Employment Opportunities - Hospice of the North Coast

Employment Opportunities

RN, CLINICAL MANAGER (In-patient Facility)

POSITION SUMMARY:
This is a full-time professional position that will be responsible for planning, initial implementation of all aspects of patient care and client satisfaction as it relates to the Pacifica House interdisciplinary team. This position is responsible for ensuring that the team are in full compliance of the POC for each individual patient. The Clinical Manager is an experienced registered nurse who follows the hospice COP’s while admitting patients to Pacifica House on GIP, Respite, and Routine level of care and coordinates the services provided to his/her patients. The Clinical Manager works cooperatively with the attending physician, Hospice House Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary Hospice team. The Clinical Manager participates in patient care conferences and supervises the RN’s, Home Health Aides, LVN’s, and housekeeper. The manager provides oversight to the care given to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The manager regularly reviews and ensures the plan of care is being followed. The manager ensures that all prescribed medical treatments, pain management and symptom control, assessments and evaluations are completed and documented according to the Pacifica House model of care. This position provides education and supportive care to patient and caregiver. The manager is responsible for staffing, ordering of house supplies, and provides oversight to all of the outside contract staff who utilize PH and is responsible for ensuring all JCAHO and State regulations are adhered to.

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, Patient Care Coordinator- FT

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


LVN, Staff Nurse – PT

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: 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.

LVN, Hospice 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: 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


Hospice Sales Representative – FT

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. Previous sales experience in a health-related field preferred.
Credentials: Sales experience and at least 2 years of experience in a senior-related industry. Hospice or healthcare experience 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 Home Health Aide Certification within the State.


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.


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.


RN/LVN, AFTER HOURS NURSE – PT

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.