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1996 Eastman Ave., Ste. 101
Ventura, CA 93003

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Registered Nurse Hospice, full time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision provides and documents intermittent therapeutic, palliative, end of life skilled services in the patient’s place of residence.  Patient problems range from simple to very complex. Provides services when ordered by a physician and in accordance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, California Hospice Standards, standards of The Joint Commission and accepted standards of nursing practice and LMVNA Policies and Procedures.

EDUCATION:

  • Current state of California RN license and graduate from accredited nursing school; BSN preferred.
  • Current CPR certification.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Provides skilled nursing care as required by the plan of care for the patient.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Conducts and documents the nursing component of the comprehensive assessment on admission, recertification (90, 60 days) and/or when the patient’s condition warrants.
  • Determines program eligibility, needed services and verifies payer sources.
  • Reviews patient’s medications at every visit, maintains a list of current medications and reconciles the Hospice medication list with medication lists from other providers; e.g. inpatient discharge.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care group (IDG) in developing and maintaining an individualized patient centered plan of care. Evaluates the patient’s response to care, updates the care plan and makes referrals to internal and external resources to meet patient’s needs.
  • Develops and implements an individualized teaching plan for the patient and family/ caregiver with a goal of assisting the patient and family in reaching a safe and comfortable death in accordance with the patient’s wishes.
  • Timely obtains physician orders for necessary care and services.
  • Case manages assigned patients ensuring continuity of care and efficient and effective utilization of resources to ensure patient goals and desired outcomes are met.
  • Communicates timely and effectively with physicians, Case Managers, Patient Care Coordinator(s), Senior Case Manager(s), Director(s), and appropriate members of the IDG regarding changes in the patient’s condition, plan of care, needs and goals.
  • Ensures clinical documentation is complete, accurate, professional and submitted to LMVNA within 48 hours of the visit, patient/family or interdisciplinary care team interaction.
  • Presents assigned patients at weekly care conferences.
  • Proactively ensures patients have correct supplies.
  • Supervises LVNs and CHHAs. Ensures a current CHHA plan of care is on record and available to the CHHA.  Makes CHHA supervisory visits at least every two weeks.
  • Ensures that all required notices are provided to the patient or patient’s legal representative timely and in compliance with regulations.
  • In collaboration with designated office staff ensures prior authorization requests are completed in accordance with policy.
  • Monitors case communication follow up notes, e-mail and mailbox and takes appropriate action in a timely fashion.
  • Meets or exceeds LMVNA productivity expectations.
  • Works weekends and holiday rotations as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely records and reports hours worked as required by state regulations.
  • Identifies health and safety risks and implements risk reduction strategies for self and others according to LMVNA policy and procedure.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement, in-services and other activities as requested or required.
  • May serve as Preceptor to RNs and/or LVNs.
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the agency.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful professional attitude.
  • Communicates regularly with Director(s) about department issues.
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Hospice Department
Qualifications:
Must have current CA RN license, CPR/BLS and one year experience, hospice experience preferred. Benefits.

Registered Nurse Home Health, Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision provides and documents intermittent therapeutic, restorative skilled services in the patient’s place of residence. Patient problems range from simple to very complex. Provides services when ordered by a physician and in accordance with accreditation guidelines, Federal and State Rules and Regulations, accepted standards of nursing practice and LMVNA Policies and Procedures.

EDUCATION:

  • Current State of California RN license.
  • Current CPR certification.

