Employment Opportunities - Hospice of the North Coast

Employment Opportunities

LVN, Patient Care Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Hospice Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse provides skilled nursing and palliative care for assigned hospice patients. He/she works cooperatively with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team. The Hospice LVN provides intermittent visits or shifts of skilled nursing care, performs prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control, provides nursing observations, provides teaching regarding the expected course of the disease, care techniques and other health measures to the patient, family or other primary care giver, and participates in the care plan development and implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of vocational/practical nursing.
Credentials: Current license within the State. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Vocational/Practical Nursing.
Experience: At least one year experience as a LVN/LPN


RN/Staff Nurse FT(In-Patient Facility)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The RN is an experienced registered professional nurse who follows the hospice care plan, provides skilled and palliative care and coordinates the services provided to his/her patients in an in-patient setting. The RN provides care, as described in the position description, to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The RN regularly reviews and follows the plan of care, performs prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control, conducts assessments and evaluations, reports all changes to the RN case manager, provides education and supportive care to patient and caregiver.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Credentials: Current RN License within the State. BSN preferred. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing desired.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience as a professional nurse within the last 3 years or have a Baccalaureate in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing.


RN Clinical Manager - FT

***$3,000 Sign on Bonus***

POSITION SUMMARY:
The PCM fills a management position with both clinical and management responsibility for his/her team; serves as liaison to and conduit between the Director of Patient Care Services, clinical staff on his/her respective team, patients and their families, and the community. Participates in the implementation of clinical policies and procedures; and carries out the organization's purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives, and established policies. This position requires the ability to work flexible hours and may include evenings and weekends as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Credentials: Current RN License within the State, BSN Required. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing preferred.
Experience: Three years of experience within the last five years in a hospice or home health agency, primary care clinic or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Or four years of experience within the last five years in a hospice, home health, or agency, primary care clinic or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity.


LVN, Staff Nurse – FT (Six Bed Inpatient Hospice Home)

POSITION SUMMARY:
Shift available: 8:00 am – 4:30pam 4 or 5 days per week
Be a part of North County only In-Patient Hospice Facility and practice nursing the way you were taught.
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Hospice Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse provides skilled nursing and palliative care for assigned hospice patients. He/she works cooperatively with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team. The Hospice LVN provides intermittent visits or shifts of skilled nursing care, performs prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control, provides nursing observations, provides teaching regarding the expected course of the disease, care techniques and other health measures to the patient, family or other primary care giver, and participates in the care plan development and implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Completion of high school required; additional coursework in healthcare-related areas strongly recommended.
Credentials: Current LVN license within the State. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Vocational/Practical Nursing.


Palliative Care RN/LVN, After Hours Nurse - FT

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Hospice and Palliative Care RN/LVN is an experienced registered professional nurse who initiates and coordinates the hospice after hour’s calls. provides skilled and palliative care and coordinates the services provided to his/her patients. The RN/LVN works cooperatively with the attending physician, Hospice Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary Hospice and palliative care team. The RN/LVN informs the Palliative Care Team of any changes with their patients. The RN/LVN provides care, as described in this position description, to patients who have been diagnosed with a serious, chronic or terminal illness. The RN/LVN regularly leaves messages for the other staff members. (S)he notifies physicians and families of any changes of condition. When a patient requests a visit during after hours the RN does a thorough assessment of any symptom out of control, conducts and evaluations, provides education and supportive care to patient and caregiver.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing


CHHA at In-Patient Hospice Facility- PT (Pacifica House) Shift available 12:00 am – 8:30 am @ 2 - 3 days per week

POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of the care team the CHHA provides personal care services to the terminally ill patient and performs related tasks. Duties assigned are to increase the level of comfort, and to maintain personal hygiene and a safe, healthy environment for the patient and to provide for temporary respite and relief from total care responsibilities for the primary caregiver.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: A high school graduate.
Credentials: Current Certification within the State. Certification in Home health and Palliative Care Hospice aide desired.
Experience: Demonstrated experience as a hospice aide or completion of an appropriate hospice orientation and training program.


RN, Admission Nurse - FT

***$1000 SIGN ON BONUS***

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Admission Nurse is available to do admissions at the patients home, hospital, board and care or skilled nursing facility. The Admission Nurse performs evaluations for appropriateness for hospice services and initiates the admission process. He/she will educate and inform patient/family of hospice and its services and obtain informed consents. The Admission RN participates in the implementation of clinical policies and procedures; and carries out the organization's purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives, and established policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Current California Registered Nursing license, BSN preferred
Credentials: If registered nurse, current RN License within the State and BSN preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience in health care management. Previous hospice experience preferred.


RN Case Manager - FT

***$1000 Sign on Bonus***

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Hospice RN is an experienced registered professional nurse who initiates and coordinates the hospice care plan, provides skilled and palliative care and coordinates the services provided to his/her patients. The RN works cooperatively with the attending physician, Hospice Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary Hospice team. The RN participates in patient care conferences and supervises the Home Health Aides assigned. The RN provides care, as described in this position description, to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The RN regularly reviews and updates the plan of care and performs prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control, conducts assessments and evaluations, provides education and supportive care to patient and caregiver.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Credentials: Current RN License within the State. BSN preferred. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing desired.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience as a professional nurse within the last 3 years or have a Baccalaureate in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing.