“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.
|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.
|Social Worker, MSW||Palm Springs, California||Per Diem|
Description: The social worker is the member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to provide diagnostic assessments of the psychosocial and economic needs of the patient/family unit, define social service goals for alleviating these needs and help provide both the counseling and casework needed to meet these goals.
-Participates in the preparation, evaluation and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care to assure that the highest quality of social services is offered to patients/families and that the goals of continuity and comprehensiveness of care are achieved.
-Provides psychosocial and emotional support to the patients/families.
-Maintains appropriate documentation in the hospice patient chart.
-Attends Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings for case review and development of plan of care; assists IDT in understanding the significant social and emotional factors relating to a terminal illness.
-Participates in in-service education programs.
-Facilitates appropriate community resources and provides casework.
-Act as a resource for other IDT members of the interdisciplinary team at the direction of the team manager.
-Completes assessment timely per policy.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: -Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and clinical experience relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families. Licensure if Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
-One (1) year of social work experience in a health care setting.
-Knowledge of stress of repeated loss as well as to provide support to the rest of the team. Knowledge of community resources and the ability to utilize these resources. Knowledge of the end of life process and bereavement. Knowledge of non-invasive pain and symptom control.
-Demonstrates the ability to use good listening and communication skills.
-Able to multi-task effectively.
-Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.