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Hospice RN Case Manager (Cobb/Cherokee)

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised Hospice Aides
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Training/Licensure Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
2.) Provides dietary counseling.
3.) Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
4.) Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s Hospice care and safety.
5.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
6.) Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
7.) Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
8.) Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
9.) Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
10.) Attends team conferences.
11.) Maintains records as required by Hospice.
12.) Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
13.) Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
14.) Participates in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
15.) Maintain skills and knowledge.
16.) Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
17.) Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
18.) Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
19.) Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
20.) Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
21.) Other duties as assigned by Director.

 

Hospice RN Case Manager (Cumming/Roswell)

 

Reporting Relationship

Supervised By Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised Hospice Aides
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

 

Qualifications

Educational/Degree Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Training/Licensure Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
2.) Provides dietary counseling.
3.) Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
4.) Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s Hospice care and safety.
5.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
6.) Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
7.) Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
8.) Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
9.) Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
10.) Attends team conferences.
11.) Maintains records as required by Hospice.
12.) Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
13.) Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
14.) Participates in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
15.) Maintain skills and knowledge.
16.) Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
17.) Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
18.) Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
19.) Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
20.) Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
21.) Other duties as assigned by Director.

 

Hospice RN Case Manager (Stone Mountain/Atlanta)

 

Reporting Relationship

Supervised By Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised Hospice Aides
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

 

Qualifications

Educational/Degree Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Training/Licensure Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.
2.) Provides dietary counseling.
3.) Provides Hospice nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.
4.) Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s Hospice care and safety.
5.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and IDG members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
6.) Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient.
7.) Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.
8.) Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with IDG to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.
9.) Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
10.) Attends team conferences.
11.) Maintains records as required by Hospice.
12.) Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
13.) Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient’s need or perform a procedure.
14.) Participates in on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.
15.) Maintain skills and knowledge.
16.) Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
17.) Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.
18.) Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
19.) Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.
20.) Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.
21.) Other duties as assigned by Director.

 

CNA - Certified Nursing Aide (Cobb/Cherokee)

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By  Registered Nurse
Positions Supervised N/A
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide personal care services to the terminally ill hospice patient as needed, under the direction of the RN. To provide assistance and understanding to the family and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care within the guidelines of the IDG care plan.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree  High school diploma or GED
Training/Licensure Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a nursing assistant, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient:

  • Bath, care of mouth, skin and hair.
  • Bathroom or in using bedpan or commode.
  • Bed transfers as well as ambulation activities as ordered under the care plan.
  • Range of motion exercises which the Aide has been taught by appropriate professional personnel.
  • Performing such incidental household services as are essential to the patient’s well-being at home.
  • Preparing meals including special diet.
  • Takes a patient’s temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure if assigned by a registered nurse.
  • Assists with shopping if the patient has no other resource available.

2.) Provides emotional support and compassionate care to the patient and family unit.

  • Demonstrates listening skills.
  • Offers encouragement when appropriate.
  • Practices patience in voice and manner.

3.) Maintains required competency and skills.

  • Documented initial and ongoing every 14 day supervision and evaluation by RN on each case assignment.
  • Participates in annual performance review.
4.) Reports any changes in the patient’s condition or family situation immediately by calling the Hospice office and notifying the RN.
5.) Practices Standard Precautions according to OSHA regulations and policy.
6.) Adheres to all policies and procedural guidelines.
7.) Attends at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education programs per year.
8.) Maintains current certification as required by the State.
9.) Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.

 

CNA - Certified Nursing Aide (Cumming/Roswell)

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By  Registered Nurse
Positions Supervised N/A
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide personal care services to the terminally ill hospice patient as needed, under the direction of the RN. To provide assistance and understanding to the family and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care within the guidelines of the IDG care plan.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree  High school diploma or GED
Training/Licensure Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a nursing assistant, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient:

  • Bath, care of mouth, skin and hair.
  • Bathroom or in using bedpan or commode.
  • Bed transfers as well as ambulation activities as ordered under the care plan.
  • Range of motion exercises which the Aide has been taught by appropriate professional personnel.
  • Performing such incidental household services as are essential to the patient’s well-being at home.
  • Preparing meals including special diet.
  • Takes a patient’s temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure if assigned by a registered nurse.
  • Assists with shopping if the patient has no other resource available.

