To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Palliative Care Case Manager Provides Expert Clinical Leadership And Advocacy For Those Experiencing Serious Or Life-Threatening Illness. Their Advanced Abilities Focus On Alleviating Suffering And Promoting Quality Of Life For Patients And Families, Addressing Their Complex Needs From Diagnosis And Expanding Care Throughout The Disease Trajectory.
- 1. Provides Specialty Consultation To Dedicated Case Management Staff In Applying Review Criteria To Determine Medical Necessity For Admission And Continued Stay Critically Evaluating Their Location Of Care Given Their Life Threatening Illness Or Services Advanced Illness That May Include End-Of-Life Services.
- 2. Demonstrates Palliative Care Essentials Including An Understanding Of The Disease State, Prognosis, Pharmacology, And Evidence In Use In Palliative Care.
- 3. Assesses Patients In Regard To Their Perspectives, Symptoms, Beliefs, Values, Concerns, Coping. With The Patient, Family, And The Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team, Establishes Goals Of Care.
- 4. Provides Care And Leads Others In Providing Care That Is Focused On Easing Suffering And Promoting Quality Of Life, Optimizing Function, And Facilitating Decision Making For Patients And Families.
- 5. In Collaboration With The Palliative Care Team, Primary And Associate Nurses, And Other Care Givers And Care Supporters, Establishes And Executes A Plan Of Care That Includes Effective Management Of Pain And Other Distressing Symptoms, Integrates Psychosocial And Spiritual Care According To The Patient/Family Needs, Values, Beliefs, And Culture.
- 6. Evaluates Care For Effectiveness And Patient Centeredness With A Focus On The Role Of The Family In Decision Making.
- 7. Applies And Teaches Evidence-Based Clinical Care Using Nationally Accepted Standards Of Practice.
- 8. Participates In And/Or Leads Quality Assessment, Performance Improvement, And Program Effectiveness Activities Thus Advancing Palliative Care Services In The Hospital And The Community.
- 9. Acts As A Transformational Palliative Care Leader In Changing The Values, Attitudes, Perceptions, Skills, And Abilities Of All Nurses And Other Care Givers At The Bedside As They Provide Care To The Seriously Ill Thereby Leading Changes In Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice.
- 10. Serves As A Visible And Responsive Resource And Champion In Palliative Care.
- 11. Actively Participates And Contributes To Program Development.
- 12. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Service.
Registered Nurse, Bsn Required, Msn Preferred. Possesses A License To Practice In Ct Or License Eligible. Aprn Will Be Given Special Consideration For An Expanded Role.
Facilitation Of Health Services Across Levels Of Care; Negotiation For Benefits With The Managed Care Environment; Monitoring Appropriateness Of Healthcare Setting; Auditing And Analysis Of Health Care Delivery Practices. Equivalent Of Three Years Full Time Clinical Nursing Practice Experience. Excellent Verbal, Written And Critical Thinking Skills. Demonstrates Flexibility Via An Ability To Adapt To Changing Priorities And Regulations. Demonstrated Skills In The Areas Of Negotiation, Communication (Verbal And Written), Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, And Creative Problem Solving. Working Knowledge Of Healthcare Insurance As It Relates To Palliative And Hospice Care Services.
Current Ct R.N. License Or Eligible.
An Aptitude To Teach And Motivate Others In Order To Advance Quality Patient Care.