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Hospice RN Manager

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Hospice RN Manager for the HCN Sonoma Hospice Direct Department at St Joseph Home Care Network.

Location: Petaluma, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Job Summary:

The Hospice Manager coordinates the hospice interdisciplinary team to ensure competent, accurate and safe delivery of holistic care to all patients/families. This position Coordinates and directs delivery of patient care to a designated geographical area and team. Provides leadership to clinical team directs staff meetings and patient care conferences on a regular basis, builds teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitors staffing productivity and identifies staffing needs to ensure adequate staff coverage to meet safe and timely patient care delivery.
  • Is knowledgeable of federal Conditions of Participation, state licensing regulations and accreditation standards and is able to interpret regulations for clinical staff to ensure patient advocacy, informed decision making and compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Is knowledgeable of reimbursement requirements for all third party payers.
  • Review Plans of Care to ensure orders, frequencies and documentation are complete and accurate.
  • Monitors census for current active patients and timely discharges.
  • Performs joint supervisory home visits at time of review or more often as needed to ensure compliance with network policies, assess competence of staff, compliance with Standard Precautions, and quality of care delivery.
  • Completes staff performance reviews in timely manner, addresses performance weaknesses and coaches staff for improvement. Initiates progressive discipline action collaboratively with Manager and the Human Resources Department.
  • Facilitates and ensures quality initiatives are implemented.
  • Is a good steward of resources working within Budget, managing productivity and practicing cost containment.
  • Monitors and informs administration of serious patient/staff concerns or any other situation that would be high risk for the network. Follows chain of command appropriately.
  • Monitors and manages visit utilization, supply utilization and staff overtime to ensure good financial management.
  • Ensures staff meets competency requirements via orientation and annual skills lab attendance at all mandatory inservices. Demonstrates knowledge of human resources principles and network policy.
  • Coordinates the IDG meetings in a timely manner so that the Plans of Care are reviewed for each patient, all deaths are reviewed, problems are identified and solved through in an inter-disciplinarian approach, staff receives emotional and clinical support.
  • Assigns RN Case managers and Social Workers to new patients.
  • Communicates with patients/family as needed for care issues.
  • Schedules all clinical, on-call and triage staff for weekdays, weekends, holidays 24/7, communicates coverage to the Answering Service and appropriate hospice staff.
  • Coordinates admissions to hospice with Hospice Admission Coordinators and HH Admission.
  • Participates in Palliative Care Conferences as requested.
  • Coordinates care with Home Health, Private Duty, and Pharmacy as needed to meet the patient's needs.
  • Obtains authorization for and coordinates the implementation of Continuous Care, Respite Care, and inpatient care.
  • Assesses need and provides authorization for medications, supplies, and equipment that are not routinely covered by hospice.
  • Conducts interviews of potential employees.
  • Acts as a role model to facilitate change and to develop and maintain employees


  • Effective skills in communication, problem-solving, interpersonal relationships and prioritization.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situation.
  • Critical thinking skills, able to make decisions, handle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Exhibits good organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in end of life care, staff supervision, documentation requirements, hospice regulations, service coordination or case management.
  • Sufficient background knowledge and expertise in clinical decision-making for the patient population assigned to meet the needs of patients.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.


  • 2 years recent clinical experience as an RN in Hospice, Palliative Care, Home Health, or Oncology.
  • 1 year Supervisor or management experience.


  • Current State of California RN license.
  • CA Driver's License.
  • Proof of current auto liability insurance.
  • BLS

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Licenses/Certifications: Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN)

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County.

Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community.

The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members.

Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Petaluma , Hospice RN Manager, Other , Petaluma, California

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