Responsible as a member of the management team for the implementation, delivery, coordination and supervision of Hospice Continuous Care services delivered by respective team consistent with Hospice policies and procedures.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Currently licensed as a licensed vocational nurse to practice in the state.
Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Minimum 2 years of experience as a licensed vocational nurse, preferred.
Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.
Scheduling and coordinating continuous care staff.
Implement and monitor compliance with policies and procedures.
Serve as a member of the management team in order to address problems associated with the delivery of services and staff development needs, to put forth suggestions for appropriate additions/changes in policies and procedures and to give peer input to enhance and improve the management function.
Supervise the maintenance of patient note documentation assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with licensing regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.
Audit of total continuous care hours per day, and per patient.
Conduct appropriate supervisory visits which allow for clinical observation of performance of assigned team members.
Provide information for inclusion in written performance evaluations for all staff assigned to team in cooperation with appropriate members of the management team.
Provide leadership and counsel to nursing personnel to measurably enhance staff development.
Identify need for staff education and assist in the development of in-service programs for interdisciplinary group.
Assist in education/training programs.
Participate in hiring, training, and orientation of new personnel as appropriate to team responsibilities.
Perform specific assignments as directed by the Director.
Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Always communicates to the Director if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
Maintain skills and knowledge.
Participates in QAPI program.
Assist with continuous care agencies scheduling, note uploading, and invoices.
Other duties as assigned.
Healing Care Hospice is a mission-driven organization. Our mission is simple -- we strive to make a positive impact on the remaining lives of our patients and on the continuing lives of their families. When possible, we strive to create meaning, facilitate reconciliation, and enable spiritual and emotional healing. Because each family is unique and special, making a positive impact requires us to be sensitive to each family's unique needs and to earn their trust and respect. We can only truly help families when they let us into their lives. We take this mission to heart and it informs all of our decisions. We accomplish our mission by pulling together a team of compassionate, skilled, experienced professionals who all share a common desire to make an impact.
Job Type: Full-time