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Role: The Hospice Staff Physician has the responsibility of assisting the Medical Director in the care and treatment of patients served by the Company. S/he provides physician direction and guidance to the Company's program and staff to assure the maintenance ofquality medical care for patients and families.  Qualifications: - MD or DO from an accredited medical school - Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida - Current DEA number - Eligible for malpractice coverage under Company policy terms - Board eligible or board certified in a recognized field of the American Board of Medical Specialties - Knowledge and experience in palliative medical practice and symptom management - Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Hospice and Palliative Medicine preferred - Basic computer skills including use of email and word processing (Microsoft Outlook and Word or equivalent programs) - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy; must have reliable transportation to be able to meet visit schedule - Must be able to physically access any home in any Hospice area (i.e., navigate stairs, narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, etc.) - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families   Competencies: - Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.   Responsibilities of all staff: - Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. - Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. - Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices. - Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. - Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. - Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations. - Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. - Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. - Advance electronic media skills. - Support Company research and educational activities. - Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. - Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.   Leadership Success Factors: - Communication: Express thoughts and ideas clearly; adapt communication style to fit audience - Initiative: Originate action to achieve goals - Management Identification: Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management - Judgment: Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources - Planning, Organizing and Controlling: Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources; monitor results - Leadership: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others toward task accomplishment - Work Standards: Set high goals or standards of performance for self and others; compel others to perform - Tolerance for Stress: Maintain stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition - Innovativeness: Generate and/or recognize imaginative, creative solutions in work related situations - Delegation: Allocate decision making and other responsibilities effectively and appropriately - Staff Development: Develop the skills & competencies of subordinates - Organizational Sensitivity: Perceive the impact and implications of decisions on various components of the organization - Ethics: Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse - Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance   Job Responsibilities: - Review patient clinical information to determine hospice eligibility based on LCD's and Chapters' Standards at time of admission. - Work cooperatively with the Patient Access (Admissions) Department to facilitate timely provision of services to potential Company patients, including performing hospice evaluation visits for potential patients. - Document Certifications of Terminal Illness (CTIs) that support hospice eligibility and facilitate accurate and timely ICD coding. - Make determinations regarding relatedness of medications, diagnostic testing and procedures provided to Company patients. Provide required documentation for these determinations. - Serve as a team physician for one or more of the interdisciplinary teams (IDT) as assigned by the Medical Director. - Provide clinical expertise and participate in interdisciplinary team decisions regarding diagnosis and medical management of patient/family needs, assuring that the highest quality of medical care is provided and that continuity and comprehensiveness of care is maintained in a cost-effective manner. - Consult to patients' primary and attending physicians regarding integration of patients' hospice care and primary or other care. - Validate patient/family plans of care in coordination with a patient's attending physician. - Provide medical coverage for patients without attending physicians. - Develop program to assume primary or consultative care of patients admitted to the Company whose referring physician desires such services. - Care for patients in the Company's inpatient facility, as designated by the Medical Director. - Make home visits to care for patients to meet patient needs and productivity goals. - Teach designated in-services to company staff. - Develop and recommend written guidelines for symptom control to Company committees. - Supervise and educate fellows, residents, and medical students participating in Company programs. - Provide supervision for and engage in protocols with ARNPs who are treating hospice patients. - Participate in after hours and weekend coverage for Patient Access (Admissions). - Participate in after hours and weekend back-up coverage for ARNPs seeing and/or providing telephonic coverage of hospice patients. - Support or conduct research to improve hospice care. - Contribute to research efforts of the Company by actively recruiting research subjects. - Conduct educational seminars, in-services and presentations for physicians, nurses and other health care personnel whose support for and understanding of the hospice program is an integral part of assuring that the company services are made accessible to patients and families. - Assist in developing clinical practice standards for physicians and nurses in the practice of hospice care. - Assist in developing unique roles for non-physician practitioners (ARNP, CNS, PA, etc.). - Prepare patient billing information in conjunction with the appropriate billing agency. - Complete timely medical documentation consistent with Chapters Health System's Standards for all patient-physician encounters. - Assist in improving quality of medical documentation by Company staff. - Contribute to Performance Improvement efforts of medical documentation by Company staff. - Promote Company programs to nursing homes, ALFs, HMO's, hospitals, and other referral sources. - Attend Company Medical Staff meetings regularly. - Participate in relevant Company committees. - Represent the Company at appropriate local, state, national, and international forums. - Work cooperatively with the Corporate Compliance Officer, as indicated. - Participate in other clinical/administrative responsibilities, as directed by the Medical Director. - Work cooperatively with and reports to the Medical Director to ensure quality care delivery to all Company patients. - Maintain a regular schedule of medical participation in all components of the Company's care program, and maintain 24 hour, 7 days a week Medical Services coverage. - Provide coverage in the event of absence. - Perform other duties as assigned.