2.) Provides emotional support and compassionate care to the patient and family unit.

  • Demonstrates listening skills.
  • Offers encouragement when appropriate.
  • Practices patience in voice and manner.

3.) Maintains required competency and skills.

  • Documented initial and ongoing every 14 day supervision and evaluation by RN on each case assignment.
  • Participates in annual performance review.
4.) Reports any changes in the patient’s condition or family situation immediately by calling the Hospice office and notifying the RN.
5.) Practices Standard Precautions according to OSHA regulations and policy.
6.) Adheres to all policies and procedural guidelines.
7.) Attends at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education programs per year.
8.) Maintains current certification as required by the State.
9.) Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.

 

CNA - Certified Nursing Aide (Stone Mountain/Atlanta)

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By  Registered Nurse
Positions Supervised N/A
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide personal care services to the terminally ill hospice patient as needed, under the direction of the RN. To provide assistance and understanding to the family and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care within the guidelines of the IDG care plan.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree  High school diploma or GED
Training/Licensure Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a nursing assistant, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient:

  • Bath, care of mouth, skin and hair.
  • Bathroom or in using bedpan or commode.
  • Bed transfers as well as ambulation activities as ordered under the care plan.
  • Range of motion exercises which the Aide has been taught by appropriate professional personnel.
  • Performing such incidental household services as are essential to the patient’s well-being at home.
  • Preparing meals including special diet.
  • Takes a patient’s temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure if assigned by a registered nurse.
  • Assists with shopping if the patient has no other resource available.

2.) Provides emotional support and compassionate care to the patient and family unit.

  • Demonstrates listening skills.
  • Offers encouragement when appropriate.
  • Practices patience in voice and manner.

3.) Maintains required competency and skills.

  • Documented initial and ongoing every 14 day supervision and evaluation by RN on each case assignment.
  • Participates in annual performance review.
4.) Reports any changes in the patient’s condition or family situation immediately by calling the Hospice office and notifying the RN.
5.) Practices Standard Precautions according to OSHA regulations and policy.
6.) Adheres to all policies and procedural guidelines.
7.) Attends at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education programs per year.
8.) Maintains current certification as required by the State.
9.) Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Full Time

 

Reporting Relationship

Supervised By Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised None
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

 

Qualifications

Educational/Degree LPN
Training/Licensure Currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse to practice in the state of Georgia.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as an LPN, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Completes hospice visits on residential and facility-based patients in order to assess and manage symptoms.
2.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and other team members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
3.) Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient
4.) Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
5.) Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with the Hospice RN to meet needs and maintain continuity of care
6.) Documents visits in electronic medical record system (WellSky Consolo)
7.) Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
8.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the Hospice RN any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
9.) Attends team conferences as requested.
10.) Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
11.) Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
12.) Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (PRN) - Part Time (Alternate Weekends)

 

Reporting Relationship

Supervised By Manager of Patient Services/Director
Positions Supervised None
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide nursing care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. To provide assistance and understanding to the family in the home care situation and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care.

 

Qualifications

Educational/Degree LPN
Training/Licensure Currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse to practice in the state of Georgia.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as an LPN, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

Physical Requirements Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Completes hospice visits on residential and facility-based patients in order to assess and manage symptoms.
2.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and other team members any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
3.) Teaches, supervises and counsels the Hospice patient and family members about providing care for the patient
4.) Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.
5.) Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with the Hospice RN to meet needs and maintain continuity of care
6.) Documents visits in electronic medical record system (WellSky Consolo)
7.) Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor’s orders.
8.) Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the Hospice RN any unexpected changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
9.) Attends team conferences as requested.
10.) Works with interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.
11.) Follows the policies and procedures of Hospice. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
12.) Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.

 

Licensed Social Worker

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By Director/Manager of Patient Services/Medical Director
Positions Supervised N/A
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To deliver varied social work services to Hospice patients and their families. To provide initial emotional, spiritual, psychosocial assessments, ongoing counseling, bereavement services and community education, outreach and referral. The Hospice social worker is an integral part of the Hospice IDG.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree and
Training/Licensure

A Hospice Social Worker must at least meet one of the following options:

  1. Have an MSW degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and one year of experience in a health care setting.
  2. Have a baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW) from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE, and one year of experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting. If the BSW is employed by the Hospice before December 2, 2008, he//she is exempted from the MSW supervision requirement.
  3. Have a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work, and at least one year of social work experience in a health care setting and be supervised by a MSW from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who has one year of experience in a health care setting.

