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.
Director of Inpatient Care Center
The Director of our Inpatient Care Center will be responsible for the planning, opening, and ongoing management of the new Inpatient Care Center. The Director will provide strategic planning and leadership in the coordination and implementation of census management and patient care service. In addition, the Director may have some oversight of the clinical teams assigned to facilities. Provides general oversight for all aspects of clinical compliance and professional education in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Services, Director of Compliance and Quality, Director of Education, Director of Human Resources and other leadership as needed. Ensures staff and department compliance with organization, local, state and federal laws, regulations, standards, and requirements of regulatory and accreditation agencies (e.g. JCAHO/DOH/CMS), including those governing professional practice, and contractual arrangements (e.g. grants). Provides general administrative and strategic oversight for all aspects of the personnel-related functions, of assigned teams through appropriate clinical managers and organizational staff, including recruitment, hiring, orientation, and professional development and employee relations for assigned teams.
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.
C N A Scheduling Coordinator
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scheduling Coordinator “Scheduling Coordinator” is responsible for the day to day management of the Certified Nursing Assistants schedule. The Scheduling Coordinator provides timely and appropriate CNA staffing for all patient visits arranging timetable for attendance at mandatory In Services, required HOC and Team meetings, organizing and monitoring vacation and sick days and reviews weekly timesheets. The Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for providing timely and succinct communication between the Clinical Managers, CNAs and the Director of Clinical Services. We seek candidates with an Associate Degree in related field preferred but will consider High School Diploma with commensurate experience. Minimum two years’ experience in hospice and/or home health care personnel scheduling. Demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively in a busy, stressful environment with attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and projects with attention to details, efficiency, accuracy and deadlines. Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team. Proficient in basic computer skills, to include but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and scheduling software. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(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.
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.
Certified Nursing Assistants
We have several C N A positions available for both in home care and caring for patients in facilities. Under the supervision of a Clinical Manager, the C N A carries out the care plan for HOC patients as developed by the Registered Nurse. Responsible for delivering safe, therapeutic and efficient care when making patient calls and provides personal services for assigned case load. Prior hospice experience is preferred. Hours are Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Customer Service Representative/Intake Coordinator
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. 40-hour rotating work week including every (3rd) weekend as scheduled by the Intake Manager. 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.
The Dietician is responsible for creating, analyzing and certifying a rotating series of menus for patients in the In Patient Care Units; for providing dietary/nutritional consultation to the clinical staff, patient and family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care, on an as needed basis. We require Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from an accredited university or comparable verifiable training/experience. Current Maryland certification/licensure. Membership to the American Dietetic Association preferred. We seek experience in working with clients who have dietary problems related to illness. Previous work with terminally ill patients/families is preferred. Working knowledge of Joint Commission regulations and guidelines for patient nutrition in a hospice setting. This is a part time position. Hours are 4-6 hours per month. We offer a flexible schedule.
Nursing Practice Manager
Nurse Practice Manager (NPM) is responsible for the oversight of the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing and certified nursing assistant clinical care. The Nursing Practice Manager serves as a member of the clinical management team to address concerns/problems associated with the delivery of clinical services. NPM will actively participate in the orientation of new clinical staff and visiting nurses, ensuring orientation processes meet all regulatory requirements. Bachelors of Nursing from an accredited program and current Maryland license or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Minimum five years of nursing experience with at least three years of Hospice experience. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in All scripts at hire preferred. Required at 90 days. Demonstrated knowledge and application of Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC and APIC guidelines, regulatory standards and applicable state and federal regulations. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Proficiency in creating and implementing clinical training programs, including a working knowledge of adult learning techniques, current clinical standards and strong presentation skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Maryland Nursing/Nursing Assistant Standards of Practice and proficiency in demonstrating clinical skills. Experience in implementation of clinical simulation skills lab preferred. Demonstrates the ability to develop effective EMR training programs. Provide effective training tailored to the learning style of the learner. Adjusts and revises training as needed.
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 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. Minimum of two years in health care field preferred. Prior hospice experience preferred. A Master Social Work degree from an accredited educational institution LGSW is required. LCSW-C preferred. We seek those with demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team. This position requires emotional maturity and the ability to cope and work effectively with the stress of continual loss. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of, and acceptance of, the hospice philosophy. Other skills we seek include: Well-developed critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills. Basic knowledge and understanding of medical terminology. Basic computer skills, to include but not limited to Microsoft Word and Outlook, required. The primary location of case load is in Prince George’s County. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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.
Admissions RN – Prince Georges County
The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for any nursing visit, including but not limited to admissions, liaison, GIP, skilled nursing visit, and death visits. The RN renders professional care in accordance with the physician/provider treatment plan and the nursing process. S/he ensures that compassionate, engaged care meets or exceeds quality standards creating a positive and supportive experience for the patient, family and other caregivers. Care is provided in an efficient and safe manner consistent with the Maryland Board of Nursing licensure and Hospice of the Chesapeake (HOC) standard of care. The RN recognizes the legal responsibilities as specified by law and abides within those responsibilities. The hours for this position is Monday – Friday 10 a.m. -6:30 p.m.
Hospice of the Chesapeake requires background and reference checks for all positions and drug screening for all clinical positions.