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RN Admissions

Company: The Denver Hospice
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

The Denver Hospice is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to assist with patient admissions into our hospice program.
Location: Denver, COStatus: Full-TimeSchedule: TBD
Hourly Pay Range: $31.49 (min) $37.00 (mid) $42.51 (max)
New hires are placed into a salary grade based on education, experience and equity within a position; they are typically brought in no higher than midpoint.
Supplemental Pay:
Supplemental pay based on position, schedule and/or availability.

  • Paid Mileage
  • Shift Differentials
  • Stipends
  • Overtime
    Mileage and Expense Reimbursement:
    Employee travel is paid out based on company pay practices.
    • $0.50
      Comprehensive Benefit Package:
      Employee Classification: FTBE - Regular Full Time benefit eligible employees are regularly scheduled 30 hours or more.
      • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance - Company Paid
      • Long-Term Disability - Company Paid
      • Medical and Dental Coverages w/ Employer Contribution
      • Vision
      • Supplemental Life & AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
      • Short-Term Disability
      • Long-Term Care
      • Legal and Identity Protection
      • 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match
      • Vacation Pay and Sick Leave - Accrued
      • Holiday Pay with an additional Floating Holiday
      • Education Reimbursement Program
      • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
      • Early Wage Access
      • Employer Assistance Program
      • Employee Recognition Program
        POSITION SUMMARY:
        Provides assessment, supportive care and education to prospective patients and families regarding hospice services. Determines hospice appropriateness of the patient; assists in admitting patients to the hospice program. Acts as a liaison with assigned hospitals, facilities and physicians.
        ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
        • Assesses and counsels the patients and families during the initial interviews to properly determine the level of care as well as the physical and psychosocial needs of the prospective patient. Accurately gathers information and data, reviews charts, and records information. Provides education on hospice philosophy.
        • Efficiently and accurately completes all admission paperwork and initiates the clinical record through the EMR process demonstrating knowledge of the admission protocol.
        • Assesses and places orders for immediate medication needs. Oversees the placement orders for durable medical equipment, supplies and oxygen as needed.
        • Consults with staff of hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or Assisted Living Facility (ALF) to determine discharge orders and to facilitate discharge to home, SNF or other residence. Interfaces with referring physicians, nurses, ancillary providers and discharge planners to facilitate a well-coordinated transition into hospice for patients and families.
        • Communicates pertinent patient/family information to the interdisciplinary team and follows through to facilitate a smooth transition.
        • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
          POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.
          • Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health.
          • Required License: Current Colorado RN licensure. Valid Colorado State driver's license and auto insurance.
          • CPR certification required
            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
            • Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
            • Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients
            • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
            • Manual dexterity and mobility
            • Visual and auditory acuity
              The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.---- ---- ----


              The Denver Hospice is the region's leading, largest and most trusted not-for-profit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. We offer more expertise, more resources and a more complete continuum of compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transition.






              Our History
              In 1978, our founders, Carolyn Jaffe, RN and Peter Van Arsdale, PhD, recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing aging, serious illness and grief. They assisted us in securing initial funding and laying the ground work for us to become what we are today - a nationally-recognized, best-practice model. Our personalized care supports mind, body and spirit, giving our patients and their families control over their lives with dignity, joy and unparalleled experience and support.
              Who We Serve
              We serve more than 4,000 hospice and 1,200 palliative care patients and their families every year throughout nine Denver counties. Our interdisciplinary team of experts provide care in our patients' homes, our state-of-the-art inpatient care center, retirement communities, skilled nursing homes and other locations where our skills are needed.



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