Career Opportunities

Interested in joining a dynamic interdisciplinary team of phenomenal professionals? Regional Hospice and Home Care provides the highest quality of palliative and hospice care in Connecticut and New York. Our agency offers real hope for those facing advanced illness and those who love them.

Interested candidates for the following positions should contact HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org or DOWNLOAD an application.


Director of Development and Community Relations

The Director of Development and Community Relations is a full-time, management-level position with administrative oversight and responsibility for a comprehensive public relations and fund development program. Support the President & CEO and Chief Operating Officer by providing leadership and managerial skills and expertise in community and corporate relations. Key areas of responsibility include oversight of community/corporate relations; overseeing and managing grant requests and writing; and foundation-funded research projects and marketing. Implements a results-oriented and diverse development plan with concrete outcomes, and manage the various activities of fundraising to assure funding to meet current and future needs of the organization.

Qualifications Must Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years related experience (required).
  • Strong organizational, written, and interpersonal and computer skills including Microsoft Office and Raisers Edge applications (required).
  • Ability to handle a multitude of tasks under deadline pressures and have the ability to work in a high-volume, high-demand (but highly collaborative, supportive, team-oriented) department.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Critical Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and manage a long-term, fundraising strategy that supports the operating, capital and trust objectives of the organization. Personally drive fundraising cultivation and solicitation activities, develop fundraising alliances, maximize revenue from current sources of philanthropy, appeal to individual and institutional donors, and lead and direct any and all fundraising efforts.
  • Oversight of all fundraising events; establish fund-raising objectives, develop significant committee support, and guide and coach members to raise or exceed objectives.
  • Conceptualize, plan, write, edit, steward and report on grant proposals to achieve budget goals.
  • Steward relationships with existing corporate and foundation partners, securing and coordinating pertinent information and meetings.
  • Research and identify new foundation, corporate, and government sources of funding compatible with RHHC’s programs.
  • Ensure ongoing awareness and understanding of local and federal government grant opportunities.
  • Work with and facilitate foundation-based research projects
  • Develop and maintain a productive, positive working relationship with individual and corporate donors, community volunteers, community agencies, and Regional Hospice and Home Care staff and board members.

Hospice MD / Palliative Care Physician

We are looking for a medical doctor with hospice and palliative care experience to assist both with our Center for Comfort Care and Healing (12 bed inpatient residence) and our Home Hospice program, doing “face to face” patient assessments and collaboration with interdisciplinary team regarding patient’s plans of care.

Additionally, Regional Hospice was recently selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, an innovative palliative care pilot program. The Choices program will allow eligible beneficiaries the option to elect supportive care services typically provided by hospice while continuing to receive curative services concurrently. Over 5,000 hospices across the country were invited to apply to participate in this program, and RHHC is one of 70 nationwide chosen to participate for the full five years of the study.

Qualifications Must Include:

  • Full time candidates, and offer a generous benefits package to full time employees.
  • May also have availability for part-time or per diem applicants, when applying please state your availability.
  • Must have clinical expertise and ability to interface with medical community.
  • Current CT MD license required.
  • Homecare/hospice experience required, advance hospice and palliative care credentials preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Position requires good written and oral communication skills, with ability to work in variety of environments.

Registered Nurse Case Manager for Home Health and Home Hospice – FT

Full time Registered Nurse Case Manager is needed for the coordination and management of all patient care and other services for patients and their families. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is preferred, with two years of experience as a staff nurse in a hospital, home health care agency or hospice. Transportation and a valid driver’s license is required. This is a full time position with a generous benefits package.


Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s is looking for Certified Nurses Assistants to work in our community based home-hospice program, as well as in our 12 Bed Center for Comfort Care and Healing inpatient facility.

Qualifications Must Include:

  • We are looking for individuals who are interested in per diem employment.
  • Applicants must have documentation of an approved certified nursing assistant program by the State of Connecticut.
  • One year experience as a CAN, preferably one year experience as a certified nursing assistant caring for patients at end of life.

