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RN Case Manager - Hospice Chicago
Ref No.: 18-00244
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Our client is looking for a RN - Hospice Case Manager for the City of Chicago. Put your skills and compassion to work with a great company that exists primarily to provide a compassionate and comprehensive plan of care to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families, as they deal with life-limiting illnesses. This person works in concert with other interdisciplinary groups in the organization.

This qualified RN, plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

Responsibilities include:
  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process
  • Assesses and evaluates patient's status by: Writing and initiating plan of care
  • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
  • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload
Qualifications include:
  • Must have an RN License in IL
  • Great communication skills are necessary for this role
  • Hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm, On Call as needed as backup for dedicated On Call staff
  • Should be familiar with Medicare and Medicaid
  • One year of hospice and case manager experience is preferred