Hospital Nurse Liaison - PRN (Bluegrass Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital)
Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY
Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care!
Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care.
Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more.
Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional (registered) nursing.
Active KY state RN license
At least two year’s general nursing experience is required with current hospice, home health, and medical, surgical or critical care experience. Has experience with providing good pain management.
Skilled in nursing practice, able to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles.
Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.
Understands Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.
Understands Medicare Conditions of Participation of a hospice program and all applicable rules and regulations.
CPR certification, negative TB skin test, pre-employment physician’s health clearance
Demonstrated skill in administrative performance that includes expertise with communication, both written and oral.
Public speaking skills.
Must have the ability to work independent of direct on-site supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work well with health care professionals and an interdisciplinary team.
Must arrange travel and be able to access hospitals, nursing homes, and other places of business.
Current driver's license and auto liability coverage
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
Educate hospital professional and non-professional staff regarding Hospice of the Bluegrass services and programs. Facilitates communication between Hospice of the Bluegrass and physicians in an inpatient setting. Manages the development, implementation, monitoring, and planning and supervision of strategies to increase referrals. Assists with referrals to Bluegrass Hospice Care. Provides oversight/case management of hospitalized hospice patients.
Why Bluegrass Care Navigators?
Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 1,000 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky.
Benefits of Joining Our Team:
Each individual has a salary based on education, experience and industry market trends for the specified job description. We are committed to fair and equal pay for all of our team members.
Helping you save for retirement with a 401k plan with company matching up to 5%.
Work Life Balance:
Offering an array of time-off benefits including Paid Time Off, Holidays, Funeral leave, Sick Leave Reserve, EAP program
Supporting ongoing learning through our Learning Management System, Comprehensive onbaording program, Clinical Ladder and Education Assistance program
Variety of Insurance Benefits
Offering our employees affordable benefits such as PPO or HDHP medical plans, HSA account, dental, vision, short & long term disability, Accidental Injury and Critical Illness, Cancer insurance, FREE Will planning services
Employee Discount programs
Offering employees discounts on travel, entertainment, shopping, and services including mobile phone plans
A comprehensive Wellness Plan to help with the overall health and well-being of employees, as well as giving discounts on health insurance premiums; EAP program offering counseling and financial planning.
BCN has been recognized as a program of excellence receiving multiple awards over the last 3 years.
The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award™ “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life”. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award.
2017 Hospice Honors Elite and 2018 & 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “Best Places to Work” in 2017 & 2018. The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace.