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RN Case Manager (Nonexempt)- Outpatient Hospice- FT Days at Mercy Health

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Paducah, Kentucky

Job Description:

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Job Summary

Responsible for coordination of an interdisciplinary team approach in the provision of skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with the policies and procedures of Lourdes HomeCare/Hospice.

Develops a holistic, multidisciplinary plan of care utilizing the job functions within each of the five core components of case management: Coordination and Service Delivery; Physical and Psychological Factors; Benefit Systems and Cost Benefit Analysis; Case Management Concepts; and Community Resources. Interacts with Care Management Team and physicians to determine appropriate Home Care/Hospice Service for patients/clients based on regulatory guidelines for each line of service.



A. Education

Graduate of accredited school of nursing/(licensed as a registered nurse RN in Ky.).

B. Licensure / Certification

Certified Case Manager preferred, current BLS certification required (licensed as a registered nurse RN in Ky).

C. Knowledge & Skills

Two years of acute care nursing experience: med-surg, OB, psych, peds, etc. One year of HomeCare/Hospice experience as a part of a care team preferred. 

D. Service Skills

Valid driver's license and auto insurance required


Physical Demands

Lifting, walking, sitting, standing and bending may be required.Driving required,use physical demands a/a visit nurse .


Working Conditions

Environment: outside and inside. Exposure to environmental factors, chemicals, solvents, and

bactericidal agents.


Direct Patient Care

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to

respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient's status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.

Check all that apply:

Neonate (birth – 28 days)

Infant (28 days – 1 year)

Child (1 – 12 years)

Adolescent (12 – 18 years)

Adult (18 – 65 years)

Geriatrics (65 years – death)


Job-Specific Responsibilities

* Denotes age-related skill or task

            Initiates and maintains communication with the attending physician, client and             family, and   interdisciplinary team members regarding assessment findings,             changes in patient condition, and plan of care.             Reviews changes in the plan of care, medication profiles, etc, to facilitate timely             discharge to appropriate Home Care service line.             Collaborates with other health professionals and paraprofessionals when             necessary.             Provides clinical supervision of the multidisciplinary team.             Instructs and educates staff, client, client's family, and volunteers regarding             provision of care.             Participates and assists with Lourdes HomeCare/Hospice orientation and inservice             training programs.             Participates in organizational committees.             Utilizes appropriate care standards to coordinate client care with documentation to             support variances as they occur.             Individualizes plan of care within care standards to effect maximal client             outcomes.             Implements discharge planning upon admission and coordinates discharge             throughout care.             Consistently assesses client and client needs using appropriate integrated tools.             Coordinates client conference to enhance full team discussion, consultation, and             evaluation of plan of care.             Assist other case managers, share in providing 24-hour, 7 days per week coverage,             and accepts other assignments as appropriate.             Demonstrates working knowledge and adherence to agency policy and procedures             and to state and federal governing regulations.             Participates in Utilization Review process to ensure accurate documentation of             plan of care to assure accuracy of billing codes.             Meets established productivity standards.             Documents all care reimbursable terminology to include coding, and timely             submission of accurate certifications, re-certifications, and verbal orders.             Maintains up-to-date client records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are             accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.             Is knowledgeable of reimbursement principles and guidelines.             Participates in agency and community programs to promote professional growth             and understanding of HomeCare/Hospice.             Has working knowledge of and utilizes community resources to ensure client             needs are met.             Links clients with informal community resources (church groups, neighborhood             networks, volunteers) to maximize use of community resources.             Promotes family and community involvement in meeting healthcare needs of             clients.             Seeks out and coordinates alternative care arrangements as client needs dictate.             Obtains data on an ongoing basis regarding physical, psychological, social, and             spiritual factors that may influence client health status.             Assess cultural, spiritual, and educational factors and incorporates findings in             provision of care. Interacts with all customers in a pleasant, reassuring, and professional manner. Provides support at time of death and/or crisis and bereavement assessment if             requested. Responds to inquires/complaints and follows up appropriately. Adheres to policy regarding professional appearance.             Meets regularly with interdisciplinary team to provide support and exchange             feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.             Demonstrates acceptable HomeCare/Hospice nursing judgment. Provides care in a safe and competent manner.   


Additional Responsibilities

Complies with and is knowledgeable of hospital and department safety procedures and policies.

Contributes to the care of the environment by maintaining work areas and assisting with light housekeeping tasks as needed.

Is knowledgeable of and participates in the hospital’s performance improvement program.

Utilizes computer system as needed for information and to complete tasks.

Maintains customers’ rights (confidentiality, privacy, safety, security, and decision making).

Interacts with customers, who may include patients, physicians, coworkers and visitors in a manner that exemplifies the hospital’s mission and core values.

Attends annual in-service, department meetings and other training sessions relative to job.

Is knowledgeable of and adheres to hospital and department procedures and policies.

Adapts easily to changes in work assignment and environment.

Is willing to assume additional responsibilities.

Performs basic tasks in a timely manner with minimum guidance and supervision.

Demonstrates willingness to work toward department and hospital goals and objectives.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)


Outpatient Hospice

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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