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Care Transition Liaison

Current Opening: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This position will report to an acute care setting in Concord, NH.

The Care Transition Liaison works collaboratively with assigned referral sources to facilitate a smooth transition to wherever they call home with Granite VNA services. The Care Transition Liaison will be an ambassador for all Granite VNA services by providing education, in-services, and will provide guidance on how patients can access their home care and hospice benefit. This versatile position will cultivate relationships with a variety of professionals, peers, patients, and caregivers.

Essential Functions
Works with Director of Clinical Admissions to develop a business plan that is focused on maintaining strong relationships and promoting growth opportunities for lower performing accounts.
Achieves monthly referral and admission goals as established in business plan.
Works with assigned account(s) to coordinate and collect information for patient referrals to ensure smooth transitions of care from facility to home with Granite VNA services.
Actively collaborates with patients and families to ensure that they are aware of our services and given an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.
Serves as an ambassador for all Granite VNA programs and services and is skilled in using value proposition to set us apart from competitors.
Monitors level of satisfaction of current clients and referral source contacts. Works with Director of Clinical Admissions to enhance relationships as needed.
Utilizes problem solving skills in providing solutions to challenging referrals.
Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the Agency’s referral process.
Works directly with the Director of Clinical Admissions for questions regarding agency capabilities, coordination of care for complex patients, and any non-medical patient needs.
Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner in liaison log, referral forms, and electronic medical record.

Other Job Functions
Actively participates in team planning meetings and offers constructive input.
Cross trains to learn coverage and support of team member accounts.
Travel to assigned accounts is expected to be no less than 80% of time.
Adheres to work schedule and attendance according to agency standard.

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Team Leader – Homecare

We are recruiting for a skilled clinician with comprehensive acute care and homecare experience. The RN Team Leader will work full time 40 hrs. per week. Ability to provide triage support through assessment and symptom management including supporting field clinical staff, review of physician orders assisting them in care coordination. Excellent communication, presentation and teaching skills required. The Team Leader will assist Clinical Homecare Managers in developing, maintaining and monitoring all standards and outcomes for the Homecare Division. Acts as a liaison for patients between homecare and hospice divisions. Reviews clinical record documentation to evaluate compliance with standards, policies and procedures in collaboration with the Homecare Managers and Clinical Support Specialists. We utilize Netsmart for our EMR. Team Leader will share in agency recognized holiday rotation working one summer and one winter holiday with occasional weekends. Holidays pay time and half and weekends pay $4.00 an hour differential.

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Hospice CNA/LNA – Sign on Bonus

*Exceptional People to provide Exceptional Care*

***Sign-on Bonus of Up to $1,000.00 Available!***

Home Health Foundation values our employee and patient experience above all else. We are proud of our longstanding history of employing exceptional people who deliver exceptional care through a range of medical professional, paraprofessional and administrative roles. Are you ready to make a difference, in your life and in your community? At HHF, we strongly believe that a workplace culture built on diverse ideas and backgrounds creates an inclusive environment that drives innovation. We are committed to building a talented and diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve each day and we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. Apply today to join our team of healthcare heroes!

Merrimack Valley Hospice (York Hospital Hospice) is looking for qualified, compassionate, dependable CNA’s /LNA’s to work in our service area in Southern Maine. Assist our clients with personal care, feeding, ambulations and transfers, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, and companionship. 

Work under the supervision of the primary registered nurse as part of an on-going, medically approved hospice plan of care.

Must have a current CNA license in Maine and willing to obtain NH LNA. 
Position requires a valid driver’s license, and High School Diploma or GED
Must have reliable transportation.

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

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Home Health Aide, Per Diem

Home Health Foundation values our employee and patient experience above all else. We are proud of our longstanding history of employing exceptional people who deliver exceptional care through a range of medical professional, paraprofessional and administrative roles. Are you ready to make a difference, in your life and in your community? At HHF, we strongly believe that a workplace culture built on diverse ideas and backgrounds creates an inclusive environment that drives innovation. We are committed to building a talented and diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve each day and we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. Apply today to join our team of healthcare heroes!

The Home Health Aide is a trained paraprofessional who provides personal care and other incidental care to patients as instructed by and under the supervision of the professional clinician.  Home Health Aides provide care to patients in a variety of community settings, including to patients under home health and hospice plans of care, residing in private homes, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities and hospice inpatient facilities.

