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RN Case Manager Hospice

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City West, ArizonaDepartment Name:Hospice-East RoutineWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical Care$10k Sign-on BonusA rewarding career that fits your life. Those who have joined the Banner mission come from all walks of life, united by the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, apply today.
Banner Hospice and Palliative Care is a fully integrated provider of high-quality, compassionate advanced illness and end-of-life care serving patients across the Metro Phoenix area and in Northern Colorado. Banner Hospice is ranked among the Top 100 U.S. Hospice providers. Banner Palliative Care and Hospice consistently outperforms the national benchmarks and other regional hospice agencies in the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program publicly reported metrics. We are interconnected across the Banner Health system serving as Banner's advanced illness resource partner to our hospitals, clinics, health plans, and other service lines. Banner Palliative Care and Hospice is proud to provide medical care lead by a team comprised entirely of physicians board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
As the RN Hospice Case Manager you will have the opportunity to develop and implement the Plan of Care to meet the patient/family/caregiver needs, initiate intervention and support, and re-assess/ re-evaluate the patients' needs ongoing, to provide comprehensive and appropriate care. We currently have opportunities in East Valley and Central Phoenix.
If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and use keywords RN New Grad to search for openingsRanked in the top 25 percent of all home care agencies in the United States, Banner Home Care is the largest nonprofit, free-standing home care agency in Arizona. We provide intermittent health care for patients of all ages in the comfort of their home. Our home care team is experienced, compassionate and professional, and the results prove that Banner Home Care measures better than the national and Arizona average in almost all Medicare Quality Compare patient satisfaction results. Banner Hospice have been providing comfort care for the past 10 years in the Phoenix Metro area. The goal is to support quality of life, honor the wishes of patients, maintain the dignity of the individual and support the family through their grieving process. Inpatient Home care is also available for respite care and symptom management. The Banner Hospice Team can provide comfort to the patient and family by alleviating symptoms, by providing meaningful help and by creating an environment to develop lasting final memories.POSITION SUMMARY
This positon provides skilled, comprehensive care to the terminally ill patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with the State Board of Nursing regulations, the patient, and organizations policies and procedures. Oversee and provide primary care, including all clinical care, palliative care and symptom control. Identify other physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs for assigned patients. Develop and implement the Plan of Care to meet the patient/family/caregiver needs, initiate intervention and support, and re-assess/ re-evaluate the patient's needs ongoing, to provide comprehensive and appropriate care. Work in collaboration with the Clinical Services Manager and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) in the planning, implementation and evaluation of medical and clinical care. Act as a role model providing leadership and support to hospice staff. Manage related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner in accordance with Banner Hospice's budget.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Collaborate with IDG members to provide continuous assessment of assigned patients, initiate appropriate nursing actions, and evaluate the results of these actions.

2. Facilitate the implementation of nursing interventions, preventive and therapeutic nursing procedures. Provide direct patient care as necessary.

3. Assume a leadership role to facilitate interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration.

4. Provide appropriate information and explanation to patient's family/caregivers. Facilitate patient and family education.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching to promote quality patient/family/caregiver outcomes, and ongoing professional development of hospice staff.

6. Develop visit frequencies in accordance with patient's needs and acuity, reviewing at least weekly and adjusting as needed.

7. Participate in evening/weekend call as required, conducting on-call services in a clinically competent and responsive manner.

8. Facilitate the quality assessment, performance improvement (QAPI) process.

9. Has freedom to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. Positions are entity based with no budgetary responsibility. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Patients' family and caregivers, physicians and their office staff, care facilities and their staff community agencies, and regulatory agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess knowledge of case management or utilization review as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor's degree in case management or health care.

Requires current Registered Nurse (R.N.) license in state worked. For assignments in an acute care setting, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.

Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years clinical experience with at least two years current hospice, home health, medical/surgical, or critical care experience. Must possess knowledge and understanding of hospice philosophy, principles of death and dying. Must have a working knowledge of care management, acute care and/or home care environments, community resources and resource/utilization management. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, and time management skills. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

Bachelor's degree and CHPN (Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse) preferred. Experience with pain and symptom management interventions preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City West , RN Case Manager Hospice, Healthcare , Sun City West, Arizona

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