Employment Opportunities - Hospice of the North Coast

Employment Opportunities

Art Therapist/Bereavement Counselor, PT

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Bereavement Counselor/Art Therapist works in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to administer a program of grief counseling and spiritual support services for survivors of patients served by hospice and the community at large. He/she helps grieving clients examine and explore their feelings during group or individual therapy sessions, promoting methods for coping with grief. This role will utilize creative arts interventions and strategies as vehicles for transformation through the expression of grief, loss, and transition.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Masters degree in Art Therapy (Approved by the AATA) or Masters degree in a related field (Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy with specialty in art therapy from accredited program). Documented evidence of training in dealing with grief and loss.
Experience: Minimum one year of recent experience in planning, implementing and coordinating art therapy groups and individual and family sessions with experience in trauma and grief. Bilingual preferred.


CHHA, Home Health Aide – FT

POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of the interdisciplinary team the hospice aide provides personal care services to the terminally ill patient and performs related tasks in the patient/family place of residence in accordance with the plan of treatment as assigned by the RN Case Manager. 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 HOSPICE AIDE Certification within the State. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Hospice aide desired.
Experience: Demonstrated experience as a hospice aide or completion of an appropriate hospice orientation and training program.


RN Case Manager - FT

***** $1,500.00 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.


RN, Admission Nurse – FT

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.


LVN, Admission Coordinator – FT

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Hospice Admission Coordinator position will support the Admission/Intake Department by coordinating patient's admission to hospice services in a smooth systematic process, as well as coordinating the implementation of the plan of care. Acts as a liaison for care coordination with outside agencies/services and with all members of the hospice interdisciplinary team.

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 preferred.
Experience: At least one year experience as a LVN/LPN in hospice or acute care setting.


RN, AFTER HOURS NURSE – FT

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Hospice RN 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 works cooperatively with the attending physician, Hospice Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary Hospice team. The RN informs the RN case manager of any changes with their patients. The RN provides care, as described in this position description, to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The RN regularly leaves messages for the other staff members. She notifies physicians and families of any changes of condition. When a patient requests a visit during afterhours 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.
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.


Clinical Manager (Patient Care Manager) – FT

***** $3000.00 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Associates Degree, BSN preferred.
Credentials: Current RN License within the State and BSN preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience in health care management.


Hospice Sales Representative

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with referral sources, including physicians, hospital discharge planners, social workers, medical facilities and healthcare decision makers to provide them with ongoing education regarding our hospice services. You will call on physicians' offices as well as RCFEs (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly). You will meet professional development goals through territory and account management, utilizing the appropriate resources to maintain and develop business opportunities and drive awareness of HNC services and programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: College degree preferred in business and/or marketing, or seasoned sales professional in a health-related field.
Experience: Minimum 5 years sales experience. Hospice or healthcare experience preferred.