Job ID
2018-2142
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Auburndale
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. We'll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life. Role: Under physician's orders and RN supervision, the Continuous Care Nurse is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit. As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit. S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit. S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit. Qualifications: - Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit.  - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.  - Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.  - Minimum one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient hospice, or home health setting.  - Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred.  - Ability to communicate in English.  - Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients.  - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.  - Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves.  - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.  - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Job Responsibilities: Clinical - Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.  - Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.  - Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.  - Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.  - Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.  - Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.  - Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.  - Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act. Administrative - Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.  - Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement.  - Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures. Communication - Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.  - Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.  - Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.  - Report changes in patient condition to RN. Professional Development - Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.  - Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals. Financial - Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy. Safety - Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.  - Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases. Other - Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.
Job ID
2018-2141
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Lakeland
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape.      Role: Responsible for the overall clerical support and secretarial functions of a team. Qualifications: High School Diploma, AD preferred. Ability to communicate in English. Previous secretarial experience preferred. Excellent typing, organization, time management and communication skills required. Computer literate with familiarity of Word Processing and spreadsheet applications preferred. Medical terminology preferred. Able to remain calm and troubleshoot/handle patient/family crisis' situations. Able to shift priorities as needed. Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Proficiency in multiple software applications, including Solutions, Guardian Rx, Santrax, UltiPro, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Job Responsibilities: Team Update the daily census and prepare weekly IDG summary sheet for teams. Update changes in Solutions for team within 24 hours, including Survivor Information, physician address and telephone number, transfers onto team, deaths and discharges, change in pay class, change in level of care (i.e. respite, hospice house, routine home care or hospitalization), change n primary or secondary diagnosis, and change in primary or consulting physician. Enter data, corrections, and hurricane information. Receives and disseminates documentation submitted by team members for HIM processing. Maintains Solution accuracy for LOC and address changes as appropriate. Notifies all physicians of death and discharge, including letters completion as per process. Track and maintain appropriate quantity of office supplies.* Provide typing support to the team, including making entries as directed by CM to the End of Day report, Direct Pay Report, and Adult Failure to Thrive Report. Prepare other reports as requested including all standard letters per established policy and procedures. Listen to voice mail for pertinent information to ensure consistency in communication. Supports CM in preparation for IDG readiness Print Guardian profiles for patients for IDG review. Copy and distribute all patient information to appropriate staff as designated per team. Clinical Answer, screen and log (if necessary) incoming calls for team(s) and direct call appropriately. Triage physician order calls to appropriate CM or RN Care Coordinator Schedule of Hospice Aide patient visits and network with CM's for approval of changes in such schedules. Complete and follow through on requests for SSP HA. Follow though with scheduling process per established policy. Enter authorizations in Solutions for transportation, labs, and procedures after approval or denial by CM. Print Santrax reports each week as per established policy and procedure. Verify that all visits recorded in Santrax are exported into Solutions; make corrections as needed. Education Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for the Team Secretary orientee. Explain the role and performance expectation for the team secretary in the hospice setting. Assist the orientee to identify learning needs. Plan for and provide relevant learning experiences to orientee(s) involving the Clinical Manager and other staff, necessary. Evaluate competence of orientee utilizing orientation competency checklist. Provide prompt and consistent feedback, identifying areas in need of further development to the orientee, Clinical Manager and LPH Float Team manager. Coordinate activities with other leads to maintain consistency in practice, establish relationships, and broaden the scope of the program. Provide input to clinical leadership and educators regarding patient care experiences for orientation. Will serve as EMR mentor and clinical representative as needed. Other All other duties assigned by the CM or designee. * Provides support to team in documentation monitoring. Maintain an orderly work environment.
