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Hospice Patient Care Manager

Company: Acadian Hospice and Palliative Care
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Registered Nurse who serves as a clinical leader for clinical staff in the hospice agency as well as an alternate for the Executive Director if not available. The Patient Care Manager strives to assure regulatory compliance, clinical excellence, adherence to up-to-date Plans of care, and financial and administrative control of agency processes.

Additional Details
Essential Functions

  • Assist Executive Director with all patient care activities to ensure the delivery of safe, economical and efficient patient care which adheres to relevant standards of accepted nursing, regulatory, medical practice and payer source criteria.
  • Assists Executive Director with employment of qualified personnel, verification of licensure or certification as required by law prior to employment and annually thereafter, and certifies and maintains records to support competency of all agency personnel.
  • Assists Executive Director with formulation and maintenance of agency policy and procedure manuals that establish and support the highest possible quality of patient care, cost controls, quality assurance and mechanisms for disciplinary action for infractions.
  • Assists Executive Director with supervision of the employee health program.
  • Assists the Executive Director with assurance of compliance with local, state and federal laws and promotes the health and safety of staff and patients/families as well as the community through problem resolution, complaint investigation, refers impaired staff to appropriate authorities, provides in-services to staff to promote the health and safety of the patient, to familiarize staff with regulatory issues and agency policy and procedures.
  • Assists Executive Director with orientation for agency personnel and collaborates with Executive Director on evaluation of agency personnel.
  • Assists Executive Director with compliance of regularly scheduled continuing education for agency personnel.
  • Assists Executive Director with oversight of care provided by staff promotes the health and safety of the patient.
  • Assists Executive Director to validate that agency policies are enforced.
  • Assists Executive Director with staff recruitment to ensure that adequate staffing is maintained
  • Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement initiatives, Chart Audits and participates in strategic agency planning. Participates in QAPI plan and processes.
  • Serves as liaison between agency personnel and administration.
  • Provides patient care according to plan of care as ordered by the physician
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality
  • Maintains personnel file, completes assigned LHC Connect modules, and completes applicable in-services.
  • Any additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
    License Requirements
    • Current RN Licensure in state of practice.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • Current driver's license, valid vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.Additional State Specific Requirements
      • LA: A minimum of two (2) years full time experience working as an RN. Two (2) years of full time clinical experience in hospice care as a licensed practical nurse may be substituted for the required two (2) years of experience as a registered nurse.

        Company Description:

        Our company was founded over 20 years ago on the principle that ---it---s all about helping people,--- and we live by those words today. It---s our mission to provide exceptional care and unparalleled service to patients and families who have placed their trust in us. We grow to fulfill this mission. When you become part of the LHC Group family, you---re choosing a career path that will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally.Every day, all across the country, our LHC Group family is helping people. There are 10,000 of us, standing shoulder to shoulder, helping the patients in our care live, fuller, healthier lives. We do this because helping people is, quite simply, the reason we exist. It---s our purpose.--

Keywords: Acadian Hospice and Palliative Care, Lafayette , Hospice Patient Care Manager, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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