Hospice must also defer to State law regarding social work requirements. If State requirements are more stringent, Hospice must comply with the State requirements. For example, if the State requires a social worker to have a BSW or an MSW, the Hospice may not employ a person with a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology or other field related to social work to work as a Hospice Social Worker.

Hospice must employ or contract with at least one MSW to serve in the supervisor role as an active advisor, consulting with the BSW on assessing the needs of patients and families, developing and updating the social work portion of the plan of care and delivering care to patients and families. Supervision may occur in person, over the telephone, through electronic communication or any combination thereof. Hospice will allow time for the supervision to happen on a regular basis and provide documentation as to the nature and scope of supervision. Hospice also ensures that non-social work trained bachelor’s prepared employees filling the role of social worker are supervised by a MSW who graduated from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who has at least one year of experience in a health care setting.

Social workers with a baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the CSWE and who are employed by Hospice before December 2, 2008, are exempted from the MSW supervision requirement. If Hospice hires a new Social Worker with a baccalaureate degree and one year of experience in a health care setting after December 2, 2008, then the baccalaureate Social Worker must be supervised by an MSW who has one year of experience in a health care setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a social worker, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires minimal physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and minimal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 20 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Performs initial psychosocial, emotional, spiritual and bereavement assessments and assists in the development and implementation of goal-directed IDG care plan.
2.) Conducts ongoing reassessments of patient/family needs and counseling as required.
3.) Provides short term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated.
4.) Provides services, under the direction of a physician (who approves plan of care).
5.) Participates as a member of the Bereavement Team as assigned.
6.) Observes, assesses and brings to IDG conferences information regarding psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, physical and financial conditions affecting the patient and family.
7.) Assumes the active role of advocate for the patient/family unit.
8.) Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals.
9.) Documents comprehensive psychosocial, emotional and spiritual assessment clearly and concisely in a timely manner.
10.) All patient/family visits, telephone contacts and referral actions are recorded in the patient record per policy.
11.) Provides ongoing counseling related to issues of death and dying to the patient and family as needed.
12.) Attends staff meetings, IDG and other meetings as assigned and appropriate.
13.) Participates in the orientation program as assigned.
14.) Adheres to all Hospice policies.
15.) Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance of skills in social work.
16.) Exhibits Hospice philosophy in all job related roles.
17.) Other duties as assigned by Director/Manager of Patient Services.

 

Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor - Part Time

 

Reporting Relationship

 
Supervised By Manager of Patient Services
Positions Supervised N/A
Interrelationships Patients, family, IDG and other health care team members

 

Job Summary

To provide spiritual and emotional support when needed to the Hospice patient/family and to members of the Hospice team. To provide assistance at the time of the patient’s death and support of the family during the bereavement period.

 

Qualifications

 
Educational/Degree Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry.
Training/Licensure Certificate or degree in pastoral ministry.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience as a chaplain/spiritual counselor, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.

 

Job Factors

 
Physical Requirements Requires minimal physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and minimal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 20 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.
Mental Requirements Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.
Working Conditions Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.
Transportation Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.

 

Essential Functions

1.) Provide direct spiritual support and/or counsel to patients/families in keeping with
patients’/families’ beliefs.
2.) Work with staff, clergy and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
3.) Participate in IDG conference by exploring and assessing the potential spiritual needs of patients/families and reporting on services as indicated.
4.) Provide bereavement follow-up services as assigned.
5.) Maintain proper records of visits to patients/families.
6.) Make contact with clergy or appropriate representatives of patients/families as indicated.
7.) Perform occasional liturgical assignments, e.g., memorial services with staff.
8.) Conduct or make arrangements for funeral or memorial service when indicated.
9.) Develop and maintain a resource group of clergy to whom specific aspects of spiritual care may be delegated.
10.) Arrange for on-call availability of spiritual services.
11.) Provide educational programs for community clergy, religious and lay representatives as resources allow.