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Becoming a member of the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana team is a privilege. Our employees touch people's lives in very important ways at one of the most profound and challenging times in their life. If you are interested in delivering care in a way that makes a difference, spending time with your patients during the most challenging time of their lives, or supporting the front line staff who touch your neighbor's, friend's and even family's lives ~ Our Hospice of South Central Indiana has an opportunity waiting for you.

We invite you to search through our current job opportunities and encourage you to submit an application and/or resume. You can search below by current open positions or team location.

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FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home care setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Provides routine patient care per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2.     Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary care nurse and/or Patient Care Coordinator, Nurse Facilitator or Manager of Inpatient and Bartholomew.

3.     Completes patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

4.     Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment for the patient.

5.     Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group meetings, in-services, and staff meetings as requested.

6.     Participates in a minimum of twelve- (12) hours in-service education per year.

7.     Assists in orientation of new Home Health Aides and Homemakers.

8.     Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

9.     Completes other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

2.     Experience – One to three months related experience and/or training

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Drivers License

b.     Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) & Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

4.     Skills

a.     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

b.     Ability to write clear correspondence.

c.      Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

d.     Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

e.     Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

f.       Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist.


FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home care setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Provides routine patient care per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2.     Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary care nurse and/or Patient Care Coordinator, Nurse Facilitator or Manager of Inpatient and Bartholomew.

3.     Completes patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

4.     Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment for the patient.

5.     Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group meetings, in-services, and staff meetings as requested.

6.     Participates in a minimum of twelve- (12) hours in-service education per year.

7.     Assists in orientation of new Home Health Aides and Homemakers.

8.     Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

9.     Completes other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

2.     Experience – One to three months related experience and/or training

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Drivers License

b.     Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) & Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

4.     Skills

a.     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

b.     Ability to write clear correspondence.

c.      Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

d.     Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

e.     Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

f.       Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist.


Summary

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is seeking a Hospice & Palliative Care Physician for their Columbus, Indiana facility. 

The Hospice Physician will provide direct patient care and symptom management to hospice patients while assuring care is in compliance with Medicare and other regulatory programs.  The clinician will also serve as liaison between the primary physician and the hospice team, providing care and facilitating communication and continuity of the care plan.  The clinician will also support the admission and care delivery process of hospice patients.  

Primary Responsibilities include:

  1. Responsible for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program.
    • In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) is responsible for or participates in making decisions regarding admissions to hospice home care or inpatient settings(s).
    • Participates in the development of individual plans of care before admission of a patient/family to the program
    • Acts as a liaison between the attending physician and the IDG.
    • Acts as primary/attending physician when patients have no primary/attending physician.
    • Participates in the development, evaluation, and revision of written care plans by attending the IDG meetings.
    • Participates in medication review, titration, or discontinuation, in line with patient’s condition and goals.
    • Participates in IDG, completing medication review, relatedness and clinical decision making.
    • Is available to have goals of care conferences with patients and families who are considering the choice of hospice, to help counsel and coordinate care in line with patient’s condition and goals. These visits can be required either:

                   - Before choosing hospice (such as a palliative care consult).

                   - While under the care of hospice. 

  2. Works collaborative with other medical staff.
    • May be asked to assist with work assigned to other medical colleagues as work load indicates.
    • Rotates for weekend and holiday call to provide for the 24 hour, 7 day a week needs for hospice in all levels of care.
  3. Visits hospice patients as indicated.
    • Makes visits to hospice patients whether at patient’s home or a residential facility as indicated for symptom management or re-certification of hospice eligibility.
    • Makes visits to hospice patients in the Hospice Inpatient Facility as indicated.
  4. Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
    • Documents patient visits per State and Federal regulation.
    • Completes death certificates, CTIs and other documentation as needed.
  5. Responsible for making quality, cost effective medical care decisions.
  6. Serves as a liaison with community physicians, medical schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
  7. Advises Medical Director of exceptional conditions, such as unanticipated adverse outcomes in the clinical setting.
  8. Stays up to date on notifications, emails and Chex educations, and is responsible for updated information.
  9. During work hours, is available to discuss treatment options, make recommendations for symptom management in patients who are considering or enrolled in hospice
  10. May involve direct discussion with referring MD to clarify needs and expectations.
  11. Will fulfill the role of Medical Director as Medical Director Designee, when Medical Director is unavailable for protracted times.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education – Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree.
  2. Experience
    • At least two years’ experience in a medical specialty dealing with terminally ill patients, such as oncology or geriatrics and with demonstrated experience in the principles of pain and symptom management.Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification preferred.
    • Five to ten years’ experience in health care administration with good managerial skills; strong oral and written communication skills; good interpersonal and motivational skills.
    • Proven team leader
  3. Licensure
    • Licensed Physician in the state of Indiana.
    • Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties approved board examination, an osteopathic medicine equivalent.
    • Board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, preferred
    • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
    • Hold a current and updated DEA license
    • Obtain and maintain privileges at Columbus Regional Hospital.
    • Remain current in CME hours in a primary specialty.

 

Qualified and interested candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to:
Marla Satterfield, Manager of Human Resources, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. Our Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No Telephone Calls Please.

FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home care setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Provides routine patient care per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2.     Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary care nurse and/or Patient Care Coordinator, Nurse Facilitator or Manager of Inpatient and Bartholomew.

3.     Completes patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

4.     Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment for the patient.

5.     Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group meetings, in-services, and staff meetings as requested.

