Arkansas Hospice



Arkansas Hospice is comprised of people who have a passion for providing comfort to individuals when they are the most vulnerable. Patients enrolled in our care and their families will be attended to by a team comprised of:

  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Registered nurses
  • Chaplains
  • Social workers
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Volunteers
  • Veterans and pediatric dedicated teams
  • Grief support specialists
  • Administrative support
  • And more

Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care.

Our Vision is to be the leader in hospice and palliative care through education, innovation and transformation of the patient, family and community experience.


Awards

2019 Awards

  • Deyta Analytics Hospice Honors Award and Hospice Honors Elite Award
  • We Honor Veterans Level 5 Hospice Partner

2018 Awards

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas Heart Awards
  • Arkansas Hospital Association Diamond Awards

2017 Awards 

  • Unity Health Foundation Spirit of Unity award
  • Arkansas Hospital Association Diamond Awards
  • Deyta Analytics Hospice Honors Award and Hospice Honors Elite Award
  • Blue & You Foundation Grant Recipient
Arkansas Hospice North Little Rock, AR, USA
Mar 20, 2020
Full time
The Medical Social Worker assists patients/families in coping with the impact of illness and/or anticipated death and provides a variety of social work services under the direction of a physician. The Medical Social Worker performs psychosocial assessments, provides ongoing psychosocial counseling, direct case management services, and bereavement services. The Medical Social Worker also provides community education, participates in outreach activities, and serves as a patient/family advocate. The Medical Social Worker is an active member of the interdisciplinary team. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work required; Master’s degree preferred. Experience: Previous related work experience in a hospice or other healthcare setting preferred. Licensure: LSW required (a Bachelor’s prepared Social Worker must be supervised by an MSW); LCSW preferred. Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver’s license, car, car insurance, and personal cell phone required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides palliative and supportive casework in order to resolve patient/family financial and emotional issues related to death and dying. 2. Participates in admission process. 3. Completes comprehensive initial psychosocial and bereavement assessments; assists in the development and revision of the interdisciplinary Plan of Care. 4. Conducts ongoing reassessments of patient/family; completes visits based on clinical assessment and plan of care. 5. Provides short-term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling as indicated. 6. Actively serves as patient/family advocate. 7. Assists the patient, family, and caregiver in coping with issues related to death and dying and utilizing community resources. 8. Maintains accurate and timely documentation in patient’s medical record. 9. Provides educational programs for the community and staff as requested. 10. Collaborates with physician and other team members to assist in their understanding of significant social, emotional, and environmental factors related to the patient/family status. 11. Facilitates effective communication among all caregivers. 12. Participates in the interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, and other planning meetings. 13. Participates in QAPI program and other committees, task forces, and agency events as required. 14. Develops and maintains contact with appropriate community agencies and services in order to promote interagency cooperation and to facilitate related referrals. 15. MSWs may provide clinical supervision to BSWs as assigned. 16. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 17. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 18. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 19. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 20. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 21. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. 22. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Skill in public speaking. 4. Ability to provide counseling to individuals and groups. 5. Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 7. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 8. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 9. Ability to work as a team player. 10. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 11. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 12. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Arkansas Hospice North Little Rock, AR, USA
Mar 09, 2020
Full time
The Medical Billing Manager is responsible for all Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and patient balance billing for hospice and palliative care services as well as patient room and board billing (when necessary). The Medical Billing Manager also participates directly or in coordination with other staff in all financial aspects of nursing home patients. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or mathematics preferred. Experience: A minimum of three years experience in Medicare/Medicaid billing; previous supervisory experience also required. Additional Requirements: May be required to work flexible hours. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Trains and supervises Medical Billing Specialists and the Commercial Insurance Liaison. 2. Oversees generating invoices for nursing homes and verifies the accuracy of invoices received from nursing homes. 3. Actively participates in the final review of external audit documentation (e.g., ADR’s, post OIG audits). 4. Assists with the education of the nursing homes’ billing departments regarding the proper order for billing (Forms 703 and 704). 5. Assists staff when necessary to determine the appropriate third party provider or other appropriate providers (e.g., DME) of each patient and negotiates coverage and rates as necessary with individual providers. Informs clinical staff of the financial implications involved when serving patients with private insurance. 6. Assists staff when necessary in advising patients and their families concerning their financial responsibilities toward their hospice care. 7. Assists Finance Director in reconciling accounts receivable. 