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Primary Care Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

Description:

 

Suncoast PACE Primary Care Physician

 

The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (Suncoast PACE) serving Pinellas county in Florida is seeking a compassionate and dynamic physician who will serve as a primary care physician for the PACE clinic in Pinellas Park, FL.

 

 

SUMMARY:  Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in consultation with the Medical Director, provides primary care and continuous medical coverage, directly provides services to Suncoast PACE program participants.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, care for, and provide services to frail elder participants according to assigned responsibilities and Suncoast PACE standards.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Performs in person comprehensive history and physical on new Suncoast PACE participants.  Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant.
  • Conducts an in person reassessment semiannually and as needed.
  • Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.  Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants.  Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.
  • Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness.
  • Oversees and manages participant’s use of medical specialist and inpatient care.
  • Refers participant to the hospital when necessary and. collaborates with the   Interdisciplinary team to coordinate discharge.
  • Refers participants to medical specialist as indicated, communicates and follows up with specialist regarding outcome of visit.
  • Manages all care of participants in the nursing home:  Provides regular visits as dictated by nursing home standards and participant need.  Performs telephone contact with nursing home staff as required; refers nursing home participant to hospital when necessary.
  • Participates in rotating night and weekend call.
  • Provides regular visits on an as needed basis to members in the hospital, nursing home, ALF  and their residence.  
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director and the Medical Director, reviews medical outcomes/statistical and utilization data, including reviewing of necessity of hospitalizations, and use of specialists.  When problems are identified works with the Executive Director and Medical Director to establish best practices. Also works with clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to make appropriate procedural and or operational changes to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the health of participants.
  • Completes documentation of appropriate diagnostic coding.
  • Advises the Executive Director and Medical Director in ways and means to establish better accountability. Suncoast PACE services to participants and referral sources, keeps Executive Director and Medical Director aware of needed material and human resources as program expands.
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedure, standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.
  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
  • Follows all Suncoast  PACE Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional licensure and certifications.
  • Provides information about Suncoast PACE Program to interested individuals and groups in adherence to PACE regulations.
  • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

 

We offer a full range of benefits including: health, vision, dental, paid time off, mileage/tuition reimbursement, and peace of mind.

 

EOE/AAP Employer.

Drug Free Workplace.

 

 

Position Requirements:

1. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

3. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.

4. Skills and Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of current concepts, theories and practices related to home and community-based care for the elderly and disabled adults.
  • Working knowledge of health care delivery and financing systems, including Medical, Medicare, waiver programs, prospective and capitated systems, public health programs and HMO/Managed Care.
  • Working knowledge of the PACE regulations desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and work within the interdisciplinary setting.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the PACE program and the agency.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direction and supervision to ARNP.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Education:  Medical Doctor with emphasis in geriatrics.  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Geriatric medicine desired.  Current state license and DEA registration required.  Meets requirements of 42 CFR Part 410.20.
  • Experience:  A minimum of one year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Geriatric medicine
  • Florida state license and DEA registration

 

 

Apply:

To apply, email megantolliver@nullthehospice.org or fax your resume to (727) 523-4110.

Pediatric LPN – Nights

Type of position: Nursing, Pediatrics

Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

Description:

 

At Suncoast Hospice, the Pediatric LPN is responsible for identifying Patient/Family needs and coordinating Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) provision of services under physician’s orders. Under the direction of the Primary Pediatric RN, the LPN utilizes monitoring, intervention, and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and enhance the quality of life for the Patient/Family unit.  The Suncoast Hospice LPN is supervised and collaborates with Primary Pediatric RN and/or Director of Palliative Services.

 

We offer a full range of benefits including: health, vision, dental, paid time off, mileage/tuition reimbursement, and peace of mind. 

 

Join us in our mission.

Your Life. Our Life’s Work.

 

Position Requirements

1. Florida Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. IV Certification is required.
3. Must pass a pre-employment Pharmacology Exam.
4. Must be willing and able to successfully complete pre-employment computer literacy evaluation and keyboarding skills assessment.

 

Applicants provisionally accepted for employment will be required to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation.  The individual will be required to simulate the tasks that they would normally be expected to perform in their role.  Those who qualify under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will be provided with reasonable accommodations to assist in the performance of the evaluated tasks.

 

EOE/AAP/Disability/Vet  Employer.
Drug Free Workplace.
Night shift position

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

 

 

Apply:

To apply, please email megantolliver@nullthehospice.org or fax your resume to (727) 523-4110.

Palliative Care Pediatric Physician – PRN

Type of position: Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician

Date Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014

Hospice Program: Suncoast Hospice

Location: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

Description:

 

PRN position – One team meeting and calls during the week – approximately 5-7 hours on average. We currently have this position set up as an employed position but would consider private contractors as well. 

 

The Hospice Physician is an employed physician who provides medical care and treatment for the patients served by Suncoast Hospice Pinellas County care teams.

 

+ Provides physician direction and guidance to the Suncoast Hospice program to assure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families.

 

+ Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meeting, performs certification, recertification, provides symptom control expertise, performs clinical visits in the home or inpatient setting and provides regulatory visits to meet recertification requirements.

 

+ Serves as an educator and researcher of hospice care.   

 

Join us in our mission.

Your Life. Our Life’s Work.

 

 

Position Requirements

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties recognized specialty that deals with care of the terminally ill, such as Pediatrics
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Minimum of three years post graduate medical practice experience
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and automobile insurance as per agency policies
  • Ability to make home/residence visits
  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word or comparable programs
  • Must be or become a member in good standing of the medical staff of an accredited hospital within the service area of Suncoast Hospice

 

EOE/AAP/Disability/Vet Employer
Drug Free Workplace.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

 

Apply:

To apply, email megantolliver@nullthehospice.org or fax your resume to (727) 523-4110. 

Art Therapist

Type of position: Art Therapist

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hospice Program: Big Bend Hospice

Location: Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties

Description:

Big Bend Hospice

 

 

The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to provide compassionate care to individuals with a terminal illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one. 

 

Our symbol, the oak tree, was designed by Bucky Hester, one of our first volunteers and later one of our patients. With deep roots for stability and spreading branches for shelter, the Big Bend Hospice tree provides a refuge for those embarking on the last part of life’s journey.

 

Big Bend Hospice was established in 1983 by a dedicated group of local community volunteers seeking a more dignified, compassionate and peaceful way to end life. Since that time we have grown to an organization with over 200 employees serving over 1400 families each year. We are all partners in our mission to care for human beings at life’s end: making a difference in the lives of our fellow employees, as well as the lives of our patients and families. 

 

 

This position will be responsible for providing bereavement counseling services and art therapy for Big Bend Hospice patients based on the patients plan of care. The ideal candidate must be highly proficient in the use of a wide variety of art media and techniques as applicable in a hospice setting. Must have experience working through grief/ loss issues with adults and children. This is a full time position that requires a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy. Experience with end of life issues, preferred. This position will primarily work in the Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties but may float to other teams as needed.

 

 

Apply:

Please send your resume to grace@nullbigbendhospice.org or fax a resume to (850)325-6290.

Registered Nurse – Full time – Float

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hospice Program: Big Bend Hospice

Location: North Florida

Description:

This position will be responsible for providing direct patient care to Big Bend Hospice patients in throughout our 8 county area. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of nursing experience preferably in hospice or home health. Must have a current FL RN license. ASN required, BSN is preferred.

 

Big Bend Hospice

The mission of Big Bend Hospice is to provide compassionate care to individuals with a terminal illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one. Our symbol, the oak tree, was designed by Bucky Hester, one of our first volunteers and later one of our patients. With deep roots for stability and spreading branches for shelter, the Big Bend Hospice tree provides a refuge for those embarking on the last part of life’s journey.

 

Big Bend Hospice was established in 1983 by a dedicated group of local community volunteers seeking a more dignified, compassionate and peaceful way to end life. Since that time we have grown to an organization with over 200 employees serving over 1400 families each year. We are all partners in our mission to care for human beings at life’s end: making a difference in the lives of our fellow employees, as well as the lives of our patients and families.

 

Apply:

Interested candidates can fax their resume to (850) 325-6290 or email to grace@nullbigbendhospice.org.

Patient Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice

Location: West Volusia Care Center

Description:

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Patient Care Coordinator (Registered Nurse) for Halifax Health-Hospice at West Volusia Care Center in Orange City.

 

The Hospice Patient Care Coordinator participates in all clinical management functions. Coordinates the activities of the interdisciplinary team in the various patient care settings. Responsible for clinical direction of all members of the interdisciplinary team with assistance of discipline specific team leaders. Responsible for staffing including the hiring and orientation of staff to assure adequate coverage to meet patient needs. Assures compliance with all state and federal regulations,

 

Requirements:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in State of Florida. 
  • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must work toward certification in Hospice/Palliative Care after 2 years hospice experience
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel.
  • Personal professional development, accountability, organization and leadership in the performance of professional nursing practice.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record are required for this position.

 

Related Experience:

  • Minimum of three years clinical nursing experience in community health, oncology, or medical-surgical nursing
  • Previous hospice experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, hires, orients and assigns appropriate staff to assure patient needs are met.
  •  Provides staff with on-going education and clinical direction
  •  Supervises, evaluates and counsels members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
  •  Participates as a member of the management team and supports organizational decisions
  •  Manages and reviews the budget for errors and cost containment for the assigned team.
  •  Participates in Quality/Performance Improvement and Utilization Review functions.
 

Apply:

For more information, contact Heidi Lunsford.

 

Heidi Lunsford 

Nurse Recruiter

Halifax Health – Human Resources

303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Office_386.254.4311 | Fax 386.254.4271

heidi.lunsford@nullhalifax.org

Patient Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice

Location: Deland Office

Description:

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Patient Care Coordinator (Registered Nurse) for Halifax Health-Hospice in the Deland Office.

 

The Hospice Patient Care Coordinator participates in all clinical management functions. Coordinates the activities of the interdisciplinary team in the various patient care settings. Responsible for clinical direction of all members of the interdisciplinary team with assistance of discipline specific team leaders. Responsible for staffing including the hiring and orientation of staff to assure adequate coverage to meet patient needs. Assures compliance with all state and federal regulations,

 

Requirements:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in State of Florida. 
  • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must work toward certification in Hospice/Palliative Care after 2 years hospice experience
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel.
  • Personal professional development, accountability, organization and leadership in the performance of professional nursing practice.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record are required for this position.

 

Related Experience:

  • Minimum of three years clinical nursing experience in community health, oncology, or medical-surgical nursing
  • Previous hospice experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, hires, orients and assigns appropriate staff to assure patient needs are met.
  • Provides staff with on-going education and clinical direction.
  • Supervises, evaluates and counsels members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Participates as a member of the management team and supports organizational decisions.
  • Manages and reviews the budget for errors and cost containment for the assigned team.
  • Participates in Quality/Performance Improvement and Utilization Review functions.

 

Apply:

For more information, contact Heidi Lunsford.

 

Heidi Lunsford 

Nurse Recruiter

Halifax Health – Human Resources

303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Office 386.254.4311 | Fax 386.254.4271

heidi.lunsford@nullhalifax.org

Registered Nurse

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice

Location: Halifax Health Admissions Dept

Description:

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Registered Nurse to work for Halifax Health-Hospice Admissions Dept

 

The Hospice RN will be responsible for coordination and implementation of the overall plan of care for the assigned patients in various hospice settings to assure the best possible quality of life is attained.

 

Requirements:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in State of Florida. 
  • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record are required for this position.
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel.
  • Personal professional development, accountability, organization and leadership in the performance of professional nursing practice.
    All full time RNs will assist in the provision of after hours and weekend coverage as
  • assigned.
  • On-Call responsibilities required.
  • Certifications as required by individual unit/area.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides all aspects of care for the terminally ill patient
  • Provides patient and family education
  • Completes initial and on-going assessments
  • Provides pain and symptom management 
  • Develops an Interdisciplinary Plan of Care which reflect pt./family centered goals
  • Uses critical thinking skills
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities
  • Maintains professional and positive working relationships
  • Promotes a holistic approach to the care of the terminally ill

 

Apply:

For more information, please contact Heidi Lunsford or visit http://www.hovf.org/

 

Heidi Lunsford 

Nurse Recruiter

Halifax Health – Human Resources

303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Office_386.254.4311 | Fax 386.254.4271

heidi.lunsford@nullhalifax.org

 

Patient Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice

Location: Port Orange, Fl

Description:

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Patient Care Coordinator (Registered Nurse) for Halifax Health-Hospice for East Nursing Home Team.

The Hospice Patient Care Coordinator participates in all clinical management functions. S/he coordinates the activities of the interdisciplinary team in the various patient care settings. Responsible for clinical direction of all members of the interdisciplinary team with assistance of discipline specific team leaders. Responsible for staffing including the hiring and orientation of staff to assure adequate coverage to meet patient needs. Assures compliance with all state and federal regulations.

 

Requirements:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in State of Florida. 
  • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must work toward certification in Hospice/Palliative Care after 2 years hospice experience
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel.
  • Personal professional development, accountability, organization and leadership in the performance of professional nursing practice.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record are required for this position.

 

Related Experience:

  • Minimum of three years clinical nursing experience in community health, oncology, or medical-surgical nursing
  • Previous hospice experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interviews, hires, orients and assigns appropriate staff to assure patient needs are met.
  • Provides staff with on-going education and clinical direction
  • Supervises, evaluates and counsels members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Participates as a member of the management team and supports organizational decisions
  • Manages and reviews the budget for errors and cost containment for the assigned team.
  • Participates in Quality/Performance Improvement and Utilization Review functions.

 

Apply:

For more information, please visit http://www.halifaxhealth.org/

Registered Nurse

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice

Location: Port Orange, Fl

Description:

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Registered Nurse to work for Halifax Health-Hospice After-Hours Department

 

The Hospice RN will be responsible for coordination and implementation of the overall plan of care for the assigned patients in various hospice settings to assure the best possible quality of life is attained.

 

Requirements:

  • Currently licensed as an RN in State of Florida. 
  • Associate degree from an accredited School of Nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Valid driving license and good driving record are required for this position.
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel.
  • Personal professional development, accountability, organization and leadership in the performance of professional nursing practice.
    All full time RNs will assist in the provision of after-hours and weekend coverage as assigned.
  • On-Call responsibilities required.
  • Certifications as required by individual unit/area.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides all aspects of care for the terminally ill patient
  • Provides patient and family education
  • Completes initial and on-going assessments
  • Provides pain and symptom management 
  • Develops an Interdisciplinary Plan of Care which reflect pt./family centered goals
  • Uses critical thinking skills
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities
  • Maintains professional and positive working relationships
  • Promotes a holistic approach to the care of the terminally ill
 

Apply:

For more information, contact Heidi Lunsford.

 

Heidi Lunsford 

Nurse Recruiter

Halifax Health – Human Resources

303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Office_386.254.4311 | Fax 386.254.4271

heidi.lunsford@nullhalifax.org

Supervisor, Clinical Team

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Director (Clinical), Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role: The Clinical Team Supervisor is responsible for the daily clinical coordination, supervisor and oversight of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) in delivering palliative, supportive and emergent care to the patient/family unit as indicated in the plan of care.

 

Qualifications:

• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience, with at least one (1) year acute and medical surgery nursing.
• Excellent critical decision making and problem solving skills.
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Competencies:

• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 

• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Leadership Success Factors: 

• Communication. Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience.
• Initiative. Originate action to achieve goals.
• Management Identification. Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management.
• Judgment. Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources.
• Planning, Organizing and Controlling. Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results.
• Leadership. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others. 
• Ethics. Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
• Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical
• Act as primary clinical resource for clinical staff and IDG.
• Obtain report and monitor ongoing assessments of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient, family and patient caregiver and initiate appropriate intervention or referral in collaboration with IDG.
• Recommend alternate approaches to patient care as indicated.
• Recommend palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
• Facilitate/participate in complex patient care conferences as necessary to facilitate meeting expected outcomes established in the plan of care.
• Assist team, staff members to accurately determine patients’ clinical needs, along with the appropriate level of care.
• Provide education to IDG members regarding symptom control, case management, Company, community and financial resources guided by Policy and Procedure.
• Enhance the clinical practice of IDG staff by performing as a supervisor, role model, mentor, instructor and resource person.
• Provide coverage/assistance to staff as needed and as patient acuity dictates to ensure continuity of care to all patients.
• Provide information regarding available community resources and other referral sources when hospice care may not be appropriate.
• Schedule/provide coverage/assistance to team members as needed and as acuity dictates to ensure continuity of care to all patients on the team.
• Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
• Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
• Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
• Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
• Facilitate seamless coordination of patients’ care between all parties, internal and external.
• Monitor and provide feedback and direction on care plan documentation to staff members.
• Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
• Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
• Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
• Participate in Clinical-on-Call.
• Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Operations 

• Monitor team’s performance, e.g., staff utilization and productivity, payroll, patient pay classes, status changes and patient care expenses related to hospitalizations, medications, supplies.
• Ensure staff compliance in accurate reporting of time and mileage expenditures.
• Assist in providing regular reports on productivity and other performance measures.
• Ensure effective and timely IDG and staff meetings.
• Inform staff members about clinical and company business matters.
• Implement assigned component of the organizational disaster plan.
• Collaborate with other teams and departments, i.e., Pharmacy, Infusion Program, DME, HospiceHelp24, Continuous Care Program, Hospice Houses and Admissions, to ensure all patient care needs are met.
• Ensure all required processes are completed in a timely manner to support regulatory compliance, e.g., recertification updates, care plans, physician orders.
• Assist with determining daily utilization of staff.
• Participate in departmental planning.
• Evaluate quality of care delivered by staff; work collaboratively with manager to identity staff needs; assist staff in meeting patient/family needs.
• Collaborate with other departments, i.e., Medical Services, Pharmacy, Infusion Program, and Continuous Care, to ensure patient care needs are addressed.

