RN Case Manager

Merrillville, Indiana, United States Full-time

Providence at Home is a division of Providence Life Services, which provides a continuum of healthcare, focused on senior living. We provide homecare services in six senior living communities as well as the surrounding areas.

Providence at Home is seeking a Full Time RN Home Health Case Manager in various zoned locations throughout northeast Indiana. Areas are assigned based on the nurses home or preferred location.

 

Summary of essential job functions

  • Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(s).
  • Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.  Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.
  • Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.
  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every two (2) weeks.

Skills necessary

  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.
  • Must be CPR certified.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health or home care nursing is preferred.
  • Responsible for supervising home health aides.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

Benefits

All full time PLS employees are eligible for the following:

  • Major medical insurance with five options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Basic life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plans
  • Credit union
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flex spending account
  • Vacation pay, sick pay and holiday schedule