EXPERIENCE:

  • One year prior professional nursing.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Conducts and documents comprehensive nursing assessments.
  • Accurately collects required data (OASIS) as part of the assessment at Start of Care (SOC), Resumption of Care (ROC), transfer, discharge, when there is a significant change in the patient’s condition and every sixty days.
  • Determines program eligibility, needed services, and verifies payer sources.
  • Reviews patient’s medications at every visit, maintains a list of current medications and reconciles the Home Health medication list with medication lists from other providers; e.g. inpatient discharge.
  • Develops and maintains an individualized patient centered plan of care using critical thinking skills. Evaluates the patient’s response to care, updates the care plan and makes referrals to internal and external resources to meet patient’s needs.
  • Develops and implements an individualized teaching plan for the patient and family/ caregiver with a goal of assisting the patient in reaching the highest level of independence possible.
  • Timely obtains physician orders for necessary care and services.
  • Case manages assigned patients ensuring continuity of care and efficient and effective utilization of resources to ensure patient goals and desired outcomes are met.
  • Communicates timely and effectively with physicians, Case Managers, Directors, Supervisors and appropriate members of the interdisciplinary team regarding changes in the patient’s condition, plan of care, needs and goals
  • Ensures clinical documentation is complete, accurate, professional and submitted to LMVNA within 48 hours of the visit, patient/family or interdisciplinary care team interaction.
  • Presents assigned patients at weekly care conferences.
  • Proactively ensures patients have correct supplies.
  • Supervises LVNs and CHHAs. Ensures a current CHHA plan of care is on record and available to the CHHA.  Makes CHHA supervisory visits at least every two weeks.
  • Ensures that all required notices are provided to the patient or patient’s legal representative timely and in compliance with regulations. These include, but are not limited to: Home Health Advance Benefit Notices (HHABN) and Notices of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC).
  • In collaboration with Team Coordinators ensures prior authorizations and TARs are completed in accordance with policy
  • Monitors case communication follow up notes, e-mail and mailbox and takes appropriate action in a timely fashion.
  • Meets or exceeds LMVNA productivity expectations.
  • Works weekends and holiday rotations as assigned.
  • Accurately and timely records and reports hours worked as required by state regulations.
  • Identifies health and safety risks and implements risk reduction strategies for self and others according to LMVNA policy and procedure.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement, in-services and other activities as requested or required.
  • May serve as Preceptor to RNs and/or LVNs.
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the agency.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful professional attitude.
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues.
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and complies with all policies of the organization

Home Health Department
Qualifications:
Must have current CA RN license, CPR/BLS and one year experience. Benefits.

Home Care Aide

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Home Care Aide is responsible for providing services to clients at home needing care and assistance during the day and/or night under the direction of Livingston CareGivers policies, protocols and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Current CPR certification
  • CA Home Care Aide Registration ID
  • Minimum age of 18 years required
  • Good verbal, written and reading skills in English
  • Be able to drive yourself to and from your assignments
  • Previous experience applicable to position

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current CPR credential

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists clients with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutritional needs, and household activities to ensure a safe and clean environment.
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with the client, family, and/or caregiver regarding client’s needs and the services provided.
  • Utilizes techniques of positioning, body mechanics and body alignment.
  • Understands rationale and principles related to maintenance of skin integrity and need for infection control.
  • Ensures client’s rights, including confidentiality of care.
  • Conducts services in a caring, professional and ethical manner at all times.
  • Assists with performance of procedures to ensure the physical well being and comfort of the client.
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies.
  • Participates with office schedulers and the Livingston CareGivers Director in a plan for client services and scheduled home visits.
  • Submits legible, timely and accurate documentation for billing and payroll purposes.
  • Able to work independently including prioritizing schedule of visits with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to work weekend requirements and variable shifts as needed.
  • Must be dependable and able to report to assignments on time.
  • Communicates in a timely manner with office staff regarding delayed arrivals or absences from assignments.
  • Maintains a positive, respectful and professional attitude.
  • Participates in process to maintain internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Performs all tasks according to policies regarding Infection Control and Universal Precautions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Caregiver Department
Qualifications:
Must have current Home Care Aide Registration, CPR/BLS, past caregiving experience, minimum age of 18 years old, good verbal, written and reading skills in English, be able to drive yourself to and from assignments. Current CNA certificate preferred.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Hospice, full time

