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American Care, a leading provider of end-of-life care, is currently seeking dedicated professional registered nurses to supplement our staff. We are looking for both FT and PT Admission RN’s. Available shifts are Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and 2 p.m.-10:00 p.m. We also need a PT weekend Admissions RN for Sat and Sun 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Admissions RN is primarily responsible for responding to all patient referrals, providing an explanation of the Medicare Hospice Benefit, evaluating patients for hospice services and initiating the patient’s plan of care.

American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

General Responsibilities of the RN Admission Nurse include:

  • Responds to inquiries and requests for hospice information in a timely manner.
  • Follows through on referrals for evaluation and/or admission to hospice program.
  • Verifies and completes admission and financial information on the referral intake form.
  • Explains the hospice program to patients, family members, and other referral sources in an accurate, complete and thorough manner.
  • Complete understanding of hospice eligibility and documentation.
  • Physical assessment of patient.
  • Identifies, develops, and maintains referral sources.
  • Participates in the creation and implementation of a strategic marketing plan.
  • Organizes and provides education to the community, referral sources and facilities.
  • Complies with hospice policies and procedures, laws and regulations, standards of practice, and established work rules.
  • Adheres to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Performs additional duties as requested by supervisor.

Ideal candidate background and experience:

  • Registered Nurse licensed in the state of California
  • Knowledge of hospice requirements including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Excellent marketing skills. Ability to maintain good working relationships with referral sources. Ability to work well with others maintaining a positive attitude. Ability to utilize EMR for documentation.
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Qualified candidates may submit their resume for the review process.

Job Type: FT and PT

License:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)

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Job Title/Position: Branch Manager/Office Coordinator

Reports To: Director

Job Description Summary

The Office Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of routine clerical matters: medical records, data entry, telephone calls, and assist with Human Resource function.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to Director of Patient Care Services, preserving the confidential nature of items of which he/she has knowledge
  • Answers telephone inquiries in a professional demeanor and channels them appropriately
  • Maintains accurate and up to date medical records in accordance with regulations of Medicare and the Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Closes patient’s clinical record when discharged.
  • Assists with requests for the release of Medical Records.
  • Handles all correspondence and forwards the necessary pertinent information of the Corporate Office.
  • Assists with the maintenance of Employee Files, including the preparation of information require for onboarding new employees
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in home health, hospice, health care facility, or graduation from a one or two year business college preferred.
  • General knowledge of spelling, punctuation, grammar, medical records and office procedures.
  • Effective social interaction, communication, organizational, skills, and ability to multi-task and time manage effectively.
  • Personal Car for travel and maintain a valid Driver’s License
  • Maintain personal automotive liability insurance coverage.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Healthcare: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • 3 years work experience may be substituted for education

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Qualified candidates may submit their resume for the review process.

Job Type: FT and PT

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

American Care is seeking for experienced CHHA’s to join our expanding team.

Job Requirements

Position Responsibilities

  • Performing personal care needs after given a patient’s assignment and attending to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately.
  • Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen as often as assigned.
  • Assisting in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
  • Assisting in feeding the patient as assigned.
  • Providing proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.
  • Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the Case Manager. Also aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues.
  • Offering and assisting with bedpans and urinals. Providing assistance as assigned with light laundry needs.
  • Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
  • Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Respectful of patient and family/caregiver environment and patient’s personal needs.

Requirements

One Years of Hospice Experience

License

  • CNA (Required)
  • HHA (Required)

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CNA: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Job Type: Full-time

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

The primary role of the Medical Social Worker  in the Hospice setting is to assist patients and families/caregivers to cope with the social/ emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient’s illness. Under general direction, delivers age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers in their place of residence in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. The Medical Social Worker serves as an integral member of the home health team providing assessments, coordination and implementation of social work services to meet the complex needs of patients in the home setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide psychodynamic interventions, crisis intervention, grief/bereavement counseling, problem solving, stress reduction & developing healthy coping strategies in individual/family/group settings. Provide counseling to help patients cope w/ acute/chronic/terminal illnesses.
  • Responsible for developing & implementing individual Plan of Treatment which assist patients & families to cope &/or restore social, emotional, financial & environmental factors which affect &/or affected by illness.
  • Completes biopsychosocial strengths based assessments. Partners w/ patient to identify needs & develop & implement individual treatment plan based on mutually agreed upon treatment plan.
  • Discuss options for care proactively including American Care resources & external community/government resources to assist patient/family in developing short & long term care plans as appropriate. Team w/ other disciplines in assessing, planning & providing services for patients utilizing biopsychosocial information.
  • Assist patient in advocating for self to receive appropriate services w/in American Care & community. Assist patient & family in placing patient in higher level of care as determined by team & patient, if applicable.
  • Takes, reviews, evaluates & prioritizes written & oral referrals.
  • Maintains documentation, records & data collections.
  • Responsible for completion of required documents in a complete & timely manner.
  • Functions as part of the Hospice Team to assure appropriate, timely placement of American Care members in nursing facilities.
  • Identifies appropriate levels of care & facilities for referred patients, where applicable.
  • Obtains placements, where applicable.
  • Collaborate w/ internal & external resources in American Care & the community to meet mutually agreed upon goals & objectives.
  • Provides information & referral to community resources as requested.
  • Coordinates exchange of information between American Care, families, members & skilled nursing facilities.
  • Determines application of American Care, Medicare & Medi-Cal benefits to specific patient situations.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
  • Assist in coordinating communication between regional offices, clinics, hospitals, & field staff, triaging of phone calls from members’/families.
  • Works w/ referral sources to clarify & complete required clinical & psychosocial information.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities. NCAL HHH

Basic Qualifications:

  • Step I: Less than two (2) years’ social work experience (M.S.W. field work not included).
  • Step II: Two (2) to four (4) years of social work experience within the last five (5) years (M.S.W. fieldwork not included).
  • Step III: Four (4) or more years of social work experience within the last ten (10) years (M.S.W. fieldwork not included).

