RN Case Manager - Home Hospice

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Cedar Rapids, IA Healthcare

Job Reference #: 2020-71018

These amazing team members make it possible for patients to receive the care they need where they are most comfortable-in their home! The hospice nurse will be responsible for pain management, keeping track of vital signs, patient care, crisis care and reporting vital information to the physician and/or other medical staff that is overseeing the patient's treatment. If you like working independently while providing one-on-one care and developing relationships with patients and families we want to hear from you!


Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

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

Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

Responsible for looking at the individual needs of each hospice order/referral and determining eligibility for hospice services and appropriate level of care.

Assist with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Hospice’s program of care

Responsible for coordinating the patient care team in providing quality, cost effective patient care in the hospice environment

Promotes the provision of comfort care to the dying as an active, desirable, and integral component of nursing care in the home.

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as a Registered Nurse.CPR Certification
  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
  • Computer skills necessary
  • Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients/ families
  • Skilled in coping with family’s emotional stress
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Minimum 1 year recent clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, or long term care nursing
  • Has experience in or demonstrates knowledge of nursing care for patients with life-limiting illness
  • Computer/key board proficiency
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online through the link provided.  If the link is not working, please visit www.unitypoint.org/careers to apply.

Job ID: 70412

Posted 22 days ago

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