Careers with Chaplaincy Health Care

Chaplaincy Health Care focuses on the entire person – their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Through all our services we guide, comfort, and care for people experiencing serious illness, end-of-life, behavioral health issues, and grief.

The types of people who thrive here are highly committed and place value on service to others and strive for improvement. We are caregivers in service to our clients, patients, families and each other.

If the values and attributes above resonate with you, we invite you to explore our job listings and the possibility of joining our team. We employ ARNPs, RNs, CNAs, Chaplains, Social Workers, and various administrative staff. To apply for employment, please complete our formal application and background check authorization form.

Current Openings 

For more information, please feel free to call us (509) 783-7416 or email us.

CNA, In-Home Hospice

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Full-Time

Purpose:

  • Responsible for personal care services to patients in the home setting as a member of the interdisciplinary team according to a written Plan of Care.
  • Assist in providing and maintaining bodily and emotional comfort
  • Assist patients to achieve maximum quality of life in the home setting.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent G.E.D.
  • Licensed in the State of Washington as a Certified Nurse Assistant.
  • Experience working as a nursing or therapy assistant preferred.
  • Current CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to accept a variety of assignments, and to adjust to changing situations.
  • Ability to read and to write clearly, concisely and legibly.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with, and respond appropriately to, patients and families.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance.
  • Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

Agency Requirements:

  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission and Values as set forth by Tri-Cities Chaplaincy
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and Hospice fire/safety/disaster, educational requirements and Agency policies and practices
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting Patient and agency information in a confidential manner
  • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only
  • Perform department specific competencies satisfactorily
  • Reliable personal transportation; Driver’s License; Vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing;
  • Criminal background screening; Pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position: See attached physical requirements/environmental conditions
  • If working in a clinical capacity: Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series, or sign a declination.
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Work availability: Dependent upon status.

If interested, please apply with a resume and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

RN, Hospice Admissions

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Exempt / Benefit Eligible

PURPOSE

The Admit RN will meet and follow all Chaplaincy Hospice Care RN policies and guidelines. The Admit RN is responsible as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) under the supervision of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor and the patient’s attending physician. The Admit RN provides skilled nursing assessment, planning, and care to maximize the comfort and health needs identified by the patient/family unit; coordinates services to provide preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill and their families in accordance with approved care plans and Hospice policies and procedures; directs the work of the Licensed Professional Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant; and demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the hospice concept by utilizing teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to maximize the quality of life of patients and families in the patient’s home setting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The Admit RN must have:

  • a current Washington State license as a professional Registered Nurse;
  • at least two years of nursing experience, preferably with one year in oncology, home health, or hospice nursing; and
  • intermediate computer skills.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The Admit RN must be able to:

  • accept a wide variety of assignments and adjust to changing situations;
  • read and write clearly, concisely, and legibly;
  • work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team;
  • follow written and oral instructions;
  • communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families in both routine and crisis situations;
  • maintain a neat and clean appearance in accordance with agency dress policy; and
  • perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

AGENCY REQUIREMENTS

Chaplaincy Health Care requires all employees to:

  • have reliable personal transportation, and a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance;
  • satisfy State and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing and AIDS training;
  • pass a criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening;
  • have the Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series, or sign a declination;
  • have certification in the American Heart Basic Life Safety;
  • demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care;
  • be responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/disaster educational requirements and agency policies and practices;
  • demonstrate familiarity with State and Federal rules and regulations that aid in determining policies;
  • be responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner;
  • follow the minimum standard regarding protected health information (PHI) when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only, and practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information;
  • meet the physical demands of the position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions);
  • complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s); and
  • be available to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as part of the on-call nursing staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The essential duties of the Admit RN position include:

  • completing a minimum of two admissions per day (admits are done 7 days a week) – when scheduling allows, additional admissions may be completed by other RN staff;
  • completing the initial nursing assessment, medication assessment, and plan of care implementing interventions as needed at the time of the admission, and entering the information into the electronic medical record in a timely manner;
  • completing facility admits, with the facility receiving all copies of the initial paperwork needed for their records;
  • transferring care of the patient to the primary In-Home Hospice RN Case Manager with documentation completed and a verbal or written report;
  • informing and updating the On-Call RN staff as appropriate;
  • participating as a part of the IDT, and attending RN meetings, “Doc Talks,” in-services, and support as available; and
  • being flexible regarding the schedule to provide coverage for Admit staffing needs.

OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Other duties may include:

  • carrying a caseload of 1 to 3 patients, depending on the average number of admissions per week and/or assisting with Case Manager coverage as needed;
  • assuming primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating phases of the nursing process;
  • initiating communication with attending physician(s), other hospice staff members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family;
  • maintaining regular communication with the Clinical Nursing Supervisor to review caseload;
  • maintaining regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family care needs and response to interventions;
  • obtaining data on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the Plan of care;
  • seeking input from other team members regarding the patient’s Plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support;
  • maintaining up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur;
  • instructing primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated;
  • meeting regularly with the IDT members to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth;
  • attending patient care conferences and facilitating discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation, and evaluation;
  • supervising and documenting observance of Certified Nursing Assistant’s delivery of care every 2 weeks, and actual on-site observation every 2 months;
  • informing the Clinical Nursing Supervisor of unusual, or potentially problematic, patient/family issues;
  • assisting other RNs including assuming primary responsibility for patients, when necessary;
  • sharing in providing 24-hour, 7 days a week, on-call coverage to patients/families when necessary;
  • providing appropriate support at time of death and perform bereavement assessment if requested;
  • participating in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care; and
  • accepting other assignments as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES WHEN WORKING ON-CALL

Essential duties when working on-call include:

  • assuming responsibility for evening, weekend, and holiday on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with agency policies and procedures;
  • assuming primary responsibility for Chaplaincy Hospice Care’s total care census including assessing, planning, and implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process;
  • maintaining up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur;
  • responding to medical or emotional crisis and/or death of patient, and make home visit to provide direct care as appropriate; and
  • providing appropriate counsel at time of death.

CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT

The position of Admit Nurse is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.

If interested, please apply with a resume and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Bereavement Specialist

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Purpose

Function as a member of the interdisciplinary team under the supervision of the Social Services Supervisor. Provide educational and supportive services to help meet the social service and emotional needs of grieving hospice families and the community at large in bereavement consistent with Chaplaincy Health Care policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate previous clinical experience in the areas of life-threatening and chronic illness, grief and loss, and individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Social Work, Pastoral Care or other relevant field of study; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work, or other related field of study
  • Licensed as a registered counselor by the State of Washington.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to prioritize and organize work activities for good efficiency and use of time.
  • Demonstrate skill in administrative performance including expertise with both written and oral communication, supervision of staff and services, documentation requirements, and program management.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of the hospice interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate skills in facilitation of support groups and classes.
  • Intermediate computer skills including ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and electronic medical records software (SunCoast).

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, assign, and complete phone calls to bereaved individuals following the patient’s death per current agency policy and/or practice.
  • Provide limited in-person grief support sessions.
  • Facilitate grief support groups and classes.
  • Increase number of educational programs available for hospice families, staff, community groups, member congregations, and referral partners on loss, grief, and related topics.
  • Assist in organizing the bi-annual memorial services.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete statistical records of bereavement services are maintained and reported on a regular basis.
  • Audit deaths/bereavement admits to ensure completion of the bereavement admits, call assessment, and POC. Follow up with hospice social workers as needed.
  • Prepare service reports as requested by management.
  • Oversee and deliver condolence letters to appropriate hospice teams to ensure timeliness of mailing to family.
  • Communicate regularly with the Social Services Supervisor regarding work schedule and plans.
  • Participate in department meetings, as well as rounds meetings (Behavioral Health, Chaplain, Social Work, and Bereavement Departments) as schedule allows.
  • Provide anticipatory grief support to hospice patient’s family members or caregivers when requested by hospice staff members.
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned by management of Chaplaincy Health Care, which may include facilitating staff support and covering for Bereavement Assistant when needed to complete admission and monthly mailings for bereaved families.
  • Work availability: 40-hour work week schedule depending on status. Availability in evenings and on Saturdays as needed for group sessions, grief classes, and events.

