RN Case Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-576325
    • Job Location: Oak Park, IL
      Forest Park, Maywood, Northlake, Broadview, Hillside, and portions of Chicago east of these suburbs
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 06, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Covers territory of Elmwood park, Oak Park, Northlake, Broadview and portions of Chicago east of these suburbs

The registered nurse/case manager assesses patients and their needs. They manage the patient's case and make appropriate suggestions regarding pain and symptom management in order to ensure comfort and quality of life. The registered nurse/case manager educates and supports patients and families regarding expectations during the end-of-life process and is responsible for the overall coordination of patient's care.

This RN will cover Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Northlake and portions of Chicago east of these suburbs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Provides patient care visits for admission, assessment and pain and symptom management and support during the dying process.

Educates current and prospective patients and families regarding hospice and the end of life.

Documents patient visits and phone calls in an accurate and timely manner.

Reviews and updates care plans, medication and equipment orders and completes orders of new medication and supplies for patients.

Monitors visits and calls of certified nursing assistants.

Updates the patient's physician and/or medical director regarding any changes in status.

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team and RN meetings regarding patients and families and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team appropriately.

Assesses family and caregiver ability to provide safe care, carry out care plan and educate on the proper functioning of all equipment.

Enhances self knowledge regarding new medical and hospice information.

Assists with on-call duties.

Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.


We at JourneyCare, a non-for-profit organization, are expanding horizons in palliative, supportive and end-of-life care serving nearly 3,000 patients and their families each day. We are experts in palliative and end-of-life care to young and old facing advanced illness. For more than 30 years, we have accompanied thousands of individuals and families on this journey, as a guide and partner in care.

Our team of Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, and Certified Nursing Assistants along with more than 1,500 volunteers, continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve. JourneyCare serves thousands of patients and families across ten counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois and at our five inpatient hospice care centers located in Chicago, Barrington, Glenview, Woodstock and Arlington Heights.


Experience and Skills:

Certification & Formal Training Required:

Associates degree in nursing

Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management, preferred

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations Required:

Registered nurse licensed in the state of Illinois

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse a plus

Valid Illinois Drivers License in good standing with auto liability insurance

Job Experience Required:

2-3 years experience as a registered nurse in the healthcare setting, preferably in hospice

Experience working with patients of all ages

Specialized Competencies (Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors) Required:

Spanish speaking preferred

Nursing skills

Certain positions require Pediatric skill competencies on an infant, toddler, preschool, school age or adolescent.

Communication skills, verbal and written

Organization skills

Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail

Competent in pain and symptom management

Able to use medical equipment

Job Titles Supervised:
The Registered Nurse/Case Manager assists the Directors with supervision of the CNAs and the orientation of new RNs.

Physical/Mental/Visual Job Requirements:
Frequently works under tight deadlines and with interruptions

Frequently sitting and working at the computer

Frequently working with confidential information

Frequently lifting and moving patients. May be required to lift up to 25-50 lbs frequently and move up to 200 lbs occasionally with the assistance of a gait belt or hoyer lift.

Assistance in administering medications that are ordinarily self-administered, when indicated.

Working Conditions:
Possible exposure to communicable diseases

Frequently driving to complete patient visits