 

Communication

• Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
• Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
• Assist in communicating new/revised policies and procedures and departmental updates to staff. 
• Assist in determining agenda and conducting staff meetings with direction from Director. 
• Establish a consistent system for communication of agency/department updates to staff.
• Ensure that an effective communication system is in place for staff to receive current patient/family 
information.
• Provide timely and consistent feedback to referral sources, physicians, and patient/families.
• Ensure effective, cooperative, courteous and clear communication with team members, outside agencies, other departments, peers and management in order to meet patient care needs.
 

Supervisory

• Document as necessary on appropriate company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
• Assist in ensuring adequate orientation for new employees.
• Assist in interviewing, select and hire new personnel.
• Carry out other supervisory responsibilities including conflict resolution, coaching and counseling, performance evaluations, and timely document submission in conjunction with Director.
• Perform on-site performance assessments of staff as needed.
• Assist in coordinating completion of employee training requirements (Due/past due training).

 

Financial

• Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
• Utilize staffing, supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
• Employ palliative management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.

 

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI)

• Identify QAPI opportunities in patient care and other areas of supervision, including risk trends/patterns.
• Participate in QAPI projects and activities.
• Assist in ensuring that the processes for identifying and mitigating sentinel events are clearly communicated to and utilized by staff members.

 

Staff Development 

• Assist with the orientation and mentoring of staff.
• Assist in reviewing patient care documentation and providing on-site clinical supervisory visits to identify strengths and areas of development for the clinical staff.
• Supervise clinical staff to assess individual competency.
• Promote professional development of all members of the IDG.
• Recognize, reinforce, and enhance the role of all disciplines in the IDG. 
• Identify learning needs of clinical staff based on assessments and observations and assist manager to develop educational plans to meet the needs. Provide written/verbal input to the evaluation of IDG staff to the Director. 

 

Customer Service and Marketing

• Assist in ensuring timely attention to and effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
• Provide outstanding customer service to the company’s customers, both internal and external.
• Recommend to Director, suggestions to improve customer satisfaction.
• Assist in collecting feedback from referral sources.
• Assist in carrying out admissions and marketing plans in service area(s).

 

Professional Development

• Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings. Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Additional Nursing Home Team CTS Responsibilities:

• Supervision of the nursing home patient.
• Coordination of care with nursing home.
• Development of joint hospice/nursing home plan of care.
• Proper knowledge and reporting of abuse and neglect in nursing home setting.
• Assist with orientation and training to nursing home staff.
• Knowledge of regulations that govern nursing home facilities and mentor staff on adherence to these regulations.
• Ensure nursing home is provided with appropriate documents (i.e., election statement, certifications).
• Meet with administrative team of assigned facilities on a regularly scheduled basis.
• Facilitate communication between IDG members and nursing home administrative staff

 

Other:

• Duties as assigned by the Director

 

 

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RN, Senior Preceptor

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN, Senior Preceptor coordinates the orientation and training of staff to clinical processes, standards and utilization of the electronic medical record. S/he ensures each new staff member in conjunction with the team/ department preceptor has successfully acquired knowledge and skills essential to provide quality patient care and to document appropriately in the medical record. The position will participate as a subject matter expert in evaluation of care provided, recommendation for practice change and development of educational programs to enhance learning. In collaboration with discipline specific managers, medical staff and corporate departments the Senior Preceptor participates in the evaluation of accuracy and completeness of documentation in accordance with regulations and established standards. The RN, Senior Preceptor assists in identifying trends and opportunities for improvement, makes recommendation for practice changes, and conducts ongoing staff training.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN.
  • Bachelors in Nursing preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a hospice RN preferred, with demonstrated competence in case management, clinical leadership and in depth understanding of electronic medical record.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge in pain and symptom management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to oversee and manage projects independently.
  • Understands and articulates the values of the interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English
  • Ability to facilitate education with multiple methods of instruction.
  • Strong background in technology and the ability to integrate technology into clinical practice
  • Familiarity with Windows based software applications.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients and staff.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Education

  • Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for staff.
  • Collaborate with the, preceptor and manager to identify learning needs of new and existing staff.
  • Demonstrate and/or supervise documentation processes and clinical procedures or skills that are unfamiliar to the orientee or existing staff.
  • Reinforce the concept and purpose of IDG.
  • Plan, coordinate, and carry out education regarding integration of technology into best clinical practice.
  • Ensure the competence of orientee in conjunction with the team/department preceptor, utilizing orientation and documentation competency checklists.
  • Consults with manager and team/department preceptor to identify areas in need of further development for new and existing staff.
  • Participate in evaluating nurses at the novice, intermediate and expert levels.
  • Coordinate activities with manager and team/department preceptors to maintain consistency in practice.
  • Present in-services to staff addressing clinical content and processes, as requested.
  • Conduct focused staff training to improve clinical documentation quality and processes.
  • Lead/participates in assigned committees, work groups to identify and implement best practices.
  • Test system changes and educate preceptors on new functionality.
  • Available to preceptors for assisting with documentation issues, may include on-call rotations.

 

Clinical

  • Provides direct patient care as needed as part of the Interdisciplinary group.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and managers; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Consults, refers, and collaborates with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Assists in the education by the IDG of patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying processes and safety practices.
  • Assist in evaluation of clinical practices through competency assessment, chart review and other research.
  • Accept responsibility for and teaches others to be accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Financial

  • Educate on the utilization of supplies, equipment, medication, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company’s philosophy.
  • Educate staff on palliative and home care management modalities for patients to minimize hospitalizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the four (4) levels of care and subsequent documentation required.
  • Serves as a resource regarding payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in services; i.e., safety, infection control, Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluates self in the attainment of these goals.
  • Participate in professional organizations and activities related to specialty area to enhance hospice skills.

 

Requirements: BLS Instructor preferred. BSN preferred.

 

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Melech Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for ensuring the house is clean and sanitary, properly clean and sanitizes patient rooms and common areas, bathrooms, offices, all other spaces as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general cleaning experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiency in housekeeping functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of housekeeping industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable housekeeping experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General:

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of building
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks.  Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned housekeeping care to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, laminate wood, hardwood TV stands and tables, radios, plastic and metal carts.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Sweep, mop, strip, dust, and refinish floors
  • Carpet cleaning to include vacuuming, shampooing, and extraction
  • Wood floor cleaning to include spray buffing and oiling as directed
  • Move furniture and small equipment to clear work area
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for housekeeping dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for housekeeping equipment including but not limited to vacuum, dusters, chemical pumps, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned, by management for Chapters Health System.

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

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Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the company.  S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the company’s program and staff to assure the maintenance of quality medical care for patients and families.

 

Qualifications:

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any  LifePath Hospice area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by the Medical Director
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • Conduct educational seminars, in-services and presentations for physicians, nurses and other health care personnel whose support for and understanding of the hospice program is an integral part of assuring that the company services are made accessible to patients and families
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

 

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Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the company.  S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the company’s program and staff to assure the maintenance of quality medical care for patients and families.

 

Qualifications:

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any  LifePath Hospice area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients.
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by the Medical Director
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • Conduct educational seminars, in-services and presentations for physicians, nurses and other health care personnel whose support for and understanding of the hospice program is an integral part of assuring that the company services are made accessible to patients and families
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.*

 

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Nurse Practitioner

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: Provide comprehensive and efficient direct primary or consultative patient care under protocol with hospice physician staff. Utilize clinical expertise and participate in diagnostic and management decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the company’s patients and caregivers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing 
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS for Medicare billing 
  • Licensure by state of Florida to work as ARNP 
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management 
  • Advanced clinical skills which allow thorough patient assessments and management for any patient with advanced chronic disease as well as for those near the end of life 
  • Ability to work under protocol with multiple physicians in multiple settings 
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution 
  • Commitment to the research process and application to practice 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload 
  • Ability to work independently exercising discretion and independent judgment 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines within the organization 
  • Certified by appropriate hospice nursing organization within two years of hire date 
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule 
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any area of Company service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning 

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position 

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices 
  • Observe the company’s health, safety and security practices 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company 
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner 
  • Promote the company through participation in community and professional organizations 
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels 
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level 
  • Advance electronic media skills 
  • Support the company’s research and educational activities 
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally 
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Leadership Success Factors: (Managers)

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience 
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals 
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources 
  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results 
  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others 
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct primary or consultative patient care through home visits, as well as clinic/nursing home/assisted living/inpatient unit/hospital visits, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Work directly under protocol with physicians from the company’s medical staff 
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner 
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care 
  • Report regularly to physician staff regarding clinical care provided 
  • Evaluate patients referred to hospice for eligibility according to current guidelines 
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients 
  • Utilize practice opportunities to provide expert nursing care to patients, to evaluate nursing practice, and to provide clinical learning activities for case managers, IDT members, and students 
  • Influence nursing practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care 
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role: clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, and research/evaluation 
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the agency and community to develop effective patient care programs. 
  • Respond to clinical emergencies as an expert consultant under protocols to case managers (i.e., oncologic emergencies, high risk or potential) 
  • Provide care for patients in a hospice inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Participate in after-hour coverage for hospice patients cared for by hospice medical staff 
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency 
  • Complete timely medical documentation of medical information on all patients seen by nurse practitioner using the electronic health record 
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff 
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects 
  • Promote the company’s programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMOs, hospitals, and other referral sources 
  • Attend the company’s Medical Staff meetings regularly, a minimum of 50% of all scheduled monthly staff meetings and review minutes of meetings not attended within 5 days of their being made available 
  • Represent the company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums* 
  • Evaluate patient care outcomes and propose solutions 
  • Participate in appropriate agency-wide committees 
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs 
  • Support research to promote clinical knowledge, development, and research-based clinical practice 
  • Participate in development of clinical policy and procedures to improve quality of care delivery 
  • Evaluate current research findings for specialty and determine efficiency in practice setting 
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice within the hospice specialty 
  • Assume responsibility as a self-directed professional for own continuing education. Identify needs or seek direction in identification of needs to maintain expertise and keep current with health care trends and nursing practices 
  • Other duties as assigned by Medical Director*

 

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RN, Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Lakeland Office

Description:

 

Role: The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with HospiceHelp24 Phone RN, based on patient/family needs.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Attend department meetings as part of their routine work schedule.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the HospiceHelp24 Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*

 

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role: The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with HospiceHelp24 Phone RN, based on patient/family needs.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Attend department meetings as part of their routine work schedule.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the HospiceHelp24 Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*

 

 

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Sr. Clinical Analyst with CPOE and OE Experience

Type of position: Director (Non-clinical), Information Technology

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: Supports one or more IT business systems to provide the maintenance, development, training, and security of the IT systems for the Company. Responsibilities include report development, technical support for computer system on an agency-wide basis, system upgrades and testing, training, vendor management, and various related tasks that may be assigned by management.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of technical experience with progressive responsibility.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Project, and Visio.
  • Experience with Computerized Physician Order Entry and Order Entry Systems
  • Healthcare experience with emphasis on supporting Pharmacy operation and systems.
  • Prefer experience with Guardian Rx and Pyxis Medstation systems.
  • Prefer experience supporting HL7 interfaces between EMR and Pharmacy systems.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised exercising a high degree of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to interface with various staff and managers.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Analytical, organized and able to effectively manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan, organize, execute and oversee testing for system upgrades.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform various methods of software testing, including white box / black box testing, positive testing, negative testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, or user acceptance testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify, troubleshoot and resolve highly complex issues with assigned software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather highly complex user requirements and translate them into scope documents that are meaningful to both application development and business users, and promotes best practices and procedures related to the use of assigned software applications.
  • Ability to define specifications and mock-up for complex reports.
  • Ability to produce complex reports in Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and produce data reports.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and track large volumes of data.
  • Ability to interface with various staff and managers.
  • Training experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per policy.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

 

Responsibilities:

Support assigned IT system. 

  • Manage vendor as appropriate. 
  • Ensure all interfaces with this system are working properly. 
  • Provide Training as required.
  • Provide “help desk” support for users.
  • Communicate new IT system functionality to users as it is available.
  • Maintain test environment to QA test upgrades, patches, and new functionality; coordinate user acceptance testing.
  • Provide Level 1 technical support for issues and escalate issues to systems vendor as required.

 

Manage upgrades:

  • Develop work plan for major upgrades.
  • Maintain documentation related to upgrade/patch.
  • Organize and oversee testing for upgrades and patches.
  • Coordinate user acceptance testing with Business Owners.
  • Coordinate with other CIT staff, as needed, to facilitate upgrade/patch.
  • Coordinate with vendor to facilitate upgrade/patch.

 

Provide Level 3 technical support for issues and escalate issues to systems vendor as required.

  • Work with IT systems vendors’ Support and Development team as appropriate.
  • Set up new users, manage security, and remove computer access for terminated employees.
  • Maintain roles and workflows modify as needed.
  • Manage all related projects through full systems life cycle.  Use corporate development methodology as appropriate.
  • Log all system issues in tracking software. 
  • Respond to assigned tickets within SLA.
  • Coordinate complete and accurate systems documentation as required
  • Assist in CIT training as part of the Company orientation for all new employees.
  • Work with other team members to coordinate related functionality and interfaces.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Continuous Improvement activities.

 

Other Duties

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly.  Adapt communication style to fit audience.
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals.
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information, and in consideration of organizational resources.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results.
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all work meets appropriate regulatory compliance guidelines or policies.
  • Coordinate the development and preparation of various reports and statistics as requested by management or staff.
  • Coordinate the production and distribution monthly of data reports as scheduled.
  • Participate in CIT “On call” rotation.
  • Assist CIT Management in development and maintenance of policies and procedures relating to IS system.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

 

 

 

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Department Secretary, Legal

Type of position: Director (Non-clinical), Liaison

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: Responsible for secretarial support for the Legal Department of Chapters Health System, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, the “Company”).

 

Qualifications:

  • Well-developed organizational and computer skills (utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, advanced level); attention to detail with high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive Company information.
  • Experience with routine administrative processes, i.e., supplies ordering, basic printer/copier maintenance, etc.
  • High school diploma required.
  • A college degree (minimum of an Associate of Arts or Science degree) preferred, but may be substituted with previous related work experience of 3 to 6 years.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Ability to handle physical workload, including lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.*
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks under minimal direction.
  • Self-starter who completes assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity with the special confidentiality requirements of legal offices and other legal processes and terminology; previous legal office experience preferred.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.

 

Competencies: Must satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position, including the ability to write with grammatical proficiency, and utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all state, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintains in strict confidence all information and documents concerning the Company and any aspect of its operations which are shared with, under the review of, maintained or created by the Legal Department, including, but not limited to, proprietary and privileged documents and patient records.
  • Provides administrative and legal secretarial support for the Legal Department under the direct supervision of the Chief Legal Officer and/or his delegate.
  • Completes assignments as requested by the Paralegal, Staff Attorney, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.
  • Coordinates calendars for attorneys and relays directives, instructions and assignments.
  • Processes and files daily mail.
  • Organizes, maintains and updates departmental files (paper and electronic).
  • Receives and relays Legal Department telephone calls.
  • Assists with document production, including, photocopying and scanning.
  • Assists with the production of bulk mailings.
  • Prepares and processes internal and external correspondence, including contract termination letters.
  • Arranges and schedules meetings and conference calls involving Legal Department staff.
  • Coordinates attendance of Legal Department staff at external seminars/conferences.
  • Manages travel arrangements as requested.
  • Monitors/orders office supplies.
  • Greets and receives Legal Department visitors.
  • Maintains Legal Department statistical reports, including contract log and research log.
  • Maintains the orderly/efficient operation of Legal Department work room, including law library and contract files.
  • Prepares expense reports and check requests, including mileage reports for Chief Legal Officer.
  • Tracks and reconciles Chief Legal Officer’s monthly corporate purchasing card expenditures and statements.
  • Codes and processes for payment all Legal Department vendor invoices.
  • Maintains outside attorney’s fees/costs log.
  • Attends and records minutes of meetings as requested.
  • Processes and maintains archiving of Legal Department documents at Iron Mountain.
  • Inputs contract information into Legal Department’s contract management data base as requested.
  • Performs special assignments, including online research and preparing of reports as requested.

