Hospice Case Manager/Admissions Nurse

Newport News, KY

Posted: 12/02/2022 Job Number: 114566

Job Description

Full Time Hospice Admissions Nurse
If interested, please contact Lindsay Kopasz at 586-710-7959 (texts welcome)
Hospice Admissions Nurse Benefits
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Free Education Courses
  • Flexible Assignment to fit your Needs
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Health Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?
  • Licensed to practice as a RN in the state of Virginia. License is active and in good standing.
  • At least one year of current experience in the field.
  • At least one year of recent hospice or home health experience.
  • Ability to travel locally from patient to patient.
What are the nice-to-have skills?
  • Hospice field experience
  • Ability to work autonomously in the field
  • Wound care experience

Describe how this position fits in your organization.
  • Our hospice registered nurses plan, direct and provide hospice care to meet the identified needs of our patients and their families.
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please include team and company culture.
  • Our hospice team is outstanding. We have received awards and recognition for the high quality care they provide in our local communities. We are looking for Registered Nurses for our hospice division in both our Virginia Beach and Newport News offices. Whoever joins this team will not be disappointed in the comradery, dedication and morale of this wonderful group of people.
Hospice Admissions Nurse Essential Functions:
  • Completes an initial/comprehensive assessment of the patient/family to determine hospice needs which includes a history of current and previous illness(es), as well as a physical assessment of the patient, with emphasis on the management of pain and other symptoms. 
  • Completes ongoing assessments of the patient’s physical status and the psychosocial status of the patient/family. 
  • Initiates and develops a plan of care in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the patient/family and the attending physician. 
  • Makes necessary revisions to the IDG plan of care as the patient’s/family’s status and needs change. 
  • Primarily responsible for the coordination of care among IDG members and other healthcare providers external to the IDG, to ensure the continuous assessment of the patient/family needs, as well as the implementation of the IDG plan of care to guide the delivery of services and achieve the goals of hospice care. 
  • Evaluates and coordinates the need for services provided to the patient/family in accordance with the IDG plan of care.
  • Facilitates the consideration of another level of care (i.e. inpatient, respite, continuous care) when indicated by the patient’s/family’s status/needs. 
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with nursing standards of practice. 
  • Ensures that equipment, supplies, drugs and biologicals and other necessary items and services are available. 
  • Provides education and interventions to support the effective management of the patient’s pain and other physical symptoms as well as assesses the patient/family’s response to intervention and treatment. 
  • Provides education/instructions to the patient/family in accordance with the IDG plan of care. 
  • Directs the services provided by and supervises the LPN/LVN, Hospice Aide, and Homemaker assigned to the patient/family. 
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of patient/family services provided. 
  • Regularly attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings.  
Hospice Admissions Nurse Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
  • Work is normally performed in the patient’s home and/or inpatient setting such as a hospital or nursing home.
  • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and/or non-latex gloves).
  • Able to constantly travel locally from assignment to assignment.
  • Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely and assist patients with standing, walking and transferring.
  • Sufficient endurance to perform the required physical and mental tasks over long periods of time.
  • Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
  • Visual acuity, dexterity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
  • Able to frequently work on-call hours and evening, night and weekend hours as needed.
  • Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.

Hospice Admissions Nurse Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Licensed to practice as a RN in the state in which employed. License is active and in good standing.
  • Twelve (12) months of accumulated experience as a registered nurse within the last five (5) years or, if no experience within the last five (5) years, evidence of current (within the last 12 months) clinical knowledge as deemed appropriate by the DHCS.
  • If a new graduate, 1200 verified hours of employment as a graduate or registered nurse within the last twelve (12) months or evidence of completion of a company-approved Preceptor Program.
  • If a state standard exists that is higher than these education/experience requirements, the state standard supersedes these qualifications
  • One (1) year of hospice care experience preferred.
  • Able to provide proof of valid driver’s license if applicable.
  • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving vehicle.

If interested, please contact Lindsay Kopasz at 586-710-7959 (texts welcome)

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