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Home Health

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Home Health (Full-Time/Per-Diem)

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 and Requirements:

  • Current California LVN license
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One year of home health and/or acute care experience required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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.

Registered Nurse - Intake (Full-Time)

$2000 SIGN ON BONUS

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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current California RN license.
  • One year of recent acute care and home healthcare experience required.
  • Current BLS certification.

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.

Home Health Department
Qualifications:
Current California RN license. One year of recent acute care and home healthcare experience required. Current BLS certification.

Registered Nurse Home Health (Full-Time/Part-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.

Palliative

Palliative Care Nurse

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.

Hospice

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.

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.

Registered Nurse Hospice/Home Health (Full-Time/Part-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 (RN) Hospice (Weekends)

SIGN ON BONUS $2000

This positions is 5pm – 8am Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

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.

Qualifications And Requirements:

Education:

  • Current California RN license
  • Current CPR certification.

Experience:

  • One year prior professional nursing.
  • Hospice experience preferred.

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:
Current California RN license. Current CPR certification. One year prior professional nursing. Hospice experience preferred.

RN - Hospice Patient Care Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for coordinating referrals between assigned hospitals and Livingston for the purpose of hospice and general inpatient level of care, educates hospital staff, physicians, patients and families about hospice services. Responsible for the provision of services information to families, patients and community regarding hospice care and for liaison activity related to hospice care. Interdisciplinary group in accordance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, California Hospice Standards, requirements of The Joint Commission, accepted standards of nursing practice and Livingston policies and procedures.

This position is responsible for management of resources needed to provide hospice service in Ventura County. This includes assigned clinical nursing staff, Certified Home Health Aides, and other clinical staff assigned. The HPCC will interact with patients and their families, physicians, community organizations, Livingston administrative personnel, to ensure safe, quality care for the patients. The HPCC will ensure compliance with all law and regulations including California Code of regulations, Title 22 (state licensing regulations), Medicare Conditions of Participation, accreditation guidelines, Livingston policies and procedures, and appropriate standards of practice for care provided.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of one year experience in a Medicare-certified home health agency and/or one year acute hospital experience
  • Experience in hospice care; manager or team leader experience
  • Current CPR certification
  • State of California RN License and graduation from an accredited nursing school
  • Must have at least minimal computer and typing skills

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

RN GIP Admissions

  • Receives referrals from hospitals regarding discharge planning, GIP patients, and makes the daily visits.
  • Screens referrals for appropriateness for hospice.
  • Educates potential patients/families/other caregivers about hospice services and their responsibility to participate in the plan of care.
  • Educates hospital staff and community physicians regarding hospice services and criteria for admission with an emphasis on GIP patients.
  • Provides Livingston with social and medical information about the referred patient to ensure continuity of care, assignment of appropriate staff and accurate information for medical record review and coding.
  • Coordinates with hospital discharge planners to ensure hospital information is provided to Livingston’s Intake Department in a timely manner.
  • Communicates appropriately with the Intake Department to ensure continuity of care.
  • Fulfills the job functions detailed in the Registered Nurse – Hospice and Palliative Care job description as needed to meet Department’s requirements for safe and quality patient care. This may include case management on a short or long-term basis.
  • Exemplifies collaborative attitude and skills including ability to function as a consultant, demonstrates and models ability to problem solve with integrity and responsibility.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and self-confidence.
  • Provides leadership and education to hospice clinicians regarding the unique aspects of patient care receiving GIP level of care.
  • Identifies the need for and provides hospital staff education on hospice services, care of the terminally ill and grief, bereavement and loss.
  • Navigates and works within hospital/Livingston’s electronic computer systemHospice Patient Care Coordinator
  • Coordinates resources in a cost effective manner ensuring outcomes are based in quality and accurate recording of data, which determines the payment.
  • Coordinates clinical staff through, including but not limited to, review of documentation and collaborative problem solving with Hospice Director and Assistant Hospice Director.
  • Interacts with physicians and community agencies to provide information regarding hospice services of referrals and assisting families in understanding the hospice benefit over the telephone.
  • Manage and register all WISE pharmacy details.
  • Obtain and track insurance authorizations.
  • Update the clinical tab in the medical records software.
  • Coordinates the activities of the patient care team to ensure collaboration and coordination of care for the patients.
  • Will rotate weekend and holiday office coverage if required.
  • Determines daily staffing needs and ensures adequate staffing is available.
  • Participates in process to achieve and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal home care regulations and accreditation requirements.
  • Ability to make patient visits as needed for either admits or revisits.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Coordinates resources to assure sound clinical and case management decisions by staff, quality care, and cost effective outcomes related to patient assignments, supplies, DME, and hospice approved medications.

