Job Listings2019-02-20T20:20:20+00:00

Careers at Hospice

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras offers medical, dental, and vision for our benefited positions, along with life insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.

Positions we are currently hiring for:

  • Home Health Aide (FT)
  • RN Case Manager (FT)
  • Payroll Specialist (PT)
  • Utility Cashier/Processor Coordinator, Jackson Hospice Thrift Store (FT)

Please click job descriptions below for details.

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

Job Title/Position: Social Worker or MSW

Job Description Summary

This is a full-time position at our Hospice agency offices in Jackson. The social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service or Employment Agreement.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  1. Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s terminal illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient’s identified residence and assistance when this is not safe, and another plan is required.
  2. Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
  3. Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
  4. Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
  5. Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
  6. Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  7. Provides information to patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  8. Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  9. Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  10. Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
  11. Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.
  12. Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotion­al factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  13. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  14. Assists family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.
  15. Other duties as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Position Qualifications

  1. A graduate of a bachelor’s program or Master’s in Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Meets personnel qualifications stated in §418.114(b)(3).
  2. Minimum of one-year experience in health care.
  3. Experience in a hospice care preferred. Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.
  4. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organizational skills.
  5. Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
  6. Must be a licensed driver with a dependable automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements.

This is a full-time, entry level staff position in the Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Thrift Store in Angels Camp. Under direction of store manager and assistant manager, this position is responsible for filling any of the three positions in the store as needed each shift. This includes functioning in the capacity of the warehouse/intake coordinator, processing coordinator and cashier as needed for the timely processing of a variety of donated merchandise from the general public and local businesses while performing a variety of tasks essential within a retail business. Other duties include keeping the store premises clean and orderly, and observing security and safety procedures. This position requires a pleasant cooperative attitude, multitasking, and excellent customer service skills when under pressure.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Performing customer service as a cashier when doing donation intake and while performing store duties.
  • Acts as back up cashier, processing coordinator and intake coordinator when needed.
  • As directed, supervises volunteers and community service workers in processing and pricing merchandise.
  • Maintains positive interaction with co-workers, customers, donors and volunteers in work environment.
  • Answers store phones promptly and courteously according to Thrift Store procedures; opens and closes Thrift store following established procedures.
  • Performs light custodial tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, litter removal, straightening clothes, and putting racks, shelves, counters, tables and dressing rooms in order, etc.
  • Receives donations from the public and provide receipts.
  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout, intake and processing areas.
  • Stages donations to go into store for sorting and pricing.
  • Performs material handling tasks in support of donation processors.
  • Organizes and tags recycling containers for identification for pickup.
  • Loads recycling containers for transport.
  • Loads Hospice trucks for dump runs.
  • Operates Hospice truck for various business-related needs.
  • Performs light maintenance on Hospice vehicles.
  • Operates forklift as needed.
  • Assists in special fundraising events as necessary.
  • May perform light maintenance duties around stores and office complex.
  • Keeps manager posted as to needed supplies in receiving area.
  • Moves all donated materials into warehouse and helps get intake area cleared by end of business day.
  • Directs customer questions and inquiries to the proper staff person.
  • Communicates store policy regarding sales and returns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Work weekends and holidays as scheduled/required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Extensive retail experience with a wide variety of merchandise categories preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak and communicate effectively with small groups of volunteers, co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or verbal instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving some variables in standardized situations and to demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly in a fast pace, hectic or unstructured work environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand and walk, up to 8 hours per shift
  • Major activities (80%): standing, lifting up to 50 lbs. and carrying up to 30 lbs., kneeling, crouching, turning/twisting, bending at waist, use of hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Moderate activities (20% – 60%): pushing, climbing stairs and ladders, close vision, and color vision.
  • Minor activities (less than 20%): sitting, crawling, and distance vision. Occasionally lift more than 40 lbs. or help lift or move items weighing more than 100 lbs.
  • Work conditions: While performing the duties of this position, employed may be exposed to dust, dirt, grime, grease and outside weather conditions.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work conditions: While performing the duties of this position, employed may be exposed to dust, dirt, grime, grease and outside weather conditions.
  • Work area: tolerate up to 100% outside work in changing temperature.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES (partial list)

The hospice RN case manager evaluates a patient’s physical condition and develops a care plan that addresses any medical needs and social services. They coordinate the efforts of medical and nursing team members to provide appropriate care. The RN plans, organizes and directs hospice care, with an emphasis on community health education/experience and builds from available resources within the community to plan and direct services that most fully meet the needs of individuals and families under our care. Duties may vary depending on specific RN position.  The following is a partial list:

Patient Care

  • Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of patient and family
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.
  • Communicates patient’s needs and any changes to the physician
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree from accredited school of nursing and hospice/palliative care experience preferred, but not required; all CA licenses/CPR required
  • 1-2 years of recent acute care experience preferred
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patient
  • Must be a licensed driver with insured in good working order

 BENEFITS

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 403B (up to 3% matching)
  • Gym membership ($50/month)/Cell phone stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 9 Paid Holidays

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES (partial list)

The RN plans, organizes and directs hospice care, with an emphasis on community health education/experience. The RN builds from available resources within the community to plan and direct services that most fully meet the needs of individuals and families under our care. Duties may vary depending on specific RN position. The following is a partial list:

