The Denver Hospice is the region’s leading, largest and most trusted not-for-profit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. We offer more expertise, more resources and a more complete continuum of compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transition.

Our History

In 1978, our founders, Carolyn Jaffe, RN and Peter Van Arsdale, PhD, recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing aging, serious illness and grief. They assisted us in securing initial funding and laying the ground work for us to become what we are today — a nationally-recognized, best-practice model. Our personalized care supports mind, body and spirit, giving our patients and their families control over their lives with dignity, joy and unparalleled experience and support.

Who We Serve

We serve more than 4,000 hospice and 1,200 palliative care patients and their families every year throughout nine Denver counties. Our interdisciplinary team of experts provide care in our patients’ homes, our state-of-the-art inpatient care center, retirement communities, skilled nursing homes and other locations where our skills are needed.

The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Develop and maintain a healthcare program to decrease re-hospitalizations and mortality rates; meet palliative, home health and hospice needs based on data metrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director of Business Development ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Builds effective relationships within assigned healthcare facilities to promote communication, problem-solving and opportunities to position the affiliate as the preferred palliative care, home health and hospice provider. Responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of health services to various patients in the facility via project/resource management, including personnel, funding, equipment and the facilities themselves. Works closely with a range of professionals, such as doctors, nurses and therapist. May also work with emergency and social services or coordinate with different departments and services within the facility. Works with key stakeholders to understand and address identified barriers to home health, hospice and palliative referrals. Educates community on the benefits of home health, hospice and palliative care for patients, family and caregivers by attending community events, trade shows and other public events, as well as attendance at meetings and company functions. Provides outreach and education to achieve strategic goals and maximize market potential. Keep detailed records of outreach activities and create a schedule of future actions. Assists with assessing service delivery with referral sources through periodic surveys, utilizing report information and conveying recommended changes to processes and programs as appropriate. Assists with obtaining Election of Benefits, as requested, to home health, hospice and palliative care. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the Mission and Values of hospice and palliative care. Demonstrates strong analytical and communication skills; ability to evaluate data and synthesize healthcare trends into actionable interventions and broader plan strategies. Meets challenges and change in the workplace with flexibility, creativity and a positive outlook. Assumes appropriate responsibility. Identifies and recommends creative solutions to problems. Ability to assess the bigger picture and implement team goals/objectives across the organization. Possesses basic computer skills in regards to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. Familiar with CRM systems. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with all employees. Attends educational offerings by the organization as needed. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:. Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations or healthcare-related field preferred. Experience in lieu of education may be considered. Minimum Experience: Ten (10) years’ experience in marketing, sales or healthcare relationship management. Required License: Prefer valid Colorado RN license.* Valid Colorado state driver’s license and current auto insurance. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/carry a minimum of 30 lbs. Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation Must be able to lift/carry a min of 50 lbs.
Feb 22, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Serves in a supervisory role by overseeing the clinical services provided to inpatient hospice or outpatient hospice patients and their families. Serves as the first point of contact for management issues and/or needs during assigned shift. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Supervises staff including RNs, LPNs, CNAs, social workers, chaplains and supportive administrative staff and maintains appropriate staffing levels to provide safe, high quality patient care during assigned shift. Assigns shift specific tasks to staff. May assist the Clinical Manager with staff evaluations, intervention and mediation when conflict arises. Delivers performance management if staff performance is inadequate and reports any concerns to the manager for further follow-up. Oversees and assists with daily patient care activities i.e., deaths, transfers and admissions. Supervises the completion of daily or shift specific clinical functions. Acts as a resource for information and problem-solving, crisis intervention, and on-going assessment of patients, including assessment for a change in status. Acts as a resource for assessment of pain control and other symptoms. Maintains ongoing communication with staff, patients and families. Provides current updates to medical providers and assures completion of new orders. Provides support for sensitive or difficult issues surrounding patient care. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) 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 WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation ADDENDUM THE CENTRALIZED CALL CENTER: Provides supervision of other Call Center Staff during the assigned shift. Responds to incoming calls in a timely, responsive and professional manner; triages as appropriate to address or support the needs of the caller. May perform comprehensive nursing assessments dependent on staffing needs. Utilizes sound nursing judgement and strong assessment skills to perform complex telephone interview and triaging as appropriate, may modify care plan accordingly.