 

Requirement: Ability to manage multi-priorities and a fast paced environment.

 

 

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LPN, Continuous Care

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement.
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

 

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

 

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

 

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LPN, Continuous Care – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement.
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

 

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

 

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line w/ cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook or Supervisor, EVS Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiencies in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Strategic Plan Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General:

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of kitchen
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Handle all cash according to company policy and procedure, reporting any shortages or overages to Dietary Coordinator or EVS Manager immediately. 
  • Prepare following day’s meal prep according to instruction from cook on daily basis.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for dietary dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including but not limited to convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

 

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Palliative Care Assistant

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Palliative Care, LLC

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: The Palliative Care Assistant has responsibility for administrative and general supportive clinical duties, under the direct supervision of the Palliative Care Director.  S/he will provide support to medical and other clinical staff within Chapters Palliative Care and will facilitate completion of provider credentialing, payor contracting, and contracting with partnered facilities.  S/he must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and an understanding of the interdependent roles of staff and various allied health professions.

 

Qualifications:

  • A  minimum of a high school degree, college degree from an accredited university is preferred
  • A minimum of two years of administrative experience in a clinical setting  
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and automobile insurance as per Company policy
  • Education and/or training as a medical assistant preferred
  • Computer literate and competent in use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed writing and editing skills
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all staff:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for scheduling Chapters Health Palliative Care medical and other clinical staff for patient/clinic visits in all settings.
  • Schedules and verifies patient appointments for outpatient clinic.
  • Facilitates all Chapters Health Staffing requests and schedules providers as needed.
  • Enters palliative care referrals and admissions into appropriate electronic medical record.
  • Assists with insurance verification as needed and as requested by the Medical Services Practice Manager.
  • Completes and submits monthly administrative timesheets by Chapters Health Palliative Care clinician.
  • Communicates with providers regarding billing errors (missing charges, wrong POS, patient discharges, Event Audit Report to identify if patient enrolled in Hospice Program) and provides support to providers in rectifying errors.
  • General administrative duties, including coordination of meetings, communicating schedules and information from palliative care program.
  • Enter and distribute information as needed for executive or departmental dashboards and QAPI reports.
  • Maintain provider files (includes contracts, credentialing requirements (new and existing providers) and updated licenses).
  • Collaborate with coding audits, providing documentation and information as needed in a timely manner.
  • Interact with hospitals and other partnered facilities to provide requested information, including provider information and patient visit documentation.
  • Interact with managed care organizations to provide requested information and facilitate contracting or billing.
  • Provide general administrative and medical assistant support at Chapters Palliative Care outpatient clinics, including checking in patients, collecting and posting co-payments, performing basic vital signs, and reviewing instructions with patients.
  • Collaborate with HIM on maintaining Chapters Health Palliative Care patient records for those seen in clinics and other facilities.
  • Ensure and maintain updated ARNP Protocols.
  • Maintain a log of practitioner licensing and continuing medical education requirements.
  • Coordinate and facilitate completion of annual competencies for all Palliative care staff.
  • Liaison with other departments and programs within Chapters Health Palliative Care.
  • Prepare and distribute internal and external correspondence.
  • Prepare purchase orders and reimbursement requests for expenses of Chapters Health Palliative Care staff.
  • Demonstrates problem solving and decision making capabilities to meet needs of Chapters Health Palliative Care patients and staff.
  • Order, maintain, and distribute all office and clinic supplies.
  • Pursue own professional growth including attending in-services and annual education updates.
  • Other duties as requested by Chapters Palliative Care Director.

 

 

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RN, Admissions

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

Role: As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 

Qualifications:

• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one year RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) years’ experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.

 

Competencies:

• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 

• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities:
Clinical
• Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
• Initiate the plan of care that accurately reflects the patient’s immediate needs.
• Evaluate patient/family for hospice admission, utilizing approved criteria and procedures.
• Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
• Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
• Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
• Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
• Provide information regarding available community resources and other referral sources when hospice care may not be appropriate.
• Provide timely and consistent feedback to referral sources, physicians, and patient/families.
• Maintain regular contact with social workers, ALFs, nursing homes and other referral sources to facilitate the admission process.
• Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative
• Document assessment, plan, and intervention on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
• Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
• Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
• Provide hospital with a copy of the hospice plan of care when patient will remain in the hospital after date of hospice admission.
• Schedule staff/provide coverage/assistance to department as needed and as acuity dictates to ensure continuity of care to all patients.
• Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
• Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
• Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
• Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
• Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
• Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. 

 

Professional Development
• Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
• Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial
• Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
• Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization or to promote hospital discharge planning.
• Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other
• Duties as assigned by the Admissions Manager.*

 

 

Additional RN, Preceptor Responsibilities:
Education
• Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for orientee(s).
• Explain the role and performance expectation for the admission nurse in the hospice setting.
• Assist the orientee to identify learning needs.
• Plan for and provide relevant learning experiences to orientee(s) involving the clinical supervisor, senior preceptor and other staff, necessary.
• Orient new nurses to their roles within the department and IDG.
• Evaluate competence of orientee utilizing orientation competency checklist.
• Provide prompt and consistent feedback, identifying areas in need of further development to the new nurse and the clinical supervisor.
• Coordinate activities with other nursing preceptors to maintain consistency in practice, establish relationships, and broaden the scope of the program.
• Provide input to clinical leadership and educators regarding patient care experiences for orientation.
•Participate in Nurse Preceptor Meetings.

 

 

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Social Services Specialist – Pool

Type of position: Social Worker

Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Staffing, LLC

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: 
The Clinical Social Services Specialist (CSSS) provides and coordinates a wide range of social services to patients and their families for Chapters Healthcare. In concert with the interdisciplinary care team, the CSSS provides support to patients and their families to help them cope with illness, death, and/or loss. CSSSs work with patients/families to help them manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of illness, death and dying. The CSSS coordinates community resources to assist patients/families with their biopsychosocial concerns and provides services in a variety of settings, to include: home care, acute care, inpatient and residential hospice care, long term care, after-hours and respite care. 

 

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work (CSWE accredited).
• Florida LCSW required.
• Three years of experience in palliative care, hospice or other health care setting required.
• Familiarity with and working knowledge of the concepts and practices of death and dying with children and adults.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload.
• Able to remain calm, professional, trouble shoot and intervene with patient/family crisis situations.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per company policy and procedure.
• Ability to travel to off-site locations.
• Ability to work unsupervised exercising a high degree of discretion & independent judgment.
• Ability to physically access any home, hospital, nursing home, and ALF i.e. navigate stairs, narrow stairs, narrow spaces, lack of air conditioning, etc.
• Ability to work in a team environment and intervene appropriately.

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Must demonstrate high ethical standards in areas of the company’s mission, confidentiality, sensitivity, and flexibility.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the micro and macro levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.

 

Responsibilities:

Clinical 
• Collaborate with Social Services leadership about social services issues to ensure compliance with Standards and Regulations (i.e., ACHA, NASW, Joint Commission, NHPCO, etc.).
• Perform psychosocial assessments and make appropriate referrals.
• Assess the psychosocial aspects of care for patients and their families as well as bereaved children, adults, and families in accordance with Company policy.
• Demonstrates ability to utilize advanced practice social work skills to engage patients and families who are in crisis, exhibiting problems with coping, and/or who are at high risk for complicated psychosocial reactions.
• Provide or make referrals for appropriate patient/family counseling and initiation of case management interventions necessary for resolving issues and maintaining plan of care.
• Empower patients/families to negotiate with resource providers and make decisions on their own behalf.
• Provide appropriate anticipatory grief and bereavement counseling and initiate interventions necessary for resolving problem issues and maintaining plan of care.
• Maintain assessment and intervention documentation in a manner reflecting timeliness, completeness, accuracy, legibility, clarity of goal and appropriateness of intervention.
• When applicable, evaluate bereavement needs, including making condolence calls, evaluating risk and coordinating the Plan of Care.
• Work with Company employees to coordinate the provision of concrete services, to direct patient visits and attend interdisciplinary care meetings as required.

 

Education
• Serve as an educational resource as needed.
• Develop and share expertise relevant to patient population.
• Ensure understanding and adherence to social services standards of practice and relevant Company Policies and Procedures.

 

Professional Development
• Enhance professional expertise and hospice knowledge. 
• Establish own professional goals. 
• Participate in appropriate professional or specialty organizations. 

 

Other:
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Conduct represents the NASW Code of Ethics. 
• Work within Company Scope of Service. 

 

 

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Quality Improvement Specialist

Type of position: Quality/Compliance

Date Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler

Location: Port Orange, FLorida

Description:

Halifax Health is seeking a full time Quality Improvement Specialist for our Hospice Administrative Office for Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Port Orange.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for promoting and maintaining high quality, cost-effective, safe health care while integrating internal and external reviews. These reviews will also determine the appropriateness and accessibility of hospice services. The quality improvement specialist coordinates the collection of data, analyzes this data for comparison to standards, and implements plans of correction for identified areas in need of improvement.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. RN or LPN licensed in the state of Florida. A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in hospice or related field. Previous experience in quality improvement highly desirable. Previous Hospice experience required.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Good communication and organizational skills. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple departments and customers. Ability to organize and analyze data and summarize key issues relating to quality care and improvement. Computer literate. Knowledge of state, federal and other regulations required for compliance with governmental audits.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Assists with the implementation of the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement program (QAPI).
  • Establishes and maintains monitoring system for problem identification, resolution, and ongoing evaluation of compliance.
  • Conducts periodic reviews of each program area to determine the appropriateness and accessibility of hospice services.
  • Assists in the development of valid criteria for audits.
  • Manages a planned systematic approach to designing, measuring, and assessing organizational processes and patient/family outcomes.
  • Forms Quality Action Teams to collect and analyze data and develop and implement plans for improvement. Evaluates results and makes changes in the plan if results do not meet goals.
  • Compiles reports and statistics obtained from audits and reviews and provides to staff and Director of Compliance.
  • Facilitates meetings related to indicator studies in progress; provides minutes for review by all staff.
  • Assists in the evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the QAPI program, and revises on an annual and prn basis.
  • Written QAPI plan reflects organizational goals and mission.
  • Plans and conducts Quarterly QI Council meeting, to report on progress of all Performance Improvement activities.
  • Includes members of the community; provides minutes of meeting to all attendees.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Supervision required: Direction/guidance is obtained from Director of Compliance and Executive Director as needed. Working relationships with similar departments at HHMC and other hospice organizations are maintained for the purpose of sharing knowledge, resources, and ideas.
  • Contacts: Contact is made with internal/external customers daily or as needed.
  • Working conditions: Indoor office environment with offsite visits as needed. Day shift, but may require some after hours on occasion

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Liaison – Business Development

Type of position: Liaison

Date Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Tidewell Hospice

Location: Bradenton, Florida

Description:

The Liaison is responsible for the development and growth of professional healthcare referral sources in defined territory. The representative will be responsible for managing assigned accounts and ensuring the professionals representing those accounts are educated about Tidewells’ programs and services.

Educational/Professional:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  2. Minimum three to five years marketing/sales experience required; medical marketing, hospice experience or other healthcare field preferred.
  3. An equivalent combination of professional experience and education may be considered as meeting the Education/Professional requirements.

Location:
6310 Capital Drive
Suite 100
Bradenton, FL 34202

Hours are 8am – 5pm Mon – Fri


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Coding Specialist I

Type of position: Information Technology

Hospice Program: Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler

Location: Port Orange, Florida

Description:

Halifax Health is seeking a Coding Specialist I for the Information Management Department for Hospice of Port Orange.
The Coding Specialist I is responsible for the coding and ancillary records using the ICD-9 and CPT coding systems.
Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of college and/or related course work preferred, to include anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCSP, CPC cerifications preferred
  • Must have Hospice experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and database applications preferred
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel required.
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, analyze, design and implement plans is a necessity.
  • The ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks in stressful situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Accuracy in spelling, grammar and communications

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing and abstracting data from the medical record according to UHDDS and HMC standards. 
  • Must use knowledge of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to analyze records.

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Accounts Receivable Manager

Type of position: Accounting, Management (Non-clinical)

Date Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014

Hospice Program: Tidewell Hospice

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Description:

The Accounts Receivable Manager is responsible for the supervision of the accounts receivable department and ensures that all accounts receivable tasks are performed in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and per internal policy and procedure. Must have experience managing accounts receivable for a healthcare organization.

Educational/Professional:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Accounting or Business from a four year college or university.
  2. Minimum of 6 years related full-time accounting / accounts receivable experience.
  3. AR Certification preferable.
  4. Two-three years of supervisory experience.
  5. An equivalent combination of professional experience and education may be considered as meeting the Education / Professional requirements.

Location:
5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34238

Hours are 8am – 5pm Mon – Fri

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Auburndale Office

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line w/ cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook, Supervisor, or EVS Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiencies in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Drivers license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining and practicing a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations experienced within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Consistently improve personal knowledge and skill level.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share technical expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General:

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of kitchen
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Handle all cash according to company policy and procedure, reporting any shortages or overages to Dietary Coordinator or EVS Manager immediately. 
  • Prepare following day’s meal prep according to instruction from cook on daily basis.
  • Prepare, Cook, Serve all café meals to customers at the dinner meal.
  • Turn off all equipment and document accordingly at the end of each night.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for dietary dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including but not limited to convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.
  • Proper loading of offsite food prep into transport containers
  • Proper transportation of food to offsite serving locations including unloading and serving according to all regulations and policy, practices.
  • Driving, delivering of food to offsite food service areas to include but not limited to PACE centers and/or offsite catering events
  • Pickup supplies needed for dept. at offsite purchasing locations such as Publix, Sams Club, Supermarkets, Equipment vendors, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned, by management.

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

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RN, Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

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RN, Hospice House

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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Nurse Practitioner

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Melech Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Provide comprehensive and efficient direct primary or consultative patient care under protocol with hospice physician staff. Utilize clinical expertise and participate in diagnostic and management decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the company’s patients and caregivers.

                          

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing 
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS for Medicare billing 
  • Licensure by state of Florida to work as ARNP 
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management 
  • Advanced clinical skills which allow thorough patient assessments and management for any patient with advanced chronic disease as well as for those near the end of life 
  • Ability to work under protocol with multiple physicians in multiple settings 
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution 
  • Commitment to the research process and application to practice 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload 
  • Ability to work independently exercising discretion and independent judgment 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines within the organization 
  • Certified by appropriate hospice nursing organization within two years of hire date 
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule 
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any area of Company service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning 

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position


Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices 
  • Observe the company’s health, safety and security practices 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company 
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner 
  • Promote the company through participation in community and professional organizations 
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels 
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level 
  • Advance electronic media skills 
  • Support the company’s research and educational activities 
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally 
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Leadership Success Factors: (Managers)

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience 
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals 
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources 
  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results 
  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others 
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance 

 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct primary or consultative patient care through home visits, as well as clinic/nursing home/assisted living/inpatient unit/hospital visits, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Work directly under protocol with physicians from the company’s medical staff 
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner 
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care 
  • Report regularly to physician staff regarding clinical care provided 
  • Evaluate patients referred to hospice for eligibility according to current guidelines 
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients 
  • Utilize practice opportunities to provide expert nursing care to patients, to evaluate nursing practice, and to provide clinical learning activities for case managers, IDT members, and students 
  • Influence nursing practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care 
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role: clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, and research/evaluation 
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the agency and community to develop effective patient care programs. 
  • Respond to clinical emergencies as an expert consultant under protocols to case managers (i.e., oncologic emergencies, high risk or potential) 
  • Provide care for patients in a hospice inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Participate in after-hour coverage for hospice patients cared for by hospice medical staff 
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency 
  • Complete timely medical documentation of medical information on all patients seen by nurse practitioner using the electronic health record 
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff 
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects 
  • Promote the company’s programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMOs, hospitals, and other referral sources 
  • Attend the company’s Medical Staff meetings regularly, a minimum of 50% of all scheduled monthly staff meetings and review minutes of meetings not attended within 5 days of their being made available 
  • Represent the company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums* 
  • Evaluate patient care outcomes and propose solutions 
  • Participate in appropriate agency-wide committees 
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs 
  • Support research to promote clinical knowledge, development, and research-based clinical practice 
  • Participate in development of clinical policy and procedures to improve quality of care delivery 
  • Evaluate current research findings for specialty and determine efficiency in practice setting 
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice within the hospice specialty 
  • Assume responsibility as a self-directed professional for own continuing education. Identify needs or seek direction in identification of needs to maintain expertise and keep current with health care trends and nursing practices 
  • Other duties as assigned by Medical Director*

 

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RN, Pool

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care. S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. 
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. 
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience. 
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English. 
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. 
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. 
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care. 
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed. 
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up. 
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs. 
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. 
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge. 
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. 
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices. 
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals. 
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport 
  • Oversee disposal of medications. 
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff. 
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. 
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness. 
  • Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient’s eligibility for hospice. 
  • Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care. 
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines. 
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others. 
  • Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and revise patients’ plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting. 
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members. 
  • Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team. 
  • Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance. 
  • Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient’s condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers. 
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members. 
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned. 
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members. 
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills. 
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. 
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law. 
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy. 
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes. 
  • Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations.

