Careers at Hospice of Lansing-Stoneleigh Residence

Join Hospice of Lansing, where working with hospice patients is more than just a job — it’s a calling. We provide great benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off; and retirement plans.

Current Job Postings Below.

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Home Hospice After Hours On-Call Nurse

The Home Hospice After Hours On-Call Nurse is the primary patient contact during after-hours and weekends with support from the Interdisciplinary Team as a whole. This nurse is experienced  with emphasis on triage and emergency management. The On-Call Hospice Nurse strives to meet the needs of individuals and families wherever the patient may reside by triaging needs as well as completing visits as needed/directed by clinical leadership.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Triages via the phone and completes visits for hospice patients as needed during on-call shifts. (Shifts are currently Friday 5pm to Monday 8:30am as well as 5pm to 8:30am the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights).
    • Report is communicated to the on-call RN after 4:30pm on weekdays.
    • Morning Report is completed at 8:40am via phone call or messaged to clinical leadership prior to 8:40am.
    • Back Up Nurse support is scheduled for weekend on-call shifts and as needed during additional time periods.
  • Communicates with physician on-call at night for orders as well as medical support as appropriate.
  • Initiates appropriate nursing procedures.
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan, within an RN scope of practice.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and comfort care.
  • Orders medication and equipment while on-call if the need is unable to be addressed the next day by case manager or clinical leadership.
  • Completes death and post-mortem visits that occur during on-call shift. Connects with funeral homes and appropriate parties.
  • On occasion, the on-call nurse may be scheduled for an after hours or urgent admission visit. This will be conducted with support from the clinical leadership or on-call administrator team.

 

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in Morning Reports and provides relevant information to daytime case managers as well as the interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates appropriately with on-call administration and clinical leadership to meet the afterhours needs that may arise.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate.

 

Additional Duties

  • Attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

 

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in hospice is preferred.
  • Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state law and is in good working order. Must not have more than three moving violations in the last three years.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Salaried Position plus mileage

 

Music Therapist

The Music Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. The Music Therapist helps to ensure patient support is coordinated and managed appropriately.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Evaluate patient’s functional status and assess patient’s response to music, music preferences, music skills and cultural factors.
  • Develop, administer, and coordinate music activities and programs in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Implement music activities that facilitate non-musical goals (e.g. sensory stimulation, memory recall, positive failure, socialization, etc.)
  • Monitor the condition of musical instruments.
  • Work as part of the interdisciplinary team to care plan in determining therapeutic objectives and goals.
  • Develops, oversees, and coordinates staff wellness/support activities with leadership team.
  • Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors.
  • Complete documentation in accordance with CMS and HOL guidelines and regulations.
  • Adhere to all HOL policies, procedures, and standards of conduct as noted in the employee handbook.
  • Documentation, visits and mileage will all be entered daily when visit is completed.
 

Position Qualifications

  • Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC)                                                                  
  • Two years of music therapy experience and/or hospice experience.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state guidelines and is in good working order.
  • Must have liability insurance.
  • Has excellent observation, verbal, and written communication skills.
 

Job Type: Casual

Rate per Visit: Please inquire. 

 

Registered Nurse

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Valid Michigan RN license
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Previous hospice experience
  • Previous experience working in or with long term care facilities
  • Strong grasp of medication and alternative therapy management
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, including home hospice admissions, pain/symptom management, and informational visits to families and patients who are seeking hospice care
  • Nurse triage skills, providing person centered care
  • Experience with documenting using electronic medical records software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys collaborating with other team members and outside teams at facilities to provide exceptional patient care
  • Customer-service oriented

Salary: $30-35/hour

Certified Nursing Assistant

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Critical thinking skills and previous hospice experience a plus
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Excellent team skills
  • Must have the ability to work with a variety of health care disciplines
  • Valid Michigan CNA license
  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Valid Automobile Insurance

Pay: $15-17/hour

Stoneleigh Residence Nurse (12 Hour Shift Position)

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care for the patients residing at Stoneleigh Residence.  This nurse is responsible for overseeing the floor and providing direction to nursing assistants to ensure the patients (up to 8) at Stoneleigh Residence are given the highest quality care.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Patient Care – Hospice RN  

  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  • Works collegially with teammates. Supports and enhances teamwork.
  • Understands the hospice levels of care and transitions patients into the various levels of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Team Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
 

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.
  • Participates in Morning Reports and provides relevant information to daytime case managers as well as the interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates appropriately with on-call administration and clinical leadership to meet the afterhours needs that may arise.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate.
 

Additional Duties

  • Assumes responsibility attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises all personnel including ancillary staff including volunteers, hospice aides and orientees.
 

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience in a facility setting (hospital or LTC), and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in hospice is preferred.
  • Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state law and is in good working order. Must not have more than three moving violations in the last three years.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: Hourly rate based on experience

How to Apply

Email Application and Resume to HR@hospiceoflansing.org to be considered.

You may also mail your resume to Hospice of Lansing/Stoneleigh Residence, ATTN: Human Resources, 3186 Pine Tree Road Ste 1, Lansing, MI 48911 or fax us at (517) 882-3010.