Required Education and Experience

Certified Home Health Aide with ability to pass written and demonstration competencies as required by regulations upon hire.  Depending on the position, the aide may be required to pass additional competencies, including Dementia Care and Hospice Care. Must be a Licensed Nurse Aide in the State of NH.

Flexible, sensitive to the needs of others, able to cope with emergencies.

Ability to read/write and communicate in English.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Tact and sensitivity in dealing with emotional or stressful patient situations.

Responsible and reliable.

Good organization skills.

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

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Home Health Coder – QA Specialist

Under the guidance of the Director of Coding/Clinical Documentation, the Home Health/Hospice Coder-QA Specialist provides guidance to other members of the clinical team on overall quality and completeness of clinical documentation.  The Home Health Coder-QA Specialist is responsible for assigning ICD 10 diagnoses codes to ensure accuracy and completeness.  Effectively collaborates from the back office and in the field with agency clinical leadership and clinicians to support accurate collection of patient assessment information for the Oasis.  Promotes excellence in patient care by focusing on patient practice and accurate clinical Plan of Care/Order completion.  Ensures accurate coding and Oasis scoring according to regulatory guidelines. Monitors and participates in clinical record review process for quality metrics and billing. 

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Home Care Phlebotomist

HCS is adding a Home Care Phlebotomist to its clinical care team. This position is responsible to obtain blood for laboratory testing according to physician’s or provider’s orders by traveling to patients homes. Obtains needed supplies, verifies patient identification, prepares skin sites, and performs venipuncture and skin punctures according to established aseptic techniques. Labels specimens and transports to laboratory for analysis. Maintains professional relationship with patients, staff, and physicians and assists in procedures as directed by the provider, RN, or PT in accordance with the clinical care model.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as proven work experience with the public. Strong computer ability is needed and the successful candidate must be honest, dependable, able to multi-task, and be detail oriented.

This position would work three days per week for a total of 22.5 hours – no weekends, evenings, or holidays – plus earns paid time off.

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Dementia Program LNA

Dementia Program LNA

The Home Care team at HCS is growing and has a new LNA career opportunity! In collaboration with the Castle Center, HCS’ adult day program, this specialized position will make in-home visits to provide respite care to people with dementia and their caregivers. The ideal candidate will be able to give safe, efficient personal care with compassion and integrity. As part of the Home Care team, this position will appropriately report and document pertinent observations, including changes in client’s condition and needs.

Please know that HCS is committed to the safety and well-being of its employees and patients. Thanks to thoughtful management practices and the use of all appropriate PPE, HCS has not had a single COVID case among its direct-care staff!

This can either be a full-time (37.5 hours per week) benefited position or be a part-time position (15 or 22.5 hours per week). Reliable transportation is needed to travel between patients in the southwestern NH region.

**The full-time schedule offers a $3,000 Retention Bonus, paid in quarterly installments!**

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Continuum of Care Manager

Continuum of Care Manager
This field-based position reports to the Director of Program Growth and is responsible to initiate, cultivate, and maintain collaborative referral relationships for HCS programs with focus on the VNA and Hospice departments.

Referral sources include hospitals, physicians, long term care facilities, ALFS and the community to assure the patients safe transition of care. The successful candidate works closely with referral sources to streamline processes to ensure thorough and timely referrals and admissions. Working knowledge of discharge planning with emphasis on the continuum of care VNA, Palliative Care, and Hospice. This role will include providing informational presentations for referral sources, patients, and families in various settings; presentation skills required. The Continuum of Care Manager will also provide topical educational presentations. The appropriate candidate will understand the need and how to partner with the internal HCS teams.

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Hospice MD / Physician or APRN

Are you an MD / Physician looking for a new opportunity? Have you considered hospice care? Maybe you’ve experienced a love one who had hospice care and wondered if comfort care was a direction you wanted your career to go into? Do you desire a BETTER JOB, BETTER COMPANY, BETTER LIFE? We are recruiting for a MD / Physician to join our dynamic team of healthcare professionals! This opportunity is part time 32 hrs. per week. You will be cross trained to care for patients in their own homes and our 10 bed Community Hospice House.

