This position is responsible for direct nursing care in a skilled nursing facility setting. The SNF Hospice Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care. This involves the assessment of patient and family needs, and the development, implementation
and evaluation of an appropriate plan of nursing care. This SNF Hospice Nurse may also serve as the case manager, which involves the identification of appropriate services, supervision of Home Health Aide staff and ongoing review and evaluation of the utilization
of services. Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities Level I • Systematically and continuously collects and documents opening and/or revisit assessment data regarding the patient and family needs. • Identifies and prioritizes health problems based on assessments.
• Develops, implements and evaluates multidisciplinary goal directed intervention plans based on identified needs in collaboration with the attending physician and other health team members. • Manages and coordinates patient care in a manner which ensures
the efficient and effective delivery of appropriate home care services and community support. SNF Hospice Nurses may be assigned as primary nurses with responsibility for all case coordination of patients requiring any other type of care upon approval. • Assesses
the need for home health aide services, establishes the aide activity sheet, supervises and evaluates the aide in the performance of his/her patient care duties. • Communicates all changes in patient status and/or service needs to the appropriate health team
member and ensures appropriate action is taken in a timely manner. • Facilitates the development and implementation of patient discharge plans. • Documents all patient care and coordinating activities in a timely fashion. • Practices according to agency and
community standards. • Participates in quality assurance activities as requested. • Attends required staff meetings, in-services and/or supervisory conferences when requested. • Participates in on-call schedule and weekend/holiday schedules as assigned. •
Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct. • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies
and procedures. • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required. • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by management. Level II – performs similar functions as level I, plus: • Performs as informal leader, role model, and resource to other
staff in a positive clinical leadership role.