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Hospice Nurse Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA at VNA of Greater Philadelphia.

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

Reports To:  Hospice Patient Care Manager


Position Summary: Provide professional skilled nursing services to Hospice patients/families in the home or appropriate settings in accordance with standard of professional hospice nursing practice as well as agency policies, procedures, and standards.  When appropriate admits patients into the program

Essential Functions:  Collaborates with other members of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, client, family, attending physician, other nurses, medical director, social worker, volunteer, and clergy in designing the plan of care for the patient and family through regularly scheduled team meetings and through intermittent contacts as indicated.

Other Duties:

  1. Systematically collects data that are comprehensive, accurate, continuous, and current.
  2. Uses assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of current pain and symptom control interventions and applies this knowledge to care appropriately.
  4. Reflects sensitivity to special needs of clients from diverse cultures as these needs apply to dying, quality of life, and ethical dilemmas.
  5. Provides nursing care to patients through regularly scheduled visits and on-call visits as assigned.
  6. Understands, facilitates, and documents the elements and processes of ethical decision making for clients and families.
  7. Continuously updates and adjusts care via documented nursing actions which are consistent with recognizing nursing theories and establishes knowledge.
  8. Supervises Home Health Aide in carrying out the established plan of care and evaluates the effectiveness of the services.
  9. Teaches and counsels family members, as well as patient, regarding nursing care and emotional needs.
  10. Participates in Volunteer Training and support groups, Bereavement Support Group, and other community programs as assigned.
  11. Participates, as appropriate, in the Agency’s educational activities, including new employee orientation and professional student clinical training and Agency staff education programs.
  12. Interprets Hospice and VNA services and programs to individuals/families and personnel of other agencies.
  13. Complies with Agency’s personnel policies and procedures.

May perform other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned.


Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Current, valid license from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Registered Nurse.
  2. One year’s experience in provision of relevant direct patient care.
  3. Possession of automobile, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance.
  4. Availability and ability to be on-call on a regular rotating basis.

Education: Graduate of an NLN-approved and state accredited program for nursing


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