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides skilled nursing care to patients at home in accordance with state licensure requirements, Joint Commission guidelines, Title 22 regulations, nursing protocol and the organization’s policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current California LVN license and graduation from an accredited nursing school.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One year of home health and/or acute care experience required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides skilled nursing care as required by the plan of care for the patient.
  • Prepares clinical notes and progress notes as required, and submits documentation within 48 hours.
  • Documents skilled nursing care appropriate for billing and is aware of reimbursement issues.
  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Informs the nursing supervisor, physician and other interdisciplinary team members of changes in the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Provides education and information to the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Participates in educational programs to maintain skills and knowledge of current nursing practices; in case conference meetings to provide continuity of patient care; and in weekend work as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Hospice Department
Qualifications:
Must have current CA LVN license, CPR/BLS and one year of acute care or home health experience, hospice experience preferred. Benefits.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Home Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides skilled nursing care to patients at home in accordance with state licensure requirements, JCAHO guidelines, Title 22 licensure regulations, nursing protocol and the organization’s policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current California LVN license and graduation from an accredited nursing school.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One year of home health and/or acute care experience required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides skilled nursing care as required by the plan of care for the patient.
  • Prepares clinical notes and progress notes as required and submits documentation within 48 hours.
  • Documents skilled nursing care appropriate for billing and is aware of reimbursement issues.
  • Attends team case conference meetings.
  • Informs the case manager nursing supervisor, physician and other interdisciplinary team members of changes in the patient’s condition and needs
  • Provides education and information to the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Participates in educational programs to maintain skills and knowledge of current nursing practices; in case conference meetings to provide continuity of patient care; and in weekend work as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Hospice Department
Qualifications:
Must have current CA LVN license, CPR/BLS and one year of acute care or home health experience.

Certified Home Health/Hospice Aide

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing para-professional healthcare, nursing, and supportive services in the
Home Health and Hospice Departments under the direction of licensed nursing staff in accordance with state licensure requirements, accreditation guidelines, Title 22 regulations, Medicare Conditions of Participation, California Hospice Standards, and LMVNA’s policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current CPR certification.
  • Minimum age of 18 years required.
  • Good verbal communication in English.
  • Reading and writing skills in English.
  • Reliable automobile transportation.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
  • Certification as a Home Health Aide
  • Two year certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant from the California Department of Health.
  • One year current experience in direct patient care preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists patients to achieve maximum self-reliance.
  • Assists patients with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutritional needs, and household activities to
    ensure a safe and clean environment.
  • Ensures patients’ rights, including ethics and confidentiality of care.
  • Utilizes proper techniques for positioning and body alignment using safe body mechanics.
  • Understands rationale and principles related to maintenance of skin integrity and need for infection
    control.
  • Participates in care planning with the interdisciplinary team members.
  • Checks equipment and supplies for proper function and maintenance.
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies.
  • Submits timely and accurate documentation for billing and payroll purposes.
  • May assist patients with self-administered medications.
  • Works independently, including prioritizing the daily schedule of visits, with minimum supervision.
  • Provides proof of participation – a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training during each 12-month
    period.
  • Participates in QI process as assigned.
  • Works weekends and holidays as required.
  • Participates in process to maintain internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Meets LMVNA daily productivity standard.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a positive, professional and respectful attitude.

Home Health Rehab Department
Qualifications:
Certification as a Home Health Aide. Two year certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant from the California Department of Health. One year current experience in direct patient care preferred.

QI Hospice/Practice Advancement Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to assess, monitor, and advance Hospice clinical practices, focusing on compliance, documentation, CMS requirements for quality reporting operational procedures and case management using the processes of Quality Improvement, Utilization Review and critical thinking. This person works in collaboration with the Director of Rehab, Palliative Care, and QAPI/Clinical Manager and Director of Patient Care Services Hospice to assure compliance with licensing and accreditation requirements, Medicare Conditions of Participation, the California Hospice Standards and LMVNA’s policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registered Nurse with current California RN License (BSN preferred)
  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred
  • Two to three years of hospice practice preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Medicare Conditions of Participation for hospice, the California Hospice Standards and The Joint Commission
  • Demonstrates collaborative attitude and skill in problem solving
  • Proficient computer skill

