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 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
Mar 28, 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 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
Mar 28, 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 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. 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. If assigned to Triage: Meets all the essential duties assigned to RNs. Assesses symptom care needs by utilizing critical thinking and organizational processes. Educates patients and/or caregivers; deploys clinical staff to make patient visits. Uses professional and customer service-based demeanor while communicating by telephone, text or email. 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
Mar 21, 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 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
Mar 21, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, CO, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Facilitates and coordinates the communication of clinical teams. Supports departmental functions on a daily basis and supports problem resolution. Provides clerical/administrative support to clinical managers and is a resource in the rules/regulations that apply to hospice to ensure quality care of patients and families. KEY REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Clinical Manager, Director of Clinical Services, or Director of Palliative Services Works closely with neighborhood/department team members and management 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 or palliative 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 afterhours schedule. Assists Manager with timecard reviews to include monitoring absenteeism and Paid Time Off (PTO) availability when requested. Tracks upcoming CTI and Face-to-Face (F2F) needs and schedules visits either during IDG meeting or with MD/NP specifically. Coordinates with Palliative team members to schedule CTI or F2F visits for shared MDs or NPs. Provides clerical/administrative support to the Clinical Manager including prep/tear down of team/discipline monthly meetings or weekly interdisciplinary team (IDG) meeting materials. Assist Manager with assigning new patients to specific clinicians. 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. Works with medical supply vendors to order DME and medical supplies based on par levels and specialty needs. Receives order requests via face-to-face, phone, or email. Responds to order requests in a timely and professional manner. Researches specialty product orders as requested by a clinician and maintains records of all patients utilizing specialty products. Prepares supplies for clinician and coordinates delivery through courier and/or vendor or in-person pick up. Uses barcode scanning system in order to track items in/out of supply room and manage inventory levels. Stocks supply room(s) when new shipments arrive and as needed. Provides reports to internal and external customers. 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. Facilitates flow of patient information and communication. Utilizes sound judgment when handling telephone calls and triaging to appropriate clinician for further actions. Participants in other task forces or committee work as assigned. Other duties as assigned. CORE COMPETENCIES Maintains cooperative, professional, effective working relationships and consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members and health care partners as well as other community members. Possesses excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates excellent problem solving abilities and learns from experiences and applies new knowledge. Communicates effectively with internal/external customers in writing and orally. Manages and prioritizes multiple tasks; works independently with limited supervision and direction but remains team player; self-motivated. Follows through on responsibilities. Displays flexibility and changes approach/method to fit the situation at hand. Demonstrates stable performance and emotion under opposition and stress. Understands and honors confidential information of all patients and families and demonstrates good judgment in dealing with sensitive issues. Maintains confidentiality and professional appearance and conduct. Participates in staff meetings, in-services, and other sponsored functions. Possesses intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. Basic knowledge of all office equipment and skills including phones, copier, fax, filing etc. Demonstrates proficiency in use of scheduling systems. Provides accurate and timely documentation in electronic medical record. Uses clear, concise, and professional written and verbal communication. Complete understanding and acceptance of palliative care and hospice philosophy. Ability to communicate compassionately and respectfully with team members, patient/family and community. Able to cope with crises with professionalism and maturity while remaining flexible and dependable. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education: High school diploma. Postsecondary training/education preferred Minimum Experience: 2-4 years of experience with clinical administrative support including but not limited to staffing/scheduling processes Required License: Valid Colorado driver’s license; Current BLS preferred 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: May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases May be 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) Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical hazards Subject to varying and unpredictable situations Able to maintain job performance in emergency or crisis situation
Feb 29, 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 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 29, 2020
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Colorado Springs, 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 Addendum: Pikes Peak Completes the full Comprehensive Assessment at admission. Completes inventory of current medications, and determines which medications relate to the terminal illness.
Feb 18, 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 patient and family satisfaction. Emphasizes the importance of quality measures, such as CAHPS, HIS and other industry standards. Manages staff workload according to referrals, census and acuity to maximize productivity, efficiency of agency resources and appropriate stewardship. Responsible for ensuring appropriate team/patient staffing ratios are maintained. Coordinates and attends meetings, to include IDT/IDG, team discipline, patient conferences and other meetings as needed to ensure coordination of services in all care settings. Addresses customer complaints through evaluation and follow-up, taking corrective action if warranted. Monitors and enforces compliance with all regulatory agencies governing patient care. Actively participates in regulatory surveys and serves as a liaison between the team members and surveyors. Participates in operational budget planning and implementation by managing the proper utilization of durable medical equipment (DME), medical supplies, drugs and appropriate patient care staffing levels. Partners with the Finance Department to ensure the billing process is accurate and timely. 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 providers, facilities, vendors, staff and colleagues to promote and enhance a positive environment. Meets challenges and changes in the workplace with flexibility, creativity and a positive outlook. Possesses excellent supervision and managerial skills to provide support and continuous improvement guidance to staff. 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). 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. Honors confidential information and demonstrates good judgment when dealing with sensitive issues. Takes on-call rotation as needed and/or assigned. Possesses strong management and leadership skills. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the profession and industry; accesses other expert resources as needed. 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. 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 health care, business or related field. In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, relevant experience may be considered. Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of responsible supervisor experience in healthcare (hospice experience preferred). Required License: Current Colorado RN license, Social Work license, or Master’s degree in divinity. Valid Colorado state driver’s license and automobile insurance. CPR certification (Pathways, The Denver Hospice and Pikes Peak affiliates) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 30 lbs. Lifts/positions/ and/or transfers patients (only if an RN) 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
CNA
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 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