About the Job
Compassionate, Hands-On Nurse Sought for RN CASE MANAGER Position
Full Time - Blair/Huntingdon/Centre Counties
Integrated care leader Grane Hospice Care, Inc. is expanding its core interdisciplinary teams, and seeks a compassionate, knowledgeable and hand-on RN Case Manager to join to its skilled clinical department. This nursing professional will administer care to patients in accordance with approved care plans, and work in conjunction with physicians, caregivers, families and other therapeutic personnel to ensure optimal comfort and the utmost in quality treatments, support and healthcare services.
ice care through a low patient to nurse ratio, allowing for more care time whenever needed. Our mission is to provide premium comfort care to patients, families, and caregivers through an interdisciplinary team approach that understands, respects, and meets individual needs. As an organization, we strive to provide our patients, families, and caregivers with the highest level of satisfaction through our strong clinical outcomes and innovative approach by maintaining our core values of devotion, honesty, dignity, and respect.
The RN Case Manager is a vital member of the overarching interdisciplinary team, and is a primary source for healthcare, comfort and social services for patients and families as well as managerial support for LPNs and other clinical staff. As such, patience, empathy and flexibility are equally critical to success in this role. Responsibilities include:
- Providing nursing care to patients as prescribed by the physician and/or approved care plan
- Carrying out ongoing assessments and evaluations of patients’ conditions to ensure proper care is being given and revising plans of care, as needed
- Medicating and treating patients as prescribed by the physician and/or approved care plan
- Initiating and applying preventative and therapeutic nursing procedures and techniques including, if qualified, specialized procedures (e.g. IV therapy), then communicating those courses of action to the physician, interdisciplinary team members and families
- Completing and maintaining accurate, relevant clinical notes regarding patient care and observed conditions
- Relaying changes in conditions, circumstances and needs to the interdisciplinary team, physician, families and caregivers to determine appropriate adjustments to existing care plans
- Aiding patients in daily living tasks to maximize comfort and enable increased self-sufficiency
- Assisting patients and families in appropriate continuity of care plans, in-home and in the facility
- Supervising ancillary personnel and delegates, as needed
The RN Case Manager is expected to have excellent observation skills, good nursing judgment and topnotch written and oral communication abilities. This role requires a strong self-starter with the ability to thrive in both a team and independent environment. All candidates are expected to be graduates of accredited schools of professional nursing, and have current RN licenses through the State Board of Nursing. One year of RN experience is required, with specific hospice, medical, surgical or critical care work preferred.
Since some travel to patients’ homes is required, a valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation is also mandatory.