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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.

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Title Location Job_WorkTime
RN Admissions Palm Springs, CA Full-Time
Description: The Admissions-Visits Nurse is a registered nurse and a Team member whose primary responsibility is to present FHC services and philosophy to patients and families in a manner that result in the admission of appropriate patients.
  • Evaluates patients for hospice appropriateness using medical records review and consultation with Supervisor, DPCS and Medical Director.
  • Provides direct patient care and telephonic triage, as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self-plan of care.
  • Explain benefits of hospice program and obtain signature of informed consent.
  • Admit patients, develop plan of care and complete and submit relevant paperwork in accordance with FHC policies.
  • Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate into plan of care.
  • Orders DME, Medications and supplies as needed.
  • Build referral source relationships to support the growth of FHC.
  • Maintain clinical and professional competence.
  • Assist with the continuity of care and discharge planning from facilities.
  • Following admission, ensure smooth transition of new patients to case manager assigned.
  • Provides skilled nursing as determined by IDG plan of care.
  • Follow case manager instructions within scope of practice.
  • Report changes in patient needs and status as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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Requirements:
  • Current California RN license.
  • 1 year of RN experience. 2-3 years of hospice or home health nursing experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to hospice participation.
  • Able to multi-task effectively and work as a team.
  • Works well independently.
  • BLS required within 60 days of hire. 
  • Travel required.  Current California driver's license and proof of insurance.
  • Excellent observation, diagnostic, medication management and clinical documentation skills.
Family Hospice Care provides services without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation,
disability (mental or physical), communicable disease or place of national origin.