Hospice Department
Qualifications:

Minimum of one year experience in a Medicare-certified home health agency and/or one year acute hospital experience. Experience in hospice care; manager or team leader experience. Current CPR certification. State of California RN License and graduation from an accredited nursing school.

Non-Clinical Jobs

Caregivers

Caregiver/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.

Hospice

Hospice Chaplain

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for making hospice home visits or telephone calls to assess spiritual needs and to develop a plan that supports a multi-faith approach to meeting the spiritual needs of our patients, family members and caregivers. This position is part of the interdisciplinary team and promotes the mission, values and vision of the agency/hospice.

Qualifications And Requirements:

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree or equivalent graduate degree, including theological studies preferred. Other equivalent training and experience may be considered.
  • Successful completion of at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent clinical training and experience.

Experience

  • Working with death and dying individuals/families/caregivers.
  • Knowledge or the rites and beliefs of the world religions and spiritual practices and ability to share this knowledge with hospice interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy care.
  • Hospice experience preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Initiates spiritual assessment for patients and/or family members as needed in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates development of (within the interdisciplinary team) a plan of care to meet identified spiritual needs.
  • Provides direct spiritual care as indicated or desired.
  • Serves as a liaison with community religious resources; refers appropriately to same.
  • Provides educational outreach to community clergy regarding hospice and other programs.
  • Counsels/instructs families and staff in meeting spiritual needs of patients.
  • Represents hospice and/or volunteer programs in community and presents information, i.e., speaker’s bureau, grief support.
  • Participates in hospice team meetings and orientation/training of staff and volunteers to ensure accreditation standards of service are met.
  • Documents and maintains required statistics, reports and case record information.
  • Interacts with all levels of hospice and agency staff, patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Represents multi-faith spiritual support for all staff, patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Assists in supervision of spiritual care volunteers when assigned to patients/families/care- givers.
  • Offers assistance to families with pre-need arrangements; i.e., choosing a mortuary.
  • Provides funeral or memorial services for patients as requested.
  • Plans periodic memorial services to meet the needs of staff, volunteers, and community facilities.
  • Accepts and performs other related duties as required.

Hospice Department
Qualifications:
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree or equivalent graduate degree, including theological studies preferred. Other equivalent training and experience may be considered. Successful completion of at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent clinical training and experience. Working with death and dying individuals/families/caregivers. Knowledge or the rites and beliefs of the world religions and spiritual practices and ability to share this knowledge with hospice interdisciplinary team.

Grief & Bereavement

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.

Clinical Services

Occupational Therapist (Full-Time/Part-Time)

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.

Physical Therapist (Full-Time/Part-Time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for assessment, continuity of treatment and instruction of home health care patients to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and limit physical disability, movement, dysfunction, bodily malfunction and pain from injury, disease and any other bodily conditions in accordance with accreditation requirements, Title 22, licensure regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association or graduation from a physical therapy curriculum in a 4-year college or university and by a State Department of Education and licensure or registration as a physical therapist where appropriate, passing the state examination for licensure as a physical therapist.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One year successful experience with one year of experience in home health preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • May act as patient case manager.
  • 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.
  • Performs physical therapy assessment and treatment as prescribed by the referring physician and in accordance with the LMVNA procedure manual and reviews treatment plan as indicated.
  • 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.
  • 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 and status, including case conferences and HHA supervision.
  • 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.
  • Instructs agency personnel as needed.
  • Attends case conference meetings and prepares clinical and progress notes as required, submitting documentation within 24 hours.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement process as assigned.
  • Maintains a positive, professional and respectful attitude.
  • Understands and adheres to all licensing and certification regulations pertinent to job.
  • Participates in a process to maintain good internal and external customer satisfaction.
  • Meets daily average productivity standard set by LMVNA (if full-time employee).
  • Rotates on-call for weekends and holidays as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Department: Clinical Services
Qualifications:
Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association or graduation from a physical therapy curriculum in a 4-year college or university and by a State Department of Education.

