VNSNY Hospice has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Registered Nurse interested in improving health disparities in Harlem.
Project HOPE is VNSNY’S Hospice Outreach, Provider and Patient Education and Engagement Project. HOPE improves engagement and access to hospice and palliative care services in underrepresented communities. Project HOPE partners with community hospitals, nursing homes, community-based organizations, physicians, families, and faith-based leaders to provide education about hospice care and improve hospice service coordination.
As a RN Hospice Liaison, you will:
Promote the HOPE program and works with health care institutions and community groups to increase awareness to hospice for patients and families in the Harlem community.
Work with hospitals, nursing homes, NORC sites, and community-based leaders to raise awareness of hospice under-utilization and advances the HOPE program.
Ensure that HOPE program goals and objectives are met and reports weekly on progress toward performance measures.
Obtain and document referral information, including current medications and treatments, physician, patient and primary care person’s agreement to Hospice evaluation visit.
Evaluate patient referrals to determine appropriateness for admissions to the Hospice Program and/or other VNSNY services. Accept or decline referrals based on admission criteria and recommends alternative plans of care as appropriate.
Conduct in-facility assessments in accordance with VNSNY Hospice care admissions policies and procedures. Under special circumstances, may evaluate and admit patients to inpatient Hospice Care.
Provide consultation and counseling to referrers, patients and/or families about VNSNY Hospice Care and end of life care options. Provide on-site in-services for hospital staff on Hospice Care and related topics as requested.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required.
Education: Associate degree in Nursing required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or other health related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of two years’ clinical experience, preferably in a Hospice or Palliative Care Program, or Oncology services, required.