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UnityPoint Health RN Case Manager-Hospice in Fort Dodge, Iowa

RN Case Manager

Home Hospice

$10K Sign on bonus

Ft Dodge, IA - Full-time Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm w/ call & weekend rotation

The RN Case Manager uses clinical nursing knowledge, physical assessment, teaching and procedural skills to deliver high quality patient care in the patient’s place of residence. The RN Case Manager develops and oversees the Hospice plan of care under the direction of the physician and ensure appropriate interdisciplinary involvement to ensure the best outcome for each patient. The RN Case Manager delivers patient care directed by the physician as established in the hospice plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

  • 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 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.org/ 

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.

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as RN in state(s) where providing care.

  • One year nursing experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 2022-116398

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- Hosp- FD

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8-4:30 rotating call nights and weekends

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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