“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
-Dame Cicely Mary Saunders
Founder of the modern day hospice movement.
RN Case Manager
Palm Springs, California
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 process.
Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as indicated.
Documentation is complete, accurate and timely.
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.
Updates care plan regularly and integrates plan of care with any new changes in patient condition.
Appropriately utilizes the skills and resources of contract personnel such as PT, OT, Dietary, Speech and Pharmacy.
Performs on site evaluations of Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) and volunteers.
Participates in the on-call rotation, weekends and holiday schedules if situation arises.
Integrates Quality Improvement results into the established plan of care.
Participates in the orientation of new team members and / or act as a preceptor to nursing students as assigned by the Team Manager.
Attends regularly scheduled in-services and educational conferences.
Reconcile medication with each change of level of care and update the electronic health record and Hospice pharmacy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Palm Springs, California
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 IDG meetings to provide spiritual input to the plan of care and to assist with spiritual and emotional issues for the team.
Maintains appropriate, timely and relevant documentation in EMR.
Provides education, training and spiritual support to staff, facility and patients/families.
Networks with community resources and represents FHC within the local community in a positive manner.
Participates in CQI activities as assigned by the QAPI committee.
Assist Bereavement Coordinator with grief and community outreach as needed.
Completes initial assessment timely per policy.
Be available for attending deaths, as needed.
Other duties as assigned
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 drivers' license and proof of insurance. May be waived if assigned to an office position that does not require driving
Certified Home Health Aide
Palm Springs, California
Description: Provides personal care and services to the terminally ill to augment that care given by family members. Functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Case Manager and/or Team Manager.
Completes documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
Completes all tasks as per plan of care.
Assists patients with bath, mouth care, skin, hair and all aspects of personal hygiene.
Assists patients with transferring and ambulation as needed.
Assists with prescribed exercises which patients and CHHA have been educated in by appropriate health professionals.
Prepares meals and assists patients with eating as required.
Assists patients in toileting including use of bedpans, urinal and commodes.
Prepares household services that will facilitate the patient's self-care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization.
Reports changes in patient condition and needs to the Case Manager or Team Manager.
Clean patient's environment which includes emptying of trash, clearing dishes and light housekeeping.
Changing, washing and drying of patient's linens.
Other duties as assigned within the scope of practice.
High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of CHHA program.
1 to 2 years direct patient care experience in an institution or home care setting preferred.
Appropriate understanding of patient care requirements within certification.
Able to manage time effectively.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Current California driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
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.
Family Hospice Care • 255 N. El Cielo Road, Suite C-300 • Palm Springs, CA 92262
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