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Assistant Patient Care Manager in Decatur, IL at Harbor Light Hospice

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

The Assistant Patient Care Managers participates as a member ofthe IDG,  actively coordinating allaspects of the patient’s hospice care, in accordance with current professionalstandards and practice, including participating in ongoing interdisciplinarycomprehensive assessment, developing and evaluating the plan of care andcontributing to patient and family counseling and education.

Patient CareResponsibilities:

  • Coordinates the admission process with patients/families and referral sources / facilities.

  • Assures the timely completion of comprehensive assessments and development of clinically appropriate interdisciplinary plans of care;

  • Assures continuity of patient/family care in all settings;

  • Provides case management and direct patient care as needed/assigned;

    In the absence of the Patient Care Manager and/or as assigned:

  • Assigns patient care services to appropriate staff members;

  • Provides clinical supervision and direction to staff;

  • Chairs the IDG meeting for the review and update of care plans;

  • Assures and coordinates the twenty-four hour availability of services to patients/families, and provides administrative back up to triage/on-call nurses.

Job Requirements

  1. Registered Nurse with an unrestricted current license in the state of practice.

  2. Five years of experience in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Home Health or Hospice.  Long Term Care experience helpful.

  3. Computer literacy and ability to learn EMR


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