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Hospice Coordinator

Department: Hospice                        
Supervisor:  Director of Homecare
Date Written:  September 8, 2014
Dates Reviewed:  May 30, 2018

Summary: The Hospice Coordinator is a registered nurse that coordinates the hospice program.  

Normal Work Hours:  8:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday or 8:00 – 5:30, 4 days a week with the possibility of weekend and after
hours work due to trainings, appointments with clients, clinics, board meetings, speaking engagements, or emergency
preparedness events.

o        Must keep the identity and health information of all clients confidential at all times.
o        Must maintain valid driver’s license, registration, and vehicle insurance and be able to drive his/her vehicle for any work
o        Must follow DCFS mandated reporting requirements.
o        Must process strong leadership ability and excellent people skills.
o        Must be patient, organized, and financially savvy.
o        Must successfully pass a fingerprint and background check.
o        Must understand and speak fluent English.

Physical Demands of the Job:
o        Must be able to bend and stoop repetitively.
o        Must be able to be on one’s feet for prolonged periods of time.
o        Must have manual dexterity and control of hands in order to provide immunizations, blood draws, IVs, etc.
o        Must be able to lift required nursing equipment which is normally 20-40 pounds.
o        Must be able to work at a computer station for prolonged periods of time.
o        Must be mobile enough to fulfill the job requirements which include the ability to get in and out of the vehicle, traverse
rough terrains, and enter spaces which may be totally handicapped inaccessible.

Environmental Factors:
•          Must be able to work in confined spaces as needed.
•          Must be able to work in conditions of extreme cold or heat as needed.

Essential Job Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):
•         Keeps and maintain records of case assignments and case management.
•        Audits patient charts one time per quarter.                
•        Establishes methods for coordination of care by all disciplines.
•        Establishes staffing patterns which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessary to plan,
provide, and supervise the care rendered to patients and families.
•        Makes on-site supervisory visits as directed or necessary.         
•        Possesses knowledge of all aspects of Hospice including Medicare rules and conditions of participation for Hospice.
•        Works with clinical nursing staff to solve day-to-day problems regarding patients and/or their families.
•        Provides Hospice protocol guidance to nursing personnel.
•        Initiates intake of Hospice patients and assists in scheduling nursing and therapy for those patients.
•        Acts as a resource person for in-service education and training programs for Hospice nursing and clerical staff and
community organizations.
•        Stays current of innovative practices and current trends in Hospice nursing; recommends application, adaptation or
modification of such practices to meet the needs of the local health department and populace it serves.
•        Assists with grant development and establishes new programs.
•        Attends coordinators meetings.         
•        Orients all newly hired staff for this department.
•        Establishes effective working relationships with the general public, community leaders, members of professional
organizations and governmental officials.
•        Analyzes and evaluates nursing services to improve the quality of patient care.
•        Is cross trained and serves as a back-up for any activities relevant to programs as needed (this includes clerical support
and seeing patients).
•        Assists in writing press releases and meets with the media as needed.
•        Performs other duties as assigned.
•        Updates policy and procedures
•        Updates service contracts

Education and Experience Requirements:
•        Requires graduation from a school of nursing approved by the Department of Professional Regulation; and an Illinois
license as a Registered Nurse by examination
•        Requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing and has one year of nursing experience or a registered nurse without a
baccalaureate degree who has at least three years of nursing experience in the last five, two of those years in a home health
agency, community health program caring for the sick, or a family centered nursing program in a community health agency.
•        Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

The Fayette County Health Department has a full-time opening for the Hospice Coordinator. We offer an excellent work
schedule and a great benefits package including 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 weeks of vacation time and 12 paid
holidays! We are a very family oriented workplace. Education and growth opportunities available.   Successful applicant must
have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and be licensed to work in State of Illinois, with one year of Hospice
nursing experience preferred. Must be able to take call every 4-6 weeks. Intake, chart audits and quality assurance experience
preferred and experience with WellSky EMR is a plus!  Submit a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Washburn, Director of
Homecare either in person or by email to ewashburn@fayettehealthdept.org by Monday, September 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  
Fayette County Health Department has the right to reject any and all resumes. EOE

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Fayette County Health Department
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416 W. Edwards St.
Vandalia, IL 62471


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