8. Responsible for billing Medicare and Medicaid (as well as Medicaid NH) at least quarterly to maintain working knowledge of all applicable systems and regulations. 9. Conducts staff in-services as needed with clinical staff and how it affects the billing department. 10. Collaborates with the Finance Director regarding statistical information for the Medicare Cost Report and other internal management needs. 11. Participates in the implementation of hospice policies, plans, and procedures relating to the delivery of hospice support services. 12. Enters annual MSA calculations and rate increases in the hospice patient accounting system; verifies that the correct CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9’s (ICD-10’s) are entered in Suncoast appropriately. 13. Ensures that all CR’s that affect the billing are reflected and billed correctly to appropriate agencies in a timely manner. 14. Oversees the implementation and continuing compliance of the collection policy. 15. Assists with other office functions as necessary. 16. Seeks ways to be cost effective. 17. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Director or Chief Financial Officer. 18. Reviews credit balances and collaborates to clear up quarterly. Maintains compliance with submission of quarterly Medicare Credit Balance Report. 19. Reviews outstanding accounts receivable and unbilled at least monthly with the Medical Billing Specialists. Establishes measurable accounts receivable goals for each Medical Billing Specialist and Commercial Insurance Liaison. 20. Reviews and approves with the Commercial Insurance Liaison the accuracy of diagnosis related invoices including patient care expenses. 21. Develops, recommends, and implements required departmental policies and procedures. 22. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulatory standards, and organizational policies and procedures, etc. 23. Completes performance evaluations for all assigned staff in a timely manner. 24. Actively participates in performance improvement activities. 25. Manages departmental FTE’s within established guidelines including controlling agency and overtime expenses. 26. Actively supports and cooperates with other departments/disciplines in order to achieve organizational goals. 27. Maintains confidentiality of all information. 28. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 29. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 30. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 31. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 32. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. 33. Downloads and distributes all Medicare, Medicaid and/or any notices in a timely manner. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of computer software applications. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 4. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other customers. 5. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 6. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 7. Ability to work as a team player. 8. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 9. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 10. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
Arkansas Hospice Hot Springs, AR, USA
Mar 06, 2020
Full time
The On-Call Nurse is a member of the interdisciplinary team and responsible for providing skilled nursing interventions and supportive care in patient homes on weekends, evenings, nights, and holiday on-call in accordance with the hospice interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Experience: Minimum of two years of nursing experience with a minimum of one year in hospice or home health. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arkansas. Additional Requirements: Must be able to work rotating schedule 7 out of 14 days in a pay period; position is paid a salary based on an 80-hour pay period. Must also possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license, car, car insurance, and personal cell phone. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assumes responsibility for weekends, evenings, nights and holiday on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with Arkansas Hospice policies and procedures. 2. Assumes primary responsibility for Arkansas Hospice home-based clients including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process. 3. Initiates communication with attending physicians and/or Medical Director to report changes in patient/family and coordinate optimal hospice care for the patient and family. 4. Obtains data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual issues that may influence patient/family health status and incorporates that data into the interdisciplinary care plan as indicated. 5. Responsible for maintaining current patient records so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur. 6. Monitors physical care of patients and instructs primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers in ways to activate optimal physical comfort and provide emotional support. 7. Responds to medical and emotional crisis and/or death of patients and makes home visits to provide direct care as appropriate. 8. Attends the death, provides appropriate counsel at time of death, and notifies appropriate officials; may be responsible to pronounce death and complete and sign the death certificate. 9. Completes admission process and required documentation in an accurate and timely manner, in the electronic medical record, as needed. 10. Demonstrates familiarity with the hospice philosophy, agency’s mission, policies, procedures, and the rules and regulations related to delivery of hospice care. 11. Performs triage with the caregiver/family regarding patient needs, pain crisis, end-of-life issues and death. 12. Completes documentation in the electronic medical record daily, as outlined by agency policy. 13. Is available by pager/cell phone at all times when on call. Pager/cell phone will remain on at all times in order to respond quickly. 14. All on call team members will be available to make patient visits at any time during their work shifts. Any on call nurse will be subject to respond to patient/family care needs in the patient’s place of residence regardless of the nurse’s current assignment (i.e., triage or runner assignments). 15. On call staff may be reassigned other duties within the on call team’s responsibilities as needed to insure patient care coverage. (i.e., A triage nurse may be reassigned a runner assignment as need arises or runner nurse may be reassigned to triage patient calls as needed.) 16. Reports to Administrator-on-Call as needed. 17. Actively participates in QAPI program. 18. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 19. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 20. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 21. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 22. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 23. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 4. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 5. Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 7. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Arkansas Hospice Pine Bluff, AR, USA
