We at Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice are always excited to meet people who are passionate about end-of-life care. We are so glad you are interested in joining our staff. If you would like to volunteer please see our volunteer page.

The current job openings are posted below and subject to change without notice. If you would like to apply please carefully review the job description and submit your cover letter, resume, and completed application form to employment@sofriendsofhospice.org.

Complete and sign this form: HPH Application Form


Job Openings

Supervisor:  Holmes Park House Nurse Manager (RN)

Pay Rate: $16/hour, minimum

Position Description:

This position is a certified medication assistant, certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing who offers care to the hospice and palliative care patients at Holmes Park House. The CMA is responsible for giving patients at Holmes Park House their routine and PRN medications during the shifts that they work.  The CMA will function in the charge positions during the shifts that they work. They may also receive verbal and telephone orders for medication from a licensed healthcare professional who is authorized to independently prescribe. The CMA works with the residences during the final stage of their life.

Qualifications:

  1. Unencumbered certification from the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a CNA1 and CMA.
  2. No findings on the OBRA Federal CNA Registry, the CNA Abuse Registry or the CNA2 or CMA Registry.
  3. Ability to provide care in line with the mission of mindful and compassionate caregiving at the Holmes Park House.

Personal Traits:

  1. Compassion
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  3. High ethical standards
  4. Keen observational skills
  5. Empathy and resilient
  6. Physical and emotional stability

Educational: 

  1. Graduate from a Certified Nursing Assistant Program
  2. Graduate from an 84-hour Board-approved medication training program in Oregon or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Two years’ CNA experience.
  2. Experience in working with hospice and/or palliative care patients.
  3. Two years’ experience as a CMA in a Residential Care Facility or Foster Home or Assisted Living facility.

Responsibilities: 

  1. All responsibilities listed on the CNA job description.
  2. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the CMA may administer medication by the following routes:
  • Oral, sublingual and buccal
  • Eye medication with the exception of eye medications to a new post-op eye patient.
  • Ear, nasal, rectal, and vaginal
  • Skin ointments, topical medications including patches, and transdermal medications
  • Medications by gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes
  • Premeasured medication delivered by Aerosol/Nebulizer
  • Medication delivered by metered handheld inhalers
  1. Administration of PRN medication, the CMA may administer PRN medications (including controlled substances) to stable clients according to physician or nurse practitioner orders in the following circumstances:
    1. In response to client requests:
        1. Client request must be reported to licensed nurse and
        2. Client response must be reported to the licensed nurse
    2. At the direction of the licensed nurse when:
        1. The licensed nurse assess the patient prior to administration of the PRN and
        2. The licensed nurse assess the patient after the administration of the PRN medication
  2. CMAs may:
    1. Administer regularly schedule Control substances.
    2. Jointly witness wasted controlled substances with the licensed nur.se
    3. Perform capillary blood glucose.
    4. Turn oxygen on and off at predetermined established flow rate.
    5. Add fluid to established jejunostomy or gastrostomy tube feedin.gs
    6. Accept verbal and telephone orders for medication from a license healthcare professional to independently prescribe.  Such an acceptance can only occur when the CMA is working in the following settings under the specified administrative rules:
      1. Residential care facility as permitted under OAR 441-055-0210(f)(d)
      2. The CMA cannot administer medications in any route not already specified or any type of medication not listed above.
      3. The CMA, as an unlicensed person, may provide care as delegated or assigned by a licensed nurse pursuant to the terms and conditions in OAR 851-047-000 through 851-047-0040.

Physical and working condition requirements:

  1. Workday: 12 hours
  2. Stands:  Often and for long periods
  3. Sits: Often and for short periods
  4. Walks: Often and for short distances
  5. Bends: Often
  6. Stairs:  Occasionally
  7. Climbs: Seldom
  8. Lifts: Frequently an with assistance of equipment and others
  9. Kneels: Seldom
  10. Repetitive hand/foot: Often and for short periods

Application Period: Currently accepting applications for interviews in April, position start date in May.

Supervisor:  Holmes Park House Nurse Manager (RN)

Pay Rate: $15/hour, minimum

Position Description:

To provide compassionate and mindful end of life caregiving in line with the mission and values of SOFH. This position is a certified nursing assistant, certified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing who offers care to the hospice and palliative care patients at Holmes Park House. The CNA works with the residences during the final stage of their life. They also provide mental and emotional support to the residents and their family members.

Qualifications:  

  1. Unencumbered certification from the Oregon State Board of Nursing
  2. No findings on the OBRA Federal CNA Registry, the CNA Abuse Registry or the CNA2 Registry
  3. Successful passing of criminal background check and employee drug and alcohol screening.

Personal Traits:

  1. Commitment to Holmes Park House mission and culture
  2. Compassion
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  4. High ethical standards
  5. Keen observational skills
  6. Empathetic and resilient
  7. Physical and emotional stability

Educational: 

  1. Graduate from a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Preferred Experience:

  1. Two years’ experience as a CNA.
  2. Experience in working with hospice and/or palliative care patients.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide total care for hospice and palliative care residents.
  2. Measure and record vital signs, such as, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure of residents.
  3. Provide timely and accurate charting on each resident.
  4. Assist in feeding residents as needed and appropriate.
  5. Assist or provide the activities of daily living such as bath, mouth care and toileting.
  6. Change bed linens and resident clothing as often as needed for the comfort of the resident.
  7. Care and cleaning after incidents of incontinence.
  8. Comfort and provide emotional care for the residents and their families.
  9. Respond to an emergency situations as appropriate.
  10. Bring and remove meal trays for residents as they are ready from the kitchen staff.
  11. Assist in keeping resident rooms clean and tidy, and general housekeeping throughout the facility.
  12. Turn, position and ambulate assigned residents as needed.
  13. Assist other CNAs/CMAs with turning, positioning and ambulating residents as appropriate.
  14. Check blood sugar of residents as appropriate and notify the Certified Medication Assistant or Nurse Manager of results.
  15. Keep the Holmes Park House Nurse Manager (RN) and/or the hospice RN abreast of important changes in the residents’ condition.
  16. Provide routine post mortem care of the resident’s body.
  17. Assist the family in post mortem ritual cleaning and care of the body as appropriate.
  18. Facilitate the compassionate ceremony as the resident’s body leaves the facility.
  19. Competent in the use of equipment used in the care of residents, such as the bed, resident lift, wheel chairs and stretcher.
  20. Practice mindful caregiving throughout each shift.
  21. All other duties as assigned or delegated by the HPH Nurse Manager.
  22. Participate in daily shift change report.

Physical and working condition requirements:

  1. Workday: 12 hours
  2. Stands:  Often and for long periods
  3. Sits: Often and for short periods
  4. Walks: Often and for short distances
  5. Bends: Often
  6. Stairs:  Occasionally
  7. Climbs: Seldom
  8. Lifts: Frequently an with assistance of equipment and others
  9. Kneels: Seldom
  10. Repetitive hand/foot: Often and for short periods

Application Period: Currently accepting applications for interviews in April, position start date in May.