Careers at Ionia Area Hospice

Join Ionia Area Hospice, where working with hospice patients is more than just a job — it’s a calling. We provide great benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off; and retirement plans.

Current Job Postings Below.

Careers 1

Registered Nurse

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Valid Michigan RN license
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Previous hospice experience
  • Previous experience working in or with long term care facilities
  • Strong grasp of medication and alternative therapy management
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, including home hospice admissions, pain/symptom management, and informational visits to families and patients who are seeking hospice care
  • Nurse triage skills, providing person centered care
  • Experience with documenting using electronic medical records software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys collaborating with other team members and outside teams at facilities to provide exceptional patient care
  • Customer-service oriented

Salary: $30-35/hour

Hospice Social Worker (MSW)

The Hospice Medical Social Worker participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team for patients enrolled in hospice care. The Hospice Social Worker will provide emotional and psychological support to patients as well as their families through phone calls, electronic communication, and in person visits where appropriate. Resource reference, management, and referrals will be large part of this position.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Provides emotional support, counseling and guidance for patients and families caregivers as you cope with end-of-life issues.
  • Identifies community resources which are available to help patients and families.
  • Assists patients and families with planning including hired caregivers, funeral arrangements, etc.
  • Offers information on living wills and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
  • Completes visits and check-ins with patients and families.
  • Documents, care plans, and charts patient interactions in electronic medical record.
  • Collaborates with IDT and hospice nurse case managers to best assist hospice patients and families.
  • Attends IDT case conference meetings with hospice personnel to facilitate the coordination of care and discussion of IDT involvement.
  • Participates actively in QAPI teams and activities.
  • Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and, maintains compliance to hospice standards.
  • Stays informed about changes in the field of social work and hospice care; shares information with appropriate organization personnel.

Position Qualifications

  • Commitment to serving the needs of the serious and terminally ill population.
  • Master of Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work.
  • Hospice or Healthcare/Medical Social Work experience preferred.
  • Current Michigan Social Worker License
    • LLMSW and LMSW accepted, LMSW preferred.
  • Experience in individual, family and/or group counseling a plus.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Technological comfort with EMR, e-mail, and additional programs a benefit.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Pay: Starting at $22/hour

Home Hospice RN Case Manager

A RN Case Manager plans, organizes and directs hospice for their patients assigned on their care caseload.  This nurse is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. A RN Case Manger builds from the resources in the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
    • Writing and initiating plan of care
    • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
    • Revising the plan of care as necessary
    • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
    • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.


  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the other hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Team Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings.

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Job Types:

  • Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $30-35/hour

Certified Nursing Assistant

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Critical thinking skills and previous hospice expreience a plus
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Excellent team skills
  • Must have the ability to work with a variety of health care disciplines
  • Valid Michigan CNA license
  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Valid Automobile Insurance

Pay: $15-17/hour

How to Apply

Email Application and Resume to to be considered.

You may also mail your resume to Ionia Area Hospice/Stoneleigh Residence, ATTN: Human Resources, 3186 Pine Tree Road Ste 1, Lansing, MI 48911 or fax us at (517) 882-3010.