“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.
|Cert Wound Care Asso, 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.
-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.
|RN, Quality Specialist||Palm Springs, CA||Full-Time|
Description: The RN, Quality Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing projects related to the Family Hospice Care EHR. The RN will provide ongoing support to all end users of the program to ensure user proficiency.
-Coordinates the user roll-out for EHR content upgrades to ensure end users are prepared for new system functionality. Participates in all activities related to this process.
-Updates all EHR training materials
-Works with management personnel to ensure projects comply with all policies, procedures, regulations and laws as appropriate.
-Participates in development of custom templates or reports as needed.
-Assists in developing and maintaining data collection systems for the QAPI program as directed by the Quality Manager.
-Performs data entry and aggregation for QAPI activities as directed by the Quality Manager or member of the Administrative team.
-Assists with auditing of clinical records for regulatory compliance.
-Performs clinical record reviews for drilldown of incident reports, grievances and identified areas of risk.
-Assists with preparation for regulatory surveys and medical reviews.
-Participates in development of clinical education goals and objectives for Hospice and Palliative Care in collaboration with the FHC management team.
-Participates in the development and implementation of annual clinic competencies.
-Participates in the development of educational modules of all disciplines for Hospice and Palliative Care in collaboration with other FHC staff members.
-Participates in policy and procedure review of all Hospice and Palliative Care clinical policies.
-Participates In monthly Home Health Aide education and maintenance.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: -Current RN license required. BSN preferred.
-5 Years of health care experience.
-Basic understanding of Medicare conditions of participation.
-Understanding of Continuous Quality Improvement Principles.
-Self directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
-Proficient in using computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite.
-Current Driver's License and proof of insurance required.
|RN Admissions Visit||Palm Springs, CA||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.
|Spiritual Counselor||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.
|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.