Careers

Hospice of Southwest Ohio is currently hiring for the following positions:

Intake Administrative Assistant

Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining an accurate census and providing support to our Palliative Care Team. They must be comfortable and competent in telephonic communication with our clients, their families, and our collaborating partners (nursing facilities, hospitals, physician offices, community agencies). The Administrative Assistant must be knowledgeable in scheduling, confirmation of appointments, administrative process and procedures, computers, universal precautions, and safety/sanitation procedures. The administrative assistant is a member of a cooperative nursing team providing care that respects the dignity of all patients and serves their needs with competence and compassion.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Work to achieve performance goals, ensure progress toward individual development plan (IDP) and demonstrate CareBridge Palliative Care values and competencies.
  • Accept all CareBridge incoming phone calls/electronic correspondence and communicate updates and changes to providers and document/update in EMR.
  • Make outgoing calls to all home CB patients the day prior to visit to confirm visits and document/update in EMR.
  • Telephonic follow up on CareBridge Patients whom have required an additional symptom visit from CB Provider and document in EMR
  • Provide administrative support and assistance to CareBridge providers
  • Receive and enter CB Referrals into EMR and notify appropriate provider
  • Audit new referrals to see confirm they have been scheduled within a week of receipt
  • Verify Financials on all new referrals or current clients whom have had a change in insurance
  • Complete prior Authorizations
  • Upload all documents (progress note, diagnostic results, consents, advanced directives, etc) to EMR
  • Maintain an accurate daily census
  • Per providers orders – set up and schedule all labs and diagnostic procedures and document action in EMR
  • Per providers orders – call in medications to local pharmacies
  • Audit Billing by DOS
  • Collection and Billing Support as directed
  • Audit Daily Schedules (missed appointments, no shows, re-scheduled, etc)
  • Fax and/or email CB progress notes to nursing facility and PCP offices
  • Support in setting up new contracts with facilities
  • Comply with CareBridge written policies and procedures including privacy, confidentiality and HIPAA.
  • Participate in the development, maintenance and implementation of HSWO’s quality assurance initiatives.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
  • Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum Experience: Two years previous scheduling/administrative experience.

Salary: Based upon experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $15.00 /hour

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RN Case Manager

Job Summary:

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs the care of the terminally ill patient by promoting patient comfort and optimizing quality of life. This professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct these services to meet the needs of the terminally ill individual and their families within the patient’s home and their community.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Completes the initial assessment of the patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides complete physical assessment focused on disease progression and decline including history of current and previous illness(es), pain assessment, safety assessment, wound assessment as applicable.
  • Performs the admission process to include the following: signed legal forms, verbal physician certification for hospice service, completed IPOC, completed narrative note of admission process, medication entry to computer, completed appropriate clinical summary, copied patient records to support hospice appropriateness, copied Advanced Directives.
  • Provides professional nursing care by using the Nursing Process.
  • Initiates the POC based on the patient and family/caregiver needs reflecting assessment data obtained to determine the nursing diagnosis and establish goals for care incorporating palliative nursing actions. Includes both the patient and family/caregiver in the care planning process. Re-evaluates this POC regularly and revising as needed to reflect the patient and family/caregiver care needs.
  • Initiates appropriate palliative nursing procedures. Makes recommendations for symptom management; administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family/caregiver in meeting the care needs of the terminally ill patient. Provides health care instructions to the patient and family/caregiver as appropriate per the assessment data and POC.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self sufficiency as consistent with the POC.
  • Acts as Case Manager assigned by the Team Manager assuming the responsibility of coordinating the patient care for each assigned patient.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for the practice of professional nursing in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act and standards for hospice nursing.

Position Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse with current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Ohio; eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio.
  • One to two years of acute care nursing required.
  • One to two years of recent home care or hospice care nursing experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree with one year hospice care experience preferred.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with the State of Ohio requirements and is in good working order.
  • The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Salary is based upon experience.