 

Other

  • Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires. 
  • Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance. 
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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Nurse Practitioner

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Palliative Care, LLC

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: Provide comprehensive and efficient direct primary or consultative patient care under protocol with hospice physician staff. Utilize clinical expertise and participate in diagnostic and management decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the company’s patients and caregivers.

                        

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing 
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS for Medicare billing 
  • Licensure by state of Florida to work as ARNP 
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management 
  • Advanced clinical skills which allow thorough patient assessments and management for any patient with advanced chronic disease as well as for those near the end of life 
  • Ability to work under protocol with multiple physicians in multiple settings 
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution 
  • Commitment to the research process and application to practice 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload 
  • Ability to work independently exercising discretion and independent judgment 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines within the organization 
  • Certified by appropriate hospice nursing organization within two years of hire date 
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule 
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any area of Company service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning 

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position 


Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices 
  • Observe the company’s health, safety and security practices 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner 
  • Promote the company through participation in community and professional organizations 
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels 
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level 
  • Advance electronic media skills 
  • Support the company’s research and educational activities 
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally 
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Leadership Success Factors: (Managers)

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience 
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals 
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources 
  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results 
  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others 
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct primary or consultative patient care through home visits, as well as clinic/nursing home/assisted living/inpatient unit/hospital visits, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Work directly under protocol with physicians from the company’s medical staff 
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner 
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care 
  • Report regularly to physician staff regarding clinical care provided 
  • Evaluate patients referred to hospice for eligibility according to current guidelines 
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients 
  • Utilize practice opportunities to provide expert nursing care to patients, to evaluate nursing practice, and to provide clinical learning activities for case managers, IDT members, and students 
  • Influence nursing practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care 
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role: clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, and research/evaluation 
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the agency and community to develop effective patient care programs. 
  • Respond to clinical emergencies as an expert consultant under protocols to case managers (i.e., oncologic emergencies, high risk or potential) 
  • Provide care for patients in a hospice inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Participate in after-hour coverage for hospice patients cared for by hospice medical staff 
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency 
  • Complete timely medical documentation of medical information on all patients seen by nurse practitioner using the electronic health record 
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff 
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects 
  • Promote the company’s programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMOs, hospitals, and other referral sources 
  • Attend the company’s Medical Staff meetings regularly, a minimum of 50% of all scheduled monthly staff meetings and review minutes of meetings not attended within 5 days of their being made available 
  • Represent the company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums* 
  • Evaluate patient care outcomes and propose solutions 
  • Participate in appropriate agency-wide committees 
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs 
  • Support research to promote clinical knowledge, development, and research-based clinical practice 
  • Participate in development of clinical policy and procedures to improve quality of care delivery 
  • Evaluate current research findings for specialty and determine efficiency in practice setting 
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice within the hospice specialty 
  • Assume responsibility as a self-directed professional for own continuing education. Identify needs or seek direction in identification of needs to maintain expertise and keep current with health care trends and nursing practices 
  • Other duties as assigned by Medical Director*

 

 

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Hospice Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Office

Description:

 

Role: Under RN direction and supervision, the Hospice Aide performs personal care, homemaker assistance and defined nursing procedures for terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida certificate as CNA.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet work schedule.
  • One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience).
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to physically access any home or facility in assigned area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning.
  • Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases.

 

Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Maintain competencies/contact hours as required by HPC and state. 
  • Provide patient/caregiver services according to written Hospice Aide/Caregiver Plan of Care and HPC policies and procedure
  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Assist patient and or caregiver in maintaining a clean and safe home.
  • Provide caregiver relief as part of the plan of care.
  • Transport medications, supplies, lab specimens, documents and other items needed to meet the plan of care as requested by the RN Care Coordinator.
  • Under the direction or supervision of an RN, the Hospice Aide may perform activities that promote activities of daily living, including:

Vital signs/weights

Bed Bath              

Sponge Bath

Tub Bath                                                  

Shower

Perineal care

Grooming

Mouth care

File Nails  

Shampoo hair

Shave

Skin care – basic: application of lotion

Apply over-the-counter ointment

Positioning body/alignment           

Transfer to bed, chair

Assist with ambulation and exercises

Range of motion   

Ted hose application/removal

Give food and fluids                     

Light meal preparation                   

Offer/empty urinal/bedpan 

Empty colostomy bags                 

Empty foley/external catheter bags

Measure urinary output      

Emotional support

Reality orientation/socialization

Caregiver relief

Make occupied/unoccupied bed    

Light housekeeping

Laundry related to patient’s care

Report significant changes and needs

Document significant observations            

Provide input into planning and evaluation of care

 

  • The Hospice Aide may not perform the following:

Administer medication       

Change sterile dressings   

Tracheostomy care

Gastric feedings   

Trim fingernails/toenails

Visit after hours unless pre-approved by supervisor

Visit survivors unless pre-approved by supervisor

Run errands that require exchange of money

Apply heat

Suctioning

Catheterization

Gavage/lavage

Any procedure not in HA Plan of Care

Colostomy care (change wafer)

Apply ointments containing prescription medication

Transport patient/family

 

Communication

  • Contribute to the development of the Hospice Plan of Care by reporting observations to RN
  • Immediately report to the RN or supervisor any changes in patient/caregiver needs

 

Other

  • Maintain medical records in accordance with HPC policies and procedures, i.e., Santrax documentation.
  • Attend HPC and mandatory scheduled meetings and participates in committees.
  • Attend HPC and community educational offerings as appropriate.*
  • Perform other job related duties as requested.*

 

 

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Hospice Aide – Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Melech Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Under RN direction and supervision, the Hospice Aide performs personal care, homemaker assistance and defined nursing procedures for terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida certificate as CNA.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet work schedule.
  • One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience).
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to physically access any home or facility in assigned area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning.
  • Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases.

 

Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Maintain competencies/contact hours as required by HPC and state. 
  • Provide patient/caregiver services according to written Hospice Aide/Caregiver Plan of Care and HPC policies and procedure
  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Assist patient and or caregiver in maintaining a clean and safe home.
  • Provide caregiver relief as part of the plan of care.
  • Transport medications, supplies, lab specimens, documents and other items needed to meet the plan of care as requested by the RN Care Coordinator.
  • Under the direction or supervision of an RN, the Hospice Aide may perform activities that promote activities of daily living, including:

Vital signs/weights

Bed Bath              

Sponge Bath

Tub Bath                                                  

Shower

Perineal care

Grooming

Mouth care

File Nails  

Shampoo hair

Shave

Skin care – basic: application of lotion

Apply over-the-counter ointment

Positioning body/alignment           

Transfer to bed, chair

Assist with ambulation and exercises

Range of motion   

Ted hose application/removal

Give food and fluids                     

Light meal preparation                   

Offer/empty urinal/bedpan 

Empty colostomy bags                 

Empty foley/external catheter bags

Measure urinary output      

Emotional support

Reality orientation/socialization

Caregiver relief

Make occupied/unoccupied bed    

Light housekeeping

Laundry related to patient’s care

Report significant changes and needs

Document significant observations            

Provide input into planning and evaluation of care

 

  • The Hospice Aide may not perform the following:

Administer medication       

Change sterile dressings   

Tracheostomy care

Gastric feedings   

Trim fingernails/toenails

Visit after hours unless pre-approved by supervisor

Visit survivors unless pre-approved by supervisor

Run errands that require exchange of money

Apply heat

Suctioning

Catheterization

Gavage/lavage

Any procedure not in HA Plan of Care

Colostomy care (change wafer)

Apply ointments containing prescription medication

Transport patient/family

 

Communication

  • Contribute to the development of the Hospice Plan of Care by reporting observations to RN
  • Immediately report to the RN or supervisor any changes in patient/caregiver needs

 

Other

  • Maintain medical records in accordance with HPC policies and procedures, i.e., Santrax documentation.
  • Attend HPC and mandatory scheduled meetings and participates in committees.
  • Attend HPC and community educational offerings as appropriate.*
  • Perform other job related duties as requested.*

 

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line w/ cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook, Supervisor, or EVS Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiency in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Drivers license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining and practicing a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations experienced within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Consistently improve personal knowledge and skill level.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share technical expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General:

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of kitchen
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Handle all cash according to company policy and procedure, reporting any shortages or overages to Dietary Coordinator or EVS Manager immediately.
  • Prepare following day’s meal prep according to instruction from cook on daily basis.
  • Prepare, Cook, Serve all café meals to customers at the dinner meal.
  • Turn off all equipment and document accordingly at the end of each night.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for dietary dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including but not limited to convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.
  • Proper loading of offsite food prep into transport containers
  • Proper transportation of food to offsite serving locations including unloading and serving according to all regulations and policy, practices.
  • Driving, delivering of food to offsite food service areas to include but not limited to PACE centers and/or offsite catering events
  • Pickup supplies needed for dept. at offsite purchasing locations such as Publix, Sams Club, Supermarkets, Equipment vendors, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned, by management.

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

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RN, Hospice House

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Melech Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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Coding Specialist I

Type of position: Information Technology

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hospice Program: Hospice of Port Orange

Location: Halifax Health

Description:

 

Facility: Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Port Orange FL 

Department: HIM (857000) 

Full-Time

 

Halifax Health is seeking a Coding Specialist I for the Information Management Department for Hospice of Port Orange.

 

The Coding Specialist I is responsible for the coding and ancillary records using the ICD-9 and CPT coding systems. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of college and/or related course work preferred, to include anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCSP, CPC certifications preferred
  • Must have Hospice experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and database applications preferred
  • Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with patients, patient families, colleagues, physicians and ancillary department personnel required.
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, analyze, design and implement plans is a necessity.
  • The ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks in stressful situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Accuracy in spelling, grammar and communications

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing and abstracting data from the medical record according to UHDDS and HMC standards. 
  • Must use knowledge of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to analyze records.

 

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Coding Specialist

Type of position: Information Technology

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: The Corporate Coding Specialist performs coding and abstracting for all Chapters Health System subsidiaries including hospice, physician services, palliative care and PACE encounters.  The Corporate Coding Specialist analyzes and interprets the documentation in the medical record and abstracts the data elements into the electronic medical record utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding systems.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should be eligible or have one or more of the following credentials: RHIA or RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CCA, CPC, CEMC.  If candidate is eligible to take one of the certification exams, they must obtain their certification within twelve months of employment.
  • Minimum of two years of health information management and/or physician/ancillary coding experience
  • Associates degree or higher preferred
  • Completion of a coding certificate program with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) approval status preferred
  • Knowledge of database applications and spreadsheet design
  • Knowledge of: ICD-9-CM, and CPT coding guidelines; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; Medicare/Medicaid hospice and palliative care reimbursement guidelines
  • Knowledge of evaluation and management coding and documentation guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Documentation Improvement guidelines for documentation requirements related to code assignment
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record systems preferred
  • Working knowledge of 3M encoder preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide presentations to medical staff and clinicians regarding coding and documentation requirements
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per policy*
  • Ability to lift and move/transport multiple charts
  • Ability to bend and reach in order to access charts

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level
  • Advance electronic media skills
  • Support Company research and educational activities
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position

 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and interprets information in the medical record and assigns the correct code(s) utilizing ICD-9-CM and or CPT-4 classification system to the diagnoses/procedures of medical records according to the coding guidelines.
  • Abstracts all necessary information from medical records to identify the terminal diagnosis and any related complications and co-existing conditions for hospice terminal diagnosis
  • Abstracts all necessary information from medical record to identify all diagnosis and encounter data required for risk adjusted coding requirements in PACE programs
  • Reviews medical staff documentation and assigns appropriate procedure codes including evaluation and management services
  • Performs comprehensive review for the record to assure the presence of all technical component parts such as:  patient and record identification, signatures and dates where required, and other necessary data elements
  • Reviews the admission documentation to ensure technical documentation requirements are met and hospice diagnosis(es) are assigned within 2 days of admission.  Verifies the accuracy of data elements abstracted into the electronic medical record as needed
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists to provide feedback regarding documentation and to support education initiatives
  • Serves as a coding resource to the medical staff to provide feedback regarding documentation requirements for correct coding
  • Performs coding for physician encounters at the minimum productivity and quality performance levels.
  • Assists Lead Corporate Coding Specialist with suggestions for coding and documentation education based on findings during record abstracting
  • Communicates with medical staff as needed to clarify documentation for appropriate code assignment
  • Reviews National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits in conjunction with Accounts Receivable to resolve pre-billing edits related to coding
  • Evaluates medical record documentation for appropriate provider coding by ensuring that procedural codes and other documentation accurately reflect and support the visit, and to ensure that the information complies with regulatory standards and guidelines
  • Makes recommendations for changes in provider and entity documentation to the manager to support ongoing improvement of clinical documentation and coding accuracy
  • Reviews bulletins, newsletters, and periodicals, and attends workshops to stay abreast of current issues, trends, and changes in the laws and regulations governing medical record coding and documentation
  • Works cooperatively with Health Information Management (HIM) and Clinical Documentation Improvement Staff on related topics and initiatives
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) adhering to the official coding guidelines
  • Protects the confidentiality and privacy of patient information
  • Maintains knowledge of current coding guidelines and obtains continuing education units to maintain coding credentials.
  • Assists with preparing the organization for changes in coding requirements (i.e. ICD-10-CM Preparedness)
  • Participates on Special Projects and Committees as assigned

 

Other Functions:

  • Other duties as requested by Director of Corporate HIM, Coding & privacy Officer

 

Requirements: Participate with Clinical Documentation Improvement

 

 

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Accounts Receivable Rep FE – Insurance Verification Rep

Type of position: Accounting, Administrative/Clerical, Admissions

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: The primary functions of an Insurance Verification Representative are the daily management of the assigned portion of the referrals/admissions, typically allocated based on teams. Basic responsibilities include daily verification of Hospice benefits for all referrals and admissions from all payers. The Insurance Verification Representative may also perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to special patient accounting projects, data entry and cash applications.

 

Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum one year of medical billing and collection experience required.
  • Knowledge of third party billing and state and federal collection regulations preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently with little supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated, service oriented and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Requires typing and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy.
  • Valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Performs verification functions for all payers for each referral and admission to ensure complete and accurate information is recorded in Solutions on the patient account.
  • Process account set-up for each admission ensuring the accuracy of paysource.
  • Coordinate Face to Face activities with Enrollment Center, Admissions Departments and Compliance
  • Work directly with third party payers, internal and external customers, and other contract clients toward effective and efficient processes in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of third party reimbursement requirements for payers assigned for handling.
  • Utilizes all resources available, including electronic inquires to verify eligibility, benefits and claim status.
  • Exercises good judgment towards account resolution and documents all activity on account in a clear, accurate and consistent manner utilizing appropriate online system.
  • Work Medicare non-recert report and DDE verification report monthly and provide required information.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills when responding to incoming or outgoing calls in a most courteous manner providing clear and appropriate information as needed.
  • Generate and key 81A’s as required.
  • Advise team lead and/or supervisor of any billing errors, payer trends in claims processing, denials or payment fluctuations, to ensure proper handling and escalation as necessary.
  • Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings.
  • Meet departmental productivity and quality assurance standards in accordance with departmental policies.
  • Responsible for special projects and all other duties as appropriate under supervision of Patient Accounts management.

 

 

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Palliative Care Liaison, Preceptor

Type of position: Liaison

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: 
As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Palliative Care Liaison conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services while hospitalized. S/he performs the initial assessment, initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, develops and carries out the discharge plan, and communicates with the IDG. S/he supports the development of appropriate hospice referrals in the assigned hospital(s) by educating and maintaining customer relationships with referral sources. S/he in collaboration with the Hospice Representative is responsible for educating the hospital professional community about hospice and palliative care services, access to hospice care and delivery of end-of-life care. S/he actively participates in hospital committees where an expert resource in hospice and palliative care is integral. 

