Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
FMH Hospice mission: to provide superior and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones, so they can complete their life journey in comfort with dignity and harmony.
The Hospice RN Case Manager is a vital member of the interdisciplinary team who work together to meet the physical, medical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs of hospice patients and families facing terminal illness and bereavement. The Hospice RN Case Manager is designated to provide coordination of care, ensure continuous assessment of each patient and family's needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.
As a Hospice Registered Nurse Case Manager (RN), you will:
- Oversee the implementation and ongoing assessment of the patient's plan of care alongside the spiritual care coordinator, social worker, hospice aide and medical director.
- Ensure an accurate evaluation and work to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan that addresses patient needs.
- Communicate patient conditions, collaborate with appropriate providers, and team members, to deliver care as patient needs evolve.
About Fairbanks Memorial HospitalFairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient-to-nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty, and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
History of Hospice in Fairbanks
In 1988 a volunteer-based hospice was started in Fairbanks known as Hospice of the Tanana Valley.In 2012 Hospice of the Tanana Valley merged with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to become a medically based hospice. Our Hospice covers a 26-mile radius in the Fairbanks North Star borough. Most hospice patients are cared for in their own homes or the homes of a loved one. Home may also be broadly construed to include services provided in nursing or assisted living facilities, wherever the patient considers to be home.
Monday-Friday (5) 8hr days or (4) 10hr days. Share of on-call expected, including weekends, nights, and holidays.
*Relocation, housing assistance, and retention incentive are available for experienced RNs!
- Education: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
- Licensure: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Alaska.
- Valid state-issued driver's license, automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.
- One (1) year of professional experience practicing as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a hospice or similar setting preferred.
ResponsibilitiesAssesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural, and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient's status.Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation, and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care. Provides care in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.Evaluates patient and family response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient response and the effectiveness of teaching. Documents assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely, and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.Provides care based on the best evidence available, and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others by acting as a preceptor or mentor when appropriate.Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.In some roles, this position may supervise staff and work flow of the department.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Must possess a valid current or temporary Alaska RN license. Requires the knowledge and skills normally demonstrated by an Associate's degree in nursing. BLS certification is required. May require ACLS, PALS, or additional certification and/or continuing education based on area of practice. Requires creative thinking, prioritizing, and flexible problem solving skills. Also requires the ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written forms.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree preferred. Professional certification preferred.Experience working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qqualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.