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Hospice Nurse

Company: VITAS Healthcare
Location: Tinley Park
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?VITAS Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.The Admissions RN is a registered nurse and an Interdisciplinary Team member whose primary responsibility is to present VITAS services and philosophy to patients and families in a manner that results in the admission of appropriate patients.With Hospice--Make a Difference - Change Lives One Patient & Family at a TimeThe Team Manager is the leader of the Patient Care Team and that member of the team whose function is to: supervise, evaluate and coordinate the various component members of the interdisciplinary team; assure continuity of care from admission to discharge or transfer to bereavement; serve as patient advocate and coordinator for other social service and health care providers in the community who are involved in the care of the teams patients; assume responsibility for the maintenance of patient records from intake through discharge or transfer to bereavement.*** This RN Team Manager will Manage a Team of Hospice Professionals and will work Primarily out of our Tinley Park Office. ***Patient Care ServicesDirects all patient care services for the team, including volunteer and bereavement, and ensures that services are rendered as integrated components of the interdisciplinary plan of care.Staff Supervision and ManagementInterviews, selects, trains, supervises, evaluates and dismisses team staff in conjunction with the Patient Care AdministratorQuality Improvement/Regulatory ComplianceMonitors clinical records and all team activities to ensure that they are accurate, complete and meet required standards in accordance with VITAS policy and all regulatory bodies.Customer Service/Sales/MarketingAssures that problems/grievances/service failures experienced by individual patients/families or physicians/MCOs are addressed with team members, vendors, other VITAS departments, and are resolved promptly and satisfactorily.Cost ContainmentVerifies/approves admitting IPOC diagnosis, treatments, staffing and supplies.Professional DevelopmentAttends in-services, educational seminars and workshops.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care, with at least a working knowledge of oncologic nursing and palliative care.Basic understanding of the interpersonal dynamics operative within the working relationships of an interdisciplinary health care team, and knowledge of the process of dying and bereavement.Two years successful supervisory experience or equivalent in a health care organization.EDUCATIONBachelor's degree preferred.Current and valid R.N. License to practice in the state where the VITAS program is located.Benefits Include-- Competitive compensation-- Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance-- Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts-- Life insurance-- 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match-- Cancer and/or critical illness benefit-- Tuition Reimbursement-- Paid Time Off-- Employee Assistance Program-- Legal Insurance-- Roadside AssistanceEOE/AA M/F/D/VJob Type: Full-time

Keywords: VITAS Healthcare, Tinley Park , Hospice Nurse, Healthcare , Tinley Park, Illinois

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