 

Qualifications: 
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum of 5 years clinical experience, with recent acute care hospital experience preferred. Hospital, home health or hospice experience required. Strong physical assessment skills required.
• Case Management certification/experience preferred.
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Excellent communication skills, including public speaking experience.

 

Competencies: 
• Satisfactorily completes competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 

• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

Clinical

• Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
• Initiate the plan of care that accurately reflects the patient’s immediate needs.
• Evaluate patient/family for hospice admission, utilizing approved criteria and procedures.
• Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
• Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
• Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
• Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
• Provide information regarding available community resources and other referral sources when hospice care may not be appropriate.
• Provide timely and consistent feedback to referral sources, physicians, and patient/families.
• Maintain regular contact with social workers, ALFs, nursing homes and other referral sources to facilitate the admission process.
• Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
• Provide home/facility visits on teams in all clinical settings if no admission visits are available during the regularly scheduled work day.

 

Administrative

• Document assessment, plan, and intervention on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
• Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
• Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
• Provide hospital with a copy of the hospice plan of care when patient will remain in the hospital after date of hospice admission.
• Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
• Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
• Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
• Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
• Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
• Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. 

 

Marketing

• Cultivate, develop and enhance care relationships with assigned hospitals.
• Ensure timely attention to customer concerns and complaints.
• Provide outstanding customer service to the company’s customers, both internal and external.
• Cooperate with Admission Department and Professional Relations to identify issues related to increasing timely access to care.
• Assist in collecting feedback from referral sources.
• Assist in carrying out admissions and marketing plans in service area(s).
• Maintain membership in related health care professional organizations for the purpose of networking.
• Participate in assigned hospital’s committees as requested by hospital and/or Professional Relations and approved by the Admissions Manager.

 

Education

• Participate in education plan for assigned hospital(s) as established by and in conjunction with the Hospice Representative.
• Identify opportunities for in-services in the assigned hospital(s) and coordinate their implementation with appropriate professional contacts.
• Provide formal and informal education opportunities in the hospital settings, with hospital staff, physicians, and hospital social workers/discharge planners
• Communicate health care issues to clinical leadership to enhance service delivery.

 

Customer Service
• Develop positive customer relationships in assigned hospital(s) by effectively educating on hospice care and conducting presentations both 1 on 1 and formal group in-services, which support the Hospice mission.
• Achieve monthly referral/admission and conversion goals for assigned hospital(s).
• Provide information about hospice services to all requesting it.
• Work cooperatively with Admissions Department, Professional Relations, Education and Marketing/Development Departments to meet the needs of the community.
• Maintain regular contact with hospital discharge planners/social workers and other key hospital staff

 

Professional Development
• Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.

• Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial
• Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
• Recommend palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient to facilitate discharge.
• Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other
• Duties as assigned by the Admissions Manager.

 

Preceptor Duties (if applicable)
• Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., Hospital PFC, Hospital Case Managers. Incorporates behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Schedules nursing visits with orientee based on patient/family needs; submits paperwork in a timely manner, and demonstrates responsibility in work attendance.
• Performs within the framework of the philosophies, policies and procedures of the Company.
• Participates in orienting new employees assigned to the Hospital Team and any other hospice staff as requested by supervisor.
• Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., Hospital PFC, Hospital Case Managers. Incorporates behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Schedules nursing visits with orientee based on patient/family needs; submits paperwork in a timely manner, and demonstrates responsibility in work attendance.
• Performs within the framework of the philosophies, policies and procedures of the Company.
• Participates in orienting new employees assigned to the Hospital Team and any other hospice staff as requested by supervisor.

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient’s eligibility for hospice.
  • Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and revise patients’ plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting.
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members.
  • Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team.
  • Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance.
  • Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient’s condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations.

 

Other

  • Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires.
  • Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance.
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient’s eligibility for hospice.
  • Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and revise patients’ plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting.
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members.
  • Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team.
  • Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance.
  • Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient’s condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations.

 

Other

  • Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires.
  • Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance.
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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HIM Processor

Type of position: Management (Non-clinical), Operations

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Office

Description:

 

Role: Responsible for assembling, analyzing, and maintaining medical records according to established procedure.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with GED
  • Health Information Management Certificate, HIT PRO Certificate preferred
  • Two years office experience, preferably in a medical setting
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Strong Computer skills with ability to type 40 wpm
  • Ability to navigate EHR and document management systems
  • Knowledge of medical record format and content for all programs
  • Ability to identify nonstandard forms and determine appropriate action required
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to review record and verify patient identification
  • Ability to perform job function and make decisions without direct supervision
  • Ability to lift and move/transport multiple charts
  • Ability to bend and reach overhead
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per policy

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 Document Preparation

  • Confirm patient name, medical record number, team and program is on every page in the record, front and back
  • Identify and tape torn edges
  • Mount and tape down any sheets less than 8.5 by 11 inches on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet
  • Remove all staples
  • For any documents on card stock or manila make a photocopy before scanning

 

Scanning

  • Perform daily maintenance of the scanner
  • Calibrate the scanner for proper image quality as needed
  • Monitor the manual indexing queue of unassigned images
  • Prioritize batches received in the e-fax queue and retrieve for processing and uploading into the EMR
  • Review each electronic image within the batch.  Compare with hard copy to confirm image quality, appropriate order and appropriate rotation of image
  • Determine the correct patient name, medical record number, program, document type or section (if appropriate).
  • Index the image appropriately by required patient data elements according to facility specific guidelines and naming conventions.
  • Maintain and reconcile the death/discharge report to ensure that all closed files are accounted for prior to scanning.
  • Maintain production log that outlines database names, scan dates and CD burn dates.
  • Maintain database (i.e., naming conventions, database size and folder profile).
  • Perform scanning functions while maintaining a satisfactory level of productivity.
  • Index scanned documents according to a predetermined file layout while maintaining a satisfactory level of accuracy.
  • Ensure daily system back-up.
  • Perform quality review of scanned documents prior to burning to CD.
  • Communicate with department supervisor regarding any adverse software or hardware issues.
  • Protect the confidentiality of the scanned and paper documents at all times.

 

Scanning Quality Control

  • Review each image in the batch and verify the following
  • Correct patient name and program level
  • Proper indexing level / naming convention
  • Image quality (readable, orientation, multiple sides, etc.)
  • For each page scanned or indexed with errors
  • Rearrange out of order images within the electronic document
  • Relocate electronic images that are incorrectly filed in another document
  • Replace electronic images that have unacceptable image quality or have been updated
  • Modify the indexing as appropriate

 

HIM Operations

  • Process admission paperwork including chart assembly
  • Request prior medical records from hospitals and physicians as indicated on the Nursing History and Physical and Team Daily Report
  • Files/Scans medical record documentation in a timely manner making certain that the patient name and number correlate to the chart
  • Pulls and prepares charts for IDG/IDT meetings.  Ensures that filing and scanning are current
  • Pulls charts for audits, research and other legitimate requests
  • Audits charts following the death/discharge of the patient.  Identify delinquent documentation that is needed for chart completion
  • Prepares and updates the chart deficiency report weekly and distributes to the Clinical Manager, Regional Director, and HIM Supervisor for resolution
  • Monitors the return of all documentation until the chart is complete and escalates any chart deficiencies that have not been resolved as necessary
  • Daily opening, logging and sorting of mail, work queues and IDG/IDT paperwork
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested.*

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with scanning and uploading of medical information
  • Understanding of completion requirements for admission documents

 

 

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Manager, Financial Planning & Decision Support

Type of position: Finance, Management (Non-clinical)

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role:

Position is responsible for managing all day to day aspects of Financial Planning operations and underlying systems (currently TM1) and data. This includes assessing and implementing short and long term goals to ensure efficient functioning and internal and external satisfaction. Develop, implement and ensure policies and procedures are accurately followed in adherence to all regulations. Manage, coordinate and evaluate performances of all direct reports and initiate any corrective plans and action to improve performance and or resolve issues as they arise. 

 

 

Interact with management team to ensure service goals are achieved and/or issues are being timely and appropriately addressed. Perform data analysis, data manipulation and reporting of financial information to internal and external parties as required. Also responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of data processed, analysis outcomes and reports provided. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or related field.
  • CPA or Masters in Accounting or Business Administration preferred. Will accept additional years of experience in lieu of this requirement.
  • Minimum of 7+ years in Accounting and/or Budget/Decision Support; preferably in a multi-entity setting. 
  • Minimum 7 years of Healthcare experience preferred. 
  • Customer services skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and ability to work with a team, critical thinking, organizational skills, and knowledge of regulatory requirements appropriate for the position.
  • Must be able to maintain a strict level of confidentiality.
  • Proficient in the advanced use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and complex financial systems. 
  • Must have strong communication skills in verbal, written and presentational form.
  • Ability to take initiative, requires minimal supervision, and solves problems independently.
  • Proficient in time management skills with the ability to prioritize a variety of duties.
  • Team player and self-starter who is accurate and detail oriented.

 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the day to day supervisor of departmental staff.
  • Manage budget software as selected by Finance/IT/management team, as well as, implementation of any system upgrades.
  • Properly plan for and complete on a timely basis the annual operating and capital budgets including forecast Balance Sheet and Statements of Operations and Cash Flows.
  • Prepare long range financial forecasts and/or financial proformas for new business segments as required by management.
  • Communicates effectively with Management and Leadership Teams, including negotiating the mechanics of operational budget revisions
  • Complete budget presentation packages for various audiences: Board of Directors; Finance Committee; Senior Staff, etc.
  • Develop and maintain processes to monitor budget vs. actual activity on a monthly basis (revenue, expense and capital expenditures) including understanding of business drivers..
  • Prepare standard analysis tools (e.g. volume and rate/mix analysis) that assist in explaining actual vs. budget variances and strengthen the system of internal controls.
  • Prepare operational financial reports (either routine or adhoc) as required to support operations.
  • Develop, maintain and lead the implementation of various policies and procedures, as well as, training materials to ensure that the budget processes are well documented, understood throughout the organization and are effective and efficient.
  • Ensure that new personnel with budget responsibilities are properly trained on budget tools and processes in a timely manner.
  • Supervise monitoring of the capital expenditure requests throughout the year.
  • Prepares and files all external reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner (e.g. AHCA, DOEA, PIP reports, Solicitation of Contributions, etc.).
  • Provides support and education to Management before, during and after the budget process 
  • Prepares and analyzes productivity reporting as needed.
  • Prepares analysis of the business as required (by business line, diagnosis, referring physician, etc.) to provide management operational opportunities and for strategic growth.
  • Prepares supporting information for CON filings, 1023 or other applications.
  • Responsible for the integrity and maintenance of automated statistical and financial dashboards (e.g. daily census reports, corp. compliance dashboards, pharmacy dashboards, executive dashboards, etc.).
  • Prepares and files other reports and grants in a timely and accurate manner (e.g. United Way, Veterans grant, etc.).
  • Responsible for ongoing maintenance of the reporting structure
  • Responsible for ongoing maintenance of systems
  • Responsible for coordination of statistical data

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line w/ cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook, Supervisor, or EVS Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiency in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Drivers license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining and practicing a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations experienced within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Consistently improve personal knowledge and skill level.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share technical expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Competencies: Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General:

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of kitchen
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Handle all cash according to company policy and procedure, reporting any shortages or overages to Dietary Coordinator or EVS Manager immediately. 
  • Prepare following day’s meal prep according to instruction from cook on daily basis.
  • Prepare, Cook, Serve all café meals to customers at the dinner meal.
  • Turn off all equipment and document accordingly at the end of each night.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for dietary dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including but not limited to convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.
  • Proper loading of offsite food prep into transport containers
  • Proper transportation of food to offsite serving locations including unloading and serving according to all regulations and policy, practices.
  • Driving, delivering of food to offsite food service areas to include but not limited to PACE centers and/or offsite catering events
  • Pickup supplies needed for dept. at offsite purchasing locations such as Publix, Sams Club, Supermarkets, Equipment vendors, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned, by management.

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

 

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Hospice Aide – Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Under RN direction and supervision, the Hospice Aide performs personal care, homemaker assistance and defined nursing procedures for terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida certificate as CNA.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet work schedule.
  • One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience).
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to physically access any home or facility in assigned area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning.
  • Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases.

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with HospiceHelp24 Phone RN, based on patient/family needs.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Attend department meetings as part of their routine work schedule.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the HospiceHelp24 Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, patient focused department

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

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Staffing Assistant – Pool

Type of position: Operations

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The Staffing Assistant coordinates the daily activities associated with continuous care operation including scheduling of Continuous Care staff and agency personnel, billing and verification of care provided, and monitoring and maintaining department personnel.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with some college preferred, but work experience may be substituted for college
  • Two years’ experience in accounting or billing office. Experience in healthcare field preferred
  • Prior staff scheduling and clinical patient care experience preferred
  • Able to perform sedentary work with frequent interruptions
  • Skilled in computer operations.
  • Knowledge of software, i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Works under moderate supervision, exercising some degree of discretion & independent judgment
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance*

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

Operational – Scheduling

  • Schedule Continuous Care field staff to provide care to patients
  • Follow Continuous Care Scheduling Guidelines
  • Enter patient and staffing information into solutions timely and with accuracy.
  • Provide patient information to scheduled staff and serves as a resource for information entered into solutions.
  • Assist in the orientation of new Continuous Care staff.
  • Ensure notification to patients/families related to uncovered shifts (at least two hours).
  • Communicate end of shift report to relief scheduler.
  • Participate in holiday coverage on rotating basis with other staffing assistants.
  • Schedule outside agencies, as needed.
  • Maintain positive relationships with clinical managers and team patient care nurses.

 

Operational -Billing Authorization

  • Process patient care related visits from scheduling systems including patient scheduler, Santrax and staffing assistant worksheets.
  • Research entries for accuracy of billing time, staff mix and LOC. Verify through patient history assuring information has transferred to patient records.
  • Confirm proper Solutions system authorization for all agency visits
  • Prepare department reports
  • Oversee schedulers training and accuracy as performance applies to entering into computer system.

 

Operational – Payroll & Caregiver Program

  • Maintain and finalize payroll for the Continuous Care program.
  • Verify notes correlating with Santrax entries.
  • Check all Santrax codes for validation and accuracy.
  • Assist in the orientation of new Continuous Care staff.
  • Monitor and maintain compliance for employee performance reviews due and employee personnel record documentation.
  • Coordinate Care Giver Program. Staffs caregiver program adhering to HPC policy. Maintains ongoing and immediate communication with CC manager related to program utilization and appropriateness.
  • Account for agency utilized in the staffing program. Verifies agency invoices and prepares fiscal reports
  • Maintain patient staffing profiles in patient information system
  • Maintain accurate data on hours of Continuous Care Program ensuring schedule mix complies with standards.
  • Monitor employees for minimum requirements of participation call-ins as assigned Communication
  • Report to the Continuous Care Manager any difficulties in scheduling staff
  • Maintain call-in records for the Continuous Care Program
  • Maintain facility detail log related to staff coverage Professional Development
  • Attend scheduled meetings and participates in committees
  • Attend educational offerings when scheduling permits

 

Other

  • Performs other job duties as requested*
  • Adheres to dress code as established in HPC policies and procedures

 

 

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RN, Admissions – Pool

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 
Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one (2) year’s RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) years’ experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.

 
Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 
Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

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RN, Pool

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care. S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. 
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. 
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience. 
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English. 
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. 
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. 
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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Palliative Care Liaison, Preceptor

Type of position: Liaison

Date Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: 
As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Palliative Care Liaison conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services while hospitalized. S/he performs the initial assessment, initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, develops and carries out the discharge plan, and communicates with the IDG. S/he supports the development of appropriate hospice referrals in the assigned hospital(s) by educating and maintaining customer relationships with referral sources. S/he in collaboration with the Hospice Representative is responsible for educating the hospital professional community about hospice and palliative care services, access to hospice care and delivery of end-of-life care. S/he actively participates in hospital committees where an expert resource in hospice and palliative care is integral. 

 

Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum of 5 years clinical experience, with recent acute care hospital experience preferred. Hospital, home health or hospice experience required. Strong physical assessment skills required.
• Case Management certification/experience preferred.
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Excellent communication skills, including public speaking experience.

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily completes competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 

• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

Clinical

• Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
• Initiate the plan of care that accurately reflects the patient’s immediate needs.
• Evaluate patient/family for hospice admission, utilizing approved criteria and procedures.
• Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
• Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
• Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
• Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
• Provide information regarding available community resources and other referral sources when hospice care may not be appropriate.
• Provide timely and consistent feedback to referral sources, physicians, and patient/families.
• Maintain regular contact with social workers, ALFs, nursing homes and other referral sources to facilitate the admission process.
• Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
• Provide home/facility visits on teams in all clinical settings if no admission visits are available during the regularly scheduled work day.

