Hospice of the Chesapeake is always on the search for great talent, especially for our clinical teams. We typically seek professionals in Healthcare such as Physicians, Registered Nurses and CNAs. Other areas include Social Workers, Chaplains and various support staff. We offer a positive work environment, fulfilling work, career growth opportunity and great benefits.
Hospice of the Chesapeake is a leader in advanced illness care. Our work impacts the quality of life of people who are seriously ill and those who love them, therefore we seek special employees who are technically skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and wish to enthusiastically contribute to our culture of caring.
Chief Medical Officer
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for working in concert with Hospice of the Chesapeake’s) Medical Directors. In addition, the CMO provides expertise in the delivery of hospice services through the referral process, admission of the patient or care, and throughout the course of service. The CMO provides oversight to interdisciplinary teams and works in collaboration with the President/CEO and the Vice President of Clinical Operations, Medical Directors, and Clinical Managers to implement the hospice program of services and the Board-approved strategic plan. The CMO serves as a liaison with existing and potential sources of referral, including physicians, discharge planners, and third-party payers, by education regarding end-of-life care, hospice capabilities, pain and symptom management. He/she works directly with attending physicians to advise regarding patient care questions. He/she serves as a resource regarding the Medicare hospice benefit and pertinent regulations. He/she has primary responsibility for educating the medical community and Hospice of the Chesapeake service areas and about the value of hospice and palliative care. We seek a Chief Medical Officer who has graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy and holds current Maryland physician’s license required. Minimum ten years’ experience in the practice of medicine required with at least five years of medical administrative experience. Experience in a hospice or palliative care setting highly desirable.
Inpatient Care Center Registered Nurses
The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN renders professional care in accordance with the physician/provider treatment plan and the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The RN functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides case management and primary nursing care to assigned patients, addressing physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care. The RN ensures that compassionate, engaged care meets or exceeds quality standards. Care is provided in an efficient and safe manner consistent with the Maryland Board of licensure and Hospice of The Chesapeake standard of care. Utilizes nursing skills to determine the biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self care, cultural, ethnic and spiritual and educational needs of the patient/family/significant other to develop, implement and revise the plan of care. In doing so, performs frequent and accurate assessments, interprets and correlates finding, establishes plan of care and implements short term goals. The RN observes patient progress, records pertinent observations, implements physician and nursing treatment plans and evaluates outcomes. The RN recognizes the legal responsibilities as specified by law and abides within those responsibilities. We seek RNs with a current Maryland License and at least 2 years’ nursing experience, preferably in an inpatient setting. The RN will work 12 hour shifts as scheduled.
Certified Nursing Assistants-Inpatient Care Facility
We seek skilled and caring Certified Nursing Assistants to function under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the CNA provides personal care services to patients. The Certified Nursing Assistant carries out the Certified Nursing Assistant care plan for the patient as developed by the RN. Under the direct supervision the CNA delivers safe, therapeutic and efficient patient care. Clientele served may include young adult through adult, including geriatric. The CNA provides patient services wherever the patient resides. Light housekeeping may be part of the assigned duties. Must possess a current Maryland CNA certification and have the ability to pass a written CNA test required. The CNA will work 12 hours shifts, as scheduled.
