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 02.12.2014

Hospice Jobs - The Nation's Hospice Career Center.

Hospice jobs -  Over 35,000 + hospice job seekers including hospice nurses have signed up in HospiceChoices.com ...

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 01.30.2014

Hospice Origins

Hospices provide palliative care, as opposed to curative care...

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The Career Center For Hospice

Welcome to Hospice Choices the first truly dedicated 
career center for the hospice community.
 
NAHC and NHPCO members are honored by Hospice Choices to recieve the lowest rates while using the leading online career center for the hospice community. Hospice Choices has the largest hospice specific job seeker database while being #1 for key word searches.
 
Whether you are an individual looking for a career in hospice or a hospice looking for a professional to fill an opening in your organization, Hospice Choices provides one location for finding hospice resources.  It is very easy for the healthcare job seeker to find Hospice Choices. Affordable advertising is now possible, every hospice should be represented online and be accessible 24/7/365.
 
The hospice job seeker ( hospice nurse - Clinical management) can finally stop the chore of job shopping the dozens of non-hospice employment sites. Post all of your positions once and always be available to the job seeker.  Never worry about the internet medium again!
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Considering a career in hospice?

Hospice is often misunderstood and thought to be a place where patients go to die. Hospice, however, is a philosophy of care provided to patients with life limiting illness and takes place in various settings. It may be in a patient's home, in a nursing home and at times in an inpatient unit or a hospital. Regardless of the setting, the hospice philosophy is always the same, to provide care to ensure the best quality of life.

Hospice care encompasses physical, spiritual and emotional support provided through interdisciplinary teams which include nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, therapists, volunteers, and physicians. The patient and their loved ones are an integral part in the plan of care and decision are based on their wishes. Each team member has a part in the patient's care.

The hospice RN case manager makes sure that everything is in place to carry out the care plan. This includes proper staff, equipment, supplies and medications.

The hospice Nurse is highly trained in making patient assessments and providing all necessary care to ensure proper pain and symptom management and that the patient's needs are met.

The hospice home health aide or CNA is there to provide for the basic needs of the patient. Bathing, changing, feeding, checking of vital signs and reporting any significant changes in the patient's condition.

The hospice social worker evaluates the needs of the patient and their family upon admission. They specialize in helping the patient and family come to terms with terminal illness and to advocate for the patient's needs and rights. They may also act as a grief and/or bereavement counselor to the patient and their family.

The hospice chaplain can help the patient and their loved ones work through many of the whys of life and death. The chaplain is there to listen and offer spiritual support no matter the particular religious beliefs.

The hospice therapist includes a number of different disciplines i.e.; physical therapist speech-language therapist, massage therapist, music therapist... these services are provided for those hospice patients that would benefit from the therapy.

The hospice volunteer provides various services to the patient, the family and the hospice. Whether reading, letter writing or just being a friendly visitor to the patient; or sitting with the patient so the family can have a break; or serving the hospice by helping with duties in the office, the volunteer is a very important part of the team and is required by Medicare.

The hospice physician or Medical Director works in conjunction with the patient's regular physician so that the patient receives the best care ensuring comfort and quality of life.

This is just a brief summary of the roles of the hospice team members. There are many more opportunities available. If you are interested in a career in the rewarding field of hospice feel free to contact us at  call  (888)788-5856 or info@hospicechoices.net. You may also search the positions posted on HospiceChoices.com and contact the hospice for further information.  Please refer to terms and condidtions section below for details and information.