Related Functions

  • Develop new programs and services, as directed.
  • Participate in community education and public relations activities as needed
  • Maintain and increase knowledge and skills through formal education, workshops, participation in professional organizations, as well as, individual research and reading.
  • The position of Chaplaincy Health Care Bereavement Specialist is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding protected health information (PHI) when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.

Agency Requirements

  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/disaster, educational requirements and agency policies and practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner.
  • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
  • Perform department specific competencies satisfactorily.
  • Reliable personal transportation; Driver’s License; Vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
  • Criminal background screening; pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position: see attached physical requirements/environmental conditions.
  • If working in a clinical capacity: Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series, or sign a declination.
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Work availability: 40-hour work week schedule depending on status. Availability in evenings and on Saturdays as needed for group sessions, grief classes, and events.

Classification of Employment

The position of Bereavement Specialist is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.

If interested, please apply with a resumé and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Accountant

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Full-time / Benefit Eligible Position

Position Summary:

Chaplaincy Health Care has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled accountant to join our Finance team. This position will be involved with all things accounting, from journal entries, reconciliations, analysis, research, revenue recognition from multiple business models, financial audits to financial statement preparation.

Education, Experience and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in accounting, a preferably in a health care environment.
  • Experience working with multiple programs with different revenue models.
  • Experience with preparing and analyzing financial statements.
  • Nonprofit accounting experience preferred. A CPA license is not required, but a plus
  • Experience with MIP (Abila) accounting software a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills while working across the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • High proficiency in Excel, Word and other Microsoft products
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment.
  • Experience with accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, budgeting, medical billing, preparing financial statements, preparing/reviewing journal entries and reconciliations, and cash management.
  • Experience implementing process improvements and working with business partners on new technology implementation and related accounting reporting requirements.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Adaptable, flexible and intellectually curious.
  • Detail-oriented with ability to take ownership of projects.

Accountant Primary Functions:

  • Completing month-end close responsibilities including preparing journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting schedules.
  • Ensure that revenue from multiple programs is correct, resolving issues by researching and working with internal staff or third parties to meet close deadlines.
  • Ensure that payroll and benefits are correct for the period, work with Payroll Administrator and Human Resources for resolutions.
  • Review expenses for completeness and prepare accruals as needed. Maintain accrual account reconciliations.
  • Review preliminary financial statements and provide analysis for income statement variances.
  • Become a subject matter expert with each of the subledger systems including medical billing, behavioral health billing, payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, as well as the general ledger system.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director through work on projects as they arise.
  • Participate in the annual audit and the preparation of several PBC schedules.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Agency Requirements

  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission, Vision, and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/ disaster educational requirements and agency policies and practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner.
  • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
  • Perform department specific competencies satisfactorily.
  • Reliable personal transportation, driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
  • Criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Work availability.

If interested, please apply with a resumé and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Grants Coordinator / Writer

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Part Time / Non-Exempt / 15-20 hours per week

Purpose

The Chaplaincy Health Care Grants Coordinator is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s grant funding portfolio, from new funder prospect research, completing grant applications, to final reporting. The Grants Coordinator will establish and implement the strategy for grant funding for the organization, including identifying opportunities and working with the Development Department to seek funding for both general operating support, programming, special projects, and related initiatives. This position assists in the post-award process, collaborating across departments to ensure grantor requirement fulfillment.

Qualifications

  • Two to four years’ experience managing grant process and writing grants.
  • Demonstrated success writing and managing grants of $10,000 and over from foundation, corporate, and/or government grant funding sources.
  • Thorough knowledge of grant application policies, procedures and processes, including: working knowledge of best practices, grant funding research tools and ability to create grant budgets.
  • Experience with health and human service grants strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in successfully generating significant grant funding resources and maintaining adequate oversight.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently across departments in developing, organizing and managing grant proposals and awards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt writing for various audiences, from institutional funders to members and individual donors, and manage effective fundraising communications across multiple channels.
  • Strong grammar and spelling skills with the ability to independently compose and/or edit materials; experience proofing and editing under tight deadlines.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office tools, database tools, and internet research.
  • Prior experience entering and managing donor/grantor data in a CRM system.
  • Proven skills in organizing resources, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, grant project budgets, statements and/or projections; knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the grant writing process for all foundation, government, and corporate grant applications and letters of inquiry.
  • Track and fulfill grantor post-award requirements including acknowledgment letters, reporting, and grantor communication, and grantor stewardship.
  • Research, identify/prospect, and develop strategies for new grant funding opportunities.
  • Maintain internal grants tracking for the Development Department, tracking prospects, proposals, awards and visits necessary in support of grant funding efforts.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all departments to ensure comprehensive and accurate representation of programs, services, accomplishments, participation, etc., both in crafting proposals and in submitting any required reporting on grant-funded activities.
  • Maintain and conduct periodic updates on a library of reference documentation.
  • Review all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
  • Co-lead post-award grant administration to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, activity tracking, reporting and any other grantor requirements are followed.
  • Maintain and apply working knowledge of funding trends, best practices in grant writing and grants management, and changes in the funding landscape that affect Chaplaincy Health Care.
  • As needed, assist in the Development Departments’ efforts such as annual fundraising events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

If interested, please apply with a resume and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Facilities Maintence Technician

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Full-time / Benefit Eligible

Position Summary:

Works with the department Supervisor to properly maintain all the Chaplaincy Health Care facilities through a structured program of preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and repair maintenance. This includes HVAC, electrical, mechanical, lighting, telecommunications, medical equipment, office equipment, grounds keeping, security, and esthetics. Ensure that all locations are maintained to a high standard and are clean, safe and meet current regulations.

Education/Work Experience:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Trade school certificate in one or more building-related skills required.
  • Five years of appropriate building maintenance experience required, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, medical and office equipment, telecom equipment, grounds keeping and lighting.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of local building codes, OSHA, Washington State Department of Health regulations and Federal safety regulations.
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical knowledge and repair abilities and multi-task on a regular basis.
  • Knowledge of commercial telecommunications systems.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.
  • Exhibit strong judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills with MS Office software.
  • Ability to work with all types of mechanical and construction contractors and vendors.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to learn quickly and with attention to detail.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of construction and building maintenance.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of grounds maintenance.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for afterhours support of facilities.

Facilities Maintenance Functions:

  • Ensure that all locations are maintained in a clean, safe, controlled, comfortable and orderly condition and that all city, county, state and federal regulations are met utilizing a current maintenance schedule,
  • Ensure that the Hospice House is compliant with all Washington State Department of Health regulations.
  • Troubleshoot and repair a wide array of facility equipment including HVAC, office, patient related equipment, grounds, electrical, and structural equipment.
  • Follow preventive maintenance schedule for facility equipment, including HVAC, office, grounds, electrical, and structural equipment
  • Perform grounds keeping duties.
  • Work with and assist sub-contractors.
  • Perform occasional custodial/janitorial duties.
  • Perform painting and patching of walls and ceilings.
  • Adhere to hazardous waste disposal requirements.
  • Assist employees with telecommunication issues.
  • Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
  • Always maintains a safe work environment.
  • All other reasonable duties, as assigned
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Use of PPE required while performing specific duties.

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to a combination of office and shop environments.
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.

Training Requirements during first 90 days:

  • General Safety
  • Lock-out Tag-out.
  • HAZMAT
  • Electrostatic Discharge Awareness
  • Foreign Object Damage Awareness
  • Quality System Awareness

Agency Requirements

  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission, Vision, and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/ disaster educational requirements and agency policies and practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner.
  • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
  • Perform department specific competencies satisfactorily.
  • Reliable personal transportation, driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
  • Criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Work availability.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Facilities Maintenance: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Trade School (Preferred)
  • Driver’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

If interested, please apply with a resumé and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

RN, Hospice House, Nights

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Accountable to: Clinical Nursing Supervisor

Policy:

  • The registered nurse (RN) is a member of the interdisciplinary team under the supervision of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • The RN is to identify patient/family needs
  • The RN coordinates services to provide preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill and their families in accordance with approved Care Plans and Hospice policies and procedures.
  • The RN directs the work of the LPN, NAC, and volunteers working in the Hospice House.
  • The RN demonstrates commitment to the philosophy, goals and objectives of the hospice concept by utilizing teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to maximize the quality of life of patients and families in the Hospice House setting.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills Required:

  • Ability to accept a wide variety of assignments and adjust to changing situations.
  • Ability to read and write clearly, concisely, and legibly.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families in both routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance in accordance with dress policy.
  • Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

Qualifications:

  • Current Washington State license as a professional registered nurse.
  • At least two years nursing experience, preferably with one year oncology, home health or hospice nursing.

Agency Requirements:

  • Reliable car for daily transportation.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing and criminal background screening.
  • Physical Demands: be able to transfer, lift, and position patients.
  • Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of having received the series, or declination.
  • Complete the Hospice House orientation and training program.

Essential Functions

  • Accept responsibility of care for patients admitted to or transferred into the Hospice House setting.
  • Conduct an initial assessment of patient and family needs, including physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors.
  • Initiate and update the individualized plan of care in collaboration with the IDT.
  • Accomplish nursing assessments of all the unit’s patients during the shift according to policy.
  • Administer medications and treatments to patients.
  • Request additional assessments and services from other disciplines on the team as needed.
  • Assess patient/family knowledge of disease and care and determine deficiencies in that knowledge.
  • Evaluate the patient/family’s ability to learn and follow instructions.
  • Provide education, instruction and information as needed.
  • Provide direct nursing care to patients to achieve the highest level of comfort, continuity of care and quality of life.
  • Observe signs and symptoms, reactions to treatments, including drugs, and report changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition to the physician.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.
  • Affirm patient/family life-style and involve them in decision making regarding care.
  • Coordinate care with other interdisciplinary team members and community resources. Provide continuity of care when patient is transferred back into the home setting.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, current patient records in accordance with Hospice record keeping procedures and requirement.
  • Participate in shift to shift report, monitor and report changes in patients’ condition or family situation, and participate in assessing the need for changes in the plan of care.
  • Inform other IDT members involved in the patient’s care of changes and needs as they occur during their Hospice House stay.
  • Supervise and direct care of Hospice House LPNs, NACs and volunteers scheduled on your shift.
  • Assess the LPNs and NACs knowledge of disease and care needs of individual patients and provide education, instruction, and information as needed.
  • Assist the Clinical Nursing Supervisor in the evaluation of the NACs skills and care provided to patients, as requested.
  • Communicate with the Clinical Nursing Supervisor any problems, changes, or issues that may arise in providing appropriate quality care to any patient in the Hospice House.
  • Communicate any changes or problems in patients’ condition, or family situation, with physician on a regular basis through telephone reports or during the physicians visit.
  • Follow the Hospice House Bereavement Policy in collaboration with the Bereavement Coordinator.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.

Other Related Duties:

  • May be appointed to act in the absence of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • Attend regular Hospice House staff meetings and care conference meetings, as able.
  • Maintain knowledge of current applicable regulations and program policies/procedures pertaining to patient care and performance of nursing responsibilities.
  • Maintain and enhance nursing skills and knowledge through formal education, workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
  • Contribute to agency operation and growth by participation in staff meetings, policy/procedure development, planning and evaluating services, and performance improvement activities.
  • Participate in training new staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in education and public relations activities within the community as requested by the Hospice Director or The Chaplaincy Executive Director.
  • Prepare and submit reports of patient services and other daily activities as required.
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned

If interested, please apply with a resumé and letter of intent to Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator: KassandraR@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

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