UnityPoint Health RN Home Hospice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home

RN Case Manager


Nights; Monday – Thursday 2200-0800

Full Time Benefits

$2000 sign on bonus

These amazing team members make it possible for patients to receive the care they need where they are most comfortable-in their home! The hospice nurse will be responsible for pain management, keeping track of vital signs, patient care, crisis care and reporting vital information to the physician and/or other medical staff that is overseeing the patient's treatment. If you like working independently while providing one-on-one care and developing relationships with patients and families we want to hear from you!

  • Ensures compassionate, empathetic quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a patient-centered approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in hospice.

  • Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.

  • Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Hospice Conditions of Participation, qualifying hospice criteria, payer coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care to honor patient/ family values/ wishes

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Responsible for looking at the individual needs of each hospice order/referral and determining eligibility for hospice services and appropriate level of care.

  • Assist with implementation and coordination of services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Hospice’s program of care

  • Responsible for coordinating the patient care team in providing quality, cost effective patient care in the hospice environment

  • Promotes the provision of comfort care to the dying as an active, desirable, and integral component of nursing care in the home.

  • Uses scientifically based standardized tools to assess symptoms (eg., pain, dyspnea, constipation, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, and altered cognition) that are expected by patients at the end of life.

  • Collaborates effectively with patients, families, and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop an individualized plan of care to attain specific goals and outcomes.

  • Utilizes effective teaching and learning strategies when providing hospice education for patients, families, colleagues, and community.

  • Coordinates regular scheduled intermittent visits to patient’s home environment, coordinates level of care changes when appropriate to pain/ symptom management, assesses and implements increased frequency of visits when patient condition warrants

  • Participates in on call schedule to provide 24 hour coverage- makes emergency unscheduled visits during on call hours

  • Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification includes completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based-learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Care Management philosophy, skills, tools and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as a Registered Nurse.

  • CPR Certification

  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement

  • Computer skills necessary

  • Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients/ families

  • Skilled in coping with family’s emotional stress

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Minimum 1 year recent clinical experience in medical/surgical, oncology, or long term care nursing

  • Has experience in or demonstrates knowledge of nursing care for patients with life-limiting illness

  • Computer/key board proficiency

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.


  • Masters education in health related field.

  • BSN or BS in health related field.

  • Previous home care or hospice experience

  • CHPN preferred

Requisition ID: 2018-43262

Street: 717 A Ave NE

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- Hosp- CR

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 2200- 0800 Nights

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org