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FUNCTION

Provides nursing care to Hospice of the Upstate patients in accordance with Medicare Conditions of Participation and organizational policies following medical directives and Hospice plan of care.  This position will be managing the weekend shift including Triage, 24 hour symptom management, Admissions, Visits & Deaths.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under minimal supervision while ensuring quality health care.  Reports to the Home Care Patient Care Coordinator.

 

QUALFICATIONS

Two years experience in hospice care preferred.
Must have a current South Carolina license as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance at required levels.
Must have reliable transportation.
Demonstrate the ability to work well and professionally under stress with flexibility and independence.
Demonstrate the ability to manage workload and schedule effectively and efficiently.
Must be empathetic and have the ability to relate well to patients, families, and members of the Hospice of the Upstate care team.
Understands and embraces the hospice philosophy.
RESPONSIBILITIES

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.)

 

Responds promptly to patient/family needs after hours in a manner that promotes the quality of care expected by Hospice of the Upstate.
Documents routine visits, follow-up visits, on-call visits, and phone calls within 24 hours of the event.
Documents visits and patient/family contact in appropriate note with visit type.
Provides education, training, and support to the hospice patient/family as directed by the patient’s plan of care and as needed-understanding that patient/family educational needs will change as the patient’s disease progresses.
Communicates patient needs and changes to Hospice Medical Director, attending physician, and contracting agencies that provide services.
Develops, implements, and updates team care plans reflective of patient/family wishes and appropriate level of care.
Ensures a care plan is open for every problem identified in the assessment and include interventions.  Care plans are addressed on visits.
Ensures all guidelines are met for changes in level of care and care location.
Communicates and collaborates with Rainey Hospice House staff regarding transfers of home care patients.
Ensures continuity of care if patient is hospitalized.
Ensures medication profile remains current.
Triages calls in a manner that acknowledges emergent needs.
Reviews the clinical records and completes a physical assessment of the patient
Listens to the concerns and needs of the patient and family
Effectively communicates specifically how Hospice of the Upstate will address the expressed needs and concerns.
Determines hospice eligibility with attending physician and Hospice Medical Director.
Responsible for all paperwork related to the admission.
Responsible for any information communicated in staff meetings.
Practices within the guidelines of the appropriate Boards of Nursing.
Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
Assists other departments with a spirit of teamwork and cooperativeness
Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
Professionally represents the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
Exhibits flexibility, organization and works effectively and professionally under stress.
Demonstrates and communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the organization as the face of Hospice.
Assists in Rainey Hospice House as needed/requested
Assumes other duties as necessary.

FUNCTION:

The Medical Records Specialist demonstrates knowledge of Hospice Compliance, demonstrates knowledge of EMR system through accurately entering information and demonstrates knowledge of billing requirements.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Medical Records Specialist reports to the Home Care Patient Care Coordinator.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.

Daily Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare information for Death Notifications (MDs, coroner, staff- document)
  • Print verbal orders daily/change Medical directors to sent/resent- fax to attending- monitors daily change in EMR- scan/file when receive signed
  • Ensure all new admission paperwork is accurate and either scanned/filed appropriately
  • Manage plans of care
  • Pull the POC Clinician Signed and Read for Review Report daily
  • Review benefit period and notify the appropriate manager of any discrepancies
  • Ensure that Face to Face evaluations are completed and reviewed in the required timeframe.
  • Review Frequency orders for accuracy- for all disciplines and #’s
  • Review record to ensure that the Attestation statement is present
  • Review Diagnosis codes for accuracy
  • Ensure that the correct attending physician is entered into the EMR
  • Ensure that the physician narrative is present
  • Assure that all required signatures are present as appropriate, include the correct dates and meet regulations
  • Manage Medicaid- certification, recertification, death and discharge information
  • Maintain a daily census for RHH and HC
  • IDT prep- identify upcoming recertification and face to face needs
  • Print nursing visits for Nursing Home patients charts weekly
  • Notify physicians of patient changes/deaths (in their requested method of notification)
  • Organize and maintain medical records to meet regulatory, legal and agency guidelines.

Other Job Requirements:

Tactful and effective communication skills, professional representation of Hospice in the Upstate, and a good steward of Hospice of the Upstate resources. This position also requires regular attendance and punctuality, someone to assist other departments as needed and demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics, goals of Hospice of the Upstate.

HIPPA:

  • Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
  • Assures that employee maintain the integrity of all forms of patient information including but not limited to electronic personal health information;
  • Assures that there are no attempts to access more than the minimum patient information necessary to complete his/her job.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in the Rainey Hospice House facility setting, and communicate compassionately with patients and families.
  2. Must be skilled in nursing and be able to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles.
  3. Able to work successfully with varied groups of people.

