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

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, 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.