Hospice RN Case Managers needed! We are hiring for positions in Lee, Williamstown, and Pittsfield.
Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.
Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts
- Vacation and Personal Time
- Competitive pay
- Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
- 401(k) with employer match
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- Career growth opportunities
provides special care for people who are terminally ill. This involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. Hospice also provides support to the patient’s family or caregiver. Services provided at Hospice of Western & Central Massachusetts mainly includes home health aide, counseling, spiritual services, medical social services, medical supply services, nursing services, and physician services.
Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work.
- Valid RN license in the State of Massachusetts
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
- Participates in in-service training as requested.
1. Assume primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process.
2. Initiate communication with attending physicians, other hospice staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
3. Maintain regular communication with the nurse/team leader to review caseload.
4. Maintain regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family care needs and response to interventions.
5. Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
6. Seek input from other team members regarding the patient plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support.
7. Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
8. Instruct primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated.
9. Meet regularly with hospice nursing staff to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
10. Attend patient conference and facilitate discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation and evaluation.
11. Supervise and document observance of the home health aide delivery of care every two weeks.
12. Inform the Interdisciplinary Team of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
13. Assist other nurse/case managers including assuming primary responsibility for patients when necessary.
14. Share in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a week coverage to patients/families when necessary.
15. Provide appropriate support at time of death and perform bereavement assessment if requested.
16. Participate in orientation and in-service training programs for professional staff.
17. Participate in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care.
18. Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies which assist in determining policies.
19. Accept other assignments as appropriate.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performance of this job. It is not to be considered as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of this position and does not limit the assignment of additional duties at the discretion of the supervisor.
Nursing experience in long-term care preferred, but not necessary.
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing or college.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.
Location: Williamstown, Pittsfield, and Lee