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of standards and quality improvement mechanisms that assures safe quality services to patients and their families and to improve clinical outcomes when needed.
  • Responsible for communication and being knowledgeable in all regulatory, compliance and CMS updates for the hospice department. Assist in implementing processes to assure compliance with new regulatory changes.
  • Act as Hospice Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Director Designee in the absence of the QAPI Director.
  • Monitors quality and completion of documentation by Hospice clinicians and implements strategies to improve clinical documentation and meet the standards of the various accrediting and regulatory bodies.
  • Audits for hospice delivery of care via chart review and field visits.
  • Effectively utilizes the CMS quality reporting measures and patient/caregiver satisfaction surveys.
  • Participates in team-based orientation of new staff. Provides education to new hires for hospice on documentation and delivery of care. When requested, fulfills the role of hospice preceptor.
  • Uses data from a variety of internal and external sources to assist in the evaluation of the processes and patient outcomes and in identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement.
  • Uses available data to track utilization of clinical services and impact outcomes. Create and update the CTI as necessary from a clinical prospective and be a resource to the hospice clerical department for the completion of the CTI. Provides oversight throughout the hospice length of stay for continuity of care, following of the IDG care plan and utilization of appropriate disciplines.
  • Exemplifies a collaborative attitude and demonstrates: 1) ability to function as a consultant, 2) ability to role model integrity, compromise, and professional self-confidence.
  • Promotes and facilitates understanding of the fiscal impact of all clinical practices and documentation.
  • Actively participates as one of the clinical liaisons between electronic medical records, the IT department, and the hospice department.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other duties assigned and complies with all policies of LMVNA

Quality Improvement and Utilization
Qualifications:
Registered Nurse with current California RN License (BSN preferred). Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred. Two to three years of hospice practice preferred

Grief Support Counselor/MFT/MSW Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides bereavement counseling, education and resource referrals to bereaved family and friends of hospice patients as well the community at large. This is in accordance with accreditation guidelines, Medicare and State regulations and Livingston’s policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Masters degree in psychology or social work
  • Clinical supervision by appropriate personnel for one hour for every 10 hours of patient contact required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitates Grief Support Groups for adults and adolescents by assisting survivors in working through issues of grief and loss and helping them access personal and community resources to reach their highest degree of comfort and support after experiencing a loss.
  • Provides a setting that promotes comfort, dignity, and empowerment.
  • Conveys knowledge of multi-cultural attitudes toward death and dying.
  • Identifies manifestations of abnormal bereavement and provides appropriate referrals.
  • Provides individual bereavement counseling when requested by supervisor.
  • Maintains attendance records of groups and necessary documentation of client contact.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Educates individuals and community about the hospice philosophy issues of death and dying.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.

Hospice Department
Qualifications:
Masters degree in psychology or social work

Occupational Therapist

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing assessment, continuity of treatment and instruction of home health care to patients whose abilities to cope with tasks and activities of daily living are threatened or impaired by development deficits, the aging process and physical injury or illness in accordance with accreditation requirements, Title 22, licensure regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Accredited school of occupational therapy, license in California, current certificate of registration AOTA.
  • One year of successful experience in health care setting. Prefer at least one year of community health rehabilitation experience or home health.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs occupational therapy assessment and treatment as prescribed by the referring physician and in accordance with the LMVNA procedure manual and revises treatment plan as indicated.
  • Instructs, monitors and progresses patient in the use of therapeutic and self-care activities to improve function and increase independence.
  • Instructs family members, caregivers and other LMVNA personnel in the treatment program by encouraging them to follow through with those procedures that they can perform safely or supervise.
  • Communicates with physician on a regular basis to keep him/her aware of patient’s plan of care, responses and status and ensures physician’s orders are followed.
  • Communicates, coordinates and consults with other interdisciplinary team members regarding the patient’s plan of care, responses and status, including case conferences and HHA supervision.
  • Demonstrates understanding of LMVNA and third party payor or treatment guidelines and documentation required for payment.
  • Instructs LMVNA personnel as needed.
  • Attends case conference meetings and prepares clinical and progress notes as required, submitting documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participates in QE process as assigned.
  • Understands and adheres to all licensing and certification regulations pertinent to job.
  • Participates in a process to maintain good internal and external customer satisfaction. Responsible for maintaining integrity of the medical record for each patient whose care they are managing.
  • Legibly documents skilled care and other patient-related forms accurately, timely and appropriately for reimbursement, regulatory and compliance mandates.