Mar 04, 2020
Full time
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal hygiene for the patients of Arkansas Hospice and maintains a safe and orderly environment within the guidelines of the interdisciplinary team plan of care. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma or GED; satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program that complies with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines also required. Experience: Previous experience in direct patient care in a hospital, long-term care facility, or hospice preferred. Licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant Additional Requirements: Must be eligible for a Letter of Determination and successfully complete a skills evaluation test. Valid Arkansas driver’s license, car insurance, and car also required (Home Care). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the Registered Nurse, performs the following procedures, respecting the dignity, comfort, and privacy of the patient: • Bed bath/sponge bath/tub/whirlpool, and shower; • Shampoo • Skin, hair, and nail care (excluding diabetic patients) • Oral hygiene/care of the mouth/denture care • Toileting and elimination; assistance to bathroom or in using bedpan or commode • Normal range of motion and positioning • Safe transfer and ambulation techniques • Feeding and fluids; sets up meal tray and encourages fluids • Assists nurse when treatments are being performed 2. Performs routine housekeeping tasks to provide a safe and comfortable environment as instructed by the Registered Nurse 3. Conducts rounds on assigned patients every two hours and as needed to assure basic physical care needs are met. Alerts the professional care team member when problems are identified that require professional intervention (Inpatient Center) 4. Maintains accurate documentation of assignments for each patient as directed by Registered Nurse. 5. Establishes a relationship with the patient and family which is respectful, caring and promotes trust and confidentiality while maintaining appropriate boundaries. 6. Communicates effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team, patient, and family. 7. Recognizes and immediately reports to Registered Nurse any changes in the patient’s mental or physical condition, family situation, and/or emergencies. 8. Properly uses equipment required for ensuring patient’s safety. 9. Maintains a clean, safe environment while caring for the patient. 10. Observes, reports, and documents patient status and services provided. Reads and records vital signs indicated on the Plan of Care. Notifies Registered Nurse if vital signs are found to be outside normal limits. 11. Follows standard precautions and basic infection control procedures according to OSHA regulations and Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures. 12. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation 14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 17. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. Successfully completes a total of at least twelve continuing education hours per year in order to maintain competency and skills required for certification. 18. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Skill in observation, communication, and documentation. 4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, families, and other caregivers. 6. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 7. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 8. Ability to work as a team player. 9. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 10. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 11. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Arkansas Hospice Pine Bluff, AR, USA
Mar 04, 2020
PRN
The Case Manager is a Registered Nurse who oversees and participates in the provision of appropriate clinical interventions and support to an assigned caseload of hospice patients. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Experience: Minimum of one year nursing experience in a hospital, home health agency, hospice, or related program. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arkansas. Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver’s license, personal automobile, automobile insurance, and personal cell phone required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Manages the patient care functions after the initial admission and assignment to a designated Case Manager. 2. Assists in the admission process as requested. 3. Interprets, when necessary, Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures for nursing staff and others to assure understanding and compliance. 4. Coordinates and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members for the management of the plan of care on an ongoing basis to meet patient./family needs.. 5. Updates the Plan of Care on an ongoing basis keeping other team members current regarding the progress of the patient’s physical status and any changing needs for care. 6. Facilitates effective written and verbal communication with patients/families and other healthcare providers. 7. Maintains communication with attending physician and community organizations concerning resources for assigned patients/families. 8. Monitors pain and symptom control to assure optimal patient comfort. 9. Coordinates CNA scheduling needs with Patient Care Coordinator/Area Manager or designee. 10. Initiates referrals for other hospice related care and services. 11. Serves as a preceptor for nurses in orientation, students, and trainees. 12. Reviews documentation of staff as directed; assures documentation is complete, accurate, and timely according to organizational policies and practice standards. 13. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, care planning activities, and other committee meetings as assigned. 14. Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities. 15. Participates in community outreach activities to educate the public about Arkansas Hospice, Inc. services. 16. Coordinates and provides education on hospice and hospice services for patients/families, other team members, and the community. 17. Rotates on-call duty to provide 24-hour service to patients and families as assigned. 18. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 19. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 20. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 21. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 22. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 23. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 4. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 5. Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 7. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Arkansas Hospice Pine Bluff, AR, USA
