Hospice of Davidson County Careers

Careers

Careers Available at Hospice of Davidson County

Are you looking for a rewarding career with a focus on quality patient care? Are you passionate about making an impact in your community? Hospice of Davidson County is looking for highly skilled and dedicated RNs, PRNs and CNAs to fill a number of impactful positions within the organization.

Hospice of Davidson County is a non-profit, community-based hospice care provider serving residents in the greater Davidson County Community. Our teams are made up of highly skilled and mission driven healthcare providers, who constantly strive to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families.

Great Pay & Benefits

  • Competitive salary with the ability to earn incentive pay
  • Shift and weekend premiums for clinical staff
  • Medical, dental, vision, FSA, life, short-term, and long-term disability coverage
  • Retirement plan with employer contributions
  • Paid time off
  • Continuing educational opportunities on campus in our state-of-the-art Learning Lab
  • Financial assistance with external educational opportunities and qualified certifications
  • Opportunities for leadership development within the organization

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Consider Hospice of Davidson County for your next career move.
Remember:
“you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

-Wayne Gretzky

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  • Nurse Liaison – Full Time

    Nurse Liaison – Full-time

    SUMMARY

    Position will educate, promote, and market hospice services to the medical community, thereby facilitating a smooth referral and admission process to Hospice of Davidson County from area facilities, physician groups, and/or hospitals. Ensures the continuity of the hospice plan of care for Hospice of Davidson County patients admitted into area hospitals.

    Meet with referred patients and families to provide pre-assessment visits in any care setting, including homes, area facilities and hospital settings. Able to perform admission assessments as needed.  Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to establish the plan of care for the patient and family.  Establishes and maintains strong relationships with referral partners.

    This is a full time position – Monday – Friday (8am-5pm) with some on-call responsibilities.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Understand and commit to the Hospice philosophy of care, including the importance of treating the patient as a whole being, physically, psychosocially and spiritually.
    2. Provide education to the medical community about hospice services.
    3. Enhance HODC’s relationship with key referral sources within the medical community by providing education and consistent contact.
    4. Act as a liaison between HODC and area facilities in order to enhance physician satisfaction and ensure optimal patient care.
    5. Act as the contact person for facility case managers/discharge planners for referrals to facilitate a prompt and smooth referral and admission into HODC services.
    6. Meet with referred patients and families to explain hospice services and complete pre-assessments as needed.
    7. May complete initial assessments in any setting and work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to establish the plan of care for the patient and family.
    8. Contact the patient’s attending physician and Hospice Medical Director as needed regarding initial certifications and physician’s orders for the plan of care.
    9. Teach and counsel the patient/family about the disease process, medication management and provision of care for the patient.
    10. Ensures the continuity of hospice plan of care for Hospice patients admitted into area hospitals.
    11. Maintain accurate records of Hospice patient/family care services per Hospice of Davidson County policy.
    12. Participate in Hospice staff meetings, interdisciplinary team conferences (as needed), staff development events and educational programs.
    13. Relate professionally and courteously with patients, families, members of the Hospice of Davidson County staff and the medical community.
    14. Participate in the Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement process and the ACHC accreditation process.
    15. Comply with all HODC policies and procedures, including attendance and confidentiality standards.
    16. Other such responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Patient Access and/or Chief Clinical Officer.
    17. Participates in Hospice sponsored in-service trainings.
    18. Participates in QAPI program.
    19. Participates on Hospice committees as needed.
    20. Participates in representing HODC at community events as needed.
    21. Performs job duties in accordance with all Hospice policies, procedures, professional standards, and annual competencies
    22. Abides by the Hospice Professional Code of Conduct.
    23. Completes agency educational requirements in a timely manner (including RELIAS).

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Associate degree or nursing school diploma required.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing desirable.
    • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care (CHPN) preferred.
    • Licensed as a registered nurse with the NC Board of Nursing.
    • Maintain current valid North Carolina driver’s license and maintain minimum automobile liability insurance for the duration of employment.
    • Minimum of two years nursing experience; hospice experience preferred
    • Previous experience involved in marketing/sales in healthcare desirable.
    • Ability to work as a hospice team member and function efficiently in a flexible work environment.
    • Must be physically capable of providing patient care in a patient’s home and various institutional settings to include supporting, moving, and lifting adult patients, and lifting equipment and supplies.
    • Must be certified to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
    • Must meet immunization requirements of North Carolina and Davidson County.
    • Regular, reliable attendance is essential.
    • CPR trained/certified.

    BENEFITS

    • 403(b)
    • 403(b) matching
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Life insurance
    • Voluntary Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Voluntary Dependent Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Long Term Disability
    • Voluntary Short Term Disability
    • Paid time off

    COVID-19 Protocols:
    Employees are screened daily upon entering the workplace. Employees must wear a mask and social distance in accordance with operational guidelines.

