“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.
|RN Triage ( Hospice)||Palm Springs, California||Full-Time|
|Description: Provides telephonic triage and direct patient care after normal business hours. Follows care plan, provides treatments, and works collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet poistive patient care outcomes. Directs and supervises LVN's as necessary. Provides direct patient care and telephonic triage, as defined in State Nurse Practice Act. Responds to urgent and family/patients calls during "after normal business hours" through collaboration with on-call contracted answering service. Directs and supervises LVN's to respond to on-call needs and patient visits. Provides accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care, including submission to the of office. 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. Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group members (CHHA, OT, PT, MSW, Dietitian, Manager, ST). Ensures medications profiled with HP in a timely manner and DME ordered as appropriate. Assist with the continuity of care/changes in LOC (GIP/Respite/Routine SNF admissions) and discharge planning from facilities as required. Performs other duties as assigned within scope of practice.|
Requirements: -Current California RN license required. Minimum of one year clinical nursing experience required.
-Previous Home health or hospice experience required. Understanding of guidelines and scope of nursing practice.
-Able to effectively communicate with all team members and customers. Able to work independently with minimal supervision to ensure that patient care is adequate and appropriate.
-Able to work as part of interdisciplinary team to effectively manage patient care.
-Current drivers license and proof of insurance required.
|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.
-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.
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.
-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.