FUNCTION

Provides hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions, and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of the Hospice Medical Director

QUALFICATIONS

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
Master’s degree with a minimum of one (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience.
One (1) year of hospice or palliative care experience preferred.
Current licensure in South Carolina.
Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by the State.
Current CPR certification
Must have valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Must have reliable transportation.
Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and work independently.
Must be empathetic and have the ability to relate well to patients, families and members of the Hospice of the Upstate care team.
Understands and embraces the hospice philosophy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.)

 

Provides medical care, palliates and manages terminal illness in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act under the supervision of the hospice medical director.
Completes the hospice face to face visit requirements prior to the third and subsequent hospice benefit periods to assess hospice eligibility based on the hospice conditions of participation and the local coverage determinations.  Provides clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility for hospice recertification.
Completes history and physical examinations by evaluating the patient’s medical condition and health history, ordering and interpreting results from laboratory and diagnostic tests or procedures, diagnosing health conditions and documents the findings.
Manages health conditions and terminal illnesses by prescribing medications and/or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals, and coordinating hospice care services.
Makes recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.
Reviews clinical information, coordinates and oversees patient care in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners.
Consults with the patient’s attending physician, the hospice medical director and other healthcare practitioners regarding the patient’s eligibility for hospice care, ongoing care needs and medical management.
Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes, physical examination notes, assessment visit notes, medical orders, and other collaboration notes.
Educates and/or counsels patients, families and/or caregivers as to preventative care, medical problems, psychological problems, spiritual problems and the end-of-life issues in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet the total needs of the patient.
Works in cooperation with the hospice interdisciplinary group, patient and family/caregiver to identify the goals of care and meet the care needs of the patient.
Attends and participates in hospice interdisciplinary group meetings.
Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
Maintains expertise in and attends on-going educational programs.
Maintains knowledge of and compliance with current Medicare, Medicaid state and federal regulations for hospice services.
Assists other departments with a spirit of team work and cooperativeness.
Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
Professionally represents the organization with credibility and dignity in and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
Demonstrates flexibility, strong organizational skills, and works effectively and professionally under stress.
Demonstrates and communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice.
Assumes other duties as necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

May be required to climb steps, stoop, bend or lift up to 35 pounds.  Must be able to communicate compassionately with patients, families and the general public.

FUNCTION

Provides nursing care to Hospice of the Upstate patients in accordance to Medicare Conditions of Participation and organizational policies following medical directives and Hospice plan of care

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under minimal supervision while ensuring quality health care.  Reports to the Home Care Patient Care Coordinator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The RN will provide supervision to Hospice Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses with jointly assigned patients.

QUALFICATIONS

Must have a current South Carolina license as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Must have reliable transportation.
Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and work indendently.
Demonstrate the ability to manage work load and schedule effectively and efficiently.
Must be empathetic and have the ability to relate well to patients, families, and members of the Hospice of the Upstate care team.
Understands and embraces the hospice philosophy.
RESPONSIBILITIES

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.)

Completes and documents the initial nursing assessment within 48 hours of admission. (E)
Develops and implements the patient specific plan of care.
Routine visits, follow-up visits, on-call visits, and phone calls will be documented within 24 hours of event.(E)
Schedules weekly visits with each assigned patient in accordance with the ordered visit frequency and communicates date and time with patient/family.  If the nurse has a change in schedule, patient/family is notified prior to the date and time scheduled.(E)
Provides education, training, and support to the hospice patient/family as directed by the patient’s plan of care.(E)
Ensures that patient status is correct and entered into record after bi-weekly interdisciplinary team meeting.
Communicates patient needs and changes with Hospice Medical Director, attending physician, and contracting agencies that provide services.
Develops, implements, and updates team care plans that reflect patient/family wishes and appropriate level of care.(E)
Ensures all guidelines are met for changes in level of care and care location.
Communicates and collaborates with the Rainey Hospice House staff with home care patient transfer.
Ensures continuity of care if patient is hospitalized.
Ensures medication profile remains current.
Completes Hospice Aide care plan and updates as patient condition warrants.  Conducts and documents aide supervision at least every 14 days.
Attends agency staff meetings, department staff meetings, educational offerings, and other offered hospice events.
Practices within the guidelines of the appropriate Boards of Nursing.
Participates in the monthly on-call schedule to provide 24 hour coverage. (E)
Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
Assists other departments with a spirit of team work and cooperativeness
Ensure the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress.
Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics, and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice.
Assumes other duties as necessary.

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