    EOE

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  • RN – Hinkle Hospice House – Full Time

    RN – Hinkle Hospice House – Full-time

    SUMMARY

    The RN is responsible for providing skilled nursing care to the terminally ill patients in the Hinkle Hospice House; assessing the needs of the patient and providing and documenting patient care in a caring and compassionate manner. Provides emotional support, accepts the patient’s life style, provides active listening, and supports individual coping mechanisms. Exhibits expert end-of-life care and provides supervision to Hospice Aids (CNAs). Must be committed to excellence.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Understand and commit to the Hospice philosophy of care, including the importance of treating the patient as a whole being, physically, psychosocially and spiritually.
    2. Work collaboratively with the hospice interdisciplinary team to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient/family, as assigned by the Director of Inpatient Services.
    3. Evaluate the patient/family needs, symptoms, and total condition in order to report accurately to the physicians and/or Director of Inpatient Services in order that appropriate decisions may be made regarding the patient/family’s care.
    4. Contact the patient’s primary care physician and/or Hospice Medical Director as needed regarding physician’s orders for the care plan; he/she is also responsible for continued communication with physicians and other health care personnel concerning changes in medical treatment and all other aspects of patient care.
    5. Initiate nursing procedures appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.
    6. Teach and counsel the patient/family about the disease process, medication management, and provision of care for the patient.
    7. Provide hands-on nursing care to the patient and emotional support to the family as needed.
    8. Supervise and train other nursing service personnel when assigned.
    9. Provide hands-on nursing care to the patient and emotional support to the family as needed.
    10. Participate in hospice staff meetings, interdisciplinary team conferences, staff development events, and educational programs.
    11. Relate professionally and courteously with patients, families, members of the Hospice of Davidson County staff and the medical community.
    12. Participate in the Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement process and the ACHC accreditation process.
    13. Comply with all Hospice of Davidson County policies and procedures, including attendance and confidentiality standards.
    14. Abides by the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act.
    15. Participates in hospice sponsored in-service training.
    16. Participates on Hospice committees as needed.
    17. Performs job duties in accordance with all Hospice policies, procedures, and professional and community standards.
    18. Abides by the Hospice Professional Code of Conduct.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Associate degree or nursing school diploma required.
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
    • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred.
    • Licensed as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
    • Maintain current valid North Carolina driver’s license and maintain minimum automobile liability insurance for the duration of employment.
    • Active patient experience within the past two years; bedside nursing outside of the hospital setting is desirable.
    • Minimum of two years nursing experience is preferred.
    • Ability to work as a hospice team member and function efficiently in a flexible work environment.
    • Must be physically capable of providing patient care in a patient’s home and various institutional settings to include supporting, moving, and lifting adult patients, and lifting equipment and supplies.
    • Must be certified to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
    • Must meet immunization requirements of North Carolina and Davidson County.
    • Regular, reliable attendance is essential.
    • CPR trained/certified.

    BENEFITS

    • 403(b)
    • 403(b) matching
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Life insurance
    • Voluntary Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Voluntary Dependent Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Long Term Disability
    • Voluntary Short Term Disability
    • Paid time off

    COVID-19 Protocols:
    Employees are screened daily upon entering the workplace. Employees must wear a mask and social distance in accordance with operational guidelines.

    EOE

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  • Spiritual Counselor - Part Time

    Spiritual Counselor – Part Time

    OVERVIEW OF POSITION DUTIES:

    The Spiritual Counselor provides spiritual and emotional support to patients and families. The Spiritual Counselor acts as a consultant to staff to assist staff in understanding the spiritual issues that may impact a patient and family during end of life care. The Spiritual Counselor uses their expertise on spirituality and the impact of religion, its meaning, rituals and symbols to educate staff, and be of support to patients and families. The patient and family are central to the provision of the spiritual care services that are offered to all HODC patients, regardless of setting. The Spiritual Counselor may also act as a consultant to all staff. Performs Hospice sponsored speaking engagements in the community. Participates in Agency committees as requested. Completes timely, readable, and descriptively accurate documentation relating to spiritual assessments, care plan development, visit and focus notes and outcomes of interventions as identified by the patient and family.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or an equivalent graduate degree that includes theological studies.
    • Must have completed at least two units of Clinical Pastoral Education.
    • At least two years of experience in a Spiritual/Pastoral Counseling in a health care setting preferred.
    • Understanding of Hospice philosophy; experience working with individuals with a terminal illness
    • Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team setting and across denominational/faith lines.
    • Excellent organizational skills and strong oral and written skills
    • Availability to provide weekend/evening duty as needed.
    • Maintain current unrestricted North Carolina driver’s license and minimum automobile liability insurance for the duration of employment.
    • Must be current in health requirements of North Carolina and Hospice of Davidson County.

