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

Office Coordinator

The Office Coordinator is responsible for coordinating office activities including answering phone calls, directing concerns to proper individuals, assisting with clinical records, assisting with clerical tasks from the leadership team, and additional office tasks as assigned.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Answers telephone inquiries and triages phone calls appropriately.
  • Communicates effectively via phone, e-mail, secure messaging, etc. with families, patients, vendors, referral sources, and staff.
  • Greets office visitors and helps direct office traffic to the appropriate individuals.
  • Helps the leadership team, preserving the confidential nature of the information they have knowledge of. Maintains security/confidentiality.
  • Helps to maintain management files, records, and correspondence as requested by leadership team.
  • Performs word processing needs, e-mail, faxing, and copying tasks for the organization.
  • Orders and stocks clinical supplies, cleaning supplies as well as general office supplies for multiple locations.
  • Maintains supply, DME, and additional records as need to ensure accurate supply orders and stock. This may be completed through electronic systems as necessary.
  • Enters data and clinical medical records in the electronic medical record system with accuracy to ensure medical records are complete and compliant.
  • Sends orders to physicians when needed. Maintains document tracking to ensure records are complete and compliant.
  • Works with assigned vendors to ensure competitive pricing regularly.
  • Assists with the making, inputting, and updating of calendars and schedules with oversight from the leadership team.
  • Assists with Intake and Referral support in the office/with clinical team.
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of state, and federal documentation regulations and serves as a resource for appropriate organization personnel.
  • Provides support to leadership team clinical team to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice care services.
  • Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated.
  • Stays informed about changes in the field of hospice care, shares information with appropriate organization personnel.
  • Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by Directors.

Position Qualifications

  • Associate degree or higher preferred. Degree Concentration in Business, Administration, or Communication preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer and information systems knowledge required. Previous electronic medical record experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stress in an ever-changing environment.
  • Demonstrates excellent phone etiquette.
  • Maintains a working vehicle, an acceptable driving record, and a valid driving license.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and public relations skills.
  • Must work well in a Team environment and demonstrate autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility, and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
  • Must understand and work toward the organizational mission.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16 to $20 based on experience.   

Home Hospice After Hours On-Call Nurse

The Home Hospice After Hours On-Call Nurse is the primary patient contact during after-hours and weekends with support from the Interdisciplinary Team as a whole. This nurse is experienced  with emphasis on triage and emergency management. The On-Call Hospice Nurse strives to meet the needs of individuals and families wherever the patient may reside by triaging needs as well as completing visits as needed/directed by clinical leadership.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Patient Care – Hospice RN

  • Triages via the phone and completes visits for hospice patients as needed during on-call shifts. (Shifts are currently Friday 5pm to Monday 8:30am as well as 5pm to 8:30am the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights).
    • Report is communicated to the on-call RN after 4:30pm on weekdays.
    • Morning Report is completed at 8:40am via phone call or messaged to clinical leadership prior to 8:40am.
    • Back Up Nurse support is scheduled for weekend on-call shifts and as needed during additional time periods.
  • Communicates with physician on-call at night for orders as well as medical support as appropriate.
  • Initiates appropriate nursing procedures.
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan, within an RN scope of practice.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and comfort care.
  • Orders medication and equipment while on-call if the need is unable to be addressed the next day by case manager or clinical leadership.
  • Completes death and post-mortem visits that occur during on-call shift. Connects with funeral homes and appropriate parties.
  • On occasion, the on-call nurse may be scheduled for an after hours or urgent admission visit. This will be conducted with support from the clinical leadership or on-call administrator team.
Communications
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in Morning Reports and provides relevant information to daytime case managers as well as the interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  • Communicates appropriately with on-call administration and clinical leadership to meet the afterhours needs that may arise.
  • Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate.

Additional Duties

  • Attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience and one (1) to two (2) years of recent experience in hospice is preferred.
  • Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state law and is in good working order. Must not have more than three moving violations in the last three years.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Salaried Position plus mileage

Music Therapist

The Music Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. The Music Therapist helps to ensure patient support is coordinated and managed appropriately.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Evaluate patient’s functional status and assess patient’s response to music, music preferences, music skills and cultural factors.
  • Develop, administer, and coordinate music activities and programs in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Implement music activities that facilitate non-musical goals (e.g. sensory stimulation, memory recall, positive failure, socialization, etc.)
  • Monitor the condition of musical instruments.
  • Work as part of the interdisciplinary team to care plan in determining therapeutic objectives and goals.
  • Develops, oversees, and coordinates staff wellness/support activities with leadership team.
  • Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors.
  • Complete documentation in accordance with CMS and HOL guidelines and regulations.
  • Adhere to all HOL policies, procedures, and standards of conduct as noted in the employee handbook.
  • Documentation, visits and mileage will all be entered daily when visit is completed.
 

Position Qualifications

  • Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC)                                                                  
  • Two years of music therapy experience and/or hospice experience.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state guidelines and is in good working order.
  • Must have liability insurance.
  • Has excellent observation, verbal, and written communication skills.
 

Job Type: Casual

Rate per Visit: Please inquire. 

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

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.
 

Communication

  • 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 experience 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 HR@hospiceoflansing.org 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.