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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 1/18/2017

The Elizabeth Hospice Inc. Escondido, CA

Escondido, CA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree




Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has been at the forefront of providing exceptional hospice and palliative care, end-of-life home care, and comprehensive counseling options for all ages in San Diego County. A pioneer in the hospice and palliative care movement, The Elizabeth Hospice is the most experienced and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in the region, serving children and adults, and their families, impacted by illness, grief and loss, throughout communities within San Diego and the Inland Empire. In our 39-year history, we are honored to have earned the community s trust as a respected nonprofit healthcare leader.


Primarily responsible for providing professional nursing care to assigned patients, which includes adults, pediatric and perinatal. With input from the IDT (interdisciplinary team), patient and family, assesses, develops, implements and evaluates the plan of care. Ensures appropriate communication and plan of care coordination to all internal/external customers. Responsible for carrying out the mission, vision, values and commitment to quality of The Elizabeth Hospice.

* Develops written plan of care in coordination with an interdisciplinary Team (IDT).

* Oversees implementation of plan, evaluates and changes plan as necessary to meet patient/family needs.

* Communicates all changes to IDT and primary MD.

* Performs job duties in clinical areas as stated in clinical competency checklist, policies/procedures, standards of care, and critical competencies based on Scope of Practice.

* Maintains timely patient documentation using point of care electronic charting.

* Implements and maintains established hospice policies and procedures as well as Standards of Care and regulatory requirements.

* Provides health care instruction to patient and family members.

* Orients, instructs, and trains assigned personnel.

* Participates in providing 24 hour, seven days a week coverage to patients/families (on-call and census fluctuation).

* Performs admission assessment and admission when necessary.

Work hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Weekend commitment: Two shifts per month

On-call frequency: 2-3 shifts


* Must have Associates Degree, Bachelor Degree preferred.

* At least 12 months experience with 1-2 years preferred in acute care.

* Current CA RN license.

* Current CA driver s license with proof of insurance.

* Prefer certification as hospice nurse.

* Pediatric experience preferred.

* Spanish speaking preferred.

* Hospice experience preferred.

* Computer skills (word processing), use of adding machine, calculator, fax, photocopier.

* Because this is a field position, must be able to drive in various conditions, including but not limited to winding/steep roads, night driving, and rural areas, and be able to enter homes with pets.

"The Elizabeth Hospice is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.