RNCM Job Description

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

The RN Case Manager works under the supervision of the Clinical Manager to provide skilled nursing assessment, care planning, and interventions in accordance with plan of care in order to maximize the comfort and quality of life of hospice patients and families. This position works 8 hour shifts 5 days per week.

Additional responsibilities of the RN Case Manager include:

  • Admissions of new patients, which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of the nursing process, evaluations of patient appropriateness for hospice services, and consultations to explain hospice services, as requested by the Clinical Manager.
  • Perform scheduled home visits to assess needs; teach caregivers pain management, symptom control and patient care skills; and provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to the patient/family.
  • Maintain regular communication with interdisciplinary team regarding patient status or any unusual or problematic patient/family issues.
  • Initiate communication with attending physicians and other team members and other community agencies as needed to coordinate plan of care and use of resources for patient/family.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, goals, and interventions are accurately and clearly documented and changes in the plan of care are reflected as they occur.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to review patient/family needs, problem solve and cover unique issues, share professional support and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
  • Accept responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient, including Home Health Aide and Licensed Vocational Nurse assignment and supervision, teaching primary caregivers and employed caregivers, teaching facility staff, or by providing direct care as appropriate.
  • Assure continuity of care for patient in all settings.
  • Attend death events and provide appropriate support at time of death.
  • Performs other assignments as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

To qualify for the RN Case Manager position, you must have the drive and determination that it takes to work independently with a proven track record of achieving assigned goals.

Additional requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • At least one year of current nursing experience out of the past three years.
  • Valid California RN license. Timely renewal required.
  • Current California driver’s license and automobile insurance required. Timely renewal required.
  • CHPN highly desirable
  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • nursing: 1 year (Preferred)