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“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
-Dame Cicely Mary Saunders
Founder of the modern day hospice movement.


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Registered Nurse - Case Manager (Hospice) Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The RN Case Manager is the member of the interdisciplinary team who is the pivotal person in identifying the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family.  He/She initiates appropriate intervention and support for the patient and family upon admission and provides a continuously appropriate, comprehensive and responsive plan of care.
- Coordinates the patient’s and families care and services including those of the team, social worker, chaplain, home health aide, volunteer and physician.
- Responds necessary information to the Team Manager.
- Monitors the re-certification / re-authorization process.
- Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as indicated.
- Ensures and documents appropriate use of the medications, durable medical equipment and supplies.
- Educates patients, families and other caregivers.
- Provides skilled nursing as determined by the interdisciplinary plan of care.
- Appropriately utilizes the skills and resources of contract personnel such as PT, OT, Dietary, Speech and Pharmacy.
- Provides appropriate care plan and integrates care plans as needed.
- Performs on site evaluations of Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) and volunteers.
- Participates in the on-call rotation and weekends, if situation arises.
- Integrates Quality Improvement results into the established plan of care by participating in routine QI assessments, proactive patient calls and routine chart reviews.
- Participates in the orientation of new team members as assigned by the Team Manager.
- Attends regularly scheduled in-services and educational conferences.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements: - Current/valid Registered Nurse licensed in the State of California.
- Registered Nurse shall have a minimum of (a) one (1) year experience as a professional nurse within the last (3) years and holds a current CA RN license.  Previous experience in hospice or home health preferred.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care.
- Demonstrates the ability to use good listening and communication skills.
- Able to multi-task effectively.
- Capacity to relate and work as a member of an IDT.
- BLS required within 60 days of hire.
- Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
Spiritual Counselor (Hospice - Per Diem) Palm Springs, California Per Diem
Description: The Spiritual Counselor provides for the spiritual needs of patients, families, caregivers, and staff, including volunteers. Provides pastoral care interventions, which are determined by spiritual assessment, the specific setting, and sensitivity to a variety of values, beliefs, and religious orientations. Accountable for the delivery of bereavement services by the team to the patient and family.
- Provides pastoral/bereavement care as determined by spiritual assessment and the interdisciplinary team plan of care.
- Acts as liaison between patient/family, local clergy and the interdisciplinary team.
- Attends IDT meetings to provide spiritual input to the plan of care and to assist with spiritual and emotional issues for the team.
- Documents all services provided as per Valley's Best Hospice policy or regulatory guidelines.
- Provides education, training and spiritual support to staff, facility and patients/families.
- Participates in the on-call schedule as necessary.
- Networks with community resources and represents Valley's Best Hospice within the local community in a positive manner.
- Participates in CQI activities as assigned by the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement committee.
- Assists Bereavement Coordinator with grief and community outreach as needed.
- Assists Volunteer Coordinator in recruitment, training and retention of bereavement volunteers and provide supervision to bereavement volunteers when appropriate.
- Maintain and support Bereavement/spiritual Literature in collaboration with Valley's Best Hospice central library coordinator.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. Master of Divinity from an accredited school preferred. A minimum of 1 unit (400 hours), preferable two or more of clinical pastoral education (CPE) accredited by one of the following:A: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, B) National Association of Catholic spiritual Counselors or C)Canadian Association for Pastoral Education. Equivalencies to CPE may include one of the following: Evidence of clinical pastoral care educational experience, which includes supervision of ministry, peer group participation, and theological reflection. AAMFT, AAPC or AMHC certification is preferred.
- Two years of pastoral experience preferred. One year of which has been in a clinical setting. Full standing with Ordination is preferred.
- Knowledge of and skill in dealing with the spiritual dynamics of illness, loss and death.
- Able to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Good organizational skills.
- Ability to give spiritual care to all denominations and faiths without prejudice. Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Valid driver's license and proof of insurance. May be waived if assigned to an office position that does not require driving.
- Be available for attending deaths as needed.
Registered Nurse - Admissions/Visits (Hospice) Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The Admissions/Visits Back-Up Nurse is a registered nurse and a Team member whose primary responsibility is to present Family Hospice Care services and philosophy to patients and families in a manner that result in the admission of appropriate patients.
- Evaluates patients for hospice appropriateness using medical records review and consultation with DPCS and Medical
- Provides direct patient care and telephonic triage, as defined in State Nurse Practice Act. 
- Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
- Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self-plan of care.
- Explain benefits of hospice program and obtain signature of informed consent.
- Admit patients, develop plan of care and complete and submit relevant paperwork in accordance with FHC policies.
- Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate into plan of care.
- Orders DME, Medications and supplies as needed.
- Attend interdisciplinary team meetings when available.
- Build referral source relationships to support the growth of FHC.
- Maintain clinical and professional competence.
- Assist with the continuity of care and discharge planning from facilities.
- Following admission, ensure smooth transition of new patients to case manager assigned.
- Provides skilled nursing as determined by IDG plan of care.
- Follow case manager instructions within scope of practice.
- Report changes in patient needs and status as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: - Current California RN license.
- Two to three years hospice or home health nursing experience.
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to hospice participation.
- Able to multi-task effectively and work as a team.
- Works well independently.
- BLS required within 60 days of hire.
- Excellent observation, diagnostic, medication management and clinical documentation skills.
- Travel required.
- Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
Certified Wound Care Associate, LVN Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The Certified Wound Care Associate - LVN plans and organizes wound care for the hospice and palliative care patient population.  Provides quality wound care services in a timely manner to patients according to treatment plan.  Provides education and training to other clinical staff to improve the quality of wound care delivered.

- Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
- Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the registered nurse, as required.
- Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
- Assess and provide patient, family and caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
- Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group members.  Examples include hospice aide, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietician or Clinical Supervisor.
- Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
- Provides appropriate pain and symptom management.  Evaluates patient's response to treatments and medications.
- Participates in personal, professional growth and development.  Also participates in organization's quality management program.
- Completes wound care assessment to determine hospice, palliative care wound care treatment plan.
- Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in clinical decision-making for the wound therapy patient population.
- Shall be accessible by telecommunications during operating hours when patients are receiving services.
- Receives wound consults, reviews available patient information and involves other members of the hospice and palliative care team.
- Collaborates with the providers and case managers as to the recommended plan of care and regarding any change in condition.
- Educates and mentors other hospice and palliative care staff in current wound care treatments.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements: - Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
- One year experience as an LVN preferred.
- Current Certified Wound Care Associate Certification.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care.  Understands the philosophy of hospice concept preferred.
- BLS required within 60 days of hire. 
- Good organizational skills and ability to work as a team member.
- Must understand the importance of patient and employee confidentiality.
- Travel required.  Current California driver license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Demonstrates the ability to use good verbal and written communication skills.
Family Hospice Care provides services without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation,
disability (mental or physical), communicable disease or place of national origin.