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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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

Home Hospice RN Case Manager

A RN Case Manager plans, organizes and directs hospice for their patients assigned on their care caseload.  This nurse is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. A RN Case Manger builds from the resources in the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • 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).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
    • Writing and initiating plan of care
    • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
    • Revising the plan of care as necessary
    • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
    • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. 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.

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the other hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity 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.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings.

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Job Types:

  • Full-time, Part-time

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

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 whole. This nurse is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on triage and emergency management. The On-Call Hospice Nurse strives to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes by triaging needs as well as completing visits as needed/directed by clinical leadership.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Patient Care – Hospice RN  

  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Compensation: Salary plus mileage

Clinical Director

The Clinical Director is responsible for the overall direction of hospice clinical services.  The Clinical Director establishes, implements, and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and oversees all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel.
  • Provides guidance and counseling to case managers and clinical team to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice care services.
  • Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated.
  • Assists the Executive Director/Administrator in the preparation and administration of the organization’s budget.
  • Interprets operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume that could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses.
  • Evaluates performance of nurses and nursing assistants
  • Hires, evaluates, and terminates organization personnel.
  • Conducts annual evaluations on clinicians, or more frequently if indicated.
  • Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of activities.
  • Attends IDT case conference meetings with hospice personnel to facilitate the coordination of care and discussion of IDT involvement.
  • Assists with vendor contracts: obtaining, updating, and revising.
  • Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  • Works with the OPEIU Bargaining Unit related to contract negotiations and Union related issues.
  • Assists with overseeing and revising the orientation program for new organization personnel. Responsible for orientation of new organization personnel, directly or delegated.
  • Assists in planning in-service and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel.
  • Assists with the evaluation of organization performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews. Assures for the quality and safe delivery of hospice services provided through the Organization.
  • Assists in the development of organization goals. Develops, recommends, and administers Organization policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and, maintains compliance to the ACHC Home Care standards.
  • Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and hospice care; shares information with appropriate organization personnel.
  • Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.
  • In the absence of the Executive Director and Director of Operations, the Clinical Director will become the acting Executive Director/Administrator and will be vested with authority to act in behalf of the Executive Director/Administrator.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Administrato

Position Qualifications

  1. Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State.
  2. Three years of management experience in a hospice or related health care organization.
  3. Requires ability to share Administrator on-call duties to support clinical team.
  4. Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel.
  5. Ability to market and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
  6. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.
  7. Has excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Knowledge of business management, governmental regulations and COPS

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Compensation: Salary

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.