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:


Hospice APRN – Full Time

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for a Full-Time Advance Practice Nurse with hospice and palliative care experience to assist both with our inpatient settings at the Center for Comfort Care and Healing (12 bed hospice residence in Danbury) and the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Candidate may also work with our Home Hospice and Palliative Care programs, doing “face to face” patient assessments and collaboration with interdisciplinary team regarding patient’s plans of care. Our Home Hospice and Palliative Care programs serve patients throughout Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.

We are looking for full-time candidates, as well as part-time and per diem availability for days, nights, and weekends. When applying please state your availability.

Regional Hospice offers competitive salaries and generous benefit packages for full time employees

  • Must have clinical expertise, current nursing CT license, and ability to interface with medical community
  • Current CT APRN license required
  • Home care/hospice experience required, advance hospice and palliative care (ACHPN) credentials preferred
  • Current DEA number required
  • Current NPI number 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 see “Regional Hospice Employment Application” above.


RN – Weekend Charge Nurse

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for a Weekend Charge Nurse in our 12-bed, inpatient facility – the Center for Comfort Care and Healing.

This is a full-time salaried RN position, to include weekend coverage (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The primary role of the Charge Nurse 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.

  • Applicants must be licensed Registered Nurse by the State of Connecticut.
  • BSN Preferred
  • 3 years hospice and supervisory experience preferred, as well as comprehensive understanding of the Medicare hospice benefit.
  • Certification with advance training (CHPN) preferred.
  • Willing to work weekend swing shift (10 am to 10 pm).

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


Line Cook – Healthcare Facility

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care operates a state-of-the-art kitchen, providing freshly made meals for our hospice patients, as well as family members and staff. We are seeking a Full-Time Line Cook (weekday and weekend availability required)

Candidates must meet all local and health regulations and be willing to submit to background check, pre-hire fit for duty exam and drug screen prior to hire. Experience in a skilled nursing care setting preferred, will train.

Responsibilities include:

  • Handles food and equipment according to sanitation policies and procedures; Ensure compliance will all applicable state regulations and statutes, and maintain readiness for inspections from the Department of Health at all times.
  • Communicates with Kitchen Manager regarding patient dietary needs, and prepares meals to meet the patient’s appropriate nutritional needs in a palatable and attractive manner.
  • Provides a la carte menu preparation for patients, families and staff as needed.
  • Operates equipment in a safe manner; Reports malfunctioning equipment to Kitchen Manager.
  • Performs daily or scheduled cleaning duties, in accordance with established policies and procedures; Scrubs and mops floors, cleans and sanitizes equipment.
  • Prepares meals, snacks and beverages for catering needs and for between-meal service
  • Customer Service: Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in an attentive and responsive atmosphere.

Requirements:

  • 1 year professional cooking experience or culinary student
  • Serve-Safe certification a plus
  • Hourly pay based on experience.

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


Finance Coordinator

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for a Full-Time Finance Coordinator. This is a 40 hour per week exempt position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists with day-to-day aspects of the agency financial accounting system, including G/L, A/R, A/P, P/R & Medical Billing
  • Maintains complete and accurate payor and charge information in the accounting software
  • Assist with filing on Notice of Elections & Discharges to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Assist with Insurance Verification
  • Assist with Patient Responsibility Collection
  • Assist with month-end/year-end close and financial reporting
  • G/L Account Reconciliation
  • Purchasing
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or Finance
  • 2 years of accounting experience
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Applications
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Donor Database Software and Electronic Health Records
  • Experience in health care setting preferred
  • Excellent communication skills

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


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.
  • Advanced 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 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 RHPC is one of 70 nationwide chosen to participate for the full five years of the study.

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


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

Regional Hospice and Palliative Care 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 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 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.


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.