Department: Clinical Services
Qualifications:
Accredited school of occupational therapy, license in California, current certificate of registration AOTA. One year of successful experience in health care setting. Prefer at least one year of community health rehabilitation experience or home health.

Practice Advancement Specialist/Palliative Care Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to coordinate the care of LMVNA’s palliative patients. This position will work with both the home health and hospice teams to coordinate the services that will best meet the needs of the palliative patient. This position will assess, monitor, and advance clinical practices. The position will assure compliance, accuracy in OASIS/clinical

documentation, and assist the team with case management and utilization of visits. This position works collaboratively with the Directors of Patient Care services for both the hospice and home health team.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrates a depth of clinical knowledge and home care.
  • Two to three years of home care practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare Prospective Payment System and fraud issues in home care.
  • Demonstrates collaborative attitude and skill in problem solving.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • OASIS certified or obtained within reasonable timeframe as determined by the Director of the department.
  • Previous PI/QI experience preferred.
  • Registered Nurse with current California RN License (BSN preferred), or a Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist with a current California license

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists the admitting clinician in getting the correct team members involved in the care and scheduling of visits.
  • Provides education on the palliative needs of the patient and works collaboratively with all the team members at LMVNA to best meet the patient’s needs.
  • Assists the team in problem solving “how to” and “when” it is appropriate to transition the patient to the Hospice team and how to make this happen as easily as possible for the patient, the patient’s family, and the Livingston Team.
  • Reviews OASIS documentation, clinical notes, physician orders, and Plans of Care for accuracy and then communicates with the individual staff members regarding discrepancies and/or errors.
  • Assists with staff development through ongoing education to clinicians on timely and quality documentation, OASIS accuracy, case management, utilization of visits for the individual clinician, and the ordering of other team members.
  • Establishes and monitors a team-based Compliance Program focusing on issues such as fraud detection and prevention, adherence to federal and state regulations, The Joint Commission and applicable clinical practice standards, and LMVNA policies and procedures.
  • Provides patient information for scheduled weekly patient case conferences for each team.
  • Exemplifies effective communication skills that include:
  • Communicates with staff in a direct and effective manner
  • Role models and facilitates interdisciplinary communication
  • Addresses conflicts at its source
  • Seeks and adapts feedback and constructive criticism from staff, colleagues, patients, and referral sources
  • Communicates findings, issues, and problems regarding compliance, documentation, and clinical practice to the QAPI Director and the DOPCS’s.
  • Identifies and monitors indicators of compliance, quality documentation, and clinical outcomes. Responsible for implementing strategies to improve clinical outcomes when indicated.
  • Exemplifies collaborative attitude and skills that include:
  • Demonstrates ability to function as a consultant
  • Demonstrates and role models ability to negotiate integrity – preserving compromise
  • Recognizes and respects perspective and expertise of others
  • Respects others’ time and the constraints on it
  • Demonstrates professional self-confidence
  • Promotes and facilitates understanding of the fiscal impact of all clinical practices and documentation. Promotes cost effective clinical and documentation practices. Maintains knowledge of third party reimbursement requirements and regulation.
  • Infection control monitoring
  • Hospitalization tracking
  • Assists therapists with medication reconciliation.
  • Completes RN visits as necessary.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and complies with all policies of LMVNA

Department: QAPI/PALLIATIVE
Qualifications:
Demonstrates a depth of clinical knowledge and home care. Two to three years of home care practice.
Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare Prospective Payment System and fraud issues in home care.
Demonstrates collaborative attitude and skill in problem solving. Proficient computer skills. OASIS certified or obtained within reasonable timeframe as determined by the Director of the department. Previous PI/QI experience preferred. Registered Nurse with current California RN License (BSN preferred), or a Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist with a current California license.

