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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.

Why Work

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 & Part Time (multiple positions)

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for multiple Hospice Aide Positions for a field Hospice Aide.  Both full-time and part-time options are available. 

The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing personal care and designated homemaking services for assigned patients and families while delivering hospice care wherever the patient calls home.  There is weekend and holiday coverage required.  This position requires reliable transportation and must be able to see any patient without our service area, as assigned. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide direct patient care (whether in the home or other location, such as a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility) 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 the patient’s dishes, and keeping the 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 Nurse, the Hospice Aide Scheduling Manager, and the Clinical Manager on a daily basis.  this includes checking telephone messages, texts, and emails every morning before your first visit and in between each patient visit.
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation.
  • Respectfully communicate with the patient, family, or caregivers.
  • Must be a team player and able to maintain reliable attendance and have flexibility with changes to the daily assignments.

RN Case Manager - Full Time

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,  be 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 the personal health information of patients
  • Must be a team player, able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible

 

LPN - Hospice Home in Braintree (24hr)

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for an LPN at the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home in Braintree for 24 hours, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 3pm - 11pm.  

He/she will be compassionate and able to provide a patient-focused experience with a home-like feel for the residents of the Dr. Ruth McLain hospice house. 

Duties of the LPN include:

  • Physical, emotional, and psychosocial care and under the direction of a registered nurse (RN)
  • Pain and symptom management under the direction of the RN
  • Collaboration with the team to provide what matters most to the patient and family at the end of life
  • Observe the basic health status and report changes or symptoms that need to be managed to the RN
  • Educate patients/caregivers regarding disease process and end-of-life needs
  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage when necessary as supervised by the RN

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved practical nursing program and licensed as an LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Proficient with computer skills
  • 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 the personal health information of patients
  • Must be a team player, able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible

 

Off-Shift (after-hours) RN

Old Colony Hospice has multiple positions for an off-shift RN.

1) RN- 4pm - 8pm on weekends.  

2) RN 4pm - 8pm Monday - Friday (some weekend and holiday commitments)

This position works with the team to provide expert hospice care to our patients after hours and on weekends to ensure that all patient needs are met.

Duties of the after-hours (4p-8p)/weekend nurse include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a caring compassionate presence during times of acute change or routine care needs.
  • Providing specialized pain and symptom management in collaboration with the team, primary care physician or medical director.
  • Collaborate with the primary physician and/or medical director and other personnel of changes in the patients’ needs and outcome of the intervention.
  • Determine the frequency of visits or changes to the level of care based on the acuity of the patient needs.
  • Coordinate patient /family services and prioritize needs with the members of the team, consult with and educate the patient/family/caregivers.
  • Maintain and complete all documentation in the electronic medical record or on paper, in accordance with any applicable agency, federal or state regulations.
  • Coordinate services and Educate patients/families/caregivers regarding disease process and end of life needs.
  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage when necessary.

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 a team player, able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible

 

Hospice RN (32-40 hours)

Hospice RN (32-40 hours)

Old Colony Hospice is looking for an RN to work Monday – Friday from 12pm – 8pm (some holiday commitment)

This position works with the team to provide expert hospice care to our patients after hours and on weekends to ensure that all patient needs are met.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a caring compassionate presence during times of acute change or routine care needs.
  • Providing specialized pain and symptom management in collaboration with the team, primary care physician or medical director.
  • Collaborate with the primary physician and/or medical director and other personnel of changes in the patients’ needs and outcome of the intervention.
  • Determine the frequency of visits or changes to the level of care based on the acuity of the patient needs.
  • Coordinate patient /family services and prioritize needs with the members of the team, consult with and educate the patient/family/caregivers.
  • Maintain and complete all documentation in the electronic medical record or on paper, in accordance with any applicable agency, federal or state regulations.
  • Coordinate services and Educate patients/families/caregivers regarding disease process and end of life needs.
  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage when necessary.

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 a team player, able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible

 

* 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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