Nursing

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. 

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

 

 

Apply:

To apply, click the following link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*C09E52A998644DB1

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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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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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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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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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*

 

 

Apply:

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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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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.*

 

 

Apply:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.*

 

 

Apply:

To apply, follow the link: 

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*715C9EFCD67700E9

 

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.

 

For more information, click the link provided under Apply.

 

 

Apply:

To apply, follow the link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*B376DA101096C74B

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.*

 

 

Apply:

To apply, click the following link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*2AD81F47C93D9D91

 

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.*

 

 

Apply:

To apply, follow the link:

https://re2o.ultipro.com/LIF1002/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*C6DD92F1BABEE9A8

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.*

 

 

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:

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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/