Job ID
2018-2140
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Auburndale
Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient's care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient's and family's needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care. S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines. In addition to RN Care Coordinator responsibilities, the RN Care Coordinator Preceptor plans, coordinates and carries out educational opportunities for Company team nurses. S/he orients the team nurses to their role within the interdisciplinary team; evaluates job performance using competency checklist to insure each new nurse has successfully acquired knowledge and skills essential to providing patient care. Qualifications: - Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. - Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience. - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. - Ability to effectively communicate in English. - Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. - RN Care Coordinator Preceptor: One (1) year's experience as a hospice RN Care Coordinator preferred, with demonstration competence in case management and in depth understanding of Company systems. - Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) system required Competencies: - Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position. - Responsibilities of all employees: - Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. - Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. - Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices. - Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. - Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. - Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations. - Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. - Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. - Advance electronic media skills. - Support Company research and educational activities. - Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. - Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position. Job Responsibilities: Clinical - Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care. - Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed. - Continually assess patient's eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed. - Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up. - Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient's evolving needs. - Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. - Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge. - Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). - Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. - Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician's assistants. - Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices. - Report changes in the patient's condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals. - Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport - Oversee disposal of medications. - Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff. - Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act. Administrative - Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. - Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness. - Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient's eligibility for hospice. - Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care. - Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines. - Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others. - Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and - revise patients' plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting. - Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members. - Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team. - Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance. - Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient's condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers. - Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members. - Participate on committees and projects, as assigned. - Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members. - Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills. - Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. - Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement. Professional Development - Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law. - Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals. Financial - Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy. - Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization. - Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes. - Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations. Other - Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires. - Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance. - Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.* Additional RN Care Coordinator Preceptor Responsibilities: Education - Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for the nurses. - Explain the role and performance expectation for the team nurse in the hospice setting. - Assist the orientee to identify learning needs. - Plan for and provide relevant learning experiences involving the clinical supervisor, senior preceptor and other staff, necessary. - Demonstrate and/or supervise nursing procedures or skills that are unfamiliar to the orientee. - Orient new nurses to their roles within the IDG. - Acquaint the orientee with the concept of IDG through participation in IDG meeting. - Evaluate competence of orientee utilizing orientation competency checklist. - Provide prompt and consistent feedback, identifying areas in need of further development to the new nurse and the Clinical Manager. - Coordinate activities with other nursing preceptors to maintain consistency in practice, establish relationships, and broaden the scope of the program. - Provide input to clinical leadership and educators regarding patient care experiences for orientation. - Participate in Nurse Preceptor Meetings.
Job ID
2018-2139
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Brooksville
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2137
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey.  From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. Role: The primary functions of an Insurance Verification Representative are the daily management of the assigned portion of the referrals/admissions, typically allocated based on teams. Basic responsibilities include daily verification of Hospice benefits for all referrals and admissions from all payers. The Insurance Verification Representative may also perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to special patient accounting projects, data entry and cash applications.  Qualifications: - High School Diploma. - Minimum one year of medical billing and collection experience required. - Knowledge of third party billing and state and federal collection regulations preferred. - Ability to prioritize and multi-task independently with little supervision. - Must be self-motivated, service oriented and have excellent written and oral communication skills. - Requires typing and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy. - Valid drivers' license and automobile insurance.  Responsibilities: - Performs verification functions for all payers for each referral and admission to ensure complete and accurate information is recorded in Solutions on the patient account. - Process account set-up for each admission ensuring the accuracy of paysource. - Coordinate Face to Face activities with Enrollment Center, Admissions Departments and Compliance - Work directly with third party payers, internal and external customers, and other contract clients toward effective and efficient processes in accordance with departmental policy and procedures. - Maintains a thorough knowledge of third party reimbursement requirements for payers assigned for handling. - Utilizes all resources available, including electronic inquires to verify eligibility, benefits and claim status. - Exercises good judgment towards account resolution and documents all activity on account in a clear, accurate and consistent manner utilizing appropriate online system. - Work Medicare non-recert report and DDE verification report monthly and provide required information. - Demonstrates excellent customer service skills when responding to incoming or outgoing calls in a most courteous manner providing clear and appropriate information as needed. - Generate and key 81A's as required. - Advise team lead and/or supervisor of any billing errors, payer trends in claims processing, denials or payment fluctuations, to ensure proper handling and escalation as necessary. - Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings. - Meet departmental productivity and quality assurance standards in accordance with departmental policies. - Responsible for special projects and all other duties as appropriate under supervision of Patient Accounts management.
