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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?

Old Colony Hospice was recently awarded one of The Boston Globe Top Places to Work in Massachusetts! Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. Join our hospice team and you join one of the few organizations today that utilizes a truly interdisciplinary approach to providing health care.

Current Open Positions

Hospice Aide - Full Time

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for a 40-hour hospice aide.

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 provide 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 (Two 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 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 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 (BS 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

Social Worker - Full Time

Old Colony Hospice is hiring a full-time Social Worker. The Social Worker, as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), meets with and identifies through assessment the psychosocial needs of the patient/family/caregiver, establishes goals and interventions, and provides services in accordance with the hospice plan of care.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program/university; must be licensed by the Commonwealth of MA (LSW, LCSW or LICSW); Bachelor in Social Work acceptable with applicable years’ of experience post-graduation
2-4 years’ post-graduate experience with clinical work in a health care setting with a demonstrated ability to work with the dying and bereaved and knowledgeable in the theory, process, and dynamics of counseling individuals, groups, and family systems highly preferred
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 and other sensitive or confidential information
Must be able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible in managing time to respond to the needs of the organization with availability for times that are outside of the established schedule for this position
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; must have exceptional customer service communication skills and ability to establish positive working relationships and interact professionally with others
Must have at least intermediate level computer expertise using standard computer applications with the ability to learn and apply specialized software to maintain patient records and data
Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to present a professional image as a representative of Old Colony Hospice with colleagues, patients, families, the general public, and the community at large
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 and in all types of weather and road conditions
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.







RN - Full Time (3P-11P)

Old Colony Hospice is seeking a full time hospice RN for 3:00pm - 11:00pm.  The Hospice nurse will work closely with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Team 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.  The ideal candidate has hospice and/or homecare experience and an abundance of compassion, emotional intelligence, and superior communication skills.  This person must be flexible, a team player, and exercise excellent clinical judgment.  The Hospice Nurse provides nursing care to patients in support of the RN Case Manager, the admission team, and others as needed.  Proficiency with technology is required.   Must document at the point of care and use technology to improve communication and patient care while protecting patient's rights to privacy and data security.  

Staff Accountant - Full Time

Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care is hiring for a full-time Staff Accountant. The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm and it is based out of our West Bridgewater office. The Staff Accountant reports to the Vice President of Finance.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for is responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial information and records, financial policies and procedures, including appropriate control systems and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Maintaining financial reports, records and general ledger accounts
  • Preparing journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes
  • Ensure all financial transactions within the company are accounted for and follow legal standards
  • Maintaining documentation for accounts payable, purchasing, and treasury and conducting internal audits.
  • Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Meeting processing and reporting deadlines.
  • Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits.
  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP.
  • Assisting the Vice President of Finance as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance
  • Professional experience working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Knowledge of state and federal tax form processes and how to accurately properly prepare forms for each
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and advanced mathematical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to read and analyze financial reports
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Skilled using various accounting software programs
  • Personal integrity when working with sensitive financial information
  • Professional experience in financial forecasting and risk analysis
  • Must be able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible in managing time to respond to needs of organization
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; must have exceptional customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and interact professionally with others both internally and externally
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of office protocol and the use of common office equipment (computer, fax, telephone, copier)
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, as well as provide a minimum of 2 current professional references that can be checked and verified prior to employment

*Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer

RN - Admissions - Full Time

Old Colony Hospice is hiring a full-time Admissions Nurse. The Admission Nurse is responsible for performing the initial admission, patient/caregiver needs assessments, and initiating the hospice plan of care and accompanying services between the time of admission and transition to a case manager nurse, as well as performing other general hospice nurse duties as may be required or assigned.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform initial admission patient/caregiver needs assessments including identifying physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual implications that may influence patient/caregiver

  • Determine patient’s appropriateness for hospice services, routine or hospice general inpatient, consistent with OCH admission criteria policies and in conjunction with the patient’s MD

  • Initiate and manage the hospice plan of care and accompanying services between the time of admission and transition to primary nurse, including collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and patient’s primary MD

  • Educate, review, evaluate and document the understanding and acceptance of the patient/caregiver in regards to all aspects of hospice standards and care to be expected

  • Schedule assessment/information visits with potential hospice patients and their caregivers as requested by the Clinical Managers

  • Provide specialized pain/symptom management related to end of life discomfort

  • Provide specialized hospice training to family and/or to facility staff/contracted employees to ensure adequate care as may be required

  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage as may be needed, completing necessary documentation

  • Completes timely informational meetings, assessments, and all paperwork/follow-up of patients referred; documentation must substantiate and justify hospice services and comply with state/federal regulations and accrediting body standards

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (BS 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

LPN - Hospice Home in Braintree (Multiple Positions)

Old Colony Hospice is hiring three (3) LPN positions for the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home.
1) Full Time (M-F) Days
2) Part-Time - Off Shift (11P - 7a) - 16 hours
3) Part-Time - Off-Shift (every other weekend 7a-3p and every Monday 3p - 11p).
The LPN provides physical, emotional, and psychosocial care under the direction of a registered nurse (RN). The nursing care supports a collaborative process that promotes comfort to patients and families experiencing 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 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 re: 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

RN - Quality & Education Nurse Coordinator (Full Time)

Details coming soon. 

RN - Incentivized Weekend Positions

Old Colony Hospice is seeking two (2) Full Time Weekend RNs to work closely with the other members of the Interdisciplinary Team 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.  The ideal candidate has hospice and/or homecare experience and an abundance of compassion, emotional intelligence, and superior communication skills.  This person must be flexible, a team player, and exercise excellent clinical judgment.  The Hospice Nurse provides nursing care to patients in support of the RN Case Manager, the admission team, and others as needed.  Proficiency with technology is required.   Must document at the point of care and use technology to improve communication and patient care while protecting patient's rights to privacy and data security.  

RN - Hospice Home Manager - Full Time

Details coming soon. 

* 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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