Hospice Care of South Carolina is a place where you can impact the lives of others by helping our patients to live life to the fullest with dignity and comfort. We are the largest provider of hospice services in the state of South Carolina. We are dedicated to patient care, quality service, and employee satisfaction. We are currently seeking a compassionate and dedicated professional to join our team as the RN Patient Care Coordinator in Newberry and Saluda Counties.
· Individualized care and more time to spend with your patients and families
· Serving local community
· True Interdisciplinary approach
· 100% Pain control satisfaction
· 98.2% of our families would recommend Hospice Care of South Carolina to others
· Continuous education and professional development
Competitive salary and benefits (matching 401k, reward and recognition incentives, potential annual merit increase above the healthcare industry norm, great mileage reimbursement)
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Provides direct and indirect care within the scope of the RN as outlined in the SC Nurse Practice Act, established policies and procedures, standards of care and other regulatory and licensing agencies.
2.Ensures regulatory compliance of all clinical practices with all federal and state regulations governing hospice agencies and with organizational polices.
3.Directs clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development and coordination, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.
4.Coordinates hospice referrals from physicians, facility staff, family members and other sources.
5.Assesses patient’s current health status using accepted tools and documents to determine hospice eligibility.
6.Completes the initial nursing assessment per HCSC’s policy requirements.
7.Completes and implements the Plan of Care per HCSC’s policy requirements.
8.Collaborates the comprehensive assessment of the patient to the appropriate disciplines.
9.Make visits per the Plan of Care and Visit Schedule in a timely manner.
10.Schedules and completes Registered Nurse visits, schedules, coordinates, and supervises Home Health visits as required in organizational policies.
11.May be required to provide direct patient care and/or serve in HHA capacity.
12.Ensures appropriate psychological, emotional, and spiritual support is provided to the patient/family.
13.Facilitates the Interdisciplinary Group care planning and coordination of services.
14.Participates in data collection for performance improvement.
15.Provides continuing education and in-service meetings to health care facility staff, hospice employees, patients and families.
16.Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care facility staff to ensure proper implementation of the hospice philosophy. Builds an understanding and network to obtain referrals in order to promote the hospice benefit.
17.Ensures that all nursing documentation is complete and accurate and submitted per regulations and policy.
18.Provides effective leadership and counsel to the nursing team (RNs, LPNs, HHAs) ensuring the maintenance of professional standards.
19.Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to support communication efforts and facilitate staff satisfaction.
20.Responsible for hiring, staffing, determining workload and delegating assignments, orientation, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
21.Ensures clinical orientation of new staff (RN, LPN, HHA) is planned and individualized. Completes clinical competencies within 90 days.
22.Works with the clinical team to initiate, monitor and evaluate standards of patient care on evidence based practice.
23.Responsible for assessment of educational needs of clinical staff.
24.Assists with competency assessments for nursing employees.
25.Attends designated committees and meetings.
26.Reviews time and mileage records for accuracy and submits to payroll department in timely manner.
27.Assumes 24-hour accountability.
28.On call responsibility in conjunction with other nursing staff through call rotation schedule and in accordance with response time requirements.
29.Attends in-services and other professional education programs as required by HCSC.
30.Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Nursing Director.
If interested, please fax to 866-869-3011, or apply online at www.hospicecare.net.