Job ID
2018-2136
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2135
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2134
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2133
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2132
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2131
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2130
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2129
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Position Summary The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs.  The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.  The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.  Qualifications - High school graduate or equivalent preferred. - Must satisfy Florida state requirements for home health aides. (Reference Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59-A.0095, Section 5). - Must have successfully completed an aide-training program consisting of seventy-five (75) hours total. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training must be provided prior to practical training. A minimum of sixteen (16) hours must be documented as supervised practical training. (Reference, §484.36, Conditions of Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies.)  - Must successfully complete a competency evaluation program as described in §484.36, (b), Conditions for Participation for Medicare Home Health Agencies. - All clinical staff must have and maintain CPR. - Evidence of adequate health status to allow performance of duties and be free of communicable disease. - Ability to learn and apply principles of current health care practice training, follow instructions and produce accurate records of activities and services provided. - Ability to organize work procedures. - Prolonged or considerable walking or standing.  - Able to lift, position, or transfer patients.  Able to lift supplies and equipment.  - Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.  - Must be able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual activities relative to the performance of job duties. - Lifting greater than 25 pounds. - Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Coping with demands (stresses) that are associated with the job and/or the work environments so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution can be maintained. - Interaction with physicians, patients, family members, - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House -  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House”employees and volunteers. - Normal walking between offices and departments.  Physical Requirements   Environmental Conditions - The employee may spend greater than 75% of their shift in an environment that is not controlled by the Agency.  In a client's home the employee may be (and often is) exposed to unsanitary conditions, cigarette smoke, pets, allergens, or other hazards that may pose a safety risk. - The employee may be exposed to all weather conditions that are common to the service area and may be required to work in client's homes where the temperature may not be controlled. - The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or hazardous materials.   Job Limitations   The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.
Job ID
2018-2128
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
Role: The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the patient's care and ensuring continuous assessment of the patient's and family's needs and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care. S/he directs and supervises the care provided by LPN and hospice aide and oversees the care provided by other disciplines. In addition to RN Care Coordinator responsibilities, the RN Care Coordinator Preceptor plans, coordinates and carries out educational opportunities for Company team nurses. S/he orients the team nurses to their role within the interdisciplinary team; evaluates job performance using competency checklist to insure each new nurse has successfully acquired knowledge and skills essential to providing patient care. Qualifications: - Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. - Minimum one (1) year in-patient nursing, hospice, or home health experience. - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. - Ability to effectively communicate in English. - Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. - RN Care Coordinator Preceptor: One (1) year's experience as a hospice RN Care Coordinator preferred, with demonstration competence in case management and in depth understanding of Company systems. - Previous experience working with an EMR/EHR (Electronic Medical/Health Record) system required Competencies: - Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position. - Responsibilities of all employees: - Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. - Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. - Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices. - Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. - Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. - Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations. - Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. - Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. - Advance electronic media skills. - Support Company research and educational activities. - Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. - Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position. Job Responsibilities: Clinical - Assess patient/family and identify ongoing needs and necessary nursing interventions, including change in level of care. - Coordinate patient care, including assessing psychosocial, spiritual care, and volunteer needs, and make appropriate referrals, as needed. - Continually assess patient's eligibility for hospice care and facilitate medical review, as needed. - Provide and manage direct care to patients and families as part of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), incorporating psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, physical and biological components, and appropriate nursing intervention and follow-up. - Coordinate the plan of care, ensuring that an individualized plan of care is developed that accurately reflects the patient's evolving needs. - Demonstrate clinical skills regarding: case management, application of company policy and procedure, physical assessment, intravenous therapies, pain medication titration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. - Facilitate coordination of care and documentation for change in level of care, team transfer and hospice discharge. - Update interdisciplinary group and other health care professionals about pending medical appointments/diagnostic testing and outcome/result(s). - Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. - Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician's assistants. - Educate patient, family, caregivers and other health professionals about disease process and decline, palliative interventions, care giving, dying process and safety practices. - Report changes in the patient's condition to appropriate members of the IDG or other health professionals. - Attend patient deaths and prepare body for transport - Oversee disposal of medications. - Provide appropriate bereavement interventions to the family and caregiver in conjunction with social services staff. - Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act. Administrative - Document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. - Document patient condition and decline to support hospice and level of care appropriateness. - Request medical records from physicians, hospitals, laboratories and other outside sources for use to determine patient's eligibility for hospice. - Review documentation of own care team and audit medical records to ensure compliance with standards and quality of care. - Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines. - Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others. - Facilitate care team meeting by incorporating input of LPN and hospice aide to establish, evaluate, and - revise patients' plan of care and prepare for interdisciplinary group meeting. - Direct and supervise patient care provided by other nursing team members. - Schedule LPN and hospice aide schedule for own care team. - Mentor LPN and hospice aide through demonstration of skills, providing feedback on job performance and coordinating activities to enhance job performance. - Apprise Clinical Manager of changes in patient's condition, care needs and concerns of patient, family and other health care providers. - Participate in orienting new staff, students, volunteers and board members. - Participate on committees and projects, as assigned. - Act as a resource to peers, students, orientees and other staff members. - Participate in activities and professional development that enhance hospice nursing skills. - Participate in the broad education process of the Company, both to the medical and lay communities. - Exemplify behaviors supportive of internal mission statement. Professional Development - Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required inservices; i.e., safety, infection control, Right to Know Law. - Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals. Financial - Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy. - Employ palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization. - Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes. - Collaborate with Clinical Manager about clinical authorizations. Other - Participate in interviewing and selection process of new hires. - Provide input to Clinical Manager LPN and hospice aide job performance. - Duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager.* Additional RN Care Coordinator Preceptor Responsibilities: Education - Plan, coordinate, and carry out educational opportunities for the nurses. - Explain the role and performance expectation for the team nurse in the hospice setting. - Assist the orientee to identify learning needs. - Plan for and provide relevant learning experiences involving the clinical supervisor, senior preceptor and other staff, necessary. - Demonstrate and/or supervise nursing procedures or skills that are unfamiliar to the orientee. - Orient new nurses to their roles within the IDG. - Acquaint the orientee with the concept of IDG through participation in IDG meeting. - Evaluate competence of orientee utilizing orientation competency checklist. - Provide prompt and consistent feedback, identifying areas in need of further development to the new nurse and the Clinical Manager. - Coordinate activities with other nursing preceptors to maintain consistency in practice, establish relationships, and broaden the scope of the program. - Provide input to clinical leadership and educators regarding patient care experiences for orientation. - Participate in Nurse Preceptor Meetings.
Job ID
2018-2126
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Sun City Center
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. We'll help you navigate your individual experience – empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life.  Role: Under physician's orders and RN supervision, the Hospice House LPN is responsible for the observation of patient/family needs and providing palliative and supportive care to the patient/family unit. As outlined in the plan of care, s/he utilizes nursing interventions and teaching skills to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit. S/he will report, to the appropriate RN, any change in condition of the patient or family unit. S/he provides emotional support during times of crisis to the patient and family unit. Qualifications: - Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. - Minimum one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient hospice, or home health setting. - Certificate of completion of 30 hour Infusion Therapy Course preferred. - Ability to communicate in English. - Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. - Ability to physically access any home in any service area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking in any area Company serves. - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.  - Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House Job Responsibilities: Clinical - Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG. - Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of HPC Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships. - Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes. - Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. - Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care. - Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications. - Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family. - Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act. Administrative - Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. - Incorporate behaviors supportive of Internal Mission Statement. - Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures. Communication - Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members. - Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines. - Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient. - Report changes in patient condition to RN. Professional Development - Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings. - Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals. Financial - Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the HPC philosophy. Safety - Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients. - Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases. Other - Duties as assigned by the Continuous Care Manager.*
Job ID
2018-2125
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. Role: Under RN direction and supervision, the Hospice Aide performs personal care, homemaker assistance and defined nursing procedures for terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Qualifications: - Current Florida certificate as CNA. - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Reliable transportation to meet work schedule. - One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience). - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. - Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English. - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. - Must be able to physically access any home or facility in assigned area, i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning. - Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases. - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves.   Responsibilities: Clinical - Maintain competencies/contact hours as required by HPC and state.  - Provide patient/caregiver services according to written Hospice Aide/Caregiver Plan of Care and HPC policies and procedure - Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients. - Assist patient and or caregiver in maintaining a clean and safe home. - Provide caregiver relief as part of the plan of care. - Transport medications, supplies, lab specimens, documents and other items needed to meet the plan of care as requested by the RN Care Coordinator. - Under the direction or supervision of an RN, the Hospice Aide may perform activities that promote activities of daily living, including: - Vital signs/weights - Bed Bath  - Sponge Bath - Tub Bath  - Shower - Perineal care - Grooming - Mouth care  - File Nails  - Shampoo hair - Shave - Skin care - basic: application of lotion  - Apply over-the-counter ointment  - Positioning body/alignment  - Transfer to bed, chair - Assist with ambulation and exercises - Range of motion  - Ted hose application/removal - Give food and fluids  - Light meal preparation  - Offer/empty urinal/bedpan  - Empty colostomy bags  - Empty foley/external catheter bags  - Measure urinary output  - Emotional support  - Reality orientation/socialization - Caregiver relief - Make occupied/unoccupied bed  - Light housekeeping - Laundry related to patient's care - Report significant changes and needs - Document significant observations  - Provide input into planning and evaluation of care The Hospice Aide may not perform the following: - Administer medication  - Change sterile dressings  - Tracheostomy care - Gastric feedings  - Trim fingernails/toenails - Visit after hours unless pre-approved by supervisor - Visit survivors unless pre-approved by supervisor - Run errands that require exchange of money  - Apply heat - Suctioning  - Catheterization - Gavage/lavage - Any procedure not in HA Plan of Care  - Colostomy care (change wafer) - Apply ointments containing prescription medication - Transport patient/family Communication - Contribute to the development of the Hospice Plan of Care by reporting observations to RN - Immediately report to the RN or supervisor any changes in patient/caregiver needs  Other - Maintain medical records in accordance with HPC policies and procedures, i.e., Santrax documentation. - Attend HPC and mandatory scheduled meetings and participates in committees. - Attend HPC and community educational offerings as appropriate.* - Perform other job related duties as requested.
