AZ license not required.
Registered Nurse from an accredited program currently licensed and in good standing with the respective
State Board of Nursing. At least 1-year experience in nursing in an acute care setting and 1-year experience in
home health, hospice or comparable experience is preferred. Desire to learn and demonstration of aptitude for
the hospice philosophy and comfort care required. Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other
disciplines including, social workers, chaplains, CNA’s and volunteers. Hospice and Palliative Care certification
preferred, or the understanding that this must be obtained within 6 months of being eligible to sit for the
It is the responsibility of the Care Manager/RN to coordinate and to ensure the highest level of hospice care is
provided to patients and families.
The CM/RN works in conjunction with the Executive Director/Director of Clinical Services and the
Interdisciplinary Team to:
● Provide coordination and completion of admissions in a timely manner
● Assess patient for appropriateness for admission to hospice using the LCD’s, federal and state
regulations, Hospice policy and procedures, and clinical knowledge base as guidelines
● Report to ED/DCS, Medical Director and patient PCP on patient condition and status at admission
● Provide hands-on clinical nursing, interacting with patients, family, physicians, Interdisciplinary Team
members, and other health care professionals involved in the patient’s care.
● Assess and coordinate a pain/symptom management program formulated with the participation of
family and patient, attending physician and the Interdisciplinary Team, utilizing pharmacological and
non-pharmacological methods of pain/symptom control to enhance quality of life.
● Assist in facilitating freedom of choice, relief of suffering and death with dignity for patients facing end of
● Educate patient and family on the disease process and expectation related to the disease progression
● Provide support and education for families based on the hospice philosophy of care. Care includes
physical, psychological, spiritual and financial comfort.
● Participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings and up-dates the Plan of Care (POC) for assigned
patients based on identified problems and needs
● Ensure patient care is delivered at the appropriate level of care with coordination of PCP and medical
director, provide management of medication profile to prevent poly-pharmacy and ensure optimal
● Manage medication profile to ensure hospice is providing medications related to disease process and
● Ensure all services provided are in accordance with the patient’s POC
● Ensure the POC involves the active participation of the patient, family, PCP and the Interdisciplinary
● Provide team members with appropriate information to coordinate all services related to hospice care
for assigned patients. Coordination of services include communicating and making assignments for
visiting nurses, home health aide/homemaker, chaplain, social worker, volunteer and ancillary services,
as well as, ordering medications and Durable Medical Equipment, and supplies
● Provide consultation and supervision to all CNAs and LPNs involved in the care of the patient
● Participate in the performance evaluation of clinical members of LPN(s) and CNA(s) involved with the
care of case load.
Aviant Hospice August 2015
Revised November 2020
● Assist with the orientation of clinical members participating in the care of the assigned caseload