• Admission RN

    Posted: 03/24/2024

    Hospice of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit, free-standing, community-based hospice offering Southern Illinois and St. Louis Metro-East communities a range of services for people of all ages at the end of life. We have been providing compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families in their home or a home-like setting since 1981. Since that time, we have continued our mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Our reputation is a direct result of our desire to do more than what is required or expected. This can be seen in the passion and commitment of our employees and volunteers to provide excellent hospice care through all the services we provide. A career in hospice care at Hospice of Southern Illinois is a calling. Is it calling you? We are currently hiring for a Hospice Admission RN position that would be based out of our Belleville, IL office.
    Summary of the Admission RN Position:

    • Position Summary: As a member of the dedicated admission team, the Admission Nurse has knowledge and competency related to admission compliance requirements and the hospice admission process. Works closely with the attending physician, hospice medical director, patient, and family on the initial assessment, care planning and care implementation for the patient.
    • Full-Time Non-Exempt Position
    • 40 hours weekly, Monday- Friday 8:30 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. with an additional rotational on-call schedule which includes some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • Will be based out of our Belleville Patient Services Office.
    • Would travel within all of the counties of our Belleville office’s service area which include the following counties: St. Clair, Monroe, Washington, Randolph, Clinton, Madison, Bond, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, and Calhoun.
    • We visit our patients wherever they may located, whether it be in their homes, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. As a result, driving, a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and reliable transportation are requirements of the position.
    • Hospice of Southern Illinois is certified by the State of Illinois and is in compliance with the registration requirements of the Illinois Equal Pay Act.
    • By applying, you are consenting to be contacted via phone call, text, or email regarding your application for this position.
    • For further information about our company and to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers.
    • For any questions or concerns, please contact HR Generalist Jade Gutierrez at (618) 310-7129 or email jgutierrez@hospice.org  .
    • EOE
    Position Requirements
    1. Graduate of State-approved school of nursing. (RN)
    2. Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, preferred.
    1. One (1) year experience in hospice preferred.
    Other Qualifications
    1. Current Illinois nursing license.
    2. Certification in hospice and palliative care preferred.
    3. CPR Certification preferred.
    4. Excellent clinical assessment, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
    5. A working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid, hospice regulations, and third-party payor expectations is preferred.
    6. Reliable means of transportation.
    Physical Requirements: Performs repetitive tasks. Physical tasks including bathing, transferring, lifting, and turning of patients in the home or home-like setting. Prolonged periods of sitting at times. Exerts up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. frequently and/or 20 lbs. constantly. Requires physical flexibility of bending at knee and squat-bend. The Admission Nurse manages stress appropriately, makes decisions under pressure, handles multiple priorities, works with an Interdisciplinary Team and manages anger/fear/hostility/violence of other appropriately. This position requires clarity of vision >20 inches and <20 feet, hears alarms, telephone/tape recorder.
    Working Conditions: The Admission Nurse spends approximately 50% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposure to excessive humidity and noise. The remaining 50% of his/her time is spent in an automobile or patient home, which may or may not have heat/air conditioning. The position has potential for exposure to malodorous odors, infectious body fluids from patients, animal pet hair, allergens in the home environment, some exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents, and exposure to communicable diseases and traffic.
    Essential Functions of the Admission RN Position
    1. Has knowledge and expertise on the process of intake including collection of information, completion of referral form, obtaining attending physician certification, and computer documentation of the preadmission process.
    2. Provide education on hospice care and services to all clients and referral sources.
    3. Has knowledge of Medicare Hospice Eligibility Guidelines.
    4. Reviews the medical record and collaborates with the attending physician and hospice medical director on determining eligibility for hospice care.
    5. Explains and reviews the philosophy of hospice, hospice services, and the admission consents with the patient/family in a language and manner that the patient/family understands.
    6. Demonstrates basic registered nurse clinical skills. Gives a practical exhibition and explanation at the required annual skills day.
    7. Completes a comprehensive physical assessment. Communicates findings to the hospice medical director and utilizes information on the formulation of the plan of care necessary to treat the patient/family immediate care needs.
    8. Identifies the physical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs related to the terminal illness according to Medicare conditions of participation.
    9. Reviews medication, durable medical equipment (DME), and care needs with patient/family.
    10. Knowledgeable in patterns of disease progression at end-of-life and provides education to patient/family and facility staff at the time of admission.
    11. Knowledge in principles of end-of-life pain and symptom management. Consider patient and family’s stated values and goals when considering treatment options.
    12. Include CMS Hospice Item Set (HIS) Quality Measures in discussion with patient/family and document to ensure compliance.
    13. Document the elements of the comprehensive admission assessment in a systematic and timely manner according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
    14. Communicates admission information to the interdisciplinary team to ensure prompt start and coordination of care.
    15. Assists with routine patient visits when needed.
    16. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
    17. Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
    18. Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers while cultivating referrals and referral sources. Identifies and analyzes problems in the referral/admission process and offers solutions to streamline for better customer service and satisfaction.  Participates in QAPI activities.
    19. Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision. Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment. Ensures required assigned education is finished in the specified time.
    20. Has knowledge of community resources and provides information to referral sources to provide maximum services to patients/families.
    21. Demonstrates technical knowledge and competency in hospice nursing care and communicates that expertise in conversations with patients/families/referral sources.
    22. Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
    23. Appropriately manages Paid Time Off.
    24. Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to Policy and Standards of Performance.
    25. Other duties as assigned.
    Benefit and Insurance Information
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Extended Illness Benefits (EIB)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Medical Insurance. Company pays 90% of the employee’s health insurance premiums and contributes 15% towards the health insurance premiums for spouses or children.
    • Medical FSA for Traditional PPO Health Insurance Plans
    • Dependent Care FSA
    • HSAs for High Deductible Health Insurance Plans with an employer contribution
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Insurance
    • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance of $36
    • Mileage Reimbursement of .67 cents per mile
    • VSP Vision Insurance
    • BCBS Basic Life and AD&D insurance (Paid for by the company)
    • BCBS Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance for the employee, spouse, or children
    • BCBS Short-Term Disability
    • BCBS Long-Term Disability (Paid for by the company)
    • Tuition Reimbursement of $3,500 annually after one year of employment for approved courses.
    • Student Loan Reimbursement of $2,500 annually after one year of employment
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with a company match up to 3% in 2024.
    • Employee Assistance Program from Mine & Associates
    • McKendree University 10% Tuition Discount
    • SIUE 5% Tuition Discount
    • Recruitment Referral Reward Program
    • Discounts from select companies (auto, cellphone, etc.)
    • Earn Burgundy Bucks which can be spent on items such as clothing and services in the Employee Portal.
    • Wellness Reimbursement of $200 annually for gym memberships, marathons, and weight loss programs.