Job ID
2018-2124
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Auburndale
Role: The Clinical Manager (CM) is responsible for direct oversight of all aspects of patient care provided by the staff members of the designated Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), including case management, fiscal accountability, risk, compliance, and personnel management.  S/he is responsible for monitoring the budget and making adjustments as necessary to control expenditures while maintaining quality patient care. Nursing Home Team CMs: Responsible for communication with facility administrators/directors of nursing where the team's hospice patients reside.  Qualifications: - Current Florida license as RN, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit. - Bachelors degree or higher in health related field preferred. - Three years supervisory and/or management experience preferred. - Previous oncology, hospice or home health experience preferred. - Previous experience in providing geriatric care preferred for nursing home CMs. - Budgeting/financial experience. - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Demonstrated skills and ability in: fiscal accountability, communication, interpersonal relations, problem solving, individual team motivation, planning and organizing, conflict resolution and other leadership qualities. - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. - Ability to effectively communicate in English. - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. - Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.   Competencies: - Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.   Responsibilities of all employees: - Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. - Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. - Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices. - Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. - Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. - Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations. - Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. - Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. - Advance electronic media skills. - Support Company research and educational activities. - Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. - Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.   Leadership Success Factors: (Managers) - Communication.  Express thoughts and ideas clearly.  Adapt communication style to fit audience. - Initiative.  Originate action to achieve goals. - Management Identification.  Identify with and accept the problems and responsibilities of management. - Judgment.  Make realistic decisions based on logical assumptions, factual information and in consideration of organizational resources. - Planning, Organizing and Controlling.  Establish course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.  Monitor results. - Leadership.  Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding others. - Ethics.  Model highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior, adopting a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Regulatory Compliance: Educate and monitor staff regarding their own and the organization's responsibilities for regulatory compliance.   Job Responsibilities: Clinical - Act as a clinical resource for IDG. - Oversee ongoing assessments of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient, family and patient caregiver and facilitate appropriate intervention or referral in collaboration with IDG. - Recommend palliative and home care management modalities in care of the patient prior to hospitalization. - Facilitate/participate in complex patient care conferences as necessary to facilitate meeting expected outcomes established in the plan of care. - Take verbal orders from physicians, ARNPs and physician's assistants. - Assist team, staff members to accurately determine patients' clinical needs, along with the appropriate level of care. - Consult, refer, and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care. - Provide information regarding available community resources and other referral sources when hospice care may not be appropriate. - Schedule/provide coverage/assistance to team members as needed and as acuity dictates to ensure continuity of care to all patients on the team. - Ensure the responsibility for providing 24 hour, 7 days/week patient care and participate as needed. - Implement systems and processes to evaluate actual care delivered to patients compared to needs documented on the plan of care. - Facilitate seamless coordination of patients' care between all parties, internal and external. - Provide education to IDG members, e.g. system control, case management, financial resources. - Monitor and provide feedback and direction on care plan documentation to staff members. - Administer direct nursing care to select patients, as deemed appropriate, to maintain own clinical competence and/or to assess particular patient requirement and to provide modeling to staff. - Participate in Clinical-on-Call. - Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions: demonstrate an understanding of the legal consequences of nursing actions; request supervision when needed; perform within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act. - Demonstrate knowledge of payment structures and paperwork necessary to change financial classes. - Demonstrate knowledge of the various types of regulated home care settings and promote hospice's role in professional management in these settings with clinical staff.  - Provide input into budget and operating plans, including staffing positions and patterns. - Monitor and control team's financial performance, e.g., staff utilization and productivity, payroll, patient pay classes, status changes and patient care expenses related to hospitalizations, medications, supplies. - Ensure staff compliance in accurate reporting of time and mileage expenditures. - Provide regular reports on productivity and other performance measures. - Ensure effective and timely IDG and staff meetings. - Inform staff members about clinical and company business matters. - Ensure staff is knowledgeable about and perform according to all company policies and procedures, professional, regulatory and accrediting standards. - Assist team members in difficult, sensitive or high-risk work-related interpersonal situations. - Implement assigned component of the organizational disaster plan. - Collaborate with other teams and departments, i.e., Pharmacy, Infusion Program, DME, HospiceHelp24, Continuous Care Program, Hospice Houses and Admissions, to ensure all patient care needs are met. - Ensure all required processes are completed in a timely manner to support regulatory compliance, e.g., recertification updates, care plans, physician orders. Operations Administrative - Document as necessary on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications. - Ensure adequate orientation for new employees. - Interview, select and hire new personnel. - Carry out other supervisory and administrative responsibilities including conflict resolution, coaching and counseling, performance evaluations, timely document submission, etc. - Perform on-site performance assessments of staff on all shifts as needed. - Coordinate completion of employee training requirements (Due/past due training).   