Speech Language Pathologist

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the assessment, continuity of treatment and instruction of home health care patients who have speech and language disorders, hearing loss, dysphagia and/or cognitive dysfunction in accordance with accreditation requirements, Title 22 licensure regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Accredited school of speech therapy, license in California, one-year clinical fellowship.
  • Maintains certificate of clinical completion from American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA).
  • One year successful experience one year in community/public health setting or home health
    preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • May act as patient case manager.
  • Performs speech/language/cognition assessment and treatment as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with LMVNA procedure manual and reviews and revises the treatment plan as indicated.
  • Instructs, supervises, monitors and progresses clients in techniques and exercises to improve independence in function and intelligibility.
  • Instructs family members, caregivers and LMVNA personnel involving them in the treatment process to assist the patient.
  • Communicates with the patient’s physician on a regular basis to keep him/her apprised of the patient’s plan of care, responses and status and ensures physicians’ orders are followed.
  • Communicates, coordinates and consults with other interdisciplinary team members regarding the patient’s plan of care, responses and status, including case conferences and HHA supervision.
  • Demonstrates understanding of LMVNA and third party payor or treatment guidelines and documentation required for payment.
  • Instructs agency personnel as needed.
  • Attends case conference meetings and prepares clinical and progress notes as required, submitting documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement process as assigned.
  • Understands and adheres to all licensing and certification regulations pertinent to job.
  • Participates in the process to maintain good customer internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for maintaining integrity of the medical record for each patient whose care they are managing.
  • Legibly documents skilled care and other patient-related forms accurately, timely and appropriately for reimbursement and compliance mandates.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Department: CLINICAL SERVICES
Qualifications:
Accredited school of speech therapy, license in California, one-year clinical fellowship. Maintains certificate of clinical completion from American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA). One year successful experience one year in community/public health setting or home health preferred.

Home Health Intake RN

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for representing LMVNA positively and it’s mission by providing excellent customer service and facilitating referrals from all sources. The position is responsible for obtaining clear and accurate orders, working with support staff to obtain all pertinent information needed to produce a complete referral, screening patients, and is ultimately responsible for the final review of the referral assuring accuracy and completeness using Medicare guidelines or the guidelines of other payers.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Current State of California RN license.
  • One year of recent acute care and home healthcare experience required.
  • Must have above average computer and typing skills.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current California driver’s license and auto insurance according to the agency’s policy.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proven critical thinking skill and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to articulate complex information into laymen’s terms to explain to patient’s and office staff as needed.
  • Accepts referrals from appropriate sources, which includes, but is not limited to, hospital discharge planners, organization’s social workers, physicians, staff and the general public and obtains physician order for care.
  • Knowledgeable of Medicare home health criteria for admission.
  • Verifies referral information, physician’s orders and establishes that LMVNA’s admission criteria are met.
  • Notifies the appropriate scheduler or supervisor of new intake in a timey matter.
  • Works with support staff who verify insurance benefits, eligibility, and obtains authorizations (if applicable) for the insured patients.
  • Verifies Medi-Cal eligibility through use of the Medi-Cal system.
  • Refers public to outside agencies and community resource as appropriate.
  • Knowledgeable of intake computer information and data entry into the system.
  • Interacts with other departments to ensure proper communication in the coordination of patient care.
  • Knowledgeable and able to comply with intake guidelines.
  • Able to prioritize duties and handle work assignments.
  • Writes supplemental orders and distributes appropriately.
  • Obtains correct license, UPIN, telephone and fax numbers of new physicians.
  • Attends meetings as assigned by Intake Supervisor or Director of Patient Care Services.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Intake Supervisor or Director of Patient Care Services.

