Hospice Patient Care Manager

Posting Date April 4, 2019
Job Title Hospice Patient Care Manager
Hours FT
Overview HCS is seeking a Hospice Program Care Manager. This compassionate professional will support the patients and staff of the Hospice at HCS program. This is a full-time, salaried position located at HCS' Keene, NH office. HCS offers excellent compensation and benefit package, including Harvard Pilgrim insurance, a generous 403(b) match, and paid time off to support a work/life balance. The Hospice Patient Care Manager (under the direction of the Hospice Program Director and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team) plans, provides, directs and evaluates nursing care in any or all of the agency’s programs, as well as offers instructions and guidance in health practice for individuals and families. 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.
Qualifications Qualifications needed: Graduate of a National League for Nursing approved program; Preparation in community staff nursing through a National League for Nursing approved program; Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; and Three (3) years of professional nursing experience with some supervisory level of experience (or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary competencies for the position.) Other requirements of this position include: Possession of a current State of New Hampshire license to practice as a registered professional nurse; Maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification; Have a valid New Hampshire driver’s license with unlimited access to reliable transportation; Have adequate automobile insurance; Demonstrate sensitivity in human relationships (coping with family emotional stress, tolerant of individual lifestyles, skill in using psychological principles in both one on one and group situations, knowledge of measures to comfort the dying, and the emotional stability, flexibility and the ability to accept various religions and spiritual beliefs); Must be willing to complete an approved Hospice Volunteer Training program; Hospice/Palliative Care and/or Oncology Certified, or demonstrate willingness to obtain certification; IV certification and current IV Therapy experience, or ability to become IV certified; Able and willing to learn to utilize a portable electronic field device; and Able to manage electronic patient health information (EPHI) remote access in accordance with HCS' policies and procedures.
Agency / Location Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
312 Marlboro Street
Keene, NH 03431
Contact Information Chaille Cohen
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
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