Communication - Present concise and pertinent oral and written reports to IDG; respect and encourage input from all disciplines. - Communicate accurately and completely to physicians, staff members, patients, families, and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with others. - Communicate new/revised policies and procedures and departmental updates to staff.  - Determine agenda and conduct staff meetings with input from clinical leadership. - Establish a consistent system for communication of agency/department updates to staff. - Ensure that an effective communication system is in place for staff to receive current patient/family       information. - Provide timely and consistent feedback to referral sources, physicians, and patient/families. - Ensure effective, cooperative, courteous and clear communication with team members, outside agencies, other departments, peers and management in order to meet patient care needs.   Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) - Identify QAPI opportunities in patient care and other areas of responsibility, including risk trends/patterns. - Participate in QAPI projects and activities. - Ensure that the processes for identifying and mitigating sentinel events are clearly communicated to and utilized by staff members.   Leadership - Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings. - Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals. - Mentor and provide for management and leadership development of IDG staff members. - Provide for team and individual staff development opportunities. - Promote staff participation in professional organizations. - Model an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to working with others. - Develop and maintain relationships and memberships in healthcare and other work-related organizations. - Develop own professional and leadership abilities and knowledge. - Participate in organizational task forces, teams and committees.   Customer Service and Marketing - Ensure timely attention to and effective solutions for customer concerns and complaints. - Provide outstanding customer service to the company's customers, both internal and external. - Recommend plans to improve customer satisfaction. - Assist in collecting feedback from referral sources. - Assist in carrying out admissions and marketing plans in service area(s).   Other - Duties as assigned by the Regional Director/Director of Clinical Services*.   Additional Nursing Home Team CM Responsibilities: - Professional management of the nursing home patient. - Coordination of care with nursing home. - Development of joint hospice/nursing home plan of care. - Proper knowledge and reporting of abuse and neglect in nursing home setting. - Orientation and training to nursing home staff. - Knowledge of regulations that govern nursing home facilities and mentor staff on adherence to these regulations. - Ensure nursing home is provided with appropriate documents (i.e., election statement, certifications). - Meet with administrative team of assigned facilities on a regularly scheduled basis. - Facilitate communication between IDG members and nursing home administrative staff. - Communicate temporary and long term staffing changes with the Administrator or Director of Nursing of the facility where change
Job ID
2018-2123
Type
Full Time Regular
Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
Role: Under the administrative direction and supervision of Management provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and/or interventions and oversees the speech therapy program for participants.  Integrates speech therapy treatment plan into the plan or care to maximize benefits for participants.  Qualifications: - Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology curriculum with a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology - Licensed in the State of Florida as a Speech Pathologist - Knowledge of principles and practices of speech pathology - One year experience working with the elderly required - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida. - Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. - Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms - Ability to effectively communicate in English - Flexible schedule to meet the needs of participants - Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves - Ability to manage stress. - Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.   Competencies: - Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.   Responsibilities of all employees: - Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. - Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. - Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. - Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices. - Maintain the confidentiality of participants, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. - Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. - Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations. - Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. - Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. - Advance electronic media skills. - Support Company research and educational activities. - Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. - Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.                        Job Responsibilities: - Provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program participants. - Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant's condition and functional status and establishes measurable goals and a treatment plan. - Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and participants/family members regarding therapy. - Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises. - Practices Speech Therapy consistent with American Speech and Hearing Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. - Participates actively in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes. - Fulfills all administrative requirements, including but not limited to collaboration with Physical and Occupational Therapists and attendance at team and staff meetings. - Develop treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment. - Record and sign treatments in participant's medical record, record, sign, and date "Progress Notes". - Review assessments and discharge participants when appropriate. - Performs other job duties as assigned.    
