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Home Health Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager

Company Name:
Avalon Home Health and Hospice
Avalon Home Health and Hospice is a full service home health agency offering a full scope of services to our patients. As we continue in our efforts to provide outstanding care, we are adding to our team. We provide a focused and collaborative work environment. Avalon Home Health and Hospice offers a competitive salary, medical coverage, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid holidays, and other benefits to our full time employees.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position located in beautiful Salmon, Idaho.
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Job Description Summary:
The Registered Nurse Case Manager plans, organizes and directs home care services 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.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Patient Care:
Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
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 which establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
Assigns other personnel to work with patients and to provide direct care.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
Communication:
Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty-two days.
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports and changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians orders as required.
Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
Accountable to Clinical Director for performance, efficiency, and professionalism.
Additional Duties:
Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every fourteen days.
Position Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Licenses/Certifications: Current RN unrestricted license required.
Two years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting preferred.
Two to three years of home health and/or hospice care experience preferred.
Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver's license.
Bachelor's degree, with one year of home health care experience preferred, but not required.
Management experience preferred, but not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides.
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
Avalon Home Health and Hospice is a drug-free work environment. Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.
Avalon Home Health and Hospice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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