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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Education

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

2.    Experience

·        One  to three years experience in health care preferred

3.    Licensure

·         Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana.

·         Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

4.  Certifications

·         Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) preferred. 

·         CPR certified.


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.

 









Reports To: North Vernon Location

FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:00AM-4:30 PM
JOB SUMMARY

The Home Health Aide (HHA)/Homemaker is responsible for delivery of personal care and homemaker services (i.e. services promoting a safe and clean patient environment) to hospice patients in the home, assisted living facility, extended care facility, and the Inpatient Facility.  Services are provided based on Our Hospice policies and according to the Home Health Aide/Homemaker plan of care (POC).  This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home or Hospice Inpatient Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides routine patient care (in the home, extended care facility, assisted living facility, Inpatient Facility) per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment under the supervision of the RN, in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2. Reviews HHA plan of care prior to each assigned visit before providing care.

3. Provides additional HHA services to patients as requested by RN/PCM/Director of Clinical Services.

4. Collaborates with PCM/Director as well as HHA schedulers to assure completion of duties, scheduling, and arranging coverage for HHA services as requested.

5. Communicates with primary nurse and PCM and/or Director of Clinical Services as needed to assure patient care needs are met and documents interactions in the electronic medical record (EMR).

6. Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary nurse/PCM.

7. Demonstrates ability to identify information needed by team members to facilitate patient and family care. 

8. Manages time efficiently and effectively, offers assistance with other organizational HHA needs as requested.

9. Notifies PCM/Director of Clinical Services when completing assigned tasks early or when tasks scheduled during the scheduled work week may result in overtime. 

10. Demonstrates knowledge of all HHA forms, documentation methods, and procedures in the care plan.

11. Completes documentation in patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

12.  Demonstrates competencies in utilization of patient care resources (i.e. durable medical equipment, supplies) and communicates with PCM/Director of Clinical Services when there are issues.

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

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

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

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

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

18.  Completes other tasks as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

3.  Licensure

  • Valid Indiana Drivers License
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and/or Home Health Aide (HHA)

4. Skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write clear correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist. 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides and directs Physical Therapy services to patients in the home care setting and Inpatient Facility (IPF).  Functions under physician’s orders to perform evaluation and treatment, followed by related documentation and communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.       Provides physical therapy services, with a primary focus on patient evaluations, updates to plan of treatment, and education to patients, under the appropriate guidelines established by Our Hospice.

2.       Evaluates patients to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation as requested or deemed appropriate per patient age and diagnosis.

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

4.       Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family, IDG and other team members. 

5.       Implements and/or conducts treatment outlined in treatment plan.

6.       Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.

7.       Conducts home assessments to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their own environment.

8.       Documents results of patient’s evaluation treatment, follow up and termination of services in a timely manner.

9.       Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.

10.   Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices, orthotics devices.  Trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.

11.   Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement program and hospice sponsored in-service training.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

1.       Performs additional duties and/or other responsibilities as delegated by Manager of Support Services. 

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education/Experience – Graduated from an accredited physical therapy program.  Hospice and/or Home Health experience preferred.

2.      Licensure

a.      Licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Indiana

b.      Must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s license and auto insurance

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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. 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.

5. 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).

6. 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.

7. 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 have a vehicle and provide evidence of current insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

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, i.e. 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.

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


Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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. 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.

5. 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).

6. 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.

7. 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 have a vehicle and provide evidence of current insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

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, i.e. 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.

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


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

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

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

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