– One (1) year experience providing direct service in medical or home health related setting – MSW internship considered.

– Home Health – Title 22 Requirement: Social worker means a person who has a masters of social work degree from a school of social work accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education and having one year of social work experience in a health care setting.

– Hospice – California standards: Social worker means a person who has a master of social work degree from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and clinical experience relevant to the counseling and case work needs of patients and families.

  • Masters in Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • LCSW preferred.
  • California Driver’s License required.
  • BLS required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Must have solid psychosocial assessment skills.
  • Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it impacts patient and family functioning.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral/telephone communication skills and written documentation.
  • Must be computer-literate and, preferably, experienced in automated clinical information systems.
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively and efficiently handle demanding workload involving multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently as a collaborative, supportive team member.
  • Must be able to master detailed and complex information regarding benefits and coordination of care

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Job Type: Full-time

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Hospice

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

American Care is looking to add a full-time LVN to our team. Here at American Care you can be a part of a compassionate team of healthcare workers. Our mission is to provide the best quality of care to our patients and their families during a difficult time in their lives. American Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support. We also provide home based palliative care for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia.

Hospice LVN Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State Nurse Practice Act.
  • Responsible for delivering nursing care to patients as directed by the registered nurse and the physician’s plan of care.
  • Responsible for performing services which are planned, delegated, and supervised by the registered nurse.
  • Responsible for making decisions based on individual educational preparation and experience as a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
  • Responsible for frequent and timely communication to the appropriate registered nurse, supervisor and other staff members regarding the patient’s condition. Communication includes participating in case conferences and other more immediate methods of communication when indicated.
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of patient services to reflect the plan of care.
  • Assess and provide patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and self plan of care.
  • Provides respectful and compassionate care to all patients/families/caregivers.
  • Participates in coordination of hospice services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for hospice interdisciplinary group members.
  • Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient’s response to treatments/medications.
  • Contributes to agency’s process to develop and implement improvement strategies.
  • Collects and reports data accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  • Participates in personal, professional growth and development.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

LVN Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited vocational school for LPN/LVN and licensed to practice as LPN/LVN in the state in which employed.
  • Twelve (12) months experience in an acute care environment.
  • Two (2) year of hospice care or SNF experience preferred.

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Required experience:

  • Nursing 1 year

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • hospice care: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Visalia

License:

  • LVN (Required)

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

The RN Case Manager works under the supervision of the Clinical Manager to provide skilled nursing assessment, care planning, and interventions in accordance with plan of care in order to maximize the comfort and quality of life of hospice patients and families. This position works 8 hour shifts 5 days per week.

Additional responsibilities of the RN Case Manager include:

  • Admissions of new patients, which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of the nursing process, evaluations of patient appropriateness for hospice services, and consultations to explain hospice services, as requested by the Clinical Manager.
  • Perform scheduled home visits to assess needs; teach caregivers pain management, symptom control and patient care skills; and provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to the patient/family.
  • Maintain regular communication with interdisciplinary team regarding patient status or any unusual or problematic patient/family issues.
  • Initiate communication with attending physicians and other team members and other community agencies as needed to coordinate plan of care and use of resources for patient/family.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, goals, and interventions are accurately and clearly documented and changes in the plan of care are reflected as they occur.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to review patient/family needs, problem solve and cover unique issues, share professional support and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
  • Accept responsibility for coordinating physical care of the patient, including Home Health Aide and Licensed Vocational Nurse assignment and supervision, teaching primary caregivers and employed caregivers, teaching facility staff, or by providing direct care as appropriate.
  • Assure continuity of care for patient in all settings.
  • Attend death events and provide appropriate support at time of death.
  • Performs other assignments as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

To qualify for the RN Case Manager position, you must have the drive and determination that it takes to work independently with a proven track record of achieving assigned goals.

Additional requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • At least one year of current nursing experience out of the past three years.
  • Valid California RN license. Timely renewal required.
  • Current California driver’s license and automobile insurance required. Timely renewal required.
  • CHPN highly desirable
  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

Benefits

We offer our employees the following competitive benefits package:

  • Medical insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • nursing: 1 year (Preferred)

Mission:  American Care Team will offer and provide a meaningful “patient-centered” experience that will guide and support your journey. It is our collective goal to provide culturally competent services for continuity of care. We will listen to you and offer multi-disciplinary education and holistic supportive services to ensure that your needs will be met in a timely, ethical, and efficient manner. Our compassionate team will always work towards pain management and symptom control in effort to aid in maximizing your quality of life. We are proud to be your hospice team!

American Care is presently seeking a Spiritual Care Counselor to join our Hospice team. .

Candidates with Clinical Pastoral Education Units (CPE units) are highly preferred.

Summary of Major Functions:

  • Available to patients and their families for regular and emergency visits.
  • Interprets patient and family needs, both spiritually and emotionally.
  • Uses his/herself in response to discovered needs by developing a relationship which is supportive to the patient and their families.
  • In this position you will work closely with the interdisciplinary team and provide spiritual counseling and crisis intervention in order to adequately address the psychosocial needs of hospice patients and their families

Qualifications: 

  • Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in hospital or pastoral ministry. Masters of Divinity preferred.
  • Experience working with patients and families dealing with life threatening illnesses and death.
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and dependable vehicle.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience

  • Previous Hospice experience is a plus.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and auto insurance.

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare. American Care Hospice is a rapidly growing company and is always looking for qualified employees. We seek highly motivated, talented candidates to join our staff and offer a competitive benefits package to our employees.

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