Qualified applicants must possess MD/OD degree or APRN degree, licensed to practice in NH with courtesy privileges at hospitals with unrestricted DEA provider registration and Controlled Substance License. We are willing to train eligible applicants in hospice and palliative care! Ideally applicants will have experience in palliative care with pain and symptom management, related pharmacology in the psycho-social aspects of care of the terminally ill patients and their families.

Home Health & Hospice Care is your trusted local expert providing exceptional homecare, advanced illness management, hospice care from birth to end stage of life. We offer an engaging culture, pleasant work environment, ample amount of PPE’s, generous benefits package and more! Why not apply today to learn more!

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Team Leader – Hospice Division

Consider joining our award winning organization and provide support to exceptional clinical care in the environment most desired by patients- their homes; we also provide care to patients in facilities. As the region’s leader in health care at home, we are committed to providing compassionate, high quality care with a positive patient experience. We serve the community and our staff, ensuring a supportive, positive and inclusive environment, driven by our mission.

We are looking for a full-time Team Leader (Registered Nurse) for our Hospice Division to work primarily Monday through Friday, joining a team of stellar clinicians that want to make a difference to patients in their last remaining days. The position will be located at our main office at 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Acts as a resource to staff in care of hospice patients at their residences or facilities we service; recommends competencies and training for staff;
Triages and coordinates all needs of patients;
Provides care coordination;
Attends external partner (referral sources) care meetings in person;
Prepares and presents hospice education to both internal staff and external partners/community members; and,
Flexes schedule if needed to work a weekend shift on infrequent basis.

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Medical Social Worker – MSW

Home Health Foundation is seeking only the best! We are proud of our 125-year history of employing exceptional people who deliver exceptional care through a range of medical professional, paraprofessional and administrative roles. Are you ready to make a difference, in your life and in your community? Apply today to join our team of healthcare heroes.

The Hospice Medical Social Worker will provide direct service to patients and families. 

Responsibilities:

Provide psychosocial and financial-environmental assessments related to patient’s illness, needs, response to treatment, the patient’s financial resources, and availability of community resources.

Develop a care plan and coordinate this plan in collaboration with the physician and nurse or therapist.

Evaluate the impact of the care provided

Provide counseling services to patients to assist the patient to cope with his/her medical condition and to respond to treatment

Provide short-term therapy with goal-oriented interventions directed toward management of terminal illness, reaction and adjustments to an illness, and resolving conflicts related to the chronicity of an illness

Provide Community Resource Planning by establishing the need for and making referrals to community resources such as supplemental health care, meals on wheels, food stamps, advocacy and linkages

Provide long-range planning by assessing the patient’s needs for long-term care, including evaluating the home and family situation, helping the patient and family to develop an in-home care plan, exploring alternatives to in-home care and arranging for placement.

Consult with other team providers to assist them in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient’s health problems

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

At least one year of social work experience in a health setting.

Current licensure in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as an LCSW or LICSW.

Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

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Home Health Aide

Assist individuals and families to remain as independent as possible, and to avoid unnecessary or premature institutionalization by providing personal care, light housekeeping, and meal preparation in the home setting.

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Hospice LNA

Are you an LNA who would welcome a career opportunity to expand your skills while providing comfort, care, and support to patients?

Hospice at HCS is seeking experienced, dependable LNAs to join its 5-star-rated interdisciplinary team of nurses, LNAs, home support providers, volunteers, social workers, and spiritual care professionals.

This is a full-time, benefited position that serves the Peterborough area. Benefits include health insurances, mileage reimbursement, a retirement program, and tuition assistance.

**This position offers a retention bonus, paid quarterly!**

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (HCS) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services in southwestern New Hampshire. HCS’s clinical services include visiting nurses, physical and occupational therapies, social work and home health aides. Hospice at HCS offers end of life care, grief support and Pet Peace of Mind for patients and family members where ever they call home, including in assisted living and nursing homes. Hospice at HCS rates above state and national averages in many important quality measures and maintains a 100% overall satisfaction rating (from data compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.) HCS is unique in the wide range of community services that are offered to the community, including Healthy Starts maternal and child health services, Meals on Wheels and senior dining, City Express and Friendly Bus transportation, Age In Motion exercise for older adults and Nurse Is In blood pressure and foot care clinics. HCS is Medicare certified and licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and proud to be a Monadnock United Way agency.

