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Hospice Admissions Nurse - $10,000 Sign-on Bonus

Lawrence, MA

Hospital And Health Care
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Merrimack Valley Hospice – Lawrence
Work Address
360 Merrimack St. Ste. 425 Lawrence, MA 01843

Company Description

Care at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Description

Why Join Us?

$10,000 Sign-on Bonus, Benefits you will love, Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and More!

The Hospice Admissions Nurse is a member of the Hospice staff who determines appropriateness of referrals, coordinates and conducts pre-admission activities, completes admission when determined hospice appropriate, monitors inpatient care at contracted hospitals, performs in service training and community education activities.

Essential Functions

  • Describes and explains Hospice services to a potential patient/family and elicits responses to questions regarding patient/family attitude toward Hospice care, physical and psycho/social/emotional status, in order to put the patient and family at ease about choosing Hospice and fully inform them about the program.
  • Gathers pertinent information necessary for admission.
  • Verifies insurance reimbursement for each referred patient and documents in EMR.
  • Speaks to patient/family about insurance coverage and financial obligations, using knowledge of hospice fees, costs and reimbursement sources.
  •  Confers with the Hospice Access Manager, Clinical Manager or Director in circumstances of potential admission where reimbursement sources appear not to cover Hospice fees to ascertain whether reduce fee or free care will be offered.
  • Completes the patient/family admission packet, including obtaining signed Notice of Election of Hospice Benefit (NOE), admission forms from the patient, family, referral source and the attending physician.
  • Submits admission packet to Clinical Manager to complete admission process to coordinate plan of care and to schedule services.
  • Communicates information from Comprehensive Assessment to MVH Case Manager and IDT members. Documents results and hand off to team.
  • Communicates NTFC to appropriate staff and managers. Documents reason and continuation of care measures implemented.
  • Promote Hospice services, to ensure appropriate referrals to Hospice program to discharge planners, physicians, other health care providers and referral sources

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel

This is a full-time day/evening position. 10:00am-8;30pm or 11am-9:30pm- 4 days a week, rotating to a Saturday once every 4-7 weeks


Registered nurse with current license in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


Additional Information

Care at Home is an equal opportunity employer- M/F/Veteran/Disability.

AAP/EEO Statement

Care at Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Care at Home is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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