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“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
-Dame Cicely Mary Saunders
Founder of the modern day hospice movement.

Careers


Title Location Job_WorkTime
Social Worker, MSW-FHC (Per Diem) Palm Springs, California Per Diem
Description: The Masters level Social Worker (MSW) is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team whose primary function is to: assess, evaluate, and develop short and long term goals with their member/family with minimal direction. Provide diagnostic assessments of the psychological and economic needs of the member/family unit, define social service goals for alleviating these needs and help provide both the counseling, resources and casework needed to meet these goals.
  • Exercise discretion, use independent judgment and perform thorough assessment of psychosocial, mental health, finances and support of the family system which could potentially effect coordination of member care.  (This includes understanding insurance benefits/coverage, Medi-Cal, etc.).  Assessments will be completed within specified time frames for the Palliative Care and Family Hospice Care programs.
  • Screen for depression, anxiety and other mental illness and assist with facilitation to Mental Health provider as per health plan benefit. In addition and as appropriate, the Palliative Care social worker, will establish services with the Behavioral Health clinic per protocol.  
  • Determine appropriate interventions needed and communicate with the Interdisciplinary Group to ensure positive member outcomes while coordinating immediate and long term goals.
  • Provide psycho-social and emotional support by acting as a liaison between the member, family, Interdisciplinary Group and any other appropriate parties in the Family Hospice Care/Desert Oasis Healthcare system or community to assure well informed health care decisions and continuity of care.
  • Participates in the preparation, evaluation and implementation of the Interdisciplinary Group and develop a plan of care to assure the highest quality of social services is offered to members/families, as well as follow-up.  Educates, coordinates and/or facilitates with the member and/or family any needed community resources.
  • Assist RN Case Manager with member/family education regarding “Life Planning”. This includes completion of POLST, Advance Directive, Serious Illness Discussion, Funeral Plans if applicable and Long Term Care plan. In addition, the Palliative Care social worker will update the Life Planning Template in the EMR and the Hospice social worker will update the entire plan in the EMR and at every IDG.
  • Perform detailed documentation of assessments, follow-up and coordination of care will be completed in the electronic medical record according to organizational policy.
  • Utilize work time and resources effectively and efficiently, complete assigned tasks within specified time limits while maintaining high productivity. 
  • Be available for attending deaths and/or telephone call to the bereaved within 5 days of death.
  • Participates in on-call rotation.
  • Participates in mandatory and one voluntary in-service education program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
(10219)
Requirements:
  • Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and clinical experience relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families. Licensure if Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • One year of social work experience in a health care setting.
  • Knowledge of stress of repeated loss as well as to provide support to the rest of the team.  Knowledge of community resources and the ability to utilize these resources.  Knowledge of the end of life process and bereavement.  Knowledge of non-invasive pain and symptom control.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use good listening and communication skills. 
  • Able to multi-task effectively.
  • Capacity to relate and work as a member of an IDG.
  • Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
  • Travel required.
LVN Triage (*$2,500 Sign On Bonus) FHC Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: **SIGN ON BONUS $2500 for FT LVN**

The LVN is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.  Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes. (3/12's or 4/10's, can discuss during interview)
  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the registered nurse, as required.
  • Responds to urgent and family/patients calls, as required.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
  • Participates in the coordination of Hospice/PC services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for Hospice/PC interdisciplinary group members i.e. PT, OT, ST, dietitian etc. 
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently. 
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management.  Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Participates in personal, professional growth and development.  Also participates in organization's quality management program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
(10223)
Requirements:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
  • One year experience as an LVN.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care.  Understands the philosophy of hospice concept preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • BLS required within 60 days of hire.
  • Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
Licensed Vocational Nurse ($2,500 Sign On Bonus) FHC Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: **SIGN ON BONUS $2500 for FT LVN** (Former and current employees are not eligible for sign on bonus)

The LVN is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.  Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes. (3/12's or 4/10's, can discuss during interview)
  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Implements current nursing practice following a patient assessment and an approved plan of care initiated by the registered nurse, as required.
  • Responds to urgent and family/patients calls, as required.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
  • Participates in the coordination of Hospice/PC services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for Hospice/PC interdisciplinary group members i.e. PT, OT, ST, dietitian etc. 
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently. 
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management.  Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Participates in personal, professional growth and development.  Also participates in organization's quality management program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
(10223)
Requirements:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
  • One year experience as an LVN.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care.  Understands the philosophy of hospice concept preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • BLS required within 60 days of hire.
  • Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: Provides personal care and services to the terminally ill to augment that care given by family members.  Functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Case Manager and/or Team Manager.
  • Completes documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Completes all tasks as per plan of care.
  • Assists patients with bath, mouth care, skin, hair and all aspects of personal hygiene.
  • Assists patients with transferring and ambulation as needed.
  • Assists with prescribed exercises which patients and CHHA have been educated in by appropriate health professionals.
  • Prepares meals and assists patients with eating as required.
  • Assists patients in toileting including use of bedpans, urinal and commodes.
  • Prepares household services that will facilitate the patient's self-care at home and are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization.
  • Reports changes in patient condition and needs to the Case Manager or Team Manager.
  • Clean patient's environment which includes emptying of trash, clearing dishes and light housekeeping.
  • Changing, washing and drying of patient's linens.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of practice.
(10224)
Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Successful completion of CHHA program.
  • 1 to 2 years direct patient care experience in an institution or home care setting preferred.
  • Appropriate understanding of patient care requirements within certification.
  • Able to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • BLS required.
  • Current California driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
Quality Assistant I Palm Springs, California Full-Time
Description: The Quality Assistant I (QA I) is responsible for assisting the Quality Manager (QM) and other members of the Quality Team with activities of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program,and for assuring that completed records meet all regulatory standards. The QA I will work under the direction of the Quality Manager to support members of the Quality Team with implementation of processes and programs to meet regulatory compliance and standards of practice for Family Hospice Care. The QA I is responsible for scanning of documents into the Electronic Health Record (EMR). The QA I will assure the availability of paper records for six months post discharge and archive of medical records for seven years following discharge.
  • Maintains data collection systems for the QAPI program as directed by the Quality Manager
  • Performs data entry for QAPI activities as directed by the Quality Manager or member of the Administrative team.
  • Assists with auditing of clinical records for regulatory compliance.
  • Reports documentation or process variances to the Quality Manager or a member of the management team.
  • Establishes, maintains and closes paper records according to regulations.
  • Processes workflow assigned to medical records.
  • Processes physician orders to attending physician and hospice medical director within EMR.
  • Facilitates preparation and delivery of requested medical information to other parties.
  • Prints medication lists and distributes to Case Managers for patient delivery.  
  • Scans paper documents into EMR under appropriate tab. Screen checks that documentation has been scanned successfully.
  • Orders and maintains stock of paper documents including consents, polst.
  • Maintains paper records on site for six months following discharge. Works collaboratively with the Project Specialist Data Analyst to send paper records to off-site storage.
  • All other duties as assigned.
(10261)
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Requirements:
  • Associate Degree, preferred
  • Healthcare care coordination experience, preferred.
  • Basic understanding of state and federal regulations, preferred.
  • Proficient in using computer programs (Word, Excel, Access databases).
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Driving not required.