Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care

       

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has been the community leader in end-of-life care for nearly 40 years, founding the hospice movement in the Pikes Peak region in 1980. We are the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Every year, we help  2,000 patients and families navigate the challenges of a life-limiting illness with comfort, dignity and fulfillment.  In a business like this, you don’t thrive for this long, nor serve as many patients as we have, without holding to a particular standard.

Ours is simple: We believe that hospice care is about living, and that every patient and family deserves consistent expert care and compassionate personal attention. Here are just a few things that set Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care apart:

  • Comprehensive team of hospice and palliative experts including our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and certified nursing assistants, counselors, chaplains, and administrative professionals
  • More than 200 trained volunteers supporting professional care teams
  • Fast response and 24/7 access to care
  • The only dedicated hospice inpatient care unit serving El Paso and Teller Counties
  • A comprehensive grief counseling program, including specialized care for children and teens

 

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 17, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 17, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 17, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides spiritual counseling and emotional support to patients and families/caregivers during the course of care and at the initial phase of bereavement. The position works collaboratively with the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) as well as with facilities and agencies in the community. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager or Director of Clinical Services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Completes initial spiritual assessment. Develops spiritual care plan and provides spiritual care from admission to death or discharge. Schedules and visits patient and families to provide spiritual care and support. Provides education, direct spiritual counsel, prayer and ritual/sacramental ministry, as appropriate and requested, regarding the dying process and end of life issues. Acts as a liaison between the patient, family and their faith community when appropriate. Participates in IDT/IDG meetings to...
May 14, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 14, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 14, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 14, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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...
May 14, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for all aspects of the overall management, supervision and coordination of services provided in outpatient and/or inpatient facility areas. The Clinical Manager is a member of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group IDT/IDG). KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director per affiliate Organizational Chart ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Oversees all direct and indirect patient and family services provided by staff on the interdisciplinary team (IDT). Provides management and supervision of the team including recruitment, orientation, training, performance/productivity management, motivation and maintaining records. Oversees and monitors their teams’ EMR documentation to ensure timeliness and accuracy, reflecting the appropriate quality, continuity and level of care for patient and family needs. Provides supervision, training and support to all direct reports on a regular basis, ensuring best practices are being met to enhance...
May 14, 2020