Social Worker-Inpatient Care Center
We seek a dedicated and knowledgeable Social Worker to provide service to the patients of our new Inpatient Care Center. The Social Worker completes a psycho-social assessment for all patients/families; assesses needs, provides appropriate information and interventions in order to ensure that the care-giving system is stable and that end-of-life issues are addressed. Provides coordination and communication with other members of the interdisciplinary team. Master Social Work degree from an accredited educational institution required. LGSW required. LCSW-C required. Minimum of two years in health care field preferred. Prior hospice experience preferred. The hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chaplain- Inpatient Care Center
We seek a Chaplain for our Inpatient Care Center. The hospice Chaplain provides spiritual support services to hospice patients, family members and members of the community. In addition, chaplain spiritual care is coordinated and communicated with other members of the interdisciplinary team. Qualified candidates will have a Master’s level education in ministry or pastoral counseling from an accredited educational institution and be ordained or commissioned by a recognized faith group. This position requires at least five years of work experience in pastoral care or counseling and at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. The hours for this position are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director of Education
The Director of Education is responsible for the oversight of the assessment, strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation of all education and training activities to include clinical and non-clinical staff and management. This person establishes an on-boarding infrastructure and develops hospice training. The Director of Education collaborates with others on the development of clinical pathways for chronic illness management. Directs and coordinates preceptor activities, orientation and ongoing training activities and develops and monitors the orientation and training expense budget. Recommends and coordinates the development of new education programs and services and assures the development of clinical competencies. Collaborates with academic programs to assure appropriate clinical experience.
(Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties): The Case Managers are professional caregivers (RN/BSN) who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of assigned patients for a designated time period. Please note that all applicants for nursing positions require: current Maryland nursing license and thorough knowledge of nursing principles; minimum of two years nursing experience, proven ability to provide quality patient care; commitment to quality, timely and cost-effective patient care; excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills; valid driver's license and clean driving record; willingness to take and ability to pass a drug screening and proficiency in basic computer skills. Qualifications: Current Maryland Licensed RN required. Two years recent nursing experience, preferably with med/surge. Previous Hospice or home- care experience highly desirable.
Director, Chesapeake Life Center and The John & Cathy Belcher Institute
The Director is responsible for managing the staff and programs of the Chesapeake Life Center (CLC), ensuring that supportive bereavement counseling services are provided to hospice patients, caregivers and families in a manner compliant with all applicable rules and regulations. In addition, the Director is responsible for managing expanded services of bereavement to the wider community served. The Director is also responsible for developing and managing the growth and outreach of the John & Cathy Belcher Institute for Complex Illness Care. The Institute serves as the hub for HOC’s thought leadership initiatives locally, regionally and nationally and establishes HOC as a leading-edge hospice and palliative medicine service provider that provides holistic care for its community. Qualified applicants will have a Masters’ degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in ministry/pastoral counseling, social work or closely related clinical health field. We also seek a minimum ten years work experience in related field(s), including some supervisory and program administration. This is an exempt position.
The Medical Director is responsible for working in concert with Hospice of the Chesapeake’s (HOC’s) other Medical Directors. In addition, the Medical Director provides expertise in the delivery of hospice services through the referral process, admission of the patient or care, and throughout the course of service. The Medical Director provides oversight to interdisciplinary teams and works in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Directors, and Clinical Managers to implement the hospice program of services and the Board-approved strategic plan. The Medical Director serves as a liaison with existing and potential sources of referral, including physicians, discharge planners, and third-party payers, by education regarding end-of-life care, hospice capabilities, pain and symptom management. He/she works directly with attending physicians to advise regarding patient care questions. He/she serves as a resource regarding the Medicare hospice benefit and pertinent regulations. He/she has primary responsibility for educating the medical community and HOC service areas and about the value of hospice and palliative care.
The Triage Nurse is responsible for supporting and maintaining communication between the on call nurses and the patients and physicians that are caring for those patients. The Triage Nurse manages most, or all, incoming calls related to patient care issues and answers questions or locates the appropriate person or resource. The Triage Nurse instructs families in what medication to give the patient to promote comfort and manage symptoms until the Primary Nurse (PN) can be contacted to follow up on the patient’s changing status. Triage facilitates communication between the On Call RN and the patient’s physician by taking the verbal orders, notifying the PN of the order when obtained and communicating that order to the family and pharmacy of choice, if the PN is unable to do that at the time of the order. Triage coordinates Skilled Nursing Visits (SNVs) for those patients and families that need a visit or request a visit. Triage consistently uses established protocols to manage patient symptoms and prioritize visit schedules to meet the needs of the family and the agency. This position requires two 12 hour shifts of 8p.m. – 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday of each week. Employees work 24 hours and are paid for 32, and receive benefits based on a 32 hour per week employee.
