PRN Registered Nurse Liaison

CREATED: June 2020 LAST REVISED: June 2020
JOB TITLE: PRN Registered Nurse Liaison
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director
TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO hr@williamsburghospice.org

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The PRN Registered Nurse (RN) Liaison provides direct patient care services to
hospice patients and supportive care to the patients’ families during scheduled evenings and weekends. In the absence of Clinical Director, acts in a supervisory capacity of the clinical program and staff and coordinates
referrals and admissions process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• PRN RN Liaison must be within the local area and within a 30-minute response time to Hospice House.
• PRN RN Liaison must be available by phone at 4PM on the weekday of their scheduled shift for Clinical
Director’s update report and during the entire shift for questions or updates from Companions regarding
guests’ conditions, medications, family concerns and staffing issues.
• PRN RN Liaison will handle unscheduled absences of Companions due to sickness or emergencies, by
calling in another Companion to cover the shift. If no other Companion is available, On-Call RN will
cover the Companion’s shift.
• PRN RN Liaison is expected to visit Hospice House during their on-call hours to assist day and night
shift Companions, assess performance of day and night shift Companions, physically assess guests,
assist and interact with families, review charts and documentation and update any changes to orders.
Flexibility of house visits is permitted
• PRN RN Liaison is expected to observe Companion’s guest care and document in writing and within 24
hours, any unsatisfactory behavior, improvements, or general care ability to the Clinical Director.
• PRN RN Liaison will report urgent issues immediately to the Clinical Director or the Programs and
Clinical Operations Director. Urgent issues include, but are not limited to; guest, family member or
staff injuries or falls, family concerns, serious house malfunctions such as leaks, lack of house
temperature control, breakdown of equipment etc. and staff performance issues that may result in written
corrective action or immediate termination as outlined in the Corrective Action Policy in the HHSCW
Personnel Policy Manual.
• PRN RN Liaison will report the routine events occurring during on-call hours to the Clinical Director (or
to the next On-Call RN in the absence of the Clinical Director), on the next business day.
• PRN RN Liaison will interact with home health/hospice agencies to report changes in guest condition,
and/or requests to change orders, and at the time of death, during on-call hours.
• PRN RN Liaison will pronounce deaths and be present on-site for families and staff, during on-call
hours.
• Other duties as assigned.
In the absence of the Clinical Director, the PRN RN Liaison will:
• Receive and evaluate referrals for HHSCW.

Job Description – PRN Registered Nurse Liaison 6-2020
• Meet with patient and family prior to admission to explain services.
• Complete all admission paperwork as needed.
• Coordinate admissions to HHSCW with social workers and medical hospice agencies.
• Maintain and updates all information for referrals, admissions, deaths and discharges.
• Update and communicate with On-Call RN’s and Companions to ensure continuity of patient care and
smooth running operations of the clinical program.

SCHEDULE: Scheduled on an as needed basis. This is a PRN position with a varying schedule. A minimum
regular monthly schedule will be established that includes one evening per week and one weekend per month
Occasional and pre-scheduled extended clinical program coverage of several days (up to a week) 2 – 3 times per
year is also expected.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Current and unencumbered license to practice as a RN in the state of Virginia
• Minimum of 3 years of hospice experience
• Supervisory experience
• Ability to make professional clinical decisions using sound judgment
• Proficiency in computer technology
Preferred:
• BSN
• CHPN


Administrative Specialist

CREATED: June 2020 LAST REVISED: June 2020
JOB TITLE: Administrative Specialist
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to hr@williamsburghospice.org

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Administrative Specialist performs a variety of administrative, communication
and clerical tasks in support of HHSCW staff and volunteers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Creates, communicates and maintains volunteer schedules for various segments of volunteer support
· Prepares, assembles and distributes acknowledgement and tribute letters as well as other mailings
· Assists with maintaining employee and volunteer records and forms
· Prepares and assembles training and education materials
· Maintains HHSCW Board of Directors and HHSCW Council notebooks and their contents
· Orders office materials as requested by other staff members
· Proofs a variety of documents such as donor lists and event materials
· Other duties as assigned

SCHEDULE:
· This is a part-time 20 hours per week position. Schedule to be determined by organizational needs and
individual’s availability. Occasional weekend and evening hours are expected to support organization’s
programs and functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· High School diploma or equivalent
· Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
· Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
· Well-developed verbal, listening and written communication skills
· Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and confidentiality
· Ability to work independently or as a team player
· Knowledge of E-Tapestry or other CRM programs preferred


Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO hr@williamsburghospice.org

PRIMARY FUNCTION:   Provides direct patient care services to hospice and respite patients and supportive care to the patients’ families served by Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.  Helps maintain the therapeutic environment and performs basic housekeeping duties. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides patients’ personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assists with travel to the bathroom; helps with showers and baths.
  • Provides for patient’s activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
  • Provides adjunct care by administering medications ordered by the medical hospice agency.
  • Provides patient comfort by using resources and materials; answering patients’ call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to the Clinical Director or the On-Call RN.
  • Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  • Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures as outlined in the HHSCW Personnel Policy Manual and all training materials.
  • Protects organization’s values and confidentiality of patient and family members by adhering standards outlined in the HHSCW Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Serves and protects the hospice community by adhering to professional standards, hospice policies and procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications and attending staff meetings.
  • Enhances Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Performs assigned housekeeping duties to maintain cleanliness of patient quarters according to infection control procedures and other housekeeping duties throughout the house and property as assigned.
  • Follows policies and procedures governing safety at the house and participates in activities to maintain a safe environment, to respond to emergencies and report incidents.
  • Reports any needs, problems or complaints to the Clinical Director or On-Call RN.

SCHEDULE: Schedules will vary and may be full-time, part-time or PRN.  Weekend shifts and holidays are required and night shift work may be required depending on the need. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Preferred – CNA license.  Will also consider at least 1 years’ experience as a nurse’s aide or providing companion or nursing care at home or completion of freshman year as a nursing student is required. Open toward hospice philosophy and comfortable working with individuals who are dying.    Able to provide physical care and the activities described above as needed to individuals who are bed bound and unable to assist in their own care.  Able to assist and empathize with family members who have primary responsibility for the patient’s care.  Able to work a flexible schedule.  Successful completion of Hospice House & Support Care education for medication administration and post-employment offer criminal background check and drug test.