hours emergency support to the patient and
family. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations
of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified
agencies.Position Specific Responsibilities
- Supervises the care given by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
and Home Health Aides (HHAs).
- Monitors productivity of LPNs and HHAs' clinical outcomes.
- Manages a larger caseload across the nursing staff.
- Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and
- Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and
- Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational
programs and community events, as requested.
- Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to
- Performs routine and emergency assessments.
- Completes routine and emergency assessments on each patient as
indicated by departmental policy.
- Coordinates clinical and all disciplines (Physical Therapist,
Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, Licensed
Practical/Vocational Nurse, and Registered Nurse/Home Health Aide)
as indicated by Plan of Care (POC) through case management.
- Records observations, treatments, and other pertinent
- Communicates with IDT, Medical Director and Attending Physician
as directed regarding measures to alleviate symptoms, and monitors
response to measures implemented.
- Provides physical and emotional intervention to support the
patient and family in period of crisis through case
- Prevents unwarranted hospitalizations by meeting patient and
family needs in the home.
- Develops a patient specific plan of care and coordinates
patient care in conjunction with the ordering Physician or
- Collaborates with IDT to meet needs of patient for clinical and
- Collaborates with IDT to coordinate home health care for the
patient and family to ensure appropriateness, continuity, and
quality of care.
- Updates the POC with changes in condition, medication and
treatment in conjunction with Physician or NPP.
- Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT
- Effectively communicates patient and family needs to IDT.
- Educates patient and caregiver regarding care of patient,
disease process, symptom control, wound care, and IV therapy.
- Admits patients.
- Participates in on-call rotation.
- Explains Home bound criteria and skilled need to patient and
- Completes all oasis assessments as required.
- Maintains appropriate communication.
- Keeps Physician and Medical Director informed of patient needs
- Ensures documentation at bedside.
- Notifies other IDT members of physician concerns and updated
- Completes and submits clinical notes and Oasis, time logs, and
all required documentation by 10 A.M. the following morning.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Performs other duties as assigned.Education and/or Experience
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing preferred.
- Minimum one year nursing practice or equivalent experience
- Home Health/Hospice, Acute or critical care/hospital care
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports,
business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from
leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong
written and verbal communications.
- Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write,
and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice
philosophy.Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
- Registered Nursing License in state of employment.
- A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.State
- Two years' full time experience as a Registered Nurse. Two
years' full-time clinical experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse
in hospice shall be sufficient in place of clinical experience as a
- One year full time experience as a Registered Nurse or 3 years
full time continuous employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse
immediately preceding Registered Nurse licensure.Physical Demands
and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by a colleague to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague
frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and
arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The
colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision. The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. There will be possible exposure to
infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers. The
noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity,
equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We
are committed to creating a fair work environment where our
colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal
opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
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