The Admissions Manager is responsible for managing the activities of the Admission Nurses. The Manager constructs strategies and plans for the admissions team, plus monitors coaches, and mentors the Admissions Nurses to successfully educate and assesses potential patients from referrals through admissions processes. Coordinates staff and schedules in the admissions department. He/she manages provides daily oversight to ensure that the admissions are processed in an, efficient and effective manner, ensuring timely patient response and services; ensures that all referral and admissions activities and processes are functioning in a manner that will optimize growth while in compliance with all clinical operation and regulatory requirements and reviews, interprets, and acts upon reports of performance and service metrics. The Admissions Manager participates in hospital liaison visits. The Manager is responsible for interviewing, hiring and development of staff. We seek a Graduate of an accredited nursing school required; bachelor’s degree in nursing strongly preferred. Minimum five years of nursing experience in a medical/surgical or home care setting required; previous hospice experience strongly preferred. Minimum three years of supervisory experience required. Demonstrated excellence in customer service philosophy and skills; good oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information, strong organizational and time management skills understanding of and concurrence with hospice philosophy of palliative care. Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, private insurance and other community programs and resources. Effective computer skills required with knowledge of Allscripts, or experience with similar EMR. Hours for this position is Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Medical Staff Scheduling Coordinator- Part Time
The Medical Staff Scheduling Coordinator “Scheduling Coordinator” is responsible for the day to day management of the schedule for the medical staff.. The Scheduling Coordinator provides timely and appropriate medical staff staffing for all patient visits and assignment to site locations adhering to rotation schedules as well as the on call schedule. The Scheduling Coordinator arranges timetable and coverage for IDT meetings, outside presentations and continuing education conferences, all required HOC meetings, and organizes and monitors vacation and sick days. The Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for providing timely and succinct communication between the medical staff and the Medical Staff Practice Manager. QUALIFICATIONS: Fully understands the role and responsibilities of the physician and nurse practitioner in the hospice and palliative medicine environment. Minimum two years’ experience in hospice and/or home health care personnel scheduling. Part Time, 20 hrs. 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Flexible.
Communications Specialist- Media
The Communications Specialist-Media is responsible for providing administrative, design and journalistic support to the Director of Communications in all aspects of the public relations and communication programs for Hospice of the Chesapeake (HOC). QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum three years of experience in public relations or journalism. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in communication, public relations or journalism. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with established business (media) relationships with the local area. Demonstrated expertise in computer skills, including knowledge of word processing, database management and graphics software. HOURS: Monday – Friday; 8:00a to 4:30p.
Communications Specialist – Publications
The Communications Specialist-Publications is responsible for providing administrative, design and journalistic support to the Director of Communications in all aspects of the public relations and communication programs for Hospice of the Chesapeake; including but not limited to: for providing administrative, design and journalistic support to the Director in all aspects of the public relations and communication programs for Hospice of the Chesapeake; collaborates with the Director to coordinate all agency publications including newsletters, brochures, marketing materials, and annual report.; works directly and creatively with designers and printers to ensure quality publications within the allowed budget; collaborates with printers to identify new printing techniques and usability of new materials; maintains an ongoing inventory of all materials including letterhead, business cards, brochures, flyers, folders, booklets, and logo items; manages printing and design budgets; collaborates with Philanthropy Team on creation of events specific materials including invitations and event signage for all signature events; works with the Director and agency team members to create audio/visual elements as needed; serves as the agency photographer and manages digital photo files. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of three years’ experience in communications, public relations or design field. Experience in the non-profit sector desirable. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with established business (media) relationships with the local area. Demonstrated expertise in computer skills, including knowledge of word processing, database management and graphics software. HOURS: Monday – Friday; 8:00a to 4:30p.