Mar 04, 2020
Full time
The Case Manager is a Registered Nurse who oversees and participates in the provision of appropriate clinical interventions and support to an assigned caseload of hospice patients. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred. Experience: Minimum of one year nursing experience in a hospital, home health agency, hospice, or related program. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Arkansas. Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver’s license, personal automobile, automobile insurance, and personal cell phone required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Manages the patient care functions after the initial admission and assignment to a designated Case Manager. 2. Assists in the admission process as requested. 3. Interprets, when necessary, Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures for nursing staff and others to assure understanding and compliance. 4. Coordinates and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members for the management of the plan of care on an ongoing basis to meet patient./family needs.. 5. Updates the Plan of Care on an ongoing basis keeping other team members current regarding the progress of the patient’s physical status and any changing needs for care. 6. Facilitates effective written and verbal communication with patients/families and other healthcare providers. 7. Maintains communication with attending physician and community organizations concerning resources for assigned patients/families. 8. Monitors pain and symptom control to assure optimal patient comfort. 9. Coordinates CNA scheduling needs with Patient Care Coordinator/Area Manager or designee. 10. Initiates referrals for other hospice related care and services. 11. Serves as a preceptor for nurses in orientation, students, and trainees. 12. Reviews documentation of staff as directed; assures documentation is complete, accurate, and timely according to organizational policies and practice standards. 13. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, care planning activities, and other committee meetings as assigned. 14. Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities. 15. Participates in community outreach activities to educate the public about Arkansas Hospice, Inc. services. 16. Coordinates and provides education on hospice and hospice services for patients/families, other team members, and the community. 17. Rotates on-call duty to provide 24-hour service to patients and families as assigned. 18. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 19. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 20. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 21. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 22. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 23. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 4. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 5. Ability to recognize both positive and negative aspects of death and grief. 6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 7. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and other customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Arkansas Hospice Batesville, AR 72501, USA
Mar 04, 2020
PRN
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal hygiene for the patients of Arkansas Hospice and maintains a safe and orderly environment within the guidelines of the interdisciplinary team plan of care. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma or GED; satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program that complies with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines also required. Experience: Previous experience in direct patient care in a hospital, long-term care facility, or hospice preferred. Licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant Additional Requirements: Must be eligible for a Letter of Determination and successfully complete a skills evaluation test. Valid Arkansas driver’s license, car insurance, and car also required (Home Care). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the Registered Nurse, performs the following procedures, respecting the dignity, comfort, and privacy of the patient: • Bed bath/sponge bath/tub/whirlpool, and shower; • Shampoo • Skin, hair, and nail care (excluding diabetic patients) • Oral hygiene/care of the mouth/denture care • Toileting and elimination; assistance to bathroom or in using bedpan or commode • Normal range of motion and positioning • Safe transfer and ambulation techniques • Feeding and fluids; sets up meal tray and encourages fluids • Assists nurse when treatments are being performed 2. Performs routine housekeeping tasks to provide a safe and comfortable environment as instructed by the Registered Nurse 3. Conducts rounds on assigned patients every two hours and as needed to assure basic physical care needs are met. Alerts the professional care team member when problems are identified that require professional intervention (Inpatient Center) 4. Maintains accurate documentation of assignments for each patient as directed by Registered Nurse. 5. Establishes a relationship with the patient and family which is respectful, caring and promotes trust and confidentiality while maintaining appropriate boundaries. 6. Communicates effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team, patient, and family. 7. Recognizes and immediately reports to Registered Nurse any changes in the patient’s mental or physical condition, family situation, and/or emergencies. 8. Properly uses equipment required for ensuring patient’s safety. 9. Maintains a clean, safe environment while caring for the patient. 