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Registered Nurse

Company: Vitas Healthcare
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:


  • Provides expert, individualized coordination of care to patients and families.
  • Completes initial and on-going comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessment of the patient and family to identify needs and areas for intervention.
  • Ensures appropriate referrals to specialists when indicated and support adherence to treatment plan, including physician visits for evaluation and on-going management.
  • Assists patients in accessing appropriate services and resources in the community to improve their overall health and well-being.
  • Educates patient and family to enhance understanding of disease processes and plan of care, including discussion of treatment options to ensure informed decision making.
  • Provides emotional support and counseling to patients and their families to improve transitions, adjustment to illness and adherence to treatment plan.
  • Evaluates the patient's physical and emotional recovery after treatment utilizing appropriate resources as needed.
  • Empowers patients to take control of their health care by encouraging appropriate goal-setting and discussions about advance care planning/development of advance directives.
  • Builds relationships with other clinicians involved in the patients' care.
  • Promotes patient-centered approach to care.
  • Partners with healthcare team to manage transitions of care between hospital, primary and specialty care.
  • Facilitates proactive discharge planning or follow-up to promote better outcomes, decreased length of stay and reduced readmission rates.
  • Protects patient rights to privacy and safeguard confidentiality when releasing patient information.
  • All other duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS


    • Minimum 2 years experience in an acute care setting.
    • 1-2 years Case Management experience. 1 year of community (home health, rehab, hospice, etc.) experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of the interdisciplinary team concept.
    • Experience in patient education, planning, and management desired.
    • Exceptional communication and customer service skills.
    • Reliable transportation, current state driver's license and automobile insurance.


      EDUCATION


      • Bachelor's degree preferred.
      • Current and Valid License in the state position is based.
      • BLS certification required


        SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES


        • EOE/AA M/F/D/V

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