Midwest Health Registered Nurse Case Manager - - 1st Shift in Chariton, Iowa
We are seeking applicants from all of our service counties: Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Keokuk, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Union, Warren, Wayne. Job Summary: Demonstrate good leadership, communication, and writing skills. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of OASIS to develop optimal level of patient care under physician orders. Enforce the policies and procedures of the agency. Follows Medicare and Medicaid regulations set forth by the federal government. Follow state and federal laws as applicable and mandated. Qualifications: * Be a registered nurse (R.N.). * Minimum of two years experience in direct patient care. * A nurse supervisor shall be a registered nurse with two years experience within the last five years in a home health agency, primary care clinic, or health facility, unless the individual has been previously approved for such employment by a program flexibility issued for the individual’s current position at the home health agency prior to April 1, 1995. * Ability to relate positively and favorably with patients and staff. * Demonstrate good oral and written communication along with good documentation skills. Responsibilities: * Demonstrate efficient teamwork with the staff. * Demonstrate competence in documenting with Oasis. * Coordinate care for the patient. * Understand and perform the admission process plan of care. * Coordinates services and schedules patient visits. * Supervise LPN and HHA field staff as indicated. * Provide in-service education per DON direction. * Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, and self-studies in areas that will enhance position (e.g. leadership, communication, geriatric care, and pediatric care). * Follow Medicare and Medicaid regulations. * Observe, assess, and document patient symptom and progress. * Perform the initial home care visit and re-evaluate patient needs and progress when needed. * Notify physician of change in the patient’s condition. * Coordinate and monitor all patient care and services. * Complete paperwork timely and efficiently. * Maintain patient records according to policy and procedure. * Educate patients and caregivers on disease process, medications, plan of care, and treatment plans according to the policy and procedure manual. * Follow infection control policy in and out of the office. * Provide quality of care to patients in their homes according to policy and procedures. * Participate in the on-call schedule. * Participate in and support quality improvement programs.