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Patient Access, RN

Visiting Nurse & Hospice for Vermont & New Hampshire, member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our Patient Access team as a Patient Access, RN. In this role, you will be a pivotal piece in providing seamless transition onto VNH home health, hospice, or long-term care services, building valuable relationships with VNH patients, family, and providers in support of VNH’s mission to deliver the highest quality of care, at home – where patient’s want to be.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Patient Access, RN facilitates the home health and hospice referral process by assessing eligibility and appropriateness for VNH services and entering complete, accurate information into VNH’s electronic medical record. The Patient Access, RN provides excellent customer service to referring providers when receiving updates or inquiring about a patient’s status.  The Patient Access, RN will be critical in providing patients seamless transitions onto home health or hospice services.

Facilitate Seamless Transitions to Home Health, Hospice, or Long-Term Care Services:

Assess incoming requests for VNH services for clinical appropriateness and eligibility under state and federal home health and hospice regulations.
Obtain and enter accurate patient demographic, clinical, and medication information into electronic medical record (EMR).
Input insurance information and initial authorization.
Proactively find pertinent patient information through electronic portals connected to referring providers EMR.
Collaborate with VNH Clinical Liaison, RN’s, and Business Development Specialists to receive incoming referral information.
Serve as a resource to Clinical Liaison, RN’s and Business Development Specialists in coordinating effective communication between VNH referral services team and referring providers.
At the direction of the Patient Access Manager, and Director, External Relations & Service Excellence, participate in continuous process improvements to the intake work flow process.
Service Excellence:

Proactively communicate with referring providers regarding patient status or need for additional information.
Respond to field staff and referring providers when requested pertinent information regarding patients.
Conduct patient verification calls each day to ensure accuracy of patient demographic information, and their desire for requested services.
Be an example of exemplary customer service to all VNH constituents, including fellow VNH staff, patients and their families, community members, and referring providers.
Status:

Full-time; Salaried – Rotating shift of 8:00 am-4:30 pm or 10:30 am – 7:00 pm, some weekends will be required.

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Medical Social Worker – Homecare

Are you a Medical Social Worker interested in homecare? Would you like a BETTER JOB, BETTER COMPANY, BETTER LIFE? Would you like to work autonomously with a good work/life balance? Caring for patients in their own home is very rewarding!

Medical Social Worker needed on a part time basis to work 24 hours per week. Clinical experience in varied multi-disciplinary settings, including gerontology and family services. Understanding of individual behavior, growth and development issues, cultural, religious and ethic issues. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people and function as part of a team. Manages case load to meet patient/family/MD/Payor needs. Meets required documentation time limits.

Masters of Social Work degree required. Homecare and Hospice experience preferred. NH Social Worker license and knowledge of Netsmart (EMR) a plus!

Home Health & Hospice Care offers paid training, engaging culture, generous benefits package and more! We pay travel time between patients homes and pre/post time for documentation. Why not apply today to learn more? www.hhhc.org EOE

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Speech Pathologist

Are you a Speech Language Pathologist? Ever consider providing patient care in their home which offers a unique perspective to their overall health? We have a great opportunity to provide Speech Language therapy to patients in their homes on a part time basis 24-30 hrs. a week.

The Speech Therapist will determine speech language pathology treatment plans in consultation with physicians and homecare team. The therapist will also develop interventions to support goals of therapy and restore maximum function and strength promoting optimal health and minimal pain. A minimum of two year’s experience evaluating and treating children and adults with speech, language, nuerological and/or swallowing disorders is required. Therapist must have a Master’s degree in
Speech Language Pathology or Communications Disorders, have a certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology and be registered in NH as SLP.
Position offers flexible schedule and hours primarily on the weekdays. We offer competitive pay and working 20 hrs. a week is eligible for paid time off OR working 30 hrs. a week eligible for full benefits package of health, dental, life, short and long term disability and MORE!

Home Health & Hospice Care is your trusted local expert, offering home health care, advanced illness management and hospice care. Since 1883 we have been providing high quality, state of the art health care services to address the diverse needs of the community. Home Health & Hospice Care supports community residents from birth through end of life. We are your partner in life’s journey. Home Health & Hospice Care is an employer of choice in Southern NH. We are growing and so can you!

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