“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
-Dame Cicely Mary Saunders
Founder of the modern day hospice movement.
Certified Home Health Aide
Palm Springs, California
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.
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.
Current California driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
RN Admissions Visits
Palm Springs, California
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.
Current California RN license.
1 year of RN experience.
2-3 years of hospice or home health nursing experience, preferred.
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.
Palm Springs, California
Description: The primary function of the Team Coordinator is to provide staff support to their team members, patients and family members, to maintain active medical records, and be responsible for obtaining physician signatures in accordance to policy and procedures.
Maintains patient electronic medical records. (e.g. demographics, confidential communication, etc.)
Responsible for obtaining all necessary signatures from physicians, staff and others as necessary for authorizations, certifications, doctor’s orders and release of information from Hospice to other parties.
Coordinates and facilitates communication for Team Managers and other staff following Language of Caring (LOC) etiquette.
Keeps daily schedule for team members as appropriate. (e.g. moving visits)
Enters patient care information into data base, monitors event tracking including recertification dates, and provides back up documentation to the Billing Department as requested.
Prepares agenda and attends weekly team meetings.
Orders DME and maintains record of order and delivery dates.
Performs other duties such as routine correspondence, scheduling coverage personnel, and contacting outside agencies.
Coordinates all aspects of patient transportation. (e.g. check eligibility, create authorization, scheduling)
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
One year experience in healthcare or hospice.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred.
Ability to type 25 wpm. Must have computer experience in MS Word and Excel.
Good communication and telephone skills.
No driving 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.
Family Hospice Care • 255 N. El Cielo Road, Suite C-300 • Palm Springs, CA 92262
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