The Communications Manager is responsible for all aspects of communications, marketing, public relations, and community outreach for Hospice of the Chesapeake; including but not limited to managing the Communications Team and resources to effectively support the strategic goals of Hospice of the Chesapeake, ensuring that communications efforts conform to overall agency vision and objectives; managing all communications/marketing support to all HOC and affiliate brands special events, fundraising activities and thought leadership initiatives; Overseeing media partnerships including implementation and partner benefits, the annual media outreach plan and, overall advertising plan for HOC and affiliate brands; develop, organize, and maintain community relations program; overseeing production of agency publications and promotional materials; managing the Communications department budget and inventory min/max requirements; managing all employee communications including bi-weekly newsletter, employee annual events and quarterly town hall events. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree preferred; emphasis on communications and marketing. Minimum of five to eight years’ experience in communications, marketing or public relations and knowledge of non-profit organizations Experience in the non-profit sector desirable. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Experience in media relations; ability to produce strategic marketing analyses and plans. Demonstrated expertise in computer skills, including knowledge of word processing, database management and graphics software. HOURS: Monday – Friday; 8:00a to 4:30p.
The Senior Accountant is responsible for oversight of the overall control environment within the Finance Department and more broadly the overall Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, account reconciliations, accounting policies and procedures, vendor management, financial risk assessment and mitigation and general accounting workflows. The position will also assist in the financial reporting process, management and variance reporting, and the financial integration of new processes or service lines. This position will be tasked with driving continuous process improvement, utilizing technology, while ensuring the adherence to generally accepted accounting principles. QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience working with accounting and finance; at least five years’ experience in accounting operations including Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable and financial reporting; experience with automated accounting systems and subsystems; demonstrated expertise in computer skills, including knowledge of word processing, database management, payroll and spreadsheet software; strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with attention to detail, accuracy and meeting deadlines. HOURS: Monday – Friday; 8:00a to 4:30p.
Customer Service Coordinator/Intake
The primary focus is to take referrals, schedule admissions, consent visits, and assist with answering and routing calls in the Call Center. The Customer Services Representative/Intake Coordinator must be friendly, courteous, and helpful to internal and external customers, providing appropriate, timely information. HOURS: 40-Hour rotating work week including every third (3rd) weekend as scheduled by the Intake Manager. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum two years of experience in a customer-service related position. Experience in a non-profit health care setting preferred.
Support Services Manager
This position is responsible for oversight of Support Services to include On Call and Triage Staff. Functions as a role model in area of clinical specialty, demonstrating competency in clinical judgment, selected technical skills and appropriate knowledge base to lead and guide staff. Demonstrates clinical expertise in the execution of the nursing process and directs staff in its application to promote safe, effective and appropriate care. Hours are Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. as 24/32 with on 8 hour flex time shift to equal 1 FTE. We seek candidates with hospice experience and at least two years of management experience.
Special Events Manager
The Special Events Manager’s role will focus on the day-to-day operations and functions of the Philanthropy Department as it relates to special events and fundraising. This includes, but is not limited to, signature event logistics, campaign event logistics, securing event sponsorships, staffing and support to the special event committees (gala, golf and HH), and tickets and reservations management. This position also has secondary responsibility to support the overall administrative work of the department as needed. We seek a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably in event planning, hospitality, or related disciplines. Successful candidates should have a Minimum two years’ experience as an event coordinator, administrative assistant or similar position required. This is an exempt position, with general office hours, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday., flexible hours based on business needs.
Hospice Chaplain- Anne Arundel County
The hospice Chaplain provides spiritual support services to hospice patients, family members and members of the community. In addition, chaplain spiritual care is coordinated and communicated with other members of the interdisciplinary team. The Chaplain represents spiritual care in IDT meeting and assesses patient/family for spiritual care and provides appropriate documentation. Qualifications: Master level education in ministry or pastoral counseling from an accredited educational institution. Ordained or commissioned by a recognized faith group. Five years’ work experience in pastoral care or counseling. Selected candidate will care for patient’s spiritual needs in Anne Arundel County.
Hospice of the Chesapeake requires background and reference checks for all positions and drug screening for all clinical positions.