Department: INTAKE
Qualifications:
Current State of California RN license. One year of recent acute care and home healthcare experience required. Must have above average computer and typing skills. Current CPR certification. Current California driver’s license and auto insurance according to the agency’s policy.

Scheduler

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position assists in the assignment and quality of all care provided to clients of the Livingston CareGivers program.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma with additional experience in business or health care related field.
  • Bilingual/Spanish speaking and comprehension preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • A sense of excellence in all tasks and an ability to prioritize daily responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with the Director/Office Manager in scheduling caregiver assignments.
  • Ensures that non-scheduling matters are relayed to Director/Office Manager.
  • Enters schedules into the computer and makes changes and substitutions as needed.
  • Maintains caregiver availability information through regular contact with all caregivers and records this on scheduling document.
  • Accepts and facilitates client referrals for care including completion of service inquiry (initial client information).
  • Enters client information and care plan into database. Creates client electronic record.
  • Provides education with regard to home care to clients as needed.
  • Ensures accurate, appropriate and timely completion of all documentation.
  • Performs office support duties including answering telephone, documenting phone messages, greeting/receiving clients and vendors, preparing documents, computer use, sending faxes and receiving faxes.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Shares “on-call” duties regularly.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Department: CAREGIVERS
Qualifications:
High school diploma with additional experience in business or health care related field. Bilingual/Spanish speaking and comprehension preferred. Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. A sense of excellence in all tasks and an ability to prioritize daily responsibilities.

Human Resource Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for planning, directing and implementing LMVNA’s human resource related initiatives in the areas of recruitment, employment, employee relations, workers’ compensation, compensation, and benefits administration. This position also partners with directors, managers, educators, and the Compliance Officer with the maintenance of employee health activities, staff development activities, personnel information, and compliance related issues in accordance with the agency’s policies, procedures, standards, state and federal laws, and government regulations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Seven to ten years of experience in Human Resources.
  • College degree or Professional Certificate in Human Resources
  • One year recent office experience/procedures.
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides Human Resource input into Strategic Plan and budgetary process.
  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Plans, directs and carries out policies relating to all phases of personnel activity.
  • Partners with employees and managers to communicate human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards, and government regulations and responds to inquiries regarding these.
  • Oversight of recruitment and selection process.
  • Plans, provides oversight and participates in new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
  • Delegates and ensures completion of new hire and annual TB testing for employees and volunteers (may perform if appropriately licensed).
  • Delegates and ensures all licenses and certificates are verified through appropriate boards and that background checks, OIG exclusion checks and reference checks are completed.
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, conducts exit interviews and analyzes data then reports to management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Keeps records of benefits plans participation such as insurance plans, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for agency and government reporting.
  • Oversees information, processing and maintenance of employee benefits as well as audits monthly invoices.
  • Manages and corresponds with employees on leaves of absence according to state and federal regulations.
  • Assists with implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Workers’ Compensation Program, the IIPP and CAL OSHA requirements.
  • Oversees the management of employee incurred injuries and illnesses, interacts with treating physicians and the work comp insurance carrier, assists the directors and managers in efforts to return injured/ill workers to the maximum level of independence.
  • Ensures all requests for accommodations are handled in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains and ensures completeness and confidentiality of personnel files, health files, volunteer files, and employee evaluation process.
  • Oversees annual purges of inactive employee files and maintains file storage and stores records as required by law and agency policy.
  • Maintains and updates compensation records including pay scales and salary surveys.
  • Coordinates agency response to mandatory employment surveys, employment insurance claims, and personnel record subpoenas.
  • Responds to employee related issues such as complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints. Conducts investigations and advises management in appropriate response/resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Participates in employee years of service recognition program.
  • Conducts and coordinates management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, and sexual harassment.
  • Assists with assessment and implementation of principles of ergonomics at various work sites affiliated with the agency.
  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover.
  • Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Must be present in workplace during normal business hours.
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.

