Registered Nurse / Case Manager - Crystal Lake / McHenry / Fox Lake Area

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Job Descriptions:
TheRegistered Nurse/Case Managerassesses patients and their needs. They manage the patient's case and make appropriate suggestions regarding pain and symptom management in order to ensure comfort and quality of life. The registered nurse/case manager educates and supports patients and families regarding expectations during the end-of-life process and is responsible for the overall coordination of patient's care.
This register nurse will coved Crystal Lake, McHenry and Fox Lake areas.
Provides patient care visits for admission, assessment and pain and symptom management and support during the dying process.
Educates current and prospective patients and families regarding hospice and the end of life.
Documents patient visits and phone calls in an accurate and timely manner.
Reviews and updates care plans, medication and equipment orders and completes orders of new medication and supplies for patients.
Monitors visits and calls of certified nursing assistants.
Updates the patient's physician and/or medical director regarding any changes in status.
Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team and RN meetings regarding patients and families and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team appropriately.
Assesses family and caregiver ability to provide safe care, carry out care plan and educate on the proper functioning of all equipment.
Enhances self knowledge regarding new medical and hospice information.
Assists with on-call duties.
Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.
Required Experience:
Associates degree in nursing
Experience in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management preferred
Registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois
2 to 3 years experience as a registered nurse in a healthcare setting; hospice experience a plus
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse a plus: long-term care or assisting living experience a plus
Experience working with patients of all ages
Strong verbal, written, organizational and multi-tasking skills required
Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail
Frequently works under tight deadlines and with interruptions; sits/works at the computer; works with confidential information
Assistance in administering medications that are ordinarily self-administered, when indicated
Frequently driving to complete patient visits
Keyword: registered nurse, case manager, hospice, critical care, emergency room, step-down unit, telemetry, palliative care, charge nurse, long-term care, assisted living
From: JourneyCare

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