Nurses have specific roles in hospice. They include nurse practitioner, case manager, revisit RN, LVN, after-hours nurse, and nurse manager/supervisor.
The registered nurse case manager serves as the interdisciplinary team coordinator for all patients/families assigned to that team, which is a requirement of the Conditions of Participation.
The primary responsibilities of the case manager include assessment of patient/family needs, planning and organizing care to be provided, and implementing the approved plan of care including instructing and communicating with nursing facility staff. Additionally, the case manager supervises and evaluates the quality of care provided by the entire team including the services provided by the facility staff.