Hospice Registered Nurse – RN (Per Diem)

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s is looking for Registered Nurses to work both in our home-hospice program, as well as in our 12 Bed Center for Comfort Care and Healing inpatient facility.

Qualifications Must Include:

  • We are looking for individuals who are interested in per diem employment (either in home-care or inpatient).
  • Applicants must be licensed by the State of Connecticut.
  • Experience caring for patients at end of life is required, and certification with advance training (CHPN) preferred.

Hospice Associate Chaplain – Per Diem

Regional Hospice and Home Care is looking for a per diem Associate Chaplain to provide spiritual and pastoral care to the patients and families on our home hospice and in-patient hospice program. This position will report directly to the Manager of Spiritual Care, and after initial orientation/training, would be available to supplement Spiritual department patient needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Graduate of an accredited seminary or school of theology with a Master’s of Divinity Degree, Doctorate, or an equivalent.

2. Previous experience with hospice programs, counseling of patients and families involved with terminal illness, and bereavement issues preferred.

3. Four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) or an equivalent counseling training is preferred. Some counseling training, counseling in hospice, or at least One Unit of CPE is required.

4. Demonstrated ability to be open, flexible and ecumenical.

5. A car and valid driver’s license.

6. Computer literate.


If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org or DOWNLOAD an application.

 

About Regional Hospice and Home Care

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s History and Mission
In 1983, a concerned group of local oncologists realized their vision to bring compassionate end-of-life care and family support services to patients no longer benefiting from aggressive medical treatments. Dedicated to its mission of providing care, comfort and compassion to those facing advanced illness in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties, Regional Hospice and Home Care has served thousands of area families through its hospice and palliative home care programs. Our agency provides patients and their families with multi-disciplinary care, pain management, spiritual and emotional support, and volunteer programs for dignity and optimum quality of life during end-of-life care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Regional Hospice Choices – An Innovative Hospice Program
Regional Hospice and Home Care has been selected as the only provider in the State of Connecticut to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, a model which will provide patients the option to elect supportive care services typically offered by hospice while continuing to receive curative services concurrently. Over 5,000 hospices were invited to apply to participate in this model, and only 140 were selected to participate for a range of 3 to 5 years. Regional Hospice was one of 70 hospices selected nationwide to participate for the full five years of the study.

The Center for Comfort Care and Healing
With the 2015 opening of the Center for Comfort Care and Healing, our patients and their families now also have the option of utilizing these comprehensive, interdisciplinary services in our beautiful, state-of-the-art new Center, a specialty hospital for palliative and end-of-life care. We have the first Center of its kind in the state of Connecticut, and are at the forefront of end-of-life care in the state. While providing patients with the highest quality care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we have witnessed families utilizing all of the amenities of our hospice home – spending time with the patient and each other in our welcoming family kitchen, our comfortable living rooms, and our beautiful gardens.

Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss
The Healing Hearts Center Grief and Loss is located within the Center for Comfort Care and Healing. This promotes synergy between hospice care and bereavement services, as visitors have discovered there is a convenient, welcoming place they can go for support after the death of their loved one.

Our Service to Patients and the Community:
– We have provided care to patients ranging from age 8 days to age 104, and have supported their families through this difficult time.
– We have admitted patients from seven states, the majority from Connecticut and New York.
– In our first full year, we served approximately 1,400 patients in the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.
– We will continue to care for approximately 750 patients in their homes, in assisted living residences, and in skilled nursing facilities in our communities each year.
– The 1,900 total hospice patients we will serve each year will also have more than 7,000 family members from throughout the region that will be impacted by our work.
– We will help 1,200 individuals in need of grief support from our Healing Hearts Center.
– Over 15,000 visitors will come to the Center each year to spend time with their loved ones and to participate in educational events on end-of-life care.