 

Administrative
• Document assessment, plan, and intervention on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
• Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
• Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
• Provide hospital with a copy of the hospice plan of care when patient will remain in the hospital after date of hospice admission.
• Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
• Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
• Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
• Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
• Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
• Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. 

 

Marketing

• Cultivate, develop and enhance care relationships with assigned hospitals.
• Ensure timely attention to customer concerns and complaints.
• Provide outstanding customer service to the company’s customers, both internal and external.
• Cooperate with Admission Department and Professional Relations to identify issues related to increasing timely access to care.
• Assist in collecting feedback from referral sources.
• Assist in carrying out admissions and marketing plans in service area(s).
• Maintain membership in related health care professional organizations for the purpose of networking.
• Participate in assigned hospital’s committees as requested by hospital and/or Professional Relations and approved by the Admissions Manager.

 

Education

• Participate in education plan for assigned hospital(s) as established by and in conjunction with the Hospice Representative.
• Identify opportunities for in-services in the assigned hospital(s) and coordinate their implementation with appropriate professional contacts.
• Provide formal and informal education opportunities in the hospital settings, with hospital staff, physicians, and hospital social workers/discharge planners
• Communicate health care issues to clinical leadership to enhance service delivery.

 

Customer Service
• Develop positive customer relationships in assigned hospital(s) by effectively educating on hospice care and conducting presentations both 1 on 1 and formal group in-services, which support the Hospice mission.
• Achieve monthly referral/admission and conversion goals for assigned hospital(s).
• Provide information about hospice services to all requesting it.
• Work cooperatively with Admissions Department, Professional Relations, Education and Marketing/Development Departments to meet the needs of the community.
• Maintain regular contact with hospital discharge planners/social workers and other key hospital staff

 

Professional Development
• Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.

• Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial
• Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
• Recommend palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient to facilitate discharge.
• Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other
• Duties as assigned by the Admissions Manager.

 

Preceptor Duties (if applicable)
• Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., Hospital PFC, Hospital Case Managers. Incorporates behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Schedules nursing visits with orientee based on patient/family needs; submits paperwork in a timely manner, and demonstrates responsibility in work attendance.
• Performs within the framework of the philosophies, policies and procedures of the Company.
• Participates in orienting new employees assigned to the Hospital Team and any other hospice staff as requested by supervisor.
• Supervises patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., Hospital PFC, Hospital Case Managers. Incorporates behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
• Schedules nursing visits with orientee based on patient/family needs; submits paperwork in a timely manner, and demonstrates responsibility in work attendance.
• Performs within the framework of the philosophies, policies and procedures of the Company.
• Participates in orienting new employees assigned to the Hospital Team and any other hospice staff as requested by supervisor.

 

 

 

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RN/ARNP, Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

RoleThe Nursing Practice Specialist exemplifies and promotes nursing practice and excellence in hospice and post-acute care.  S/he assists with evaluation of clinical outcomes, identifies risks, and proposes solutions.  S/he is responsible for setting and evaluating practice standards.  S/he provides consultation to clinical staff (CS).  S/he conducts formal and informal educational programs/experiences for clinical nurses and other interdisciplinary members to support clinical staff. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Active Florida nursing license as an RN, or current licensure from another state with a temporary Florida permit.
  • Masters Level Degree in Nursing required. Any specialty in nursing acceptable.
  • Hospice or home health experience preferred.
  • Practical experience in infusion therapy required.
  • Specialty certification preferred (eg, Hospice & Palliative Care Nursing Certification, Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI), etc.)
  • Experience in teaching, program planning, developing educational materials. 
  • Experience in problem solving, leading individuals/groups
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing standards and regulations.
  • Ability to translate professional and organizational goals into effective programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Joint Commission standards
  • Commitment to the research process and application to practice
  • Experience in quality assurance and performance improvement.
  • Ability to organize resources appropriately and to work independently with other disciplines within the organization exercising discretion and independent judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and to effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

Nursing Practice           

  • Collaborates with organization leaders to plan for, identify, develop and put in place structures, practices, and programs to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and consistency of the organization’s system of providing nursing care
  • Maintain knowledge of current hospice/post-acute nursing care and challenges.
  • Influence nursing and clinical practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care. 
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role:  clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, research / evaluation. 
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the organization and community to develop effective nursing and clinical programs. 
  • Participate in professional organizations to advance the nursing profession and improve health care delivery to patients (i.e., ONS, HPNA, FNA, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Education and Standards to ensure that nursing practice is in compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Provide consultation to clinical staff and other health care professionals for complex patient situations.
  • Assist nurses with difficult clinical decision-making and with planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. 
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based nursing practice guidelines based on current standards of practice within the hospice specialty to improve quality of care delivered by clinical staff.

 

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field Weekend

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with HospiceHelp24 Phone RN, based on patient/family needs.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Attend department meetings as part of their routine work schedule.

 

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the HospiceHelp24 Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*

 

 

 

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Nurse Practitioner

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: Provide comprehensive and efficient direct primary or consultative patient care under protocol with hospice physician staff. Utilize clinical expertise and participate in diagnostic and management decision making while promoting maximization of quality of life for the company’s patients and caregivers. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing 
  • ARNP certification recognized by CMS for Medicare billing 
  • Licensure by state of Florida to work as ARNP 
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management 
  • Advanced clinical skills which allow thorough patient assessments and management for any patient with advanced chronic disease as well as for those near the end of life 
  • Ability to work under protocol with multiple physicians in multiple settings 
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution 
  • Commitment to the research process and application to practice 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload 
  • Ability to work independently exercising discretion and independent judgment 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other disciplines within the organization 
  • Certified by appropriate hospice nursing organization within two years of hire date 
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule 
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any area of Company service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning 

 

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position 

 

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices 
  • Observe the company’s health, safety and security practices 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the company 
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner 
  • Promote the company through participation in community and professional organizations 
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels 
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level 
  • Advance electronic media skills 
  • Support the company’s research and educational activities 
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally 
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

Leadership Success Factors: (Managers)

  • Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience 
  • Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals 
  • Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources 
  • Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results 
  • Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others 
  • Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance 

 

 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct primary or consultative patient care through home visits, as well as clinic/nursing home/assisted living/inpatient unit/hospital visits, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Work directly under protocol with physicians from the company’s medical staff 
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner 
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care 
  • Report regularly to physician staff regarding clinical care provided 
  • Evaluate patients referred to hospice for eligibility according to current guidelines 
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients 
  • Utilize practice opportunities to provide expert nursing care to patients, to evaluate nursing practice, and to provide clinical learning activities for case managers, IDT members, and students 
  • Influence nursing practice by participating in patient care advocacy issues directed toward improving practice and the quality of patient care 
  • Act as a role model for professional practice by integrating all components of the professional role: clinical practice, consultation, collaboration, leadership, education, and research/evaluation 
  • Collaborate with all disciplines within the agency and community to develop effective patient care programs. 
  • Respond to clinical emergencies as an expert consultant under protocols to case managers (i.e., oncologic emergencies, high risk or potential) 
  • Provide care for patients in a hospice inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director. 
  • Participate in after-hour coverage for hospice patients cared for by hospice medical staff 
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency 
  • Complete timely medical documentation of medical information on all patients seen by nurse practitioner using the electronic health record 
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff 
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects 
  • Promote the company’s programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMOs, hospitals, and other referral sources 
  • Attend the company’s Medical Staff meetings regularly, a minimum of 50% of all scheduled monthly staff meetings and review minutes of meetings not attended within 5 days of their being made available 
  • Represent the company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums* 
  • Evaluate patient care outcomes and propose solutions 
  • Participate in appropriate agency-wide committees 
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs 
  • Support research to promote clinical knowledge, development, and research-based clinical practice 
  • Participate in development of clinical policy and procedures to improve quality of care delivery 
  • Evaluate current research findings for specialty and determine efficiency in practice setting 
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice within the hospice specialty 
  • Assume responsibility as a self-directed professional for own continuing education. Identify needs or seek direction in identification of needs to maintain expertise and keep current with health care trends and nursing practices 
  • Other duties as assigned by Medical Director*

 

 

 

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RN, Admissions – Pool

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Auburndale Office

Description:

 

Role: As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 

Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one (2) year’s RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) year’s experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.
 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

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Staff Physician

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: South Tampa Office

Description:

 

Role: The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the company.  S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the company’s program and staff to assure the maintenance of quality medical care for patients and families.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current DEA number
  • Eligible for malpractice coverage under company policy terms
  • Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management
  • Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule
  • Must be able to physically access any home in any  LifePath Hospice area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Plan to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine when eligible if not already certified

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review patient admission prognostic indicators to determine hospice appropriateness at time of  admission
  • Work cooperatively with the Admissions Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients
  • Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by the Medical Director
  • Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consult to patients’ primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients’ hospice care and primary or other care
  • Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient’s attending physician
  • Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians.
  • Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the company whose referring physician desires such services
  • Care for patients in the company’s inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director.
  • Make home visits to care for patients to meet assigned productivity goals.
  • Teach designated in-services to company staff
  • Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to company committees
  • Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in company programs
  • Support or conduct research to improve hospice care
  • Contribute to research efforts of the company by actively recruiting research subjects
  • Conduct educational seminars, in-services and presentations for physicians, nurses and other health care personnel whose support for and understanding of the hospice program is an integral part of assuring that the company services are made accessible to patients and families
  • Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care
  • Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.) in order to expand medical services in a cost-efficient manner
  • Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency
  • Complete timely medical documentation of all patients seen who are cared for by  physician
  • Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by company staff
  • Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by company staff
  • Promote company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO’s, hospitals, and other referral sources
  • Attend company Medical Staff meetings regularly.
  • Participate in relevant company committees*
  • Represent company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums*
  • Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer as indicated
  • Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities as directed by the Medical Director*
  • Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all company patients
  • Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the company’s care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage of the company’s program
  • Provide coverage in the event of absence
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.

 

 

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RN, Admissions – Pool

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

Role: As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 

Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one (2) year’s RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) year’s experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.

 

Competencies:

• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

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Child Life Specialist – Pool

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Staffing, LLC

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:

The Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) embraces the value of play as a healing modality which enhances the optimal growth and development of infants, children and youth to pediatric hospice patients and children in the Partners in Care (PIC) Program. Care is provided through assessment, intervention, prevention, advocacy and education. The CCLS is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the individual emotional and developmental needs of each child and family using therapeutic and developmental play experiences. The CCLS also considers the needs of the siblings or other children who may be affected by the child’s illness. The CCLS acts as an advocate for children and their families and uses his/her knowledge of child development to enhance quality of life and the emotional aspects of coming to terms with life limiting illnesses. Must comply with Partners In Care: Together for Kids (PIC:TFK) standards of care, state, federal and local government regulations.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, Human and Family Studies, Psychology or another closely related discipline.
  • Must have completed a supervised 480-hour clinical internship, pass a national examination, and have and maintain certification.
  • Minimum of one year experience in healthcare/hospital setting required.
  • Working knowledge of the concepts and practices of end of life care with children and families.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload.
  • Able to remain calm, professional, trouble shoot and intervene with patient/family crisis situations.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per company policy.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercising a high degree of discretion & independent judgment.
  • Ability to physically access any home, hospital, i.e. navigate stairs, narrow stairs, narrow spaces, lack of air conditioning, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and intervene appropriately.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides and supervises age appropriate therapeutic play which facilitates coping, mastery, self-expression, creativity, achievement and learning which is vital to the child’s optimal growth and development.
  • Observes, listens and facilitates communication with children who are unable to verbalize or demonstrate their needs.
  • Provides written documentation of Child Life assessments, interventions and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Applies the theoretical foundations of child development, play, stress, coping and family systems.
  • Helps to prepare the pediatric hospice patient and siblings regarding medical tests and procedures through education, rehearsal and coping skill development.
  • Interprets the child’s perception of his diagnosis and treatment as revealed through play and other means of communication, both verbal and nonverbal.
  • Provides age appropriate explanations and conversation about life threatening disease and/or death for the child and siblings.
  • Assists team members to understand emotional factors related to infants, children, and teens.
  • Provides guidance for parents, siblings and staff on appropriate activities, stimulation, play, comfort and touch for the child.
  • Implements legacy and memory activities for the entire family.
  • Advocates for inclusion of the terminally ill child, when appropriate, in communication and decision making regarding the patient’s own well-being and care, in order to promote a sense of control for the child.
  • Provides coping skill development for assistance in pain management, medication administration, medical procedures, and separation issues.
  • Provides developmentally appropriate activities for the siblings of the terminally ill child, to allow them to speak freely about their feelings and ask questions in a non-threatening and open environment.
  • Allows preparation and suggestions for inclusion of the siblings in the funeral and/or memorial services for the terminally ill child.

 

 

Team Specific Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements Plan of Care activities with Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), Clinical Manager, Social
  • Services Coordinator and/or Manager and Children’s Medical Services Network, as necessary.
  • Attends hospice and/or PIC staff meetings, in-service training, continuing education and workshops, and IDG as needed.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as directed.

 

 

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Social Services Specialist – Pool

Type of position: Social Worker

Date Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Staffing, LLC

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: 
The Clinical Social Services Specialist (CSSS) provides and coordinates a wide range of social services to patients and their families for Chapters Healthcare. In concert with the interdisciplinary care team, the CSSS provides support to patients and their families to help them cope with illness, death, and/or loss. CSSSs work with patients/families to help them manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of illness, death and dying. The CSSS coordinates community resources to assist patients/families with their bio-psychosocial concerns and provides services in a variety of settings, to include: home care, acute care, inpatient and residential hospice care, long term care, after-hours and respite care. 

 

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work (CSWE accredited).
• Florida LCSW required.
• Three years of experience in palliative care, hospice or other health care setting required.
• Familiarity with and working knowledge of the concepts and practices of death and dying with children and adults.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload.
• Able to remain calm, professional, trouble shoot and intervene with patient/family crisis situations.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per company policy and procedure.
• Ability to travel to off-site locations.
• Ability to work unsupervised exercising a high degree of discretion & independent judgment.
• Ability to physically access any home, hospital, nursing home, and ALF i.e. navigate stairs, narrow stairs, narrow spaces, lack of air conditioning, etc.
• Ability to work in a team environment and intervene appropriately.

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Must demonstrate high ethical standards in areas of the company’s mission, confidentiality, sensitivity, and flexibility.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the micro and macro levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.

 

Responsibilities:

Clinical 
• Collaborate with Social Services leadership about social services issues to ensure compliance with Standards and Regulations (i.e., ACHA, NASW, Joint Commission, NHPCO, etc.).
• Perform psychosocial assessments and make appropriate referrals.
• Assess the psychosocial aspects of care for patients and their families as well as bereaved children, adults, and families in accordance with Company policy.
• Demonstrates ability to utilize advanced practice social work skills to engage patients and families who are in crisis, exhibiting problems with coping, and/or who are at high risk for complicated psychosocial reactions.
• Provide or make referrals for appropriate patient/family counseling and initiation of case management interventions necessary for resolving issues and maintaining plan of care.
• Empower patients/families to negotiate with resource providers and make decisions on their own behalf.
• Provide appropriate anticipatory grief and bereavement counseling and initiate interventions necessary for resolving problem issues and maintaining plan of care.
• Maintain assessment and intervention documentation in a manner reflecting timeliness, completeness, accuracy, legibility, clarity of goal and appropriateness of intervention.
• When applicable, evaluate bereavement needs, including making condolence calls, evaluating risk and coordinating the Plan of Care.
• Work with Company employees to coordinate the provision of concrete services, to direct patient visits and attend interdisciplinary care meetings as required.

 

 

Education:
• Serve as an educational resource as needed.
• Develop and share expertise relevant to patient population.
• Ensure understanding and adherence to social services standards of practice and relevant Company Policies and Procedures.

 


Professional Development

• Enhance professional expertise and hospice knowledge. 
• Establish own professional goals. 
• Participate in appropriate professional or specialty organizations. 

 
Other
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Conduct represents the NASW Code of Ethics. 
• Work within Company Scope of Service.

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

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Supervisor, Clinical Team

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Director (Clinical), Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role: The Clinical Team Supervisor is responsible for the daily clinical coordination, supervisor and oversight of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) in delivering palliative, supportive and emergent care to the patient/family unit as indicated in the plan of care.
 


Qualifications:

• Current Florida license as RN, or current license from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience, with at least one (1) year acute and medical surgery nursing.
• Excellent critical decision making and problem solving skills.
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
 


Competencies:

• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 
Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 
Leadership Success Factors: 
• Communication. Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience.
• Initiative. Originate action to achieve goals.
• Management Identification. Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management.
• Judgment. Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources.
• Planning, Organizing and Controlling. Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results.
• Leadership. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others. 
• Ethics. Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
• Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization’s responsibilities for regulatory compliance.