10. Observes, reports, and documents patient status and services provided. Reads and records vital signs indicated on the Plan of Care. Notifies Registered Nurse if vital signs are found to be outside normal limits. 11. Follows standard precautions and basic infection control procedures according to OSHA regulations and Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures. 12. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation 14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 17. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. Successfully completes a total of at least twelve continuing education hours per year in order to maintain competency and skills required for certification. 18. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Skill in observation, communication, and documentation. 4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, families, and other caregivers. 6. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 7. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 8. Ability to work as a team player. 9. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 10. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 11. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Arkansas Hospice Russellville, AR, USA
Mar 04, 2020
PRN
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal hygiene for the patients of Arkansas Hospice and maintains a safe and orderly environment within the guidelines of the interdisciplinary team plan of care. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma or GED; satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program that complies with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines also required. Experience: Previous experience in direct patient care in a hospital, long-term care facility, or hospice preferred. Licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant Additional Requirements: Must be eligible for a Letter of Determination and successfully complete a skills evaluation test. Valid Arkansas driver’s license, car insurance, and car also required (Home Care). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the Registered Nurse, performs the following procedures, respecting the dignity, comfort, and privacy of the patient: • Bed bath/sponge bath/tub/whirlpool, and shower; • Shampoo • Skin, hair, and nail care (excluding diabetic patients) • Oral hygiene/care of the mouth/denture care • Toileting and elimination; assistance to bathroom or in using bedpan or commode • Normal range of motion and positioning • Safe transfer and ambulation techniques • Feeding and fluids; sets up meal tray and encourages fluids • Assists nurse when treatments are being performed 2. Performs routine housekeeping tasks to provide a safe and comfortable environment as instructed by the Registered Nurse 3. Conducts rounds on assigned patients every two hours and as needed to assure basic physical care needs are met. Alerts the professional care team member when problems are identified that require professional intervention (Inpatient Center) 4. Maintains accurate documentation of assignments for each patient as directed by Registered Nurse. 5. Establishes a relationship with the patient and family which is respectful, caring and promotes trust and confidentiality while maintaining appropriate boundaries. 6. Communicates effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team, patient, and family. 7. Recognizes and immediately reports to Registered Nurse any changes in the patient’s mental or physical condition, family situation, and/or emergencies. 8. Properly uses equipment required for ensuring patient’s safety. 9. Maintains a clean, safe environment while caring for the patient. 10. Observes, reports, and documents patient status and services provided. Reads and records vital signs indicated on the Plan of Care. Notifies Registered Nurse if vital signs are found to be outside normal limits. 11. Follows standard precautions and basic infection control procedures according to OSHA regulations and Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures. 12. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation 14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 17. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. Successfully completes a total of at least twelve continuing education hours per year in order to maintain competency and skills required for certification. 18. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Skill in observation, communication, and documentation. 4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, families, and other caregivers. 6. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 7. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 8. Ability to work as a team player. 9. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 10. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 11. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Arkansas Hospice North Little Rock, AR, USA
Mar 04, 2020
Full time
The Palliative Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority will work in conjunction with the Palliative Care Team to provide services to patients in the hospital and community-based setting. The nurse practitioner will facilitate goals of care discussions and transitions to hospice along with making recommendations for symptom management. The position is Monday through Friday, 8 am -5 pm. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing Licensure: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensed in Arkansas, Registered Nurse licensed in Arkansas, prescriptive authority r, including DEA certificate, required. Experience: Minimum of two years of RN or APRN palliative care experience preferred. Minimum of two years administrative experience preferred Additional Requirements: Valid Arkansas driver’s license, personal automobile insurance, personal cell phone, current TB skin test, ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Utilizes approved clinical guidelines and evidence based protocols when providing care in the hospital and community based setting. 2. Performs comprehensive and focused evaluation of patients. 3. Provides services related to health maintenance and promotion, palliative care and end of life care. 4. Recommends laboratory and radiology tests as appropriate, in collaboration with the palliative care physician. 5. Collaborates with home health nurse, hospital nurse, attending and palliative care physicians and others as needed to discuss identified patient needs and to order medication adjustments, treatments, and other care. 6. Performs other therapeutic or corrective measures as indicated, including urgent care as necessary. 