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Registered Nurse Patient Care Manager in Philadelphia, PA at VNA of Greater Philadelphia.

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary: Supervise and lead assigned employees to the attainment of established qualitative and quantitative patient care standards.

Essential Functions: Ensures the provision of quality nursing service by assigned staff.  Provides ongoing direction, guidance and evaluation of Hospice Nurses and insures that professional standards are maintained.  Assesses requests for hospice service and initiates measures to provide for meeting identified service needs.

Other Duties:

  • Maintains clinical skills and professional nursing competency.
  • Maintains, improves, and applies knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of management.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and continuing education.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, peers, supervisors and community agencies.
  • Analyzes the caseload to insure provision of appropriate and adequate service and to determine staffing needs.
  • Provides administrative back-up for evening and weekend staff.
  • Directs and guides staff in their professional development in performing job responsibilities.
  • Directs and guides staff in caseload management and establishing priorities.
  • Insures that assigned nursing staff communicates with other Inter-disciplinary team members to facilitate coordination of patient care.
  • Evaluates the level of competency and general professional performance of their staff.
  • Identifies the inservice educational needs of staff individually and collectively and participates in planning and implementing appropriate orientation and inservice programs in cooperation with Education and Quality leadership.
  • Insures documentation is current and accurate and in keeping with hospice policies.
  • Participates in the educational process of students.
  • Interprets hospice service & programs to patients, families, community and other agencies.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities.
  • Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating hospice services and programs.
  • Complies with Agency's Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Requires hospice care experience.
  • Current Pennsylvania RN License


B.S. in Nursing


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