Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager – TX Alternate Administrator

Job Description

Position: Full Time
We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager – TX Alternate Administrator to join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients.

Job Description
The RN Case Manager / Alternate Administrator plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis home and community based health care. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities. Additionally as the Alternate Agency Administrator the RN Case Manager must meet all the requirements of Texas admin code 97.243.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients
  • Diagnose and establish patient treatment plans
  • Monitor and report changes in patient symptoms or behavior
  • Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care
  • Educate patients about health maintenance and disease prevention
  • Facilitate referrals to other healthcare professionals and medical facilities
  • Maintain accurate patient medical records
  • Provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  2. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
  3. Initiates the plans of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  5. Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  8. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  9. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in nursing or other medical fields
  • Familiarity with medical software and equipment
  • Ability to build rapport with patients
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Position Qualifications:

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. A minimum of 1 year of experience as an RN within the last 36 months
  2. A registered nurse (RN) licensed in Texas or in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and valid drivers license.
  3. Must meet the initial educational training requirements specified in §97.259 of the TX Admin Code (relating to Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies).
  4. Responsible for the direct supervision of home health aides.
  5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  6. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills Alternate Administrator Qualifications (Taken from Texas admin code 97.244)

(a) Administrator Qualifications
For an agency licensed to provide licensed home health services, licensed and certified home health services, or hospice services, the administrator and the alternate administrator must:
(A)be a licensed physician, registered nurse, licensed social worker, licensed therapist, or licensed nursing home administrator with at least one year of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting, such as:

  • a home and community support services agency
  • a hospital
  • a nursing facility
  • a hospice
  • an outpatient rehabilitation center
  • a psychiatric facility
  • an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions or
  • a licensed health care delivery setting providing services for individuals with functional disabilities or

(B)have a high school diploma or a general equivalency degree (GED) with at least two years of management or supervisory experience in a health-related setting, such as:

  • a home and community support services agency
  • a hospital
  • a nursing facility
  • a hospice
  • an outpatient rehabilitation center
  • a psychiatric facility
  • an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions or
  • a licensed health care delivery setting providing services for individuals with functional disabilities

(b) Administrator Conditions

  1. An administrator and alternate administrator must be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
  2. An administrator and alternate administrator designated as an administrator or alternate administrator for the first time on or after December 1, 2006, must meet the initial educational training requirements specified in §97.259 of this subchapter (relating to Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies).
  3. An administrator and alternate administrator designated as an administrator or alternate administrator before December 1, 2006, must meet the continuing education requirements specified in §97.260 of this subchapter (relating to Continuing Education in Administration of Agencies).
  4. A person is not eligible to be the administrator or alternate administrator of any agency if the person was the administrator of an agency cited with a violation that resulted in DADS taking enforcement action against the agency while the person was the administrator of the cited agency.
  5. (A)This paragraph applies for 12 months after the date of the enforcement action.
    (B) For purposes of this paragraph, enforcement action means license revocation, suspension, emergency suspension of a license, denial of an application for a license, or the imposition of an injunction but does not include administrative or civil penalties.
    (C) If DADS prevails in one enforcement action against the agency and also proceeds with, but does not prevail in, another enforcement action based on some or all of the same violations, this paragraph does not apply.

  6. An administrator and alternate administrator must not be convicted of an offense described in Chapter 99 of this title (relating to Denial or Refusal of License) during the time frames described in that chapter.

Additional Information

Compensation:$50,000 to $65,000 Annually
Benefits Offered: Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K
Employment Type: Full Time


About Loved Ones: In-Home Personal Care & Nursing Services

Loved Ones is an in home personal care and nursing agency. Founded in 1996 Loved Ones is deeply rooted in our unyielding dedication to provide our patients with a higher quality of care in the safe, familiar environment of their own home.


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