WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Divine Hospice & Palliative Care is a small, privately owned hospice company in Denver Colorado that is trying to carry out a mission close to our hearts. We need donations and volunteers to help reach out and provide care to those that need them the most but do not have the resources available.

PLEASE DONATE

Please help us provide support to those that deserve to not be alone but don’t have the resources to help them.

CONTACT INFO
  • Address: 10200 E Girard Ave, Suite D-140
    Denver, CO 80231
  • Phone: 1-303-357-2540
  • Email: info@divinehospice.net

Available Opportunities

PRN Hospice RN

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.  The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care

  1. Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  2. Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  3. Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
    1. Writing and initiating plan of care
    2. Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
    3. Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
  4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  5. Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  8. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  9. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
  10. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

  1. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
  2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  4. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers.  Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
  5. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  6. Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  7. Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  8. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties

  1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  3. Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
  4. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and inservice classes.
  5. Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
  6. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse (Required)

PRN Hospice LPN

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) are responsible for using their extensive training in a wide range of nursing tasks and patient-care objectives. These nurses must have strong communication skills to interact with patients, listen to their concerns, talk to their families, and solve any issues as soon as they arise. They must also be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate this care.

LPNs follow strict safety and privacy guidelines to maintain confidentiality and security in the workplace, and common responsibilities include providing medication, taking vital signs, administering injections, measuring temperature and blood pressure, filling out medical charts, and recording prescribed medications. They may stand on their feet for several hours at a time and use a personal computer to log their interactions and progress. They must communicate any issues to the RN Case Manager and physician in charge, and may also be tasked with monitoring physical activities, handling hazardous materials, overseeing medical processes, and keeping instruments and materials available for medical staff. Licensed practical nurses work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to multitask with ease. They should always have a friendly attitude and strive to provide excellent patient care. They must work well in a team setting with other nurses, but also on their own with minimal supervision. Must provide compassion and education to family members related to symptom management

and the dying process. Must be able to be flexible, as daily schedules can sometimes change in hospice related to patient care.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Tasks:

  • Provide basic medical care helping physicians and registered nurses to focus in more specialized areas in patient care.
  • May include some clerical work and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Take temperatures, dress wounds, record vital signs, collect blood and urine samples and prep patients for examinations, etc.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Required)

 

 

PRN Hospice Aide

A hospice aide will be responsible for providing comfort care for people who are elderly or terminally ill. This is provided within a patient’s home or at a hospice facility. The responsibilities will vary from patient to patient and depend on the environment. Some typical duties of a hospice aide include caring for a patient’s personal needs, changing bed linens, assisting with transportation, bathing patients, transferring from beds to wheelchairs, maintaining accurate and confidential records regarding each patient, preparing meals, checking various vital signs, performing duties requested by clients and families, assisting with exercise, and changing dressing.

Hospice Aide Tasks

  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients.
  • Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
  • Clean rooms and change linens.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Hospice: 1 year (Required)
  • CNA: 1 year (Required)

License:

  • CNA (Required)

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospice volunteers are generally available to provide different types of support to patients and their loved ones including running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give family members a break, and lending emotional support and companionship to patients and family members. Because hospice volunteers spend time in patients’ and families’ homes, each hospice program generally has an application and interview process to assure the person is right for this type of volunteer work. In addition, hospice programs have an organized training program for their patient care volunteers. Areas covered by these training programs often include understanding hospice, confidentiality, working with families, listening skills, signs and symptoms of approaching death, loss and grief and bereavement support.

 

Common Volunteer activities include:

  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Reading
  • Praying the rosary
  • Sharing photos
  • and so many more

 

If you are interested in becoming a Divine Hospice volunteer, please contact:

Volunteers@divinehospice.net

303-357-2540

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