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.

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


Hospice Social Worker, LCSW (New Haven, Part Time)

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 Smilow Cancer Hospital under Regional Hospice and Palliative 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Connecticut LCSW certification required
  • Experience in Hospice and/or Palliative Care required
  • Spanish speaking a plus

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


Hospice Social Worker, LCSW (Danbury, Per Diem)

Regional Hospice is recruiting for per diem Medical Social Workers to provide psycho-social support for patients and families on our hospice and home care programs. The Social Worker prepares social histories, contributes to the development of the plan of care, makes referrals, aids in the referral process to other agencies, and offers consultation to the agency.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
  • Minimum 1 years experience working in health care setting required, hospice experience preferred
  • Current Connecticut LCSW license or actively working toward meeting requirements with LCSW supervision
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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


Hospice and Palliative Care Physician (New Haven, Part Time / Per Diem)

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care provides the highest quality of palliative and hospice care. Our agency offers real hope for those facing advanced illness and those who love them.

We are looking to hire a part-time (or per diem) physician with hospice and palliative care experience to work with patients in our designated RHHC hospice beds in the Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital, in our Center for Comfort Care and Healing  (12-bed, inpatient residence), as well as with our hospice and palliative care patients in the community.

Must have clinical expertise and ability to interface with medical community.

  • Current CT MD license 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.
  • Physicians in private practice with privileges at Yale New Haven Hospital are encouraged to apply.

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.

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


Hospice RN – Team Leader

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care 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.


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 Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA (Per Diem)

Regional Hospice and Palliative 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 Palliative 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 Palliative 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 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.