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.

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

Interested candidates for the following positions please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Registered Nurse Case Manager for Home Health and Home Hospice (Full Time; 2 Positions – Danbury & New Haven)

Two, Full-Time, Registered Nurse Case Managers are 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. These are full-time positions with a generous benefits package.

  • RN Case Manager in New Haven County – This position will be working both with hospice and home care patients in the HOME setting in the Greater New Haven area, as well as with patients who are inpatient at Smilow Cancer Hospital providing hospice services.
  • RN Case Manager in Fairfield County – This position will be working with home hospice patients in the Danbury area.

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 DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Hospice RN (Full Time, On-Call Nights)

Evening on-call RN needed to triage calls from our hospice and home care patients and families, and visit patients as needed.

This is a full-time position, alternating nights with another Full-Time, On-Call Nurse, so over the course of 2 weeks (14 days), each On-Call RN works a total of SEVEN shifts (4 nights one week, 3 nights the next). Regional Hospice offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees.

CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Available at 5 p.m. during the week Monday through Friday, or 6 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday for scheduled visits or admissions as needed.
  • Responds to all telephone calls received by the answering service between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in a timely manner.
  • Provides skilled and supportive nursing care to patients and families when needs are urgent/emergent outside the hours of normal operation.
  • Performs patient visits for Hospice and Home Health Care as scheduled/needed.
  • Performs assessment of patient and family, through observation, interviews, and analysis of records.
  • Assesses physical, emotional, psychosocial, environmental and spiritual needs.
  • Identifies present and potential problems.
  • Communicates changes to plan of care and/or patient status to the Interdisciplinary Team including Attending Physician

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have clinical expertise, current nursing CT license, and ability to interface with medical community.
  • Home-care/hospice experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Position requires good written and oral communication skills, with ability to work in variety of environments.

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Hospice RN – Team Leader

Regional Hospice and Home Care’s is looking for an RN Team Leader in our 12-Bed Center for Comfort Care and Healing inpatient facility.

This is a full-time, salaried RN position, to include some weekend coverage. The RN Team Leader’s primary role will be to supervise, instruct and guide the nursing staff in providing exceptional care and symptom management to our patients and their families. Full-time employees are eligible for a generous benefit package.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be licensed Registered Nurse by the State of Connecticut.
  • A BSN is required (MSN preferred)
  • 3 years hospice and supervisory experience preferred, as well as comprehensive understanding of the Medicare hospice benefit.
  • Certification with advance training (CHPN) preferred.

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Clinical Supervisor – Hospice and Home Care (Full Time)

Regional Hospice is seeking a Full-Time Clinical Supervisor to be responsible for maintaining the quality of clinical services, including all aspects of Nursing care and Home Health Aides. The Clinical Supervisor maintains an ongoing positive relationship with professional and non-professional staff of the agency, the community, and the Board of Directors. The Supervisor supports and fosters the philosophy, goals and objectives of the agency.

The Clinical Supervisor assists the Director of Home Hospice and Palliative Care Program in planning, developing, administering, supervising, and delivering agency services. The Supervisor has the authority to act during any absence of the Director of Home Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Qualifications:

  • A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
  • Minimum of three years full-time clinical experience in nursing, with at least one of which was in a home health care agency or community health program. Advanced certification in Hospice preferred.
  • Home health or hospice supervisory/administrative experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicative skills

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Physical Therapist – Hospice and Home Care (Part Time or Per Diem)

Regional Hospice is seeking a Physical Therapist – Part Time Or Per Diem to join our team! The Physical Therapist provides a comprehensive evaluation of our Hospice and Home Care/Palliative Care patients’ level of function and participates in the plan of care as prescribed by the patient’s physician and the interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement physical therapy programs that focus on rehabilitation
  • Work directly with patients to achieve maximum physical recovery
  • Evaluate effects of therapy treatment and communicate patients’ progress
  • Record and document patient care services
  • Collaborate with other team personnel to achieve well-rounded care

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by APTA, with a BSN.
  • An active license to practice physical therapy in the State of Connecticut.
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinical experience in physical therapy.
  • Minimum of one (1) year, full-time, paid experience in physical therapy in a hospital, clinic or other facility under the direction of an experienced fully qualified physical therapist.
  • Experience with home care required. Experience with hospice and palliative care patients a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Ability to work with diverse range of patients and willingness to travel (agency provides mileage reimbursed) to meet patient needs in Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Hospice Medical Records Coordinator

The Medical Records Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the medical records of all agency patients and participating in other special projects for the Clinical Department of Regional Hospice and Home Care

Duties include:

  • Performs regular, detailed audits monthly and upon discharge, to ensure completeness of charts.
  • Ensures clinical record systems are maintained in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of State and Federal documentation regulations and serves as a resource for appropriate organization personnel.
  • Protects all clinical records through the establishment and implementation of control procedures for all open and closed records.
  • Protects the confidentiality of patient and organization information through effective controls.
  • Monitors unsigned physician orders and submits follow up requests for signed orders to overdue physicians.
  • Fulfills external requests for medical records.
  • Works closely with Clinical Department to obtain required paperwork (i.e. CTIs) and provides timely processing of documentation.
  • Processes physician orders, including initial certification, re-certification, and other orders.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years general office experience required
  • Minimum 2 years experience with medical records
  • Proficient knowledge of medical terminology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently, using good judgement
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments
  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer applications including Office suite software and electronic medical records

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA (Per Diem)

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 CNA, preferably one year experience as a certified nursing assistant caring for patients at end of life.

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


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 inpatient 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.

To apply, please DOWNLOAD Application, complete and submit along with resume to HumanResources@RegionalHospicect.org.


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.