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

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

Current Job Openings

Location: Columbus
Shift: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Hours: 40


JOB SUMMARY

This position serves as the Bereavement Coordinator and the management of Support Services.  Coordinates the delivery of services provided by Social Workers, Chaplains and Bereavement Staff, and ensures that these services are in accordance with all state and federal regulations for licensure and certification. Assures utilization of performance improvement principles and practices.  Interacts with other patient care managers and other leaders to achieve quality, departmental and organizational goals.   

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.      Responsible for planning, development, implementation and administration of all support services, bereavement services and memorial services so that the organization will derive full benefit from the resources available.

2.      Assures implementation of and staff compliance with all policies and procedures, licensing and certification rules and regulations.  Assists in the development and revision of policies, procedures and service standards as necessary.

3.      Facilitates communication and works effectively between Hospice staff, patients, families, caregivers, and the community as appropriate.

4.      Serves as a liaison with other disciplines to resolve problems and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

5.      Participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement activities as identified by the Manager of Quality Services or designee.

6.      Assists in the development of the budget and operates within the approved budget each year.

7.      Supervises the Spiritual & Bereavement Services Coordinator and the Social Services Coordinator and assists with problem solving and support of their teams.

8.      Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group as needed and helps to ensure overall coordination of care and continuous assessment of each patient and family need and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care.

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

10.  Participates in activities to promote staff engagement and retention.

11.  Responds appropriately in relationship management and influencing behaviors, i.e. conflict management, identification of issues that require immediate attention, crisis management, promotion of team dynamics, serving as a change agent, promoting professional development.

12.  Participates in orientation of new employees.

13.  Maintains an environment that promotes continuous quality improvement.  Promptly investigates and responds appropriately to complaints, and ensures issues are reported and documented per policy and procedure.

14.  Participates in on-call services and makes home visits to patient/families, as needed.

 Additional Duties & Responsibilities

1.      Performs additional duties and/or other responsibilities as delegated by the Director.

2.      Completes employee evaluations in a timely manner.

3.      Provides assistance in the hiring process by participating in the interviews and selection process as required

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

5.      Assist in writing grants.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education

a.      Master’s Degree of Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

b.      Proven record of developing, planning, coordinating, and implementation of projects for support services.

c.       Must have experience or education in grief or loss counseling.

2.      Experience

a) Five years’ experience in health care, hospice experience preferred

b) _10years experience in managing a clinical support team and related staff.

3.      Licensure

a.      Licensed as a Social Worker in Indiana

b.      Valid Indiana Driver’s License

4.      Skills

a.      Proven previous managerial skills, including strong oral and written communication skills; excellent listening skills; excellent interpersonal and motivational skills; and the ability to interpret instructions furnished in a variety of formats, e.g. written, oral, diagram, etc.

b.      Proven ability to conduct performance improvement projects and lead standardization of processes and protocols. 

c.       Ability to read, analyze and interpret general industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

d.      Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

e.      Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

f.        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

g.      Excellent problem solving ability.

h.      Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office products.


Summary

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

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

Primary Responsibilities include:

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

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

                   - While under the care of hospice. 

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

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

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for applying nursing knowledge at an advanced level to maintain or improve quality of life for our hospice patients. He/she will also serve as a resource, consultant, and advisor to the clinical staff and leadership to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Shift: Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clinical Practice

    Applies nursing knowledge at an advanced level to maintain or improve quality of life for patients in the hospice setting, both inpatient and home.
  • Conducts focused medical assessments: history & physicals; orders and evaluates diagnostics; interprets findings and develops plans of care.
  • Provides diagnostic & pharmacologic management of acute and chronic disease processes through ongoing assessment, intervention and education in collaboration with the physician.
  • Practices within the guidelines established by Hospice of South Central protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary professional group regarding clinical findings and coordinating the plan of care.
  • Consults with medical director regarding patient care issues beyond the realm of experience or autonomy of the Advanced Practice Nurse.
  • Participates in on-call service to patient/family to insure availability on a 24 hour, seven day-a-week basis.

 

Research

  • Conducts clinical inquiries to improve patient care.
  • Leads and participates in research with staff to enable clinical practice reform.
  •  Identifies potential problems and healthcare system deficiencies.
  • Utilizes and promotes evidence-based research along with institutional, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure quality of care.
  • Have knowledge of active clinical trials in area of practice.
  • Provide for the dissemination of current research based literature and theories necessary for the advancement of patient care.
  • Facilitate nursing staff in ability to critique current literature for applicability in critical areas.

 Education and Consultation

  • Identifies and addresses educational needs of the patient and family.
  • Serves as a mentor for healthcare staff/physicians regarding professional standards of care.
  • Collaborates with nursing and other disciplines regarding clinical findings and the plan of care.
  • Provides product evaluation and audit review in conjunction with the QA/PI & Education Coordinator.
  • Assesses and coordinates continuing education and staff development needs in conjunction with the QA/PI & Education Coordinator.
  • Serves as a consultant resource for hospice clinical issues.

 Leadership

  • Serves as a representative to assigned hospice committees and community based activities.
  • Serves as a role model in clinical and professional practice.
  • Serves as an inter/intra departmental liaison.
  • Assumes leadership and clinical practice roles in identifying, monitoring, and changing standards of hospice practice to improve care for patients and families.

