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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
Certified Home Health Aide Palm Springs, California Full-Time
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.
(10224)
Requirements:
  • 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.
  • BLS required.
  • Current California driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
RN Admissions Visits Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The Admissions-Visits Nurse is a registered nurse and a Team member whose primary responsibility is to present FHC 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 Supervisor, DPCS and Medical Director.
  • 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.
  • 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.
(10634)
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. 
  • Travel required.  Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
  • Excellent observation, diagnostic, medication management and clinical documentation skills.
RN Team Manager Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The 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.
  • 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. 
  • Oversees and Manages Cost Containment and performs other duties as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
(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 supervisory or management 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.
Community Education Specialist Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: Responsible for community education regarding the benefits of the hospice program, in conjunction with the development and maintenance of program census goals.
  • Develop and establish community relationships to enhance FHC's visibility and goal of hospice provider of choice.
  • Participate in the resolution of complaints (patients, families, managed care relationships, vendors, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, board and cares and the community at large), through educational solutions.
  • Participate in the resolution of community complaints (patients, families, vendors, residential care facilities for the elderly, skilled nursing facilities and the community), through educational solutions.
  • Perform explanation of hospice benefit with the goal of obtaining signed consents.
  • Coordinate discharge planning in collaboration with FHC staff (orders, transport, durable medical equipment, medical supplies etc.,)
  • Participates as a preceptor in new employee and existing employee orientation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
(10413)
Requirements:
  • 5 years experience in managed care or healthcare case management or Home Health/Hospice (preferred).
  • Excellent customer service
  • Valid California driver license and current auto 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.