Hospice Home Health RN

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 177203-1A
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Health Continuing Care, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Our team provides ongoing care to individuals through our assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Our teams of nurses, aides, food service, and environmental service employees work to create an environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and patients, along with their families.


About the Job

Position Summary: Responsible for the development of an interdisciplinary approach to the supportive care of patients at home. Responsible for palliative and hospice program operations for both the in-home program and the Hospice House residence.

On Call: Yes
Weekends: Yes
Shift Rotation: Yes

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Manage the care of patients, coordinate all services and facilitate communication between all providers including financial oversight
  • Manage hospice staff including, but not limited to:
  • Recruitment and hiring activity
  • Training programs/support
  • Performance feedback and completing the annual performance evaluation
  • Oversee patient assessments for program appropriateness and implementation of the referrals
  • Facilitate and consult with health care givers, reimbursement agencies, mental health facilities, clergy, volunteer and other community resources
  • Assess resources available for the care of patients and develop a plan to meet gaps in the service as needed
  • Maintain statistical information in relation to the Palliative and Hospice Programs and the Hospice House residence
  • Lead hospice conference with inter-disciplinary staff
  • Educate partners in the Lahey Health system about the opportunities in Palliative and Hospice for home care patients
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Organizational Requirements:

  • Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Health at Home Confidentiality policy
  • Incorporate Lahey Health at Home Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities
  • Comply with all Lahey Health at Home Policies
  • Comply with behavioral expectations of the Lahey Health at Home Division 
  • Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment
  • Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards
  • Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities
  • Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education
  • Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing practice
  • Adheres to departmental requirements for required training
  • Identifies specific learning needs and goals and collaborates with Leadership in developing a plan to meet them
  • Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Registered Nurse from a Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing
  • BSN, strongly preferred

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

  • Valid MA license in nursing required
  • Maintains a current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification


  • 3 to 5 years of oncology or community health experience
  • 1-2  years’ experience managing a team of clinicians in a home health setting
  • Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid regulations in hospice / homecare
  • Understanding of documentation requirements 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proven ability to manage clinical team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong clinical assessment skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to facilitate cooperation and communication among team members
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills and ability to learn programs
  • Proven ability to interact in a positive and courteous manner with patients, families, employees, vendors, volunteers and the community members.
  • Detail orientated and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order