Patient Care Manager - Hospice Field Team
at Houston Hospice

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

Job Description

Patient Care Manager - Hospice Field Team

If you are seeking a career that puts you in a position to impact lives in the Hospice community one life at a time, the Houston Hospice Patient Care Manager (PCM) position is the one for you. The PCM is a registered nurse in charge a team whose primary responsibility is to assess and admit home bound and in-patient unit approproate patientes onto service.


  • Facilitate continuous evaluation of patients for eligibility; assign staff to new admissions.
  • Assure the Plan of Care is updated, executed and effective with appropriate visit frequency.
  • Develop and promote positive relationships, acting as liaison between team members, patients, families, agency staff, and facilities to meet patient/family needs.
  • Perform ongoing review/assessment of team documentation for comprehensiveness, appropriateness, consistency, regulatory compliance and outcomes. Review findings with team and execute plan of correction.
  • Prepare for and facilitate scheduled IDT meeting.
  • Provide consultation and education for staff, health providers and community.
  • Maintain appropriate staffing pattern meeting productivity standards within established budgetary guidelines.
  • Assist with orientation of new staff/students; oversee staff, providing communication, training as needed.
  • Rotate administrative on-call duty as scheduled.
  • Maintain required CEU credits according to established standards.
  • Understands and adheres to organizational compliance and privacy programs.
  • Assists in providing service that fosters the organization’s mission, values, vision and goals.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or requested by management.

Job Requirements

Patient Care Manager - Hospice Field Team

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current RN license to practice in the state of Texas
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
  • Home health, hospice or public health nursing experience
  • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate services
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients/families
  • Knowledge of applicable State/Federal laws governing hospice licensure
  • Ability to travel to multi-work locations during workday
  • Must have reliable vehicle, valid Texas Driver’s License and Liability Insurance
  • PC experience
  • Current CPR certification

Patient Care Manager - Hospice Field Team

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/4/2021

About Us

Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice is a leader in hospice care for people of all ages. We are Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice and we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is community-based and community-supported.

Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through three strategically located offices to serve a ten-county area. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Teams of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in homes, assisted living facilities, and in our Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Teams work with primary care physicians, patients and families to identify goals and create a unique plan of care for each patient. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.

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