 

 

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RN, Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role:

The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Office

Description:

 

Role:

The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling)

 

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role:

The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling)

 

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LPN, Continuous Care – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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LPN, Continuous Care – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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Admissions Coordinator

Type of position: Admissions, Care Coordinator

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Hospice of Marion County, Inc

Location: Ocala, Marion County, FL

Description:

 

Role:  Responsible for the overall supervision and development of the Admission nursing staff to include hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, resolving complaints and problems.  Also responsible for ensuring the highest levels of productivity by the team, prompt access to care for all clinically appropriate patients, and fostering referrals through relationships with physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

 

Qualifications:  

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing, BSN preferred.
  • RN license issued by the State of Florida.
  • 3 years minimum experience as a hospice primary care or admissions related nurse with demonstrated competency in case management.
  • Prior leadership experience with demonstrated ability to foster team work and motivate staff to implement changes.

 

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RN, Admissions

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 

 

Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one year RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) year’s experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

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RN, Senior Preceptor

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: 
The RN, Senior Preceptor coordinates the orientation and training of staff to clinical processes, standards and utilization of the electronic medical record. S/he ensures each new staff member in conjunction with the team/ department preceptor has successfully acquired knowledge and skills essential to provide quality patient care and to document appropriately in the medical record. The position will participate as a subject matter expert in evaluation of care provided, recommendation for practice change and development of educational programs to enhance learning. In collaboration with discipline specific managers, medical staff and corporate departments the Senior Preceptor participates in the evaluation of accuracy and completeness of documentation in accordance with regulations and established standards. The RN, Senior Preceptor assists in identifying trends and opportunities for improvement, makes recommendation for practice changes, and conducts ongoing staff training. 

 

Qualifications:
• Current Florida license as RN.
• Bachelors in Nursing preferred.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Three (3) years experience as a hospice RN preferred, with demonstrated competence in case management, clinical leadership and in depth understanding of electronic medical record.
• Demonstrates expert knowledge in pain and symptom management. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to oversee and manage projects independently.
• Understands and articulates the values of the interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English
• Ability to facilitate education with multiple methods of instruction.
• Strong background in technology and the ability to integrate technology into clinical practice
• Familiarity with Windows based software applications.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients and staff.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

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RN Charge Nurse

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc.

Location: Auburndale Office

Description:

 

Role:

The Shift Charge Nurse Hospice House RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs, utilizing the nursing process; coordinating the plan of care with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  The RN utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit during times of crisis. 

 

In addition to RN Hospice House responsibilities, the RN Hospice House Preceptor plans, coordinates and carries out educational opportunities for Hospice House nurses.  S/he orients the nurses to their role within the interdisciplinary team; evaluates job performance using competency checklist to insure each new nurse has successfully acquired knowledge and skills essential to providing patient care.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing or hospice experience.  Exceptions ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of Hospice House patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Shift Charge Nurse Hospice House RN: One (1) years’ experience as a hospice RN Hospice House preferred, with demonstrated competence in patient care and in depth understanding of Company systems.

 

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

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RN, Admissions – Pool

Type of position: Admissions, Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), the Admissions RN conducts the initial admission process for patients referred for hospice services. S/he initiates the plan of care based on identified immediate needs, and communicates with the IDG.

 

Qualifications:

• Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
• Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
• Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
• Minimum one (2) year’s RN experience where physical assessment skills were utilized
• Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
• Ability to effectively communicate in English.
• Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
• Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
• Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
• Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
• RN, Preceptor: one (1) year’s experience as an Admissions RN preferred, with demonstration competence in assessment and in depth understanding of Company systems.
 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role: Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line with cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook, Supervisor, or EVS Manager.

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiencies in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Drivers license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining and practicing a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations experienced within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Consistently improve personal knowledge and skill level.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share technical expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position

 

Daily Responsibilities:

General

  • Follow written job flow on daily basis to ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all parts of kitchen
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally
  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • Employee carries out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the incumbent and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job’s work.
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, but not limited to, vinyl composition tile, ceramic tile, quarry tile, concrete, terrazzo, hardwood flooring, rubber, carpet, painted wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor
  • Handle all cash according to company policy and procedure, reporting any shortages or overages to Dietary Coordinator or EVS Manager immediately. 
  • Prepare following day’s meal prep according to instruction from cook on daily basis.
  • Prepare, Cook, Serve all café meals to customers at the dinner meal.
  • Turn off all equipment and document accordingly at the end of each night.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned
  • Assist in training new employees for dietary dept.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use
  • Skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including but not limited to convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.
  • Proper loading of offsite food prep into transport containers
  • Proper transportation of food to offsite serving locations including unloading and serving according to all regulations and policy, practices.
  • Driving, delivering of food to offsite food service areas to include but not limited to PACE centers and/or offsite catering events
  • Pickup supplies needed for dept. at offsite purchasing locations such as Publix, Sams Club, Supermarkets, Equipment vendors, etc.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned, by management.

 

Customer Service and Marketing:

  • Assure timely attention to effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints.
  • Immediately report any customer service complaints or concerns to Dietary Coordinator and/or EVS Manager.

 

 

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Sr. Clinical Analyst with CPOE and OE Experience

Type of position: Data Analyst, Information Technology

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role:

Supports one or more IT business systems to provide the maintenance, development, training, and security of the IT systems for the Company. Responsibilities include report development, technical support for computer system on an agency-wide basis, system upgrades and testing, training, vendor management, and various related tasks that may be assigned by management.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of technical experience with progressive responsibility.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Project, and Visio.
  • Experience with Computerized Physician Order Entry and Order Entry Systems
  • Healthcare experience with emphasis on supporting Pharmacy operation and system
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised exercising a high degree of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to interface with various staff and managers.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Analytical, organized and able to effectively manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan, organize, execute and oversee testing for system upgrades.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform various methods of software testing, including white box / black box testing, positive testing, negative testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, or user acceptance testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify, troubleshoot and resolve highly complex issues with assigned software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather highly complex user requirements and translate them into scope documents that are meaningful to both application development and business users, and promotes best practices and procedures related to the use of assigned software applications.
  • Ability to define specifications and mock-up for complex reports.
  • Ability to produce complex reports in Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and produce data reports.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and track large volumes of data.
  • Ability to interface with various staff and managers.
  • Training experience.   
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per policy.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Support assigned IT system. 
  • Manage vendor as appropriate. 
  • Ensure all interfaces with this system are working properly. 
  • Provide Training as required.
  • Provide “help desk” support for users.
  • Communicate new IT system functionality to users as it is available.
  • Maintain test environment to QA test upgrades, patches, and new functionality; coordinate user acceptance testing.
  • Provide Level 1 technical support for issues and escalate issues to systems vendor as required.
  • Manage upgrades
  • Provide Level 3 technical support for issues and escalate issues to systems vendor as required.
  • Work with IT systems vendors’ Support and Development team as appropriate.
  • Set up new users, manage security, and remove computer access for terminated employees.
  • Maintain roles and workflows modify as needed.
  • Manage all related projects through full systems life cycle.  Use corporate development methodology as appropriate.
  • Log all system issues in tracking software.  Respond to assigned tickets within SLA.
  • Coordinate complete and accurate systems documentation as required.
  • Assist in CIT training as part of the Company orientation for all new employees.
  • Work with other team members to coordinate related functionality and interfaces.
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Continuous Improvement activities.

 

Other Duties:

  • Communication.  Express thoughts and ideas clearly.  Adapt communication style to fit audience.
  • Initiative.  Originate action to achieve goals.
  • Management Identification.  Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. 
  • Judgment.  Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information, and in consideration of organizational resources.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Controlling.  Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources. Monitor results.
  • Ethics.  Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all work meets appropriate regulatory compliance guidelines or policies.
  • Coordinate the development and preparation of various reports and statistics as requested by management or staff.
  • Coordinate the production and distribution monthly of data reports as scheduled.
  • Participate in CIT “On call” rotation.
  • Assist CIT Management in development and maintenance of policies and procedures relating to IS system.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

 

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LPN, Continuous Care

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. 
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. 
  • Minimum one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient hospice, or home health setting. 
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate in English. 
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. 
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. 
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves. 
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG. 
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. 
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes. 
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. 
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care. 
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications. 
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family. 
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. 
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement. 
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members. 
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines. 
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient. 
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings. 
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients. 
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

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LPN, Continuous Care

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. 
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. 
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. 
  • Minimum one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient hospice, or home health setting. 
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate in English. 
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. 
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. 
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves. 
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. 
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities

Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG. 
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. 
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes. 
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. 
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care. 
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications. 
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family. 
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. 
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement. 
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members. 
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines. 
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient. 
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings. 
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients. 
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

 

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LPN, Continuous Care – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement.
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

 

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Hospice Aide – Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Sebring Office

Description:

 

Role:

Under RN direction and supervision, the Hospice Aide performs personal care, homemaker assistance and defined nursing procedures for terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida certificate as CNA.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet work schedule.
  • One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience).
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to physically access any home or facility in assigned area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning.
  • Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases.

 

Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Maintain competencies/contact hours as required by HPC and state. 
  • Provide patient/caregiver services according to written Hospice Aide/Caregiver Plan of Care and HPC policies and procedure
  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Assist patient and or caregiver in maintaining a clean and safe home.
  • Provide caregiver relief as part of the plan of care.
  • Transport medications, supplies, lab specimens, documents and other items needed to meet the plan of care as requested by the RN Care Coordinator.

*Under the direction or supervision of an RN, the Hospice Aide MAY perform activities that promote activities of daily living, including:

  • Vital signs/weights
  • Bed Bath              
  • Sponge Bath
  • Tub Bath                                                  
  • Shower
  • Perineal care
  • Grooming
  • Mouth care
  • File Nails  
  • Shampoo hair
  • Shave
  • Skin care – basic: application of lotion
  • Apply over-the-counter ointment
  • Positioning body/alignment           
  • Transfer to bed, chair
  • Assist with ambulation and exercises
  • Range of motion   
  • Ted hose application/removal
  • Give food and fluids                     
  • Light meal preparation                   
  • Offer/empty urinal/bedpan 
  • Empty colostomy bags                 
  • Empty foley/external catheter bags
  • Measure urinary output      
  • Emotional support
  • Reality orientation/socialization
  • Caregiver relief
  • Make occupied/unoccupied bed    
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry related to patient’s care
  • Report significant changes and needs
  • Document significant observations            
  • Provide input into planning and evaluation of care

 

 *The Hospice Aide MAY NOT perform the following:

  • Administer medication       
  • Change sterile dressings   
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Gastric feedings   
  • Trim fingernails/toenails
  • Visit after hours unless pre-approved by supervisor
  • Visit survivors unless pre-approved by supervisor
  • Run errands that require exchange of money
  • Apply heat
  • Suctioning
  • Catheterization
  • Gavage/lavage
  • Any procedure not in HA Plan of Care
  • Colostomy care (change wafer)
  • Apply ointments containing prescription medication
  • Transport patient/family

 

Communication

  • Contribute to the development of the Hospice Plan of Care by reporting observations to RN
  • Immediately report to the RN or supervisor any changes in patient/caregiver needs

 

Other

  • Maintain medical records in accordance with HPC policies and procedures, i.e., Santrax documentation.
  • Attend HPC and mandatory scheduled meetings and participates in committees.
  • Attend HPC and community educational offerings as appropriate.*
  • Perform other job related duties as requested.*

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
  • Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient’s eligibility for hospice.
  • Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and revise patients’ plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting.
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members.
  • Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team.
  • Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance.
  • Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient’s condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations.

 

Other

  • Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires.
  • Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance.
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

Requirements: Bilingual is preferred

 

 

 

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HIM Processor

Type of position: Data Analyst

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role: Responsible for assembling, analyzing, and maintaining medical records according to established procedure.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with GED
  • Health Information Management Certificate, HIT PRO Certificate preferred
  • Two years office experience, preferably in a medical setting
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Strong Computer skills with ability to type 40 wpm
  • Ability to navigate EHR and document management systems
  • Knowledge of medical record format and content for all programs
  • Ability to identify nonstandard forms and determine appropriate action required
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to review record and verify patient identification
  • Ability to perform job function and make decisions without direct supervision
  • Ability to lift and move/transport multiple charts
  • Ability to bend and reach overhead
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as per policy

 

 

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

 Document Preparation

  • Confirm patient name, medical record number, team and program are on every page in the record, front and back
  • Identify and tape torn edges
  • Mount and tape down any sheets less than 8.5 by 11 inches on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet
  • Remove all staples
  • For any documents on card stock or manila make a photocopy before scanning

 

 

Scanning

  • Perform daily maintenance of the scanner
  • Calibrate the scanner for proper image quality as needed
  • Monitor the manual indexing queue of unassigned images
  • Prioritize batches received in the e-fax queue and retrieve for processing and uploading into the EMR
  • Review each electronic image within the batch.  Compare with hard copy to confirm image quality, appropriate order and appropriate rotation of image
  • Determine the correct patient name, medical record number, program, document type or section (if appropriate).
  • Index the image appropriately by required patient data elements according to facility specific guidelines and naming conventions.
  • Maintain and reconcile the death/discharge report to ensure that all closed files are accounted for prior to scanning.
  • Maintain production log that outlines database names, scan dates and CD burn dates.
  • Maintain database (i.e., naming conventions, database size and folder profile).
  • Perform scanning functions while maintaining a satisfactory level of productivity.
  • Index scanned documents according to a predetermined file layout while maintaining a satisfactory level of accuracy.
  • Ensure daily system back-up.
  • Perform quality review of scanned documents prior to burning to CD.
  • Communicate with department supervisor regarding any adverse software or hardware issues.
  • Protect the confidentiality of the scanned and paper documents at all times.

 

 

Scanning Quality Control

  • Review each image in the batch and verify the following
  • Correct patient name and program level
  • Proper indexing level / naming convention
  • Image quality (readable, orientation, multiple sides, etc.)
  • For each page scanned or indexed with errors
  • Rearrange out of order images within the electronic document
  • Relocate electronic images that are incorrectly filed in another document
  • Replace electronic images that have unacceptable image quality or have been updated
  • Modify the indexing as appropriate

 

 

HIM Operations

  • Process admission paperwork including chart assembly
  • Request prior medical records from hospitals and physicians as indicated on the Nursing History and Physical and Team Daily Report
  • Files/Scans medical record documentation in a timely manner making certain that the patient name and number correlate to the chart
  • Pulls and prepares charts for IDG/IDT meetings.  Ensures that filing and scanning are current
  • Pulls charts for audits, research and other legitimate requests
  • Audits charts following the death/discharge of the patient.  Identify delinquent documentation that is needed for chart completion
  • Prepares and updates the chart deficiency report weekly and distributes to the Clinical Manager, Regional Director, and HIM Supervisor for resolution
  • Monitors the return of all documentation until the chart is complete and escalates any chart deficiencies that have not been resolved as necessary
  • Daily opening, logging and sorting of mail, work queues and IDG/IDT paperwork
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested.*

 

 

Requirements           

  • Experience with scanning and uploading of medical information
  • Understanding of completion requirements for admission documents

 

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Dietary Aide

Type of position: Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Hospice House

Description:

 

Role:

Day to Day responsibility for washing dishes, sanitizing dishes, carts, and tables, daily food prep for following shift, assist in serving of patients by running tray line w/ cooks, act as cashier and/or food server for cafeteria, daily cleaning and general cleaning as assigned by Cook or Supervisor, EVS Manager,

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general dietary aide experience as deemed necessary by the EVS Manager for the position.
  • Must possess technical proficiencies in dietary aide functions.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of food service industry standards & regulations
  • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
  • Valid Fla. Drivers license and appropriate insurance coverage
  • Applicable dietary aide experience as determined by the EVS Manager.
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

 

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). 
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient’s eligibility for hospice.
  • Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and revise patients’ plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting.
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members.
  • Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team.
  • Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance.
  • Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient’s condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.

 

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations.

