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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
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.
(10485)
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.
(10816)
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.
  • 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.
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.
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.
  • 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
(10227)
Requirements:
  • 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
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.