Department: Administrative
Qualifications:
Seven to ten years of experience in Human Resources. College degree or Professional Certificate in Human Resources One year recent office experience/procedures.

Human Resource Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for assisting with the recruitment and interview process, maintaining personnel files, updating personnel records, and providing human resources support services as needed in accordance with LMVNA’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school graduate or equivalent, college degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer, proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Minimum of two years experience in administration, HR experience preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other team members, staff, and volunteers.
  • High level of attention to details.
  • Able to work independently, take ownership and responsibility of tasks.
  • Strong professional ethics, discretion and judgment.
  • Good organizational skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Tracks required employee documents for compliance, prepares notification, and collects updated personnel and volunteer data.
  • Ensures all personnel, volunteer, and health files are kept in compliance with all regulatory bodies, including Joint Commission standards.
  • Files related documents in personnel, volunteer, and health files.
  • Monitors the performance evaluation process for completion according to company policies.
  • Acts as back up in absence of HR Generalist as needed.
  • Assists with Benefits Administration and Open Enrollment.
  • Assists with recruitment process, which includes preparing and submitting advertisements for open positions, responding to applicants, prescreening applications, and assisting with the interview process.
  • Completes background checks including verification of professional certificates and licenses.
  • Assists with hiring process, enters related data, and assists with the new hire onboarding.
  • Creates new hire, orientation, and benefits packets.
  • Completes data entry of all employee information into current computer system including demographics, pay codes, licenses, certificates, and evaluations.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating DMV Pull Notice and completes required documentation.
  • Maintains and updates personnel forms.
  • Assists with providing employee references and coordinates payroll information.
  • Assists with annual purging of inactive files.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Department: Administrative
Qualifications:
High school graduate or equivalent, college degree preferred. Knowledge of computer, proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel. Minimum of two years experience in administration, HR experience preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Palliative, Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides skilled nursing care to patients at home in accordance with state licensure requirements, Joint Commission guidelines, Title 22 regulations, nursing protocol and the organization’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Current state of California LVN license and graduation from an accredited nursing school.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One year of home health and/or acute care experience required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides skilled continuous care during a period of crisis as necessary and maintains an individual patient at home and documents the care given.
  • Prepares clinical notes and progress notes as required, and submits documentation within 48 hours.
  • Documents skilled nursing care appropriate for billing and is aware of reimbursement issues.
  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Informs the nursing supervisor, physician, and other interdisciplinary team members of changes in the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Provides education and information to the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Participates in educational programs to maintain skills and knowledge of current nursing practices; in case conference meetings to provide continuity of patient care; and in weekend work as needed.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Department: Palliative
Qualifications:
Current state of California LVN license and graduation from an accredited nursing school. Current CPR certification. One year of home health and/or acute care experience required.

Associate Grief Counselor (AMFT, AMSW, APCC)

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides bereavement counseling, education and resource referrals to bereaved family and friends of hospice patients as well the community at large. This is in accordance with accreditation guidelines, Medicare and State regulations and Livingston’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Masters degree in psychology or social work
  • Clinical supervision by appropriate personnel for one hour for every 10 hours of patient contact required

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitates Grief Support Groups for adults and adolescents by assisting survivors in working through issues of grief and loss and helping them access personal and community resources to reach their highest degree of comfort and support after experiencing a loss.
  • Provides a setting that promotes comfort, dignity, and empowerment.
  • Conveys knowledge of multi-cultural attitudes toward death and dying.
  • Identifies manifestations of abnormal bereavement and provides appropriate referrals.
  • Provides individual bereavement counseling when requested by supervisor.
  • Maintains attendance records of groups and necessary documentation of client contact.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Educates individuals and community about the hospice philosophy issues of death and dying.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.

Department: Grief & Bereavement
Qualifications:
Masters degree in psychology or social work. Clinical supervision by appropriate personnel for one hour for every 10 hours of patient contact required.