Career Opportunities

Interested in joining a dynamic interdisciplinary team of phenomenal professionals? Regional Hospice and Palliative 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.

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care offers a generous benefits package including: Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K, Vacation and Sick Time.

Regional Hospice Employment Application

Interested candidates for the following positions please:


IT Support Coordinator

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is searching for an IT Support Coordinator.

Duties Include:

  • Help with end-user operations and trouble-shooting with technology devices including computers (hardware and software), tablets, cell phones, agency phone systems, patient experience equipment such as television support, wireless internet, etc.
  • Perform basic installations, repairs upgrades and maintenance on hardware and equipment and assists in the analysis of technical products, systems and/or software.
  • Must be customer service-oriented, innovative, creative and proactive in anticipating and resolving problems while maximizing efficient use of computing resources.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer related field, or related work experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience installing and supporting PC and laptop hardware and software.
  • Professional certifications as Desktop Support Technician, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, or similar preferred.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a busy environment.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • Desire to learn and progress.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation and communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be motivated, independent and energetic and able to shift gears quickly.
  • He/She must maintain strict confidentiality of agency information.

This job operates in a professional office and uses standard office equipment. Bending, stopping and reaching with hands and arms is frequently required.

This position in mostly sedentary and interfaces with office staff, clinical staff, clerical staff, and vendors.

Reports to: IT Systems Manager

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


Insurance Verification Coordinator

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking a full time (Tuesday – Saturday) insurance verification coordinator.

Duties Include:

  • Verify insurance coverage for all patients.
  • Coordinate approvals and denials of patient services based on insurance coverages.
  • The coordinator will be an integral part of the intake team and will outline the financial process of collections to patient families.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in a medical billing/hospital or surgical center intake.
  • Working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and commercial clearing house.
  • Working knowledge of HCPC and diagnosis coding.
  • Must be comfortable making phone calls to all healthcare facilities, patients/family members and insurance companies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain a positive and professional attitude are required.
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient and agency information is a must.

Experience in Hospice/Home Care is preferred.

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


Pediatric Hospice Nurse

We are looking for RNs with experience in Pediatrics in Fairfield County and New Haven County

We have both per diem and Full time Registered Nurse Case Manager positions available for the coordination and management of all patient care and other services for patients and their families. As Regional Hospice’s pediatric hospice and palliative care programs are growing, we are looking for nurses with comfort and experience working with children with advanced illness, as well as ability to work with adult populations as well.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
  • Registered Nurse with a current license in the State of Connecticut.
  • Two years experience as a staff nurse in a hospital, home health care agency, or hospice required. Advanced credentials in hospice and palliative care preferred
  • Transportation required, including proof of auto insurance
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer skills – ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, interdisciplinary team members, etc

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


Hospice Registered Nurse – RN (Per Diem)

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care 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.

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


Hospice RN Nurse Case Manager – Full time (including weekends)

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for FULL TIME RN Case Managers for our Home Hospice and Palliative Care patients.

This position includes weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) as well as 2 or 3 additional days during the week.

Case Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of all patient care and other services for patients and their families. Case Manager works with interdisciplinary team and patient’s primary care physician to provide quality pain and symptom management and palliative care, as well as support to the patient and family.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
  • Registered Nurse with a current license in the State of Connecticut.
  • Two years experience as a staff nurse in a hospital, home health care agency, or hospice required. Advanced credentials in hospice and palliative care preferred
  • Transportation required, including proof of auto insurance and clear driving history
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer skills – ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, interdisciplinary team members, etc

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA (Per Diem)

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care 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 CNA, preferably one year experience as a certified nursing assistant caring for patients at end of life.

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


 Hospice Social Worker LCSW – Part time (New Haven and Danbury areas)

Our team is looking for licensed social workers to provide social work services to our New Haven area community based hospice patients as well as those who are inpatient at the Yale-New Haven/Smilow Cancer Center under Regional Hospice and Home Care.

While candidates would be working mostly in the New Haven area, this position will require some orientation, training and on-going meetings at our main location in Danbury.

Evening and weekend availability preferred.

Qualifications must include:

  • Connecticut LCSW certification required
  • Experience in Hospice and/or Palliative Care required
  • Spanish speaking a plus
  • Must have valid drivers’ license, proof of automobile insurance, and a clean driving record.

To apply, please see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


About Regional Hospice and Palliative Care

Regional Hospice and Palliative 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 Palliative 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 Palliative 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.