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and coordinates patient and family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of care. Provides skilled nursing, including intervention, documentation, supportive care and assessments for assigned patients. The RN Case Manager is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 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. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and coordinates patient and family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of care. Provides skilled nursing, including intervention, documentation, supportive care and assessments for assigned patients. The RN Case Manager is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 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. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and coordinates patient and family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of care. Provides skilled nursing, including intervention, documentation, supportive care and assessments for assigned patients. The RN Case Manager is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 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. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Oversees and coordinates patient and family care in accordance with hospice philosophy and delivery of care. Provides skilled nursing, including intervention, documentation, supportive care and assessments for assigned patients. The RN Case Manager is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 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. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
Provides clinical professional development and education services to staff. Prepares employees for clinical practice and supports employees in acquiring the knowledge and skills to perform superior patient care. Creates and delivers training material to all staff members in a variety of formats including one-on-one and group settings. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Education Manager or Director of Quality and Education of assigned affiliate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Develops learning strategies as assigned by the supervisor and/or the Coordinator of Education. Assists in assessing the clinical training needs of staff. Collaborates with team members in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care delivery, as requested. Applies knowledge of adult learning theory, methods, and techniques to design and develop high quality, effective blended learning solutions, including instructor led, web-based, video, self-study, games, role-plays, instructional infographics, etc. Works with subject matter experts to identify the target audience’s learning needs to design orientation and professional development programs and individual courses; completes audience analyses to determine knowledge, experience, technical skills and expectations. Writes instructional goals and creates content that enables learners to become knowledgeable and proficient. Ensures an experiential-blended learning model that is scalable to meet the needs of the affiliate’s mobile workforce. Creates engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer. Utilizes feedback from learners and subject matter experts to continuously improve curriculum. Coordinates and conducts ongoing education programs; delivers education to small and large groups. Creates and develops simulation labs that will professionally develop and educate clinical staff and empower them with the ability to enhance the patient and family experience to the highest level. Mentors/trains clinical nurses ensuring they have complete knowledge of their clinical practice/responsibilities as well as electronic medical records (EMR) and documentation. Incorporates documentation standards in all learning strategies. Conducts comprehensive evaluations of education activities. Serves as a reference and resource for clinical questions and procedures to all clinical staff. Organizes or schedules people/tasks and develops action plans leading to specified goals. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Demonstrates strong communication skills. Develops and maintains relationships with staff and colleagues to promote and enhance a positive environment. Possesses strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to continuous quality improvement principles and practices. Exhibits knowledge about patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with each discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Meets challenges and changes in the workplace with flexibility, creativity and a positive outlook. Possesses knowledge of hospice and palliative patient and family care as established by federal/state regulations and certification. Displays knowledge of CMS regulatory requirements for hospice and LCD criteria. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning and group dynamics. Excels under aggressive timelines by working in an organized and detailed manner to meet deadlines. Displays strong analytical and problem-solving skills; able to appropriately prioritize workload independently and in collaboration with the assigned manager. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to their discipline. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing. CHPN certification preferred. Minimum Experience: Three (3) years nursing experience strongly preferred. Experience in hospice and/or home health nursing preferred. Two (2) years in an education role (i.e., mentor/preceptor, clinical education) preferred. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient hospice and home health in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The LPN participates in Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) meetings. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Team Leader or Clinical Manager Works closely with RN, nurse manager, primary physician and other IDT members ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Collaborates with RN Case Manager, Charge RN or assigned RN in the coordination of care to ensure Plan of Care (POC) is being followed. Attends IDG/IDT Meetings as assigned. Provides continuous monitoring of patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual care needs. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Communicates patient and family information, status and level of care to RN, manager, provider and other IDT members. Assists with coordination and successful completion of patient transfers. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado LPN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient hospice and home health in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The LPN participates in Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) meetings. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Team Leader or Clinical Manager Works closely with RN, nurse manager, primary physician and other IDT members ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Collaborates with RN Case Manager, Charge RN or assigned RN in the coordination of care to ensure Plan of Care (POC) is being followed. Attends IDG/IDT Meetings as assigned. Provides continuous monitoring of patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual care needs. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Communicates patient and family information, status and level of care to RN, manager, provider and other IDT members. Assists with coordination and successful completion of patient transfers. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado LPN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Patient Team Assistant (PTA) is responsible for supporting the clinical team by facilitating and coordinating communication. Supports departmental functions on a daily basis and supports problem resolution. Provides clerical/administrative support to clinical managers and is a resources in the rules/regulations that apply to hospice and strives towards continuous improvement and excellence. Support the mission, values and vision of hospice. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Demonstrates the ability to contribute to the organization’s vision and mission, and protects confidentiality. Utilizes good customer service skills and supports the clinical hospice team for both patients and family members including intervention and mediation with patient/family in regards to complaints, service recovery, requests for cares. Performs several scheduling functions including: daily/weekly CNA scheduling for assigned teams, PTO/Sick Call coordination (may include contacting and redeploying staff), bi-annual holiday coverage schedule, monthly schedule, tracking of weekend day utilization, and daily on-call and after hours schedule. Processes clinical supply and DME as directed by the Clinical Managers. Receives and transcribes MD/NP orders and conducts death notification. Provides clerical/administrative support to the Clinical Manager including prep/tear down of weekly interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting materials. Generates various reports, performs other clerical duties including but not limited to: answering phones, typing letters, updating mailboxes and processing faxes. Supports the Clinical Manager as needed with data collection and report creation of team function. Tracks and transcribes information accurately. This may include: productivity, mileage audits, unverified documentation etc. Processes equipment requests/orders from field staff/managers/patients; determines appropriateness of requests, and communicates request to durable medical equipment (DME) company. Notifies DME Company of equipment pick-ups. Demonstrates proficiency with computers, copiers, fax machines and other standard office equipment. Uses effective organization, time-management and prioritization skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks from multiple sources in a busy setting with frequent interruptions. Performs LPN nursing visits as needed following the plan of care and within their scope of practice. Reviews care plan with patient/family and communicates with attending provider for medication and supply ordering. Provides nursing care based on patient/family goals to achieve life closure. Utilizes sound nursing judgement to handle telephone calls and triage as appropriate, and participates in other task force or committee work as assigned. Other duties as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Minimum Experience: Two (2) years as LPN; Hospice, hospital or SNF/AL experience preferred. Required License: Current Colorado LPN license and BLS, valid Colorado driver’s license. 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 WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality nursing care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care setting. Upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager. Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered Nurse (RN). ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned. Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference. Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel. Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dress. Aides with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas. Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids. Maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Provides accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum Experience: 3-6 months CNA experience (hospice preferred). Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient care using nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The RN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patients (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC). Uses education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care; participates in the POC in IDT/IDG meetings as assigned. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. 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. If assigned to outpatient: Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs Adapts care to meet the needs of patients at their place of residence including, but not limited to, the patients’ home, long-term care or assisted living facilities. Completes initial nursing assessment and provides ongoing comprehensive nursing care through medication, treatment, intervention and evaluation. Develops and maintains professional business relationships with facilities by providing excellent customer service to the patient, as well as the facility staff. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient care using nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The RN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patients (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC). Uses education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care; participates in the POC in IDT/IDG meetings as assigned. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. 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. if assigned to outpatient: Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs Adapts care to meet the needs of patients at their place of residence including, but not limited to, the patients’ home, long-term care or assisted living facilities. Completes initial nursing assessment and provides ongoing comprehensive nursing care through medication, treatment, intervention and evaluation. Develops and maintains professional business relationships with facilities by providing excellent customer service to the patient, as well as the facility staff. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient care using nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The RN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patients (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC). Uses education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care; participates in the POC in IDT/IDG meetings as assigned. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. 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. If assigned to outpatient: Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs Adapts care to meet the needs of patients at their place of residence including, but not limited to, the patients’ home, long-term care or assisted living facilities. Completes initial nursing assessment and provides ongoing comprehensive nursing care through medication, treatment, intervention and evaluation. Develops and maintains professional business relationships with facilities by providing excellent customer service to the patient, as well as the facility staff. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for answering after-hour calls in an effort to facilitate caller access to appropriate level of care. The RN-CCC functions as a resource and provides support across all affiliates. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Clinical Manager of the Centralized Call Center or Director of Clinical Services ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Responds to incoming calls in a timely, professional manner and triages (as appropriate) to address and/or support the needs of the caller. Coordinates and collaborates with providers, the medical directors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other professionals to evaluate and address patient needs The RN-CCC assesses needs, offers clinical options, as well as referrals, to health care providers, services and community resources using telephone and information system technologies. Promotes wellness and informed decisions by providing general health information, home care advice and/or prevention concepts. Telephonically provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patient/family/facility as determined by plan of care (POC). Reviews care plan with patient/family and communicates with attending provider for medication and supply ordering. Provides nursing support based on patient/family goals to achieve life closure. Modifies care plan as necessary. Utilizes sound nursing judgement and strong assessment skills to perform complex telephone interview and triaging as appropriate. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care on the phone. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Able to cope with crises with professionalism and maturity. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice/palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Prolonged, extensive telephone interaction Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or elements (sound, behavior) May perform emergency care via telephone Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient care using nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values and mission of the organization. The RN is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provides skilled nursing coordination of care to patients (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC). Uses education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care; participates in the POC in IDT/IDG meetings as assigned. Demonstrates appropriate nursing care, including communicating with attending provider for medications and supplies. Educates patients, families, caregivers and community regarding hospice philosophy and palliative treatments. 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. If assigned to Inpatient Unit/critical care unit: Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs. Understands the acute care needs of patients admitted to the Inpatient/Critical Care Units. Completes initial nursing assessment and admissions processes for newly admitted patients. Manages customer service needs that are unique to a care unit. CLINICAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. CPR certification (for Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients Lifts supplies/equipment Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching Manual dexterity and mobility Visual and auditory acuity WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients in the hospice and/or palliative programs. The Nurse Practitioner functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and collaborates closely with the Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Palliative Director or Clinical Director specific to the affiliate. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Performs physical exams and conducts consultations to evaluate the patient’s health status, including relevant health and medical history and current physical or psychosocial complaints; formulates differential diagnoses based on the information obtained. Determines clinical appropriateness of hospice and/or palliative admissions, transfers from palliative care to hospice and discharge of hospice or palliative patients as needed. Provides appropriate recommendations of care such as hospice, rehabilitation, ongoing aggressive and/or palliative care. Collaborates with other healthcare providers and agencies to provide and coordinate services for patients and families/caregivers. Assesses the individual needs of the patient, including pain and symptom management, goal setting, clarification of treatment options, advanced care planning, illness and end-of-life issues. Participates in the development of the patient’s Plan of Care (POC) in IDT/IDG meetings, facilitating discussions and clarification of patient and family goals. Writes orders, prescribes medications and other treatment modalities for symptom control; communicates recommendations to referring provider and nursing staff. Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests relative to the patient’s needs. Conducts face-to-face visits with hospice patients at time of recertification according to statutory requirements. Prepares and maintains timely and accurate patient records to support sound medical practice and coding for reimbursement for services provided. Provides ongoing support to clinical staff. Works with HIM Department to ensure medical documentation is authorized/approved as required. Other duties as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency, case load and/or visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate from a nationally accredited educational program as an advanced practitioner of nursing, or adult, family or geriatric nurse practitioner. Minimum Experience: One to two (1-2) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner; experience in Hospice, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Oncology or related field of medicine preferred . Required License: Current Colorado RN and APN/NP licenses. Board certified as Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner by the AANP or ANCC. Valid Colorado state driver’s license. Prescriptive authority and DEA number. Current CPR Certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates). Additional Qualifications: Must be able to obtain hospital privileges at all local hospitals. 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 WORKING CONDITIONS : May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020
The Denver Hospice Denver, CO, USA
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. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Admissions or Clinical Manager 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. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned CORE COMPETENCIES: Supports the mission and values of hospice and palliative care. Provides patient care (neonates to geriatrics) as determined by the Plan of Care (POC) and in accordance with discipline. Utilizes critical thinking skills, education, mentoring, guidance and interventions to achieve goals of care. Possesses knowledge of patient rights; ensuring an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe and secure environment. Understands the correlation between excellent patient care and the results of Hospice Item Set, CAHPS and other publicly-reported industry and/or accreditation quality benchmark programs. Treats patients, family members and other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and communicates in a courteous and respectful manner. Maintains and respects professional and personal boundaries. Adheres to HIPAA regulations, and maintains confidentiality of all patients and families. Possess knowledge of eligibility standards for hospice and the LCD’s (local coverage determinations) to ensure patients being admitted qualify for hospice. Performs job duties within the standards of practice framework. Has proficient nursing skills and pain management knowledge, as well as principles of pharmacology including, medication dosages, calculations, interactions and side effects. Works independently with minimum direction, anticipates and organizes workflow, prioritizes and follows through on responsibilities. Attends team meetings and in-services on a regular basis. Participates in continuing education and professional development courses, to include annual education requirements as assigned to the discipline. Works in a high volume environment with rapidly changing priorities. Understands the importance of providing accurate and timely point-of-care documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Uses, clear concise and professional written and verbal communication. Responsible for meeting visit frequency and visits per shift requirements; takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses knowledge of necessary computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook and agency electronic medical records (EMR). Promotes a holistic approach to patient care. Cooperates with all co-workers; demonstrates flexibility to perform other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health. Required License: Current Colorado RN licensure. Valid Colorado State driver’s license and auto insurance. CPR certification required for The Denver Hospice, Pathways and Pikes Peak only. 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 WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne diseases Occasional exposure to radiation hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior) May perform emergency care Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 18, 2020