Job ID
2018-2122
Type
SSP/Per Diem
Job Locations US-FL-Temple Terrace
Role: Provides the organization with expertise and recommendations to guide the development of respiratory therapy activities and the selection of respiratory therapy equipment and supplies for HPC Healthcare subsidiaries. Acting as a consultant for clinical and medical staff, he/she is responsible for researching and introducing best practices in respiratory care. Participates in planning and priority setting relative to respiratory therapy, working with Company leadership to establish/refine evidence-based protocols, policies and procedures for the care of patients receiving complex respiratory therapies. Performs assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and education of patients with pulmonary dysfunction. Recommends patient treatment options to medical and nursing staff to promote optimum cardiopulmonary function and symptom control. Qualifications: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance. Working knowledge of home respiratory equipment and medical supplies including but not limited to: ventilators, BIPAP, CPAP, liquid oxygen, suction, oxygen concentrators, nebulizer therapy. Professional attitude with good leadership skills. Strong critical thinking skills and in depth knowledge of underlying pathophysiology. Ability to work unsupervised in the field, exercising a high degree of discretion and independent judgment. Well developed interpersonal skills: ability to problem solve with staff, while maintaining excellent working relationships. Able to communicate clearly in English; bilingual ability is preferred. Valid driver's license and automobile insurance according to company policy. Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule. Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms. Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients. Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves. Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients/families. Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling, lift 50 pounds) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Competencies: Satisfactory complete competency requirements for this position. Responsibilities of all employees: Represent the Company professionally through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients. Comply with all state, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices. Observe Company health, safety and security practices. Maintain the confidentiality regarding patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company. Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner. Promote Company through participation in community and professional organizations. Participate pro-actively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels. Improve own professional knowledge and skill level. Advance electronic media skills. Support Company research and educational activities. Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally. Participate in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position. Job Responsibilities: Patient Care: Conduct advanced respiratory evaluation of patients, including subjective and objective assessment and diagnostic testing. Determine the need for utilization of respiratory equipment and supplies including but not limited to: BIPAP, CPAP, liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, oral & intermittent suction, continuous pulse oximetry, ventilators; initiate and monitor use of equipment & supplies. Assess the patient's residence to insure an environment of care conducive to the proper delivery of the required respiratory services and care. Recommend and assist in development of applicable patient/family education materials. Make recommendations for respiratory treatments and care based on patient assessment and own professional expertise. Participate in discharge planning/complex patient conferences for patients requiring sophisticated respiratory therapies. Evaluate treatment effectiveness, patient compliance and safety issues and recommend changes as indicated. Provide routine follow-up and monitoring as required. Administrative Provide input into policies, procedures and processes related to respiratory treatments and interventions. Collaborate with other health care professionals to establish/revise care protocols. Research and introduce current information relative to care of patients with pulmonary disease. Education: Provide patient/caregiver education to include but not limited to: respiratory equipment use and maintenance, respiratory medications and treatments, energy conservation, home safety and oxygen safety. Develop educational materials and presentations for nursing/medical staff on complex respiratory equipment and treatments. Documentation: Prepare and maintain required documentation for each assigned patient. Complete documentation in a timely manner and distribute to the appropriate parties. Communication: Collaborate with Director of Nursing Practice Standards, supervisor, medical staff, and IDG regarding patient treatment, medical condition, and home environment to ensure continuity of care. Express thoughts and ideas clearly. Adapt communication style to fit audience. Maintain positive work relations with staff members. Demonstrate courteous behavior and is responsive to patients/families and other members of Company's team. Professional Development: Maintain and improve professional skills and abilities. Attend and participate in related committees and meetings as assigned. Other: Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Job ID
2018-2121
Type
SSP/Per Diem