Speech Language Pathologist (Part-Time/Per-Diem)

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.

Registered Dietitian (Part-Time/Per-Diem)

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for conducting assessments of patient’s nutritional needs and implementing a nutritional care plan that complies with the medical diagnosis, in accordance with Title 22 regulations and accreditation guidelines. This position is also responsible for ensuring adequate understanding of the nutrition careplan by the patient and/or patient’s caregiver.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Current California accreditation as a Registered Dietitian.
  • One year’s experience in an acute medical setting or home health agency preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment with interruptions and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and ability to independently problem-solve with interruptions.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and exchange information with other staff and the public.
  • Maintain a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.
  • Due to the nature of this position, it is required that this person be present onsite or at assigned location during business hours, and must be flexible when asked to work outside normal business hours.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide nutritional assessments and dietary counseling.
  • Maintain dietary records according to Livingston policies and procedures.
  • Provide education and resources for patient and family. This is to include booklets/pamphlets on nutritional information and resources
  • Analyze patient’s health status, goals and dietary restrictions.
  • Track patients progress and educate patients on how to maintain a balanced diet.
  • Participate in team case conferences as appropriate.
  • Participate in appropriate inservices.
  • Develop and give inservices regarding dietary information/restrictions for various disease processes as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Department: CLINICAL SERVICES
Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree. Current California accreditation as a Registered Dietitian. One year’s experience in an acute medical setting or home health agency preferred.

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Office Staff/Development/Marketing/Finance

Grant Writer (Full-Time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position has the primary responsibility for researching, writing, and reporting on Livingston’s foundation, government, and other grants, as well as other written communication with funders. This person will work closely with the President/Chief Executive Officer, Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Directors, and program managers to enhance Livingston’s access to restricted and unrestricted funding.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years grants writing experience.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively communicate with funders and staff.
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word & Excel.
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment with interruptions and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and ability to independently problem-solve with interruptions.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and exchange information with other staff and the public.
  • Due to the nature of this position, it is required that this person be present onsite during business hours, and must be flexible when asked to work outside normal business hours.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and respectful attitude.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Utilizes Livingston and outside resources to research and inquire into the compatibility of funders.
  • Writes letters of inquiry, grant applications, responses to requests for proposals, required reporting, press releases, and other writing duties.
  • Works with program managers and others to meet and ensure accurate and timely grant proposals, budgets, and funder reporting requirements.
  • Reports monthly on letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and outcomes.
  • Assists the President/CEO and Vice President/CAO as needed for special projects.
  • Manages the complete grants process with minimal supervision.
  • Responsible for goal setting, tracking, and achievement.
  • Responsible for the planning, creating, and implementation of quarterly newsletter, monthly e-news & annual reports.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of commitment to Livingston’s charitable mission.
  • Responsible for achievement of Livingston’s annual fundraising goals, grants line item.
  • Adheres to fundraising best practices and evidence based, donor-centered principles.
  • Maintains donor confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations.
  • Works collaboratively with the Development Department’s colleagues and all other Livingston staff and volunteers.
  • Exhibits strong professional ethics, discretion, and judgement.
  • Excellent relationship building and maintenance skills.
  • Must have high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must have good organization and personal management skills, and be comfortable working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Maintains a positive professional and respectful attitude.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Vice President/CAO.

Department: DEVELOPMENT
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years grants writing experience. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.