Patient Care

  • Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of patient and family
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload

Communication

  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.
  • Communicates patient’s needs and any changes to the physician
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree from accredited school of nursing and hospice/palliative care experience preferred, but not required; all CA licenses/CPR required
  • 1-2 years of recent acute care experience preferred
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patient
  • Must be a licensed driver with insured in good working order

 BENEFITS

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 403B (up to 3% matching)
  • Gym membership ($50/month)/Cell phone stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 9 Paid Holidays

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The hospice aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works under the supervision of a RN or LVN and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient’s personal needs and to promote comfort. The hospice aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The hospice aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety during a patient’s care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of the CNA/HHA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing patient’s personal care needs after and attending to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately
  • Providing patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality
  • Meeting safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, C02 etc.)
  • Assessing and providing supplies for patients as needed
  • Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen as often as assigned
  • Assisting in dressing and undressing patients as assigned
  • Assistance with feeding the patient as assigned
  • Taking and recording oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency
  • Providing proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence
  • Assessing and reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the Case Manager, and maintaining awareness of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues
  • Provide normal range of motion and transfers/positioning as directed.
  • Assistance with self-administered medications as allowed by state regulations, such as reminders
  • Offering and assisting with bedpans and urinals. Assisting as assigned with light laundry needs
  • Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency
  • Providing respite for patient’s/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate
  • Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as assigned
  • Adhering to the organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Participating in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities
  • Being respectful of patient and family/caregiver environment and patient’s personal needs

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Meets and maintains training and licensing requirements in compliance with the State of California
  • Possesses current immunization records
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a CNA position
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given
  • Understands hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill
  • Satisfactory references from previous employers
  • Is self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision. Secure with issues of death/dying. Provides a calm manner when in a patient’s home
  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail, and impaired
  • Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Possess and maintains current CPR certification
  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with organization requirements and is in good working order
  • Successfully completes a probationary period. This probationary period ensures the aide is competent in the above qualifications, and is documented by the supervisor and the employee

JOB LIMITATIONS

The hospice aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the hospice aide will not administer medications, take physician’s orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Good oral and written communications
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Community home environment
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • In and out of automobile

Job Description Summary

The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for the provision of spiritual care services to patients, families, and caregivers of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. This is a full-time position.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Assures spiritual assessment of patients and families/caregivers and that appropriate services are rendered in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates the development of the individualized plan of care by participating in the comprehensive assessment to meet identified spiritual needs.
  • Provides direct spiritual care to patients and families/caregivers.
  • Serves as liaison and support to community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  • Maintains records of spiritual care services utilization and related activities for quality assurance, program development, and policies and procedures review and revision.
  • Documents direct services and ongoing communication with community chaplains and spiritual counselors.
  • Attends patient care conference and interdisciplinary group meetings as a member of the interdisciplinary group.
  • Provides consultation, education, and support to the interdisciplinary group on spiritual care.
  • Recruits community chaplains, spiritual counselors, and spiritual care volunteers adequate to meet patient and family/caregiver needs by developing community contacts and offering education through congregations about hospice care.
  • Provides for funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  • Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of personnel, volunteers, and community clergy/spiritual counselors working with the hospice team.
  • Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/ families/caregivers.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

  Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited college, seminary, or school of theology preferred (AA/BA, BD, MDiv or equivalent theological degree).
  • Experience working with death and dying, individuals/family/caregiver, preferred.
  • Ability to work as member of interdisciplinary group and comfortable working in an interfaith setting.
  • Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
  • Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.
  • Hospice/experience preferred.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prompt data entry for all employee information into system and back-up to employee responsible for logging of visits pertaining to
  2. Prompt data entry for all employee information into software for payroll and deduction purposes.
  3. Assists payroll company or is responsible for any changes on codes, names and
  4. Coordinates all manual changes with accounting, payroll company and other parties as directed by
  5. Promptly distributes copies of information as needed and initiates manual check request with proper form to Director of Business Operations or administration for payroll check corrections and reports payroll errors after every
  6. Coordinates reports and additional information to accounting and management personnel in a timely
  7. Maintains proper records, files and receipts for all offices in regard to payroll process and deductions.
  8. Correlates information needed for distribution of W2’s at the end of the
  9. Maintains payroll personnel files according to
  10. Assists with timekeeping orientation of new
  11. Ensures that COBRA letters are sent in a timely manner according to federal requirements and files are current and
  12. Makes adjustments on personnel status as indicated and forwards insurance bills for payment.
  13. Corresponds with accounting regarding employee
  14. Maintains accurate files; records and corresponds with the Executive Director and employees.
  15. Meets all deadlines for timely payroll
  16. Stays up to date on payroll laws and requirements, with timely
  17. Performs other necessary functions as assigned by the administration, HR Manager and governing

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Minimum of high school education
  2. Knowledge/ Previous experience of typing, mathematics, office machines and computer skills.
  3. Previous or extensive knowledge of a payroll
  4. Ability to remain confidential in all information related to Payroll and
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
  6. Ability to meet the public and staff as a positive, friendly and professional representative of the
  7. Effective social interaction, communication and organizational skills and the ability to perform a variety of tasks
  8. Personal car for travel and valid driver’s license
  9. Carry personal auto liability insurance

Please call 209-223-5500 for more information about these positions.

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