Hospice Nurse (RN)

  • Caresy Snergy
  • Combination of Onsite and field
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full time Government Health Care Nurse

Job Description

Care Synergy is seeking Hospice Nurses to Care for our beloved Hospice and Home Health Patients. Care Synergy, formed in 2014, is the region’s largest end-of-life care network. Care Synergy provides mission support services for not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care affiliate organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range. Care Synergy’s affiliate organizations continue to operate as distinct and independent, not-for-profit mission-driven hospice and palliative care organizations while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.

Our affiliates:

The Denver Hospice -https://thedenverhospice.org

Halcyon at Colorado VNA- https://vnacolorado.org/

Pikes Peak Hospice-https://pikespeakhospice.org/

Pathways Hospice-https://pathways-care.org/

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association-https://vnacolorado.org/

Locations:

Denver Metro,  Ft Collins/ Greeley,  Colorado Springs

Openings in:

Hospice Case Management,  Home Health,  After Hours,  Admissions,  Centralized Call Center (Triage),  Evenings,  Weekends,  Days. 

 

Supplemental Pay: 

Supplemental pay based on position, schedule and/or availability.

  • Paid Mileage
  • Shift Differentials
  • Stipends
  • Overtime

Mileage and Expense Reimbursement:

Employee travel is paid out based on company pay practices.

  • $0.50

Comprehensive Benefit Package:

Employee Classification: FTBE - Regular Full Time benefit eligible employees are regularly scheduled 30 hours or more.

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance     – Company Paid
  • Long-Term Disability    – Company Paid
  • Medical and Dental Coverages w/ Employer Contribution
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal and Identity Protection
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match
  • Vacation Pay and Sick Leave - Accrued
  • Holiday Pay with an additional Floating Holiday
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
  • Early Wage Access
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Employee Recognition Program

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides assessment, supportive care and education to prospective patients and families regarding hospice services. Determines hospice appropriateness of the patient; assists in admitting patients to the hospice program.  Acts as a liaison with assigned hospitals, facilities and physicians.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assesses and counsels the patients and families during the initial interviews to properly determine the level of care as well as the physical and psychosocial needs of the prospective patient. Accurately gathers information and data, reviews charts, and records information.  Provides education on hospice philosophy.
  •  Efficiently and accurately completes all admission paperwork and initiates the clinical record through the EMR process demonstrating knowledge of the admission protocol.
  •  Assesses and places orders for immediate medication needs. Oversees the placement orders for durable medical equipment, supplies and oxygen as needed.
  •  Consults with staff of hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or Assisted Living Facility (ALF) to determine discharge orders and to facilitate discharge to home, SNF or other residence. Interfaces with referring physicians, nurses, ancillary providers and discharge planners to facilitate a well-coordinated transition into hospice for patients and families. 
  •  Communicates pertinent patient/family information to the interdisciplinary team and follows through to facilitate a smooth transition.
  • Develops and oversees the care plan with patient and family/caregiver, primary physician and members of the IDT/IDG. Reviews and evaluates the patient’s Plan of Care (POC) in IDT/IDG meetings on a regularly scheduled basis. Approaches patient and family care in a holistic manner.
  • Coordinates patient care with the physician, NP and all members of the Interdisciplinary Team through ongoing communication and appraisal of patient’s changing condition. Refers to appropriate team member for assistance as needed.
  • Ensures the educational needs of the patient and family/caregiver are met in order to promote optimal care.
  • Provides continuous assessment and monitoring of the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient.
  • Performs complex telephone interviews and triages as appropriate.
  • Evaluates the appropriate time to coordinate transfer of patient from home hospice to inpatient care.
  • Supervises Certified Nurse Aides (CNA); delegates specific tasks per agency policy.
  • Participates in related services, such as community education, team training, staff/board committees and orientation of employees.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Education:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.
  • Minimum Experience:  One to two years of experience in hospice palliative and/or home health care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health.
  • Required License:  Current Colorado RN licensure.  CPR Certification required for TDH, Pathways and Pikes Peak.  Valid Colorado State driver’s license and auto insurance.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients
  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Manual dexterity and mobility
  • Visual and auditory acuity

The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.   

Please email cpetty@caresynergynetwork.org.