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Hospice care jobs are best filled by individuals looking to offer the special kind of care provided to people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. Hospice seeks to maximize the quality of life by controlling pain and providing medical care and spiritual and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. This is accomplished through an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, therapists, home health aides and volunteers.

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Why Work for Old Colony Hospice?

Come join a top-rated team of professionals whose support for each other is unparalleled in the hospice industry.  Old Colony Hospice and Palliative care has been acknowledged with year over year excellence awards in quality and is considered a top place to work in Southeast Massachusetts.  Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care is a Hospice Honors Elite recipient 2017, 2019 and 2021 and Hospice Honors 2018 and 2020 as well as The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work 2018 and 2019.  Those who know hospice choose Old Colony Hospice. Come and see why our employees stay with us for six years longer than the industry average.  Apply Today!

Current Open Positions

Hospice Aide - Full Time

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for multiple Hospice Aide Positions.

Field Aide - Full-time (3 openings)

Field Aide - Part-time (1 opening)

Aide at Hospice Home (Braintree) - Full Time 7am - 3pm.

The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing personal care and designated homemaking services for assigned patients and families whether delivering hospice care in the patient’s home or in a skilled nursing facility during a regularly scheduled shift, as well as providing weekend and holiday coverage as may be required or requested.  Essential duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide direct patient care (whether in the home or other location) consistent with the written instructions and/or as assigned including: bathing, oral hygiene, nail/skin/hair and foot care, pressure relief, dressing and feeding, transferring positions or locations; report to the charge nurse upon arrival and before leaving a skilled nursing facility
  • Assist patient with prescribed exercises, with ambulation and repositioning as may be part of the plan of care or as directed
  • Provide light housekeeping duties such as: changing the bed, doing patient’s personal laundry, tidying the patient’s room, doing patient’s dishes, and keeping kitchen and bathroom neat and clean after use
  • Prepare and serve meals to the patient and/or prepare food to be served later
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the Hospice Aide Scheduling Supervisor and/or Clinical Manager on a daily basis including checking telephone messages, text or e-mail every morning before leaving to visit the first patient and between each patient visit.
  • Maintain accurate records/documentation of patient care given in the electronic record system application built into the organization-supplied smartphone

RN Case Manager - Full Time (Multiple Positions)

The Hospice RN Case Manager coordinates hospice services for the assigned caseload of patients/caregivers collaborating with an interdisciplinary team (IDT) and the patient’s primary physician in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients, families, and caregivers regardless of the care setting, to promote continuity and adherence to the hospice plan of care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Manage a caseload consistent with industry standards being competent in end-stage disease symptom management and act as an advocate and case manager for patients, families and caregivers to assure that the choices of the patient and family/caregivers are honored
  • Inform primary physician and/or medical director and other personnel of changes in the patient’s needs and outcome of the intervention
  • Coordinate all patient/family services and prioritize needs with the members of the IDT; consult with and educate the patient/family/primary caregiver regarding disease process and care techniques
  • Provide specialized pain/symptom management related to end of life care
  • Determine the frequency of visits based on acuity and level of care needs
  • Maintain and complete all required computerized and paper documentation in accordance with any applicable agency or federal or state regulations
  • Participate in process improvement activities and team meetings as requested
  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage as may be needed, completing necessary documentation

 

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • 1-year of nursing experience is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local hospice, Medicare, Medicaid, HMO regulations, as well as HIPAA and other regulations protecting personal health information of patients
  • Must be able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible

LPN - Hospice Home in Braintree (Multiple Positions)

Old Colony Hospice is hiring three (2) LPN positions for the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home.
1) Full-Time - Off Shift (11p- 7a) 
2) Part-Time - Every other weekend (7a-3p) (8 hours a week)

The LPN provides physical, emotional, and psychosocial care under the direction of a registered nurse (RN). Nursing care supports a collaborative process that promotes comfort to patients and families experiencing a life-limiting illness. The LPN assists the RN by providing the necessary treatments, education and documentation consistent with the plan of care.
- Observation of patient’s basic health status and documentation of findings
- Collaborate with hospice team in establishing, reviewing, revising the plan of care
- Assist in providing symptom management for discomfort as specified in the plan of care
- Assist in performing specialized duties related to end of life care
- Observe and report patient/family/caregiver response to care
- Educate patients/caregivers regarding disease process, self-care techniques, and end of life process
- Inform primary RN of changes in patient needs and outcome of interventions
- Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage when necessary as supervised by the RN
- Assist in the orientation of non-licensed individuals to patient needs as identified in the plan of care
- Documentation must comply with hospice documentation policies and state/federal regulations and accrediting body standards
- Knowledge and understanding of Hospice Benefit, (Medicare, Medicaid, HMO)
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations and other accrediting bodies regarding the delivery of nursing services and acceptable standards of practice
- Responsible for complying with all state, federal, and third party insurance standards; the organization's procedures and protocols, and other industry-wide standards as related to nursing service
Qualifications:
Graduate of an approved practical nursing program and licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2-3 years of applicable experience providing continuous care to patients in end-stage of life; hospice experience preferred
Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
Must have knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state and local hospice, Medicare, Medicaid, HMO regulations, as well as HIPAA and other regulations protecting personal health information of patients
Must be able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible in managing time to respond to needs of the organization with availability for times that are outside of the established schedule for this position
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to learn and apply specialized software
Must have reliable transportation and current and valid driver’s license and able to travel from patient home, facility and to office as needed on a daily basis
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check as well as able to provide 3 current professional references that can be checked and verified prior to employment

* Recruitment for all open positions is done without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation and any other classification protected by state and/or federal laws. Old Colony Hospice reserves the right to fill vacancies with the best qualified internal or external candidate.
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