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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.

Careers


Title Location Job_WorkTime
RN, Clinical Manager Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The Clinical Manager/ Team Manager evaluates and coordinates the various members of the interdisciplinary team to assure continuity of care from admission to discharge.

-Manages patient care services of the team to ensure services are rendered reflective of the plan of care.
-Coordinates palliative care measures for pain and symptom management with both the Attending Physician and Medical Director regarding palliative care measures for pain and symptom management.
-Assures complete and accurate data and documentation are available to make re-certification decisions and further assures that those decisions are made on a timely basis.
-Reviews all prospective potential live discharges for extended prognosis; to assure effective discharge planning. (Follow FHC protocol).
-Reviews the type and level of team services provided (staffing, medications, DME, supplies, level of care changes to inpatient and continuous care, etc.) to assure that they are appropriate and responsive to patient/family needs and expectations.
-Manages the Team Schedule & On-Call Schedule to assure coordination of services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all patients on the team.
-Facilitates team meeting, assuring interdisciplinary input into the update and revision of the plan of care in concert with the changing needs and expectations of the patient and family.
-Participates in Administrative On-Call rotation.
-In conjunction with the Administrator/DPCS, responsibilities include: Hiring Interviews, selection, training, supervision, evaluation and quality assurance and performance improvement of team members.
-Assures staff competence and performance levels through making field visits, documentation evaluation and team based in-services on FHC values, principles and practices and team growth.
-A resource and mentor for staff, clinical issues, documentation, inter- and intra- team problem solving and appropriate customer service behavior.
-Oversees all team schedules to assure that workload is distributed equitably and that all staff are able to meet overall productivity expectations.
-Participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement.
-Participates in Community Outreach.  Participate in the AOC On-Call Schedule.
-Oversees and Manages Cost Containment and performs other duties as required.
10222
Requirements: -Current/valid Registered Nurse licensed in the State of California.
-Registered Nurse shall have a minimum of (1) year experience as a professional nurse within the last (3) years.  A minimum of (3) years hospice experience preferred.
-A clear understanding of the hospice philosophy.  Knowledge of the general principles and practices of nursing care.  Excellent understanding of the Interdisciplinary Team process.
-Demonstrates the ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
-Able to multi-task effectively.
-Effective listing and communication skills.
-Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
Social Worker, MSW Palm Springs, California Full-Time
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.
-Attends Interdisciplinary Team (IDG) 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.
-Maintains appropriate, timely and relevant documentation in EMR.
-Act as a resource for other IDT members of the interdisciplinary team at the direction of the team manager.
-Completes initial assessment timely per policy.
-Be available for attending deaths as needed.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
(10219)
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.
-Capacity to relate and work as a member of an IDG.
-Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
-Travel required.
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.