    EOE

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  • CNA - Hinkle Hospice House - Full Time

    Full-Time CNA –  Hinkle Hospice House

    SUMMARY

    The Certified Nursing Assistant performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients under the direction and guidance of professional nursing personnel at the Hinkle Hospice House.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Performs specific direct patient care duties of a Certified Nursing Assistant as outlined by the Nurse Aide Registry Act and assigned by licensed nursing staff of Hospice. Completes documentation of patient care and treatment per Hinkle Hospice House policy. Reports all unusual conditions or reactions to the patient’s primary nurse and/or Director of Inpatient Services. Provides excellent customer service. Protects patient confidentiality at all times. Perform other related duties as assigned. Must be committed to excellence.

    The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned:

    1. Adheres to written and oral instructions for patient care per the nurse.
    2. Performs specific direct patient care duties of a CNA I as outlined by the Nurse Aide Registry Act and assigned by Hospice Licensed Nurse.
    3. Aware of basic pain management including use of pain rating scales. Recognizes and communicates with the Hospice nurse the need for intervention regarding pain when indicated.
    4. Contributes to the maintenance of nursing care plan.
    5. Reports all unusual conditions or reactions to the patient’s primary nurse and/or Director of Inpatient Services.
    6. Completes documentation of patient care and treatment per Hospice of Davidson County Policy.
    7. Helps keep supplies organized. Places charge slips in patient notebook when removing supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
    8. Attends weekly team conference, meetings and educational programs as necessary.
    9. Maintains a cooperative and collaborative relationship with all Hospice personnel that facilitates a positive practice environment and interdisciplinary philosophy of services to families.
    10. Understands and adheres to the mission and advocates its philosophy.
    11. Maintains confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times.
    12. Acknowledges importance of team awareness.
    13. Addresses patients, co-workers, and other healthcare professionals in a pleasant and respectful manner.
    14. Conveys instructions, directions, and information to co-workers.
    15. Consults with immediate supervisor as issues and concerns arise while maintaining consistent and concise lines of authority.
    16. Performs housekeeping services that are necessary for the health and safety of the patient.
    17. Cleans toys in play room each shift and as needed.
    18. Follows the guidelines for universal precautions when providing patient care.
    19. Assists in answering the telephone and identifies faculty and self. Directs call to appropriate person or assists caller as needed. Takes messages, documents the date, time, name of caller, phone number and message when applicable.
    20. Answers patients call light timely.
    21. Adheres to all policies, procedures and regulations regarding patient care, conduct, safety, fire, security and risk management.
    22. Consistently represents Hospice of Davidson County to all internal and external customers with integrity and professionalism.
    23. Attends required in-services on an annual basis:
    24. Risk Management
    25. Bloodborne Pathogens/TB
    26. Body Mechanics
    27. Fire Safety
    28. General Safety/Hazardous Materials
    29. Patient/Staff Relations
    30. Maintains a safe and clean work area to promote work place safety.
    31. Clocks in/out on computer.
    32. Documents services and expenditures for reimbursement purposes.
    33. Performs other duties or special projects as requested by the Director of Hinkle Hospice House.
    34. Participates in hospice sponsored in-service training.
    35. Participates in QAPI program as needed.
    36. Participates on Hospice committees as needed.
    37. Performs job duties in accordance with all Hospice policies, procedures, and professional and community standards.
    38. Abides by the Hospice Professional Code of Conduct.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • High school diploma required.
    • Completion of certificate program in nursing care from an accredited training program with current listing as CNA-I with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Regulation.
    • Six-months to one year of experience preferred.
    • On-the-job training to become familiar with Hospice policies, procedures, and routines.
    • Ability to work with the team concept of patient/family care outside a hospital setting.
    • Ability to work interdependently.
    • Commitment to the Hospice concept and standards.
    • Must be physically capable of providing patient care in various institutional settings to
      • Include supporting, moving, and lifting adult patients
      • Lifting equipment and supplies.
    • Must be current in health immunization requirements of North Carolina and Hospice of Davidson County.
    • Must be able to interact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under a variety of circumstances.
    • Regular, reliable attendance is essential.
    • CPR trained/certified.

    BENEFITS

    • 403(b)
    • 403(b) matching
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Life insurance
    • Voluntary Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Voluntary Dependent Life Insurance & AD&D
    • Long Term Disability
    • Voluntary Short Term Disability
    • Paid time off

    COVID-19 Protocols:
    Employees are screened daily upon entering the workplace. Employees must wear a mask and social distance in accordance with operational guidelines.

    EOE

    Click here to apply.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.