7. Consults with Chief Medical Officer or designee as needed, informs primary physician of services provided and collaborates with other physicians as needed; provides written reports to primary physician upon request. 8. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support sound medical practice. 9. Provides training for staff, medical residents and students as needed. 10. Perform other duties as requested. 11. Adheres to the practice of confidentially regarding patients, families, staff and the organization. 12. Maintains current knowledge and skills as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner. 13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation. 14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 17. Attends all required meetings and in-services; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. 18. Maintain and improve the quality measures 19. Work with Health Information Management to document on reportable palliative care measures. 20. Effectively communicates and collaborates with home health and nursing facilities to develop patient centered plan of care. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of palliative care with emphasis on symptom control associated with terminal illness. 2. Knowledge of the holistic approach toward patient care and the nursing process as it applies to hospice patients and families. 3. Knowledge of hospice certification/recertification eligibility requirements. 4. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 5. Knowledge of computer software applications. 6. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 8. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 9. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 10. Ability to work as a team player. 11. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 12. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures
Arkansas Hospice Rogers, AR, USA
Feb 28, 2020
Full time
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal hygiene for the patients of Arkansas Hospice and maintains a safe and orderly environment within the guidelines of the interdisciplinary team plan of care. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school diploma or GED; satisfactory completion of a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program that complies with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines also required. Experience: Previous experience in direct patient care in a hospital, long-term care facility, or hospice preferred. Licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant Additional Requirements: Must be eligible for a Letter of Determination and successfully complete a skills evaluation test. Valid Arkansas driver’s license, car insurance, and car also required (Home Care). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the Registered Nurse, performs the following procedures, respecting the dignity, comfort, and privacy of the patient: • Bed bath/sponge bath/tub/whirlpool, and shower; • Shampoo • Skin, hair, and nail care (excluding diabetic patients) • Oral hygiene/care of the mouth/denture care • Toileting and elimination; assistance to bathroom or in using bedpan or commode • Normal range of motion and positioning • Safe transfer and ambulation techniques • Feeding and fluids; sets up meal tray and encourages fluids • Assists nurse when treatments are being performed 2. Performs routine housekeeping tasks to provide a safe and comfortable environment as instructed by the Registered Nurse 3. Conducts rounds on assigned patients every two hours and as needed to assure basic physical care needs are met. Alerts the professional care team member when problems are identified that require professional intervention (Inpatient Center) 4. Maintains accurate documentation of assignments for each patient as directed by Registered Nurse. 5. Establishes a relationship with the patient and family which is respectful, caring and promotes trust and confidentiality while maintaining appropriate boundaries. 6. Communicates effectively with members of the interdisciplinary team, patient, and family. 7. Recognizes and immediately reports to Registered Nurse any changes in the patient’s mental or physical condition, family situation, and/or emergencies. 8. Properly uses equipment required for ensuring patient’s safety. 9. Maintains a clean, safe environment while caring for the patient. 10. Observes, reports, and documents patient status and services provided. Reads and records vital signs indicated on the Plan of Care. Notifies Registered Nurse if vital signs are found to be outside normal limits. 11. Follows standard precautions and basic infection control procedures according to OSHA regulations and Arkansas Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures. 12. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times. 13. Utilizes and models excellent customer service skills at all times; seeks opportunities to assist patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates teamwork and cooperation 14. Accepts direction and follows instructions from supervisor; seeks additional information as needed; works with minimal supervision. 15. Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures. 16. Continually meets organizational standards for attendance and punctuality; notifies supervisor in a timely manner when employee will be absent or late for work. 17. Attends all required meetings and inservices; seeks opportunities for additional professional development activities as appropriate. Successfully completes a total of at least twelve continuing education hours per year in order to maintain competency and skills required for certification. 18. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy and principles of care. 2. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. 3. Skill in observation, communication, and documentation. 4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers and other customers. 5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, families, and other caregivers. 6. Ability to follow basic safety policies and procedures. 7. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. 8. Ability to work as a team player. 9. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication. 10. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. 11. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment