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As Northwest Indiana’s leading provider of aging, palliative, hospice and grief support services, the VNA can offer individuals an exciting career path. VNA supports employees as they build and maintain rewarding careers.

The professional VNA work culture fosters positive teamwork and encourages personal growth as we work to provide compassionate, quality care for families in Northwest Indiana.

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Current Career Opportunities

Clinical Relations Liaison RN

Full-time

SUMMARY:

The Clinical Relations Liaison will assist with the marketing of the agency and will assist in developing and maintaining referral sources for the agency. This position also serves as a liaison between current referral sources and the agency. This position is responsible to assist in the growth of the agency and to increase admissions to the agency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Assists with Marketing Activities:

• Builds and maintains relationships with referral sources by calling on potential and current referral sources, including but not limited to, physicians’ offices, extended care facilities, hospitals, community organizations, and other appropriate community resources. Presents the agencies in a positive way at all times.

• Promotes the Agencies through making calls and visits, delivering new physician packets, celebrating Doctor’s Day, Social Worker’s Day, Doctor of the Year, delivering tokens of appreciation, and providing education.

• Schedules and coordinates in-services as requested to potential or current referral sources to explain the Agency’s services and provide education

• Participates in enhancing marketing activities by making recommendations on current marketing programs, identifying needs for marketing materials/resources, suggesting new marketing strategies, and identifying new potential referral sources or market segments.

• Attends and assists with staffing functions as required including weekends and evenings.

Community Relations Activities:

• Serves as a liaison between the Agencies and the referral sources.

• Assists in researching problems or concerns and following through to resolution.

• Notifies supervisor of quality improvement or other needs identified by customers.

• Works as liaison between referral sources and agency for patient admissions.

Job Requirements

• Previous experience in marketing or related field preferred.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Excellent presentation skills.

• Must be computer literate. Experience in database management, Power Point, desktop publishing, and Excel preferred.

• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.

• Demonstrates ability to take initiative.

• Ability to work independently and be extremely organized.

• Must have pleasant personality and professional appearance.

• Ability to develop effective working relationships with all staff members.

• Ability to maintain confidential information.

• Must be flexible and adapt easily to a changing environment.

• Must have and maintain current driver’s license and automobile insurance.

• Previous Hospice Experience

• Licensed Registered Nurse

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Hospice Aides

The Visiting Nurse Association of NWI is seeking full-time and part-time Hospice Aides (HHA). The HHA’s provide personal care to our hospice patients in their homes and at our Hospice Center.

HOURS:

· Full-time 8 – 4:30 p.m. with on-call rotation for in-patient center

· Part-time and PRN, hours may vary depending on agreed schedule.

Qualifications and Skills:

· Some of the qualifications and skills required for this position are:

· Prefer minimum of 6 months as a CNA or HHA.

· If you are a CNA, we will train and get you certified as a HHA upon hire.

· If you are a nursing student, you must complete fundamentals of nursing. This is a wonderful opportunity to work as a HHA while going to nursing school.

· Must have and maintain valid driver's license, auto insurance;

· Must maintain current CPR certification;

· Must be computer literate.

Benefits

As a full-time employee or part-time employee (over 30 hours), you are eligible for the following benefits:

· Medical Insurance (includes prescription coverage and vision discount)

· Voluntary Dental Insurance

· Group Term Life Insurance

· Supplemental Life Insurance

· Short-Term Disability

· Voluntary Long-Term Disability

· Paid Days Off

· 6 Holidays

· Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Care Reimbursement

· Tuition Reimbursement

· 403b Thrift Savings Plan

· Employee Assistance Program

· YMCA Discount

· Direct Deposit

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Palliative Care/Hospice Nurse Practitioner

PRN with availability to grow into Full-time

As a Nurse Practitioner on the Palliative and Hospice Care Team, you will provide Palliative and Hospice Care to patients in the hospital setting and/or skilled nursing facility and/or home setting. This excellent opportunity affords a flexible, autonomous role bringing enormous satisfaction in the care and comfort of our aging population. Additionally you will build meaningful relationships with the residents and their families.

Our nurse Practitioners collaborate with the Executive Director, Medical Director and Hospice Clinical Director to ensure that quality Palliative and Hospice Care is being provided to our patients.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current, unrestricted NP license in the State of IN
  • A clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties
  • DEA or ability to obtain
  • Prescriptive authority or ability to obtain
  • Minimum 1 year NP experience
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Reliable transportation and insurance
  • Ability to travel throughout our service area
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in PC based word processing including Microsoft Word and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in hospice and palliative care (ACHPN)
  • Long term care and/or nursing home based experience
  • Experience working with the older adult and/or geriatric population
  • Palliative care experience
  • Hospice experience
  • Home care experience
  • Hospital based experience
  • Oncology experience
  • Critical care experience

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SEEKING PRN MIDNIGHT HOSPICE RN's or LPN's

TO WORK IN OUR 13-BED INPATIENT FACILITY

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervising the health care of hospice patients. The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

The Licensed Practical Nurse performs designated nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The activities of the LPN are based on his/her educational preparation and experience.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

• Assumes primary responsibility for nursing care of the patient in conjunction with physician’s orders and IDT.

• Understands and can interpret to patient and family the philosophy, acceptance, admission, recertification, and discharge policies for all agency programs and levels of care.

• Observes, evaluates, and reports to physician patient’s physical and emotional condition, reaction to drugs and/or treatments. Interprets to physician social and physical factors in the environment that affect patient’s care.

• Identifies nursing problems and establishes plan of care based on mutual goals.

• Makes ongoing re-assessment of patient/family’s current status and initiates changes in plan of care as necessary.

• Evaluates need for additional agency and/or community resources and makes appropriate referrals including caregivers at risk for pathological grief.

• Coordinates and/or implements other agency professional services for his/her patients and families. Prioritizes needs with the members of IDT.

• Instructs and supervises HHA/LPN’s.

• Consults with and educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, end of life care and process to deal with issues of ethical concern.

• Helps patient and family to adjust positively to physical, mental and social limitations. Helps family accept and cope with responsibilities for providing care.

• Respects the right of the patients to maintain reasonable control of their lives and retain as much decision-making authority as possible.

• Helps to achieve and maintain continuity of patient care by planning and exchanging information with other health and social agencies as well as by intra-agency exchange of information.

• Utilizes the team approach to achieve and maintain continuity and comprehensiveness of patient/family care.

• Serves as an auxiliary member of IDT and attends IDT meetings when requested to do so. Participates in re-certification process per agency policy.

• Abides by shift schedule. Performs other duties as assigned.

• Provides specialized hospice training to other staff, family members, and informal caregivers to insure adequate care.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be currently licensed as a registered professional nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

• Graduate of a state accredited school

• Minimum of one year of medical/surgical experience in a hospital setting, nursing home, ECF, or home care. Previous hospice experience and/or demonstrates understanding and support of the hospice philosophy and concept preferred. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and skill in current nursing practice.

• Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, auto insurance.

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Hospice Social Worker

The Visiting Nurse Association of NWI is seeking a Hospice Social Worker (full-time) to provide direct supportive services to terminally ill patients and their families at our in-patient Hospice Center and Patient Homes. The Hospice Social Worker works in conjunction with the Hospice interdisciplinary group (IDT) to provide direct supportive services to terminally ill patients and their families, and to consult with and support other agency personnel. The social worker will provide assessments of psychosocial problems and define goals and interventions to provide excellent end of life care.

 

The Hospice Social Worker:

· Is a member of an interdisciplinary team (IDT) and provides social services in accordance with interdisciplinary plan of treatment

· Participates in the preparation, evaluation, and execution of the interdisciplinary plan of care to assure that the highest quality of care is given to those served

· Recognizes and utilizes community and family resources to assist the patient and family with end of life care needs

· Develops the plan of care with the IDT to deal with personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that may interfere with care

· Assists with funeral planning

· Keeps abreast of social work trends and knowledge

· Participates in education both internally and externally to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice

· Maintains continuity of patient care by liaising with other health care professionals

· Attends IDT conferences and care plan meetings

· Arranges for extended care placement or respite placement when necessary

Job Requirements

· Demonstrates flexibility with scheduling

· Must possess a Master's Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Required experience:

· Minimum of one year in social work, preferably in a healthcare related setting

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Hospice Admission RN

Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper and Lake County

Our Evening On-Call RN will be available to do Evening Admissions Monday through Friday

8, 10, and 12 hour shifts available

SUMMARY The admissions nurse orients and admits patients and families to hospice services, assesses needs, and plans and coordinates care in order to meet the end of life care needs of individuals and families in their homes and communities.

Qualified Candidates will possess:

• Unrestricted RN license in the State of Indiana

• Excellent communication and organizational skills

• Minimum experience of 1 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing

• Hospice experience preferred

 

YOU WORKED FOR THE REST NOW WORK FOR THE BEST!!!

REGISTERED NURSE  or LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

ON-CALL/ HOSPICE

 

8, 10 or 12 HOUR SHIFTS AVAILABLE

ON-Call

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY OR SAT AND/OR SUNDAY 

Porter,  LaPorte,  Starke, Jasper and Lake County 

VNA of NWI HAS LATEST TECHNOLOGY!

Why did you become a nurse?  If you’d rather spend time with your patient than documenting, VNA of NWI has implemented state of the art Hospice software ensuring less time on documenting and more time doing what you were trained to do, providing exceptional nursing care! 

SUMMARY

The Registered Professional Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervising the health care of hospice patients.  The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse performs designated nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse.  The activities of the LPN are based on his/her educational preparation and experience.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 Qualified Candidates will possess:

· Unrestricted RN  OR LPN license in the State of Indiana   

· Excellent communication and organizational skills

· Minimum experience of 2 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing

· Hospice experience preferred

EOE

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