The Clinical Manager is a qualified individual who provides oversight of all patient care services and personnel for their specific team. He/she serves as a leader for the team of caregivers. They will direct ongoing patient care, evaluates care provided, modifies the plan of care and evaluates the performance of each team member. The Clinical Manager may be a licensed physician, physical therapist, speech-Ianguage pathologist, occupational therapist, audiologist, social worker, or a registered nurse.
Supervised by: The Director of Nursing
Workers Supervised: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants on his/her team.
Interrelationships: All members of the agency's care teams and management.
Responsibilities and Duties
Make patient and personnel assignments.
Coordinate all patient care for patients on his/her team.
Assure that patient needs are continually assessed.
Assure the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care.
Provide or supervise skilled nursing services in accordance with physician’s orders.
Consult with the physicians, field staff, social workers, discharge planners and other disciplines to establish a coordinated plan of care.
Develop the patient’s plan of care and recertification plans of care based upon patient needs evidenced upon evaluation and following consultation with the referring physician.
Conduct ongoing evaluation and planning for the patients by daily conferences with the ﬁeld staff and communication with the patient’s physician.
Continually assesses the goals and objectives of care for the patients and guides the ﬁeld staff in discharge planning for the patients.
Evaluates all paperwork completed by team members for completion and accuracy.
Conducts all follow-up communications with the physicians unless additional input is needed from a ﬁeld staff clinician.
Prepares weekly visit schedules for visiting ﬁeld staff. Monitors visits to ensure compliance to the plan of care in regards to visit frequency.
Schedules LPN and Aide supervisory visits, ensuring compliance to rule and regulation.
Conducts bi-weekly team conferences with the visiting staff caregivers.
Attends bi-weekly team leader meetings.
Records and reports patient and employee infections, incidents and accidents.
Participates in staff meetings, in-services and continuing education offerings.
Participates in quality assurance activities through data collection and participation in data analysis as opportunity is presented.
Serves as a ﬁeld visiting staff RN when the need arises to ensure the continuance of patient care.
Must hold a current license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Registered Nurse Examiner’s without restrictions;
Must have a minimum of one year’s experience as a registered nurse. This requirement became effective on Dec. 20, 2001. RN’s under employment prior to that date are exempt from this requirement.
Registered Nurse Applicants may not work in the home setting as a registered nurse.
Additional education and experience qualifications are required for the RN working as a psychiatric registered nurse in home care. Please refer to the job description for the psychiatric nurse for the additional information and requirements.
The Clinical Manager may also be a licensed physician, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, audiologist, or social worker. These individuals must also have a current license and be in good standing with their boards of licensure. Each applicant must have at a minimum of three years of experience in their respective ﬁelds and at least one full year in home health care.