 

 

Other

  • Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires.
  • Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance.
  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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Palliative Care Assistant

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Hospice Aide

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health Palliative Care, LLC

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role:

The Palliative Care Assistant has responsibility for administrative and general supportive clinical duties, under the direct supervision of the Palliative Care Director. S/he will provide support to medical and other clinical staff within Chapters Palliative Care and will facilitate completion of provider credentialing, payor contracting, and contracting with partnered facilities. S/he must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and an understanding of the interdependent roles of staff and various allied health professions

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school degree, college degree from an accredited university is preferred
  • A minimum of two years of administrative experience in a clinical setting 
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and automobile insurance as per Company policy
  • Education and/or training as a medical assistant
  • Computer literate and competent in use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed writing and editing skills

 

 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for scheduling Chapters Health Palliative Care medical and other clinical staff for patient/clinic visits in all settings.
  • Schedules and verifies patient appointments for outpatient clinic.
  • Facilitates all Chapters Health Staffing requests and schedules providers as needed.
  • Enters palliative care referrals and admissions into appropriate electronic medical record.
  • Assists with insurance verification as needed and as requested by the Medical Services Practice Manager.
  • Completes and submits monthly administrative timesheets by Chapters Health Palliative Care clinician.
  • Communicates with providers regarding billing errors (missing charges, wrong POS, patient discharges, Event Audit Report to identify if patient enrolled in Hospice Program) and provides support to providers in rectifying errors.
  • General administrative duties, including coordination of meetings, communicating schedules and information from palliative care program.
  • Enter and distribute information as needed for executive or departmental dashboards and QAPI reports.
  • Maintain provider files (includes contracts, credentialing requirements (new and existing providers) and updated licenses).
  • Collaborate with coding audits, providing documentation and information as needed in a timely manner.
  • Interact with hospitals and other partnered facilities to provide requested information, including provider information and patient visit documentation.
  • Interact with managed care organizations to provide requested information and facilitate contracting or billing.
  • Provide general administrative and medical assistant support at Chapters Palliative Care outpatient clinics, including checking in patients, collecting and posting co-payments, performing basic vital signs, and reviewing instructions with patients.
  • Collaborate with HIM on maintaining Chapters Health Palliative Care patient records for those seen in clinics and other facilities.
  • Ensure and maintain updated ARNP Protocols.
  • Maintain a log of practitioner licensing and continuing medical education requirements.
  • Coordinate and facilitate completion of annual competencies for all Palliative care staff.
  • Liaison with other departments and programs within Chapters Health Palliative Care.
  • Prepare and distribute internal and external correspondence.
  • Prepare purchase orders and reimbursement requests for expenses of Chapters Health Palliative Care staff.
  • Demonstrates problem solving and decision making capabilities to meet needs of Chapters Health Palliative Care patients and staff.
  • Order, maintain, and distribute all office and clinic supplies.
  • Pursue own professional growth including attending inservices and annual education updates.
  • Other duties as requested by Chapters Palliative Care Director.

 

 

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Supervisor, HR Service Center

Type of position: Administrative/Clerical, Quality/Compliance

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:

Under minimal supervision, uses knowledge and skills obtained through experience and training, to supervise the HR Service Center Representatives. Overseeing the day to day operations, the position handles escalated inquiries from the team for further review as well as supports on call issues as needed and monitors calls and emails as they relate to HR policies, process, recruitment, benefits (tier 1), employee transactions etc. Ensures the Service Center maintains compliance with required regulations, adheres to service levels established and to company policies and procedures. Monitors and ensures auditing of all HR Service Center transactions and functions, including new hires, terminations, transfers, etc., I-9 forms, organizational changes, PR exceptions. Evaluates the day-to-day operating effectiveness of the team; establishes, monitors and implements, and documents service and performance standards;training, coaching, retaining and evaluating Representatives, and interfacing with customers and other departments as required. Recommends process improvement opportunities etc. Coaches HR Representatives in an ongoing development process to ensure consistency and accuracy in the handling of inbound calls. Liaison to HR team members for Benefits administration, Leave administration, Recruitment, HR compliance etc.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Computer Science, or related field preferable but may be substituted by substantial work experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of varied human resources responsibilities, Call Center/Customer Service Center Management or Health Care related field preferred.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Expertise in HR administration and general exposure / knowledge of various HR functions (e.g., policy, compensation, employee relations, benefits, performance management, etc.)
  • General knowledge of Federal and state laws/regulations that govern Human Resources.(Healthcare HR standards Joint Commission standards, AHCA preferred)
  • Ability to manage confidential data.
  • Process oriented with proven ability to develop customer service strategies for external and internal customers
  • Strong customer focused approach.
  • Must work well within and across teams and able to interact with all levels of staff and management.
  • Advanced Microsoft Application (Excel & Word) and proficiency with HRIS software (Ultimate software, Kronos or equivalent, i.e. Lawson, PeopleSoft, ADP etc.)
  • and strong organizational/ record keeping skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as listening skills.
  • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities, deadlines and time constraints.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercising a high degree of discretion and independent judgment as well as decision making ability.
  • Valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance.*

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

Service Center Operations

  • Assist in the managing of daily operations
  • Prioritizing daily workflow for the service center representatives, evaluate the day-to-day operating effectiveness of the team. Make recommendations for process improvement.
  • Identify projects, technology, and resources that will improve quality and standardization among the team Oversee onboarding process for temporary and contract employees
  • Oversee updates for professional licenses and finger prints to ensure all are done timely and in compliance with required regulations and policies. Coordinate with HR Specialist & HR Generalist on any untimely renewals to handle any EE action needed.
  • Resolve escalated calls and emails, coordinating with appropriate HR Specialist or Mgmt as needed.
  • Complete OIG Testing monthly-Employees, Corp. Vol’s
  • Complete annual DMV license checks.  Coordinate with HR Specialist & HR Generalist on any policy compliance issues to handle any EE action needed.
  • Train and coach HR Reps/ temporary staff on HR processes and ensure adequate cross training, accuracy,  and consistency of processes within the department.
  • Monitor and maintain HR Ticketing System for producing metrics on productivity, quality standards and service level agreements, and customer satisfaction
  • Utilize metrics and other data/assessment methods to recommend HR Svc Ctr department and individual goals in collaboration with Manager and HR Director.
  • Assist in development/recommendation of customer feedback tools to assist with measuring and improving customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for Developing/Updating/Maintaining accurate documentation for processes performed within HR Service Center to provide accuracy and consistency within the department.
  • Manage the position control and requisition approval process coordinating with Mgr., Dir. & Recruiting.
  • Backup to HR Reps and Manager.

 

Auditing

  • Auditing data entry: New Hires, Performance Reviews and Internal Transfers-semi-monthly
  • Coordinate and participate in Joint Commission and AHCA file audit process
  • Documenting and Coordinating HR Department auditing processes
  • Assigning and coordinating the monthly Employee File audits
  • Develop, document, and coordinate HR Dept. compliance/audit processes across all HR functions. 

 

General Supervision

  • Maintain strong relationships with HR Directors, Managers, Specialist and Generalist to ensure timely approvals and processing of documents/transactions.
  • Resolve issues related to work planning, PTO coverage and other operational issues
  • Guides staff on interpretation and application of HR policies
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement among the team that drives operational excellence.
  • In collaboration with Mgr, also leads recruitment, coaching, and development for Svc Center staff.
  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed task and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast paced work environment.
  • Identify training needs,  create training content, and deliver training

 

 

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LPN, Continuous Care – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Temple Terrace Office

Description:

 

Role:
Under physician’s orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit.  As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit.  S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:
Clinical

  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement.
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.

 

Communication

  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy.

 

Safety

  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*

 

 

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RN, Care Coordinator

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: LifePath Hospice, Inc.

Location: Sun City Center Office

Description:

 

Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient’s care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.  S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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Department Secretary, Legal

Type of position: Director (Non-clinical), Liaison

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Telecom Park – Corporate Office

Description:

 

Role: Responsible for secretarial support for the Legal Department of Chapters Health System, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, the “Company”).

 

Qualifications:

  • Well-developed organizational and computer skills (utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, advanced level); attention to detail with high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive Company information.
  • Experience with routine administrative processes, i.e., supplies ordering, basic printer/copier maintenance, etc.
  • High school diploma required.
  • A college degree (minimum of an Associate of Arts or Science degree) preferred, but may be substituted with previous related work experience of 3 to 6 years.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Ability to handle physical workload, including lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.*
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks under minimal direction.
  • Self-starter who completes assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity with the special confidentiality requirements of legal offices and other legal processes and terminology; previous legal office experience preferred.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.

 

Competencies: Must satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position, including the ability to write with grammatical proficiency, and utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all state, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe Company health, safety and security practices.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

 

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintains in strict confidence all information and documents concerning the Company and any aspect of its operations which are shared with, under the review of, maintained or created by the Legal Department, including, but not limited to, proprietary and privileged documents and patient records.
  • Provides administrative and legal secretarial support for the Legal Department under the direct supervision of the Chief Legal Officer and/or his delegate.
  • Completes assignments as requested by the Paralegal, Staff Attorney, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.
  • Coordinates calendars for attorneys and relays directives, instructions and assignments.
  • Processes and files daily mail.
  • Organizes, maintains and updates departmental files (paper and electronic).
  • Receives and relays Legal Department telephone calls.
  • Assists with document production, including, photocopying and scanning.
  • Assists with the production of bulk mailings.
  • Prepares and processes internal and external correspondence, including contract termination letters.
  • Arranges and schedules meetings and conference calls involving Legal Department staff.
  • Coordinates attendance of Legal Department staff at external seminars/conferences.
  • Manages travel arrangements as requested.
  • Monitors/orders office supplies.
  • Greets and receives Legal Department visitors.
  • Maintains Legal Department statistical reports, including contract log and research log.
  • Maintains the orderly/efficient operation of Legal Department work room, including law library and contract files.
  • Prepares expense reports and check requests, including mileage reports for Chief Legal Officer.
  • Tracks and reconciles Chief Legal Officer’s monthly corporate purchasing card expenditures and statements.
  • Codes and processes for payment all Legal Department vendor invoices.
  • Maintains outside attorney’s fees/costs log.
  • Attends and records minutes of meetings as requested.
  • Processes and maintains archiving of Legal Department documents at Iron Mountain.
  • Inputs contract information into Legal Department’s contract management data base as requested.
  • Performs special assignments, including online research and preparing of reports as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  Ability to manage multi-priorities and a fast paced environment.

 

 

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Thrift Store Truck Driver

Type of position: Operations

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Hospice Program: Chapters Health System, Inc.

Location: Thrift Store – Brandon

Description:

 

Role: Primary responsibilities include pick-up of donated items, and occasional delivery of large purchased items to all Thrift Stores owned and operated by LifePath-Hospice.

 

Qualifications:
• High School/GED level reading and math skills
• Experienced driving skills
• Current automobile insurance and Florida driver’s license 
• Knowledge of Hillsborough County and Lakeland area preferred, and the ability to read a map and follow directions 
• Ability to communicated effectively, both verbally and written, with donors and other employees of LPH
• Ability to work unsupervised in the field exercising discretion and independent judgment
• Physically able to lift up to 80 pounds
• Able to physically navigate stairs, narrow spaces and tolerate heat/cold while lifting and transporting heavy objects
• Ability to remain calm and troubleshoot/handle vehicle service issues independently

 

Competencies:
• Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

 

Responsibilities of all employees: 
• Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
• Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
• Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
• Observe the Company’s health, safety and security practices.
• Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
• Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
• Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
• Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
• Advance electronic media skills.
• Support Company research and educational activities.
• Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
• Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities:
• Strictly follow the route given for the day
• After proper training from management, be able to plot routes and dispatch
• Be able to appraise donated items for resale, and graciously decline items that don’t meet our criteria (quality control)
• Have knowledge of how to break down furniture in order to move it and how to reassemble.
• Have knowledge of how to move furniture in and out of donor’s and customers homes to limit damage to home or donated items.
• Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to lifting and transporting heavy items such as furniture, boxes, books etc.
• Loads truck by ordering, placing and securing items properly.
• Picks up/ delivers items in a timely manner maintaining schedule
• Maintain safe operation by complying with operational policies procedures and standards, as well as state and local driving rules and regulations; clean truck interior and exterior
• Properly schedule and carry out maintenance and service for truck
• Travel between stores and their surrounding areas for pick-up and deliveries
• Will be held accountable for gas cards and receipts.
• Leave in-kind donation receipt on door or with donor for every pick-up
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with donors and other Employees of LPH
• Maintain a neat and clean appearance
• Maintain a positive work relationship with staff and volunteers
• Demonstrate courteous behavior and be responsive to patients/families and other members of LPH’S public
• Perform other job duties as requested
• Clock in and out properly

 

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RN, HospiceHelp24 Field

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Bartow Office

Description:

Role:

The HospiceHelp24 Field RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs occurring outside normal business hours using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify immediate needs and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
  • Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with psychosocial staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Schedule nursing visits, in conjunction with HospiceHelp24 Phone RN, based on patient/family needs.
  • Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.
  • Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities.
  • Attend department meetings as part of their routine work schedule.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

Duties as assigned by the HospiceHelp24 Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*

 

 

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RN, Hospice House – Pool

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Hospice House

Description:

Role: The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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RN, Hospice House

Type of position: Nursing

Date Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Hospice Program: Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc

Location: Lakeland Hospice House

Description:

 

The Hospice House Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).The Pool RN is responsible for assessing and identifying patient/family needs using a palliative and supportive nursing process for new and existing patients/families in coordination with the plan of care and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
  • Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience.
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care.
  • Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
    Continually assess patient’s eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed.
  • Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up.
  • Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient’s evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge.
  • Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s).
    Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician’s assistants.
    Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices.
  • Report changes in the patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals.
  • Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport
  • Oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.

 

Administrative

  • Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness.
  • Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines.
  • Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others.
  • Supervise patient care given by other nursing team members; i.e., LPNs, hospice aides, and contract nurses.
  • Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement.
  • Participate on committees and projects, as assigned.
  • Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills.

 

Professional Development

  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.

 

Financial

  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
  • Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes.

 

Other

  • Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.*

 

 

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Team Physician, PT

Type of position: Physician

Date Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Hospice Program: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

Location: 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778

Description:

 

The Team Physician, PT is responsible to the Medical Director. 

 

Location: Orange & Osceola Counties, Florida

 

The PT must provide direct medical care as needed to patients in their homes, nursing homes, Hospice Houses and in the hospital, as well as provide physician direction and guidance to the Hospice program, staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure the maintenance of quality care for patients and families.

 

Qualifications:
1. Licensed as a physician in the state of Florida.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and is licensed/board-certified in primary care, oncology
specialty, or other approved medical specialty, having maintained requirements for
ongoing certification.
3. Maintains active hospital privileges in a hospital within service area of this hospice.
4. Ability to make home visits.
5. Valid Florida driver’s license with required auto liability insurance.

 

Cornerstone Hospice is a mission centered organization with a reputation for providing quality care and leading edge services.  We are a family-friendly employer, offer very competitive wages & benefits, and a friendly & professional work environment.

Apply:

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PRN Dietician

Type of position: Care Coordinator, Hospice Aide, Nursing

Date Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Hospice Program: Tidewell Hospice

Location: 6310 Capital Dr., Suite 100 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Description:

TideWell Hospice logo TM plus tag

 

PRN dieticians provide nutritional consultation to patients, caregivers, and families across the continuum of the palliative and hospice experience.  This may include symptom management, comfort care, and nutritional support to enhance quality of life.

 

Primary tasks, duties, and responsibilities:

  1.  Collaborates with Tidewell nursing staff in applying a nutritional risk assessment to determine the need for mechanical alter diet and to assess the effects of end stage disease on hydration and nutrition.
  2. Meets with nursing staff to offer nutritional suggestions and assesses need for direct patient care visits
  3. Provides individualized nutrition assessments, counseling, and nutrition recommendations based on patient’s condition and nutritional needs.
  4. Teaching patients/families and staff about special dietary regimens and nutritional requirements as appropriate to diagnosis and individual preference
  5. Determines the effectiveness of medically prescribed diet(s).  Actively participates in facility-based continuing education and training activities.
  6. Works in partnership with dietitians and other health-care team members where Tidewell Hospice patients are living.
  7. Assesses patient/family response to care including:
  • Access to food/nutritional supplements
  • Ability to prepare food
  • Adequate tools and space
  • Nutritional risk

 

*Additional responsibilities include are, but not limited to:*

  1. Provides counseling to adapt diet to the patient’s changing status, identifying factors related to variances of weight and/or size.
  2. Documents patient care in the clinical record in accordance to organization/department guidelines. 
  3. Attends and contributes to interdisciplinary team meetings as appropriate.
  4. Consults with IDT members and/or with RN’s as needed.
  5. Provides nutritional education classes to staff and volunteers.
  6. Performs nutrition related QI studies.
  7. Assists in the development of nutrition education resource materials appropriate for patients and staff.
  8. Communicates appropriate nutritional data through records system.
  9. Promotes and practices the Tidewell Hospice mission and values, and follows all policies and procedures of Tidewell Hospice.
  10. Attends education programs to maintain status as the nutritional expert.
  11. Actively participates in facility based continuing education and training activities, working in partnership with dietitians and other health-care team members where Tidewell patients are living.

 

Physical Requirements:

  1. Visual acuity.
  2. Ability to communicate and establish rapport with patients/families and all staff involved in patient care.

 

Educational/Professional:

 **Must be a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association.

 

Experience:

 **Must have one year’s experience in hospital, home health, or extended care facility nutritional services.

 

 

Apply:

To apply, click the following link: http://tidewell.org/hospice/careers/