**Medical, dental and vision are available after 30 days of hire following the first of the month. 401k is available after 6 months of hire. PTO starts accruing from day one.

Job Type: Full-time

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LPN Continuous Care Night Shift Nurse

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The LPN will adhere to patient assignments as directed by the Team manager providing personal care, observation and procedures as directed by the RN Case Manager.
  • LPN meets the safety needs of the patient using equipment safely and properly
  • LPN assists in all aspects of activities of daily living as needed.
  • LPN obtains vital signs including temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure as requested by the RN Case Manager.
  • LPN performs skin assessment and proper skin care to prevent skin breakdown and may perform dressing changes as directed by the RN Case Manager.
  • LPN reports on patient’s condition and significant changes to the RN Case Manager.
  • LPN assists in ambulation and ROM exercise as directed by the RN Case Manager.
  • LPN provides assistance as needed with household management.
  • LPN provides respite for patient’s family or caregiver when at bedside as needed
  • LPN will follow both HSWO and HSWO POC in providing patient care. Documents this care at the time of service either electronically or per paper chart
  • Interacts collaboratively with all team members.
  • Performs other job-related tasks not stated in this description.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for the practice of professional nursing in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act and standards for hospice nursing.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Medicare hospice benefit, patients rights, advanced directives, available HSWO services, patient participation requirements for the end of life care, available resources available to patients and families at end of life
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the concepts of death and dying including: normal vs. abnormal dying process, cultural attitudes toward death, patient and family values and belief systems, denial and coping mechanisms, patient and family goals for the end of life care, grief and anticipatory grief.

Job Specifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; licensed practical nurse with a current State of Ohio license.
  • One year experience in acute care, long term or hospice care nursing
  • Shift is 7pm-7am.

Salary is based upon experience.

**Medical, dental and vision are available after 30 days of hire following the first of the month. 401k is available after 6 months of hire. PTO starts accruing from day one.

Job Type: Full-time

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STNA

Job Summary:

The certified state tested nurse hospice aide will provide basic personal care to the terminally ill patient including bathing, dressing, feeding, incontinence care, personal hygiene and transfers as well as socialization. The certified state tested nurse hospice aide will meet the basic physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill individual and their families within the patient’s home and their community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to patient assignments as directed by Team manager providing personal care needs for patient in a prompt manner. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the RN case manager immediately.
  • Meets the safety needs of the patient using equipment safely and properly.
  • Provides personal patient care including bathing, back rubs, oral hygiene, hair washing and changing bed linens as often as assigned by the RN case manager.
  • Assists in all activities of daily living as needed.
  • Provides assistance with laundry needs.
  • Prepares meals as assigned by the RN case manager.
  • Assists in feeding the patient as assigned by RN case manager.
  • Obtains and records temperature (oral, rectal axillary), pulse and respirations when requested with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
  • Observes patient’s skin and provides proper skin care to prevent skin breakdown over bony prominences. Reports any changes to the RN case manager.
  • Assists with ambulation and ROM exercises as instructed by the RN case manager or therapist with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
  • Reports patient condition and any significant changes to the RN case manager.
  • Provides respite for the patient’s family or caregiver when at bedside as needed.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly living area for the patient.
  • Demonstrates respect toward the patient and family/caregiver while providing care adhering to the organizational standards of professional conduct.
  • Interacts collaboratively with all team members.
  • Attends the Interdisciplinary Group/Team meetings regularly as assigned.
  • Perform other job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Job Specifications:

  • Minimum Education: State Tested Nurse Aide with a current Ohio certification.
  • Minimum Experience: One year of recent experience working as a State Tested Nurse Aide without a lapse of 24 consecutive months without services provided for compensation.
  • Knowledge of home care principles and practices within the scope of hospice.

Salary is based upon experience

**Medical, dental and vision are available after 30 days of hire following the first of the month. 401k is available after 6 months of hire. PTO starts accruing from day one.

Job Type: Full-time

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone: 513.770.0820
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