6.     Participates in a minimum of twelve- (12) hours in-service education per year.

7.     Assists in orientation of new Home Health Aides and Homemakers.

8.     Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

9.     Completes other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

2.     Experience – One to three months related experience and/or training

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Drivers License

b.     Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) & Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

4.     Skills

a.     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

b.     Ability to write clear correspondence.

c.      Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

d.     Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

e.     Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

f.       Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist.


JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for meeting the nursing care needs of patients / families after normal business hours.  Professional nursing services will be given in accordance with physician’s orders and the plan of care established by the IDG.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.    Provides timely notification for unusual occurrences and completes appropriate documentations.  Provides after hours service to patients / families to ensure availability on a 24 hour basis, beginning Friday evening through Monday morning.

2.    Triage of incoming phone calls from patients, families, facilities to ensure appropriate hospice measures and provide adequate hospice staff visits that will adhere to a safe and symptom free environment for the patients and families.

3.    Performs admission assessments for new patients / families as scheduled or requested by a referral source, physician or patient / family.

4.    Makes routine and on call Hospice nursing visits as assigned to patients in the home, extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.  Completes assessment of the patient / family needs including physical, emotional, and bereavement status.

5.    Ensures that hospice care is provided according to regulations and standards established by Our Hospice.

6.    Maintains responsibility for assigned patient visits in a cost-effective and quality manner.  Manages time, pharmacy and medical supplies, and durable medical equipment in a manner conducive to optimal reimbursement.

7.    Teaches, supervises and counsels patient / family in care techniques including pain and symptom control, dietary instruction, use of equipment and observation techniques.

8.    Develops and implements the plan of care for each patient in collaboration with the patient, family and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).  Evaluates each patient / family as directed and makes appropriate changes to the plan of care.

9.    Communicates with and updates other IDG team members as needed to coordinate and ensure quality care (e.g. social services, home health aides, volunteers and medical staff).

10. Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to patients and family members, case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

11. Maintains accurate records in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures in a timely manner (e.g. initial plan of care, comprehensive plan of care, and update to the plan of care, daily documentation requirement, discharge summaries, death summaries).

12. Maintains excellent customer service skills and demonstrates an understanding about measures for care giver perception of care survey. 

13. Participates in quality improvement and performance improvement activities/initiatives as requested. 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Performs additional duties and / or responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Clinical Services including but not limited to direct patient care, after-hours triage, assessments, admissions, discharges, medication administration and treatments.

2.    Works positively and professionally with Hospice staff, assisting and supporting their involvement in appropriate work assignments, whenever appropriate.

3.    Collaborate with the MSW or Chaplain as after-hours needs are identified for the patients, families or referring facilities.

4.    Provides support to the Hospice Inpatient Facility as needed in the accomplishment of effective patient / family care.

5.    Provides assistance with medical record workflow including but not limited to audits, physician order approvals and patient transfers within the electronic health record.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Education

·         Bachelor’s Degree in nursing preferred; or Associate’s Degree in nursing with equivalent combination of education and experience.  

2.    Experience

·        One  to three years experience in health care preferred

3.    Licensure

·         Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana.

·         Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

4.  Certifications

·         Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) preferred. 

·         CPR certified.


JOB SUMMARY

This position, under the management of the Support Services Manager and direction of the Director of Clinical & Support Services, shall be responsible for the coordination and support of all grief support programs and services for Our Hospice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Follows Bereavement Program policies and procedures.

2.     Ensures that programs and services are in accordance with all State and Federal regulations for licensure and certification.

3.     Coordinates grief support programs and bereavement activities including support groups, memorial services, and Camp Eva.

4.     Creates annual grief group calendar, including assisting in identifying group facilitators.

5.     Collaborates with Volunteer Services to assist with recruiting, training, supervision, retention and appropriate utilization of bereavement volunteers.

6.     Participates in completion of competencies for bereavement volunteers.

7.     Provides and/or oversees phone support: information, intakes, crisis response, and community referrals.

8.     Assists in tracking program data information for annual report, as well as outcomes and expenses.

9.     Actively seeks expansion and improvement in Bereavement Program at all sites.

10.  Demonstrates community engagement through events and educational presentations to increase awareness and access to grief support services for communities served.

11.  Provides expertise for program educational material.

12.  Provides, or oversees, initial contact and develops plan of care.

13.  Provides, or oversees, services as indicated by the plan of care.

14.  Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, family, Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) and other team members, participates in IDG, as applicable.

15.  Provides and evaluates bereavement follow-up care for thirteen months after a patient’s death.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

1.     Education – Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Divinity preferred. 

2.     Experience

a.     Hospice and/or Home Health experience preferred.

b.     Previous experience working in the non-profit sector is a plus.

c.      Bereavement Counseling

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Driver’s License

b.     Preferred LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or Certified Grief Counselor.

4.     Schedule/Skills

a.     Able to work a full-time schedule.

b.     Ability to exercise time management and flexibility, including being a part of a call rotation with other Support Services staff.

c.      Excellent interpersonal skills; working with large groups.

d.     Excellent verbal and written skills.

e.     Ability to effectively present, respond and address clients, customers and the general public.

f.       Creativity and initiative required. 

g.      Ability to perform under high stress situations.

h.     Strong organizational, managerial, and motivational skills.

i.       Proficiency in accuracy, detail, and follow-up.

j.       Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

 


 


If you would like to submit a resume and/or application, or would like additional information, please contact our Human Resources Department. Applications may be completed and submitted to Marla Satterfield at the address or email below.

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Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Inc.
Human Resources
2626 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 812.314.8054 
Toll free 1.800.841.4938 ext. 8054 
Fax: 812.314.8172
Email: msatterfield@crh.org

Thank you for considering becoming a member of the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana team. Our sincere best wishes for your future success.

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.