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Hospice Nurse Navigator - Bonus Eligible

Providence, RI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Discover a career that transforms lives – including yours.

At HopeHealth, health care is more than a career choice. It’s a calling.

You can see it in our incredible team, who are as compassionate as they are talented. You can see it in the trust that our patients and families place in us every day.

And you can see it in our values – as a health care organization, and as an employer. At HopeHealth, we care deeply about every life we touch, including yours. We’re committed to giving employees the support they need to not only excel at their jobs, but to love what they do.

Join us, and you’ll be part of a team that inspires you, a workplace that invests in you, and a mission that brings hope and dignity to patients and families every day.

HopeHealth is a not-for-profit market leader in the areas of home health, palliative and hospice care serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our family of brands include HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Community VNA and HopeHealth Visiting Nurse.

Our Hospice Care Team

HopeHealth’s hospice care team provides comfort and support to patients who are in the advanced stages of serious illness or nearing the end of life.

Join our team, and you’ll:

  • Help patients and families make every moment count. Hospice is a special calling. Your work will help patients live as comfortably and fully as possible, and provide meaningful support for everyone in the family. As part of our team, you’ll provide patients, and their loved ones, with a peaceful end-of-life setting.

  • Know that your expertise and unique perspective are valued. In our inclusive work culture, you’ll be free to work autonomously while feeling authentic support from your team. You’ll experience the mutual respect, collaboration and trust of a healthcare team that’s committed to going above and beyond for every patient – and for every member of the team.

  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule and generous benefits. Work full-time, part-time or per diem with scheduling flexibility to maximize your work/family life balance. Benefits include competitive compensation package, health care coverage, education reimbursement, and an employer-match retirement plan.

  • Be part of a leading team. For over 40 years, HopeHealth Hospice has set the gold standard for end-of-life care. We’re the second-oldest hospice in the country, and one of the largest not-for-profit hospice providers in New England. We are committed to giving all of our employees the skills and support they need to deliver the best possible patient care.

About This Nursing Position

HopeHealth is seeking an RN who is passionate about end-of-life care and an advocate for the seriously ill to provide hospice care at hospitals in the Providence area. In this role, you will be at the forefront of innovation on how end of life is delivered and supported in acute care settings. The Hospice Nurse Navigator role is ideal for a nurse clinician with well-developed clinical and assessment skills focused on disease progression, prognostication, and symptom management within acute care settings.

Various part-time and full-time positions available with flexible 8-hour or 12-hour shifts. Weekend commitment for this position is every 4th.

This position is eligible for up to a $10,000 recruitment and retention bonus.

What will you do?

The Hospice Nurse Navigator will serve as a liaison between case management, care providers, patients, and families, ensuring smooth and timely admission of eligible patients into hospice care. In collaboration with the hospice medical director, you will provide skilled assessment of patients to determine hospice eligibility. You will complete the patient hospice admission and be responsible for daily patient visits. The position will also play an instrumental role in educating patients and families about hospice.

  • Represents HopeHealth at assigned hospital serving as a hospice liaison between staff, patients and families and is a subject matter expert in hospice
  • Provides initial assessment of the impact of the terminal diagnosis on the patient’s physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs and activities of daily living to determine eligibility for hospice
  • Presents hospice to patients, families and hospital staff in a clear manner highlighting the benefits of the service in caring for individuals with a terminal diagnosis
  • Completes hospice admissions and initiates care in compliance with all Medicare and state regulations
  • Completes patient visits at least once a day to admitted hospice patients; helps coordinate and manage patient care with hospital nursing staff and communicates on a daily basis with a member of the hospital care team
  • Documents at point of care in HopeHealth EMRs including conversations about patient care with the hospital teams
  • Uses interdisciplinary approach in developing plan of care, in accordance with HopeHealth policies; initiates referrals to other disciplines as necessary
  • Creates the individualized plan of care including documenting the Local Coverage Determination (LCD)
  • As required by Medicare and state regulations, periodically assesses patients continued eligibility for hospice services
  • Participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to review patients receiving hospice inpatient care for 6 days or longer
  • Ensures that patient information regarding payer source is current and correct; works with hospital to obtain necessary insurance information and coverage
  • As appropriate, assists in discharge of admitted patients to a receiving facility
  • Compliance with assigned hospital (s) initial and ongoing credentialing, education and safety requirements

What will you bring to the role?

Strong desire to join an organization that is committed to providing patient centered care

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality end-of-life care and a passion for that care
  • Strong clinical assessment and planning skills as much of this role is done independently
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing highly preferred
  • Two or more years’ experience in hospice, palliative care and/or acute care
  • Nursing license in Rhode Island required and Massachusetts license application required prior to start
  • Individuals in this position will be required to achieve and maintain Hospice and Palliative Care certification through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association within three years of hire
  • Excellent communication skills

What are the job benefits?

For your health and peace of mind:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Pre-tax flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
  • Disability coverage
  • Discounts on voluntary insurance programs
  • Life and long-term-disability insurance

For your wellbeing:

  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • A caring culture that supports your wellbeing

For your career:

  • A robust orientation program
  • Educational assistance
  • HopeHealth Clinical Education Lab (continuing education)
  • Reimbursement for certifications

HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

HopeHealth is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workspace. We believe that attracting, developing and empowering exceptional people will allow us to continue to deliver the best care for our patients and families.

All qualified individuals – inclusive of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age and ability – are warmly welcome at HopeHealth.




Providence, RI
02904 USA



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