 Professional Development

Maintains appropriate certifications and professional association memberships as required and specific to designated specialty area.

  • Participates in mandatory and seeks additional educational growth opportunities.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education – MSN from accredited program
  • Experience – At least three to five years’ experience in appropriate clinical area.
  • Licensure
  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure in the state of Indiana
  • Certification in appropriate clinical area
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License

 

Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 


JOB SUM
MARY
12 Hour Shift - Days/36 hours per week

This position shall be responsible for meeting the nursing care needs of assigned patients/families in the Hospice Inpatient Facility.  Professional nursing services will be given in accordance with physician’s orders and the plan of care established by the Hospice team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Provides nursing care to patients/families in the Hospice Inpatient Facility.  Completes assessment of the patient/family needs including physical emotional, and bereavement status. 

2.      Performs as case manager maintaining responsibility for assigned patients in a cost-effective and quality manner.  Manages time, reimbursement of visits, pharmacy and medical supplies, and durable medical equipment.  

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

4.      Provides Discharge Planning for patients leaving the Inpatient Center and returning to the place of residence.

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

6.      Communicates with and updates other IDG team members as needed to coordinate and ensure quality care (e.g. Social Services, Home Health Aides, Volunteers, and Medical Director).

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

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

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.      Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

2.      Exposure to repetitive motion.

3.      Predominantly inside environmental conditions with some exposure to outside environmental conditions.

4.      Regularly required to use hands, talk and hear within normal range.

5.      Frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, or twist.

6.      Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

7.      Finger dexterity required.

8.      Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines.  Possible Occupational exposure (Category A employee) to human bloodborne pathogens.

9.      Must have a vehicle and provide evidence of current insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience

2.      Experience – One to three years’ experience in health care preferred

3.      Licensure

a.      Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana

b.      Valid Indiana Driver’s License

c.       CPR

4.      Skills

a.      Proven managerial skills, including strong oral and written communication skills; excellent listening skills; excellent interpersonal and motivational skills; and the ability to interpret instructions furnished in a variety of formats, e.g. written, oral, diagram, etc.

b.      Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare regulations.

c.       Ability to read, analyze and interpret general industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

d.      Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

e.      Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from patients/families and the general public.

f.        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

g.      Excellent problem solving ability.

 


JOB SUMMARY

This position, on an “on-call”/PRN basis, provides administrative and project support to assigned departments, assisting the organization in meeting strategies and objectives to ensure the delivery of quality, cost effective services. This supports the established vision and mission of the ongoing operations of Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.    Administrative support for all clinical departments at various site locations including: answering telephones, greeting guests, completing miscellaneous administrative tasks, coordinate clinical meetings, provide agendas and minutes; attend meeting and transcribe notes.

2.    Work independently and within a team on special, nonrecurring and ongoing projects.  

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Adheres to all hospice policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, fire, security and risk management.

2.    Carries out duties and responsibilities of position in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.

3.    Consistently represents the Hospice program to all internal and external customers with integrity and professionalism.

4.    Other duties as assigned.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

1.    As a representative of Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, all comments, attitudes, actions and behaviors have a direct effect on Hospice’s image and perceptions of service quality. 

2.    Interaction with patients, guests, visitors, volunteer workers, co-workers, supervisors and other employees must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative and professional. 

3.    This behavior will promote an atmosphere of team work and is congruent with Hospice’s standards and guidelines to promote positive relations in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Education/Experience

·         A High School Diploma or GED required.   Business school or Associate’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 1-3 years of related experience required; healthcare experience preferred.

2.    Licensure/Skills

·         Valid Indiana Drivers License.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

·         Strong working knowledge of administrative office procedures

·         High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Professional appearance and telephone manner.

·         Good command of the English language, oral and written.

 

Location: Float
Days: Monday-Friday
Hours: 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing counseling and supportive services that encourage the grief process and the patient / family adjustment to the terminal illness, according to individual and/or family needs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1. Assists in the implementation, development and revisions of the plan of care through the development of problems, intervention, and goals. Provides services as indicated by the plan of care.

2. Assists patient/family in locating simple legal forms (e.g. General Power of Attorney, Health Care Representative).

3. Provides psychosocial assessments and psychological counseling for the following but not limited to:

  • Patient/family adjustment to terminal illness.
  • Individual counseling relating to: stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and feeling of inadequacy.
  • Family counseling relating to social/emotional challenges.
  • In the coordination of services for hospice care including: environmental, equipment, temporary care services, long term care and community support agencies.
  • Economic counseling to assist in receiving financial aid applications.
  • Grief counseling.

5. Records in patients chart diagnostically, appropriately, and promptly the social finds, impressions and plan of action in relations to medical social problems.

6. Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement program and Hospice sponsored in-service training. 

7. Participates in Hospice team meetings (IDG).

8. Participates in on-call service rotation to patient/family to insure availability on a 24 hour, seven day-a-week basis.

9. May occasionally provide back-up support for memorial services or support groups

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education – Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

2. Experience – Hospice and/or Home Health experience preferred.  Has one year of social work experience in a health care setting. 

3. Licensure

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Indiana OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Indiana Licensed
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation.

 









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

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

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

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