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 (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

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis such as transferring a patient in and out of a bed.The ability to bend, stretch, twist and perform other awkward physical movements is also required. To be placed in this position, applicants must pass a physical functional screening.

Application Period: As of October 22, 2018 we continue to accept applications, please follow the instructions at the top of this page to submit your application.

Supervisor:  Holmes Park House Nurse (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 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

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis such as transferring a patient in and out of a bed.The ability to bend, stretch, twist and perform other awkward physical movements is also required. To be placed in this position, applicants must pass a physical functional screening.

Application Period: As of October 22, 2018 we continue to accept applications, please follow the instructions at the top of this page to submit your application.

Holmes Park House Assistant Cook

Supervisor: Administrator

Dates of Employment: Begin October, 2018 or as soon as possible.   

Pay Rate:  $16/ hour, 30/week flexible, 5 days/week plus health benefits.

Position Description:

The Holmes Park House is first and foremost a home for those at the end-of-life. Thus, we believe that food will be an essential aspect of providing our residents with the best possible care. The assistant chef will work with our volunteers and caregiving staff to create a culture of mindful caregiving by providing “homemade-from scratch” meals around our resident’s needs, modified when required by disease or condition, including cultural preferences and desires.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Oregon Food Handler’s license
  3. Two years of commercial cooking experience.
  4. Flexibility with schedule, including ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  5. Ability to pass a background check and drug screening.
  6. Ability to remain calm, mindful and kind under pressure.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience cooking in a commercial or  retirement or care facility a plus.
  2. Experience with specialty diets (ie. diabetic, low sodium, textural/ liquid)
  1.    Has a love of cooking and serving people through food.

 

Personal Traits:

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

 

Responsibilities:

  1. To assist our Head Chef in executing weekly meals for our hospice residents and covering days off
    1. Prepping and procuring foods & inventory/ plating meals / clean up after meals
    2. Adherence to kitchen health and safety standards
    3. Compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Residential Care Facility Food Services
    4. Help with food shopping
  2. Communicate with caregiving staff regarding the dietary needs of residents and plan meals accordingly.
  3. Ensure correct quantities of foods are made and served in adherence with food safety and sanitation standards.
  4. Guide and prepare volunteers and staff in food preparation when not onsite, and provides instruction for when others are preparing food.

Physical and working condition requirements:

  1. Workday: 5 – 7 hours (Thursday thru Monday-split shifts 2 times a week to cover breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  2. Stands:  Often and for long periods
  3. Sits: Occasionally
  4. Walks: Often and for short distances
  5. Bends: Often
  6. Stairs:  Occasionally
  7. Lifts: Frequently with the assistance of equipment and others
  8. Kneels: Seldom
  9. Repetitive hand/foot: Often and for short periods

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis such as lifting large bags of ingredients. The ability to bend, stretch, twist and perform other awkward physical movements is also required. To be placed in this position, applicants must pass a physical functional screening. Some accommodations can be made if an applicant is otherwise qualified.

 

Application Period: As of October 22, 2018 we continue to accept applications, please follow the instructions at the top of this page to submit your application.

Supervisor: Administrator

Dates of Employment: Begin October, 2018 or as soon as possible.   

Pay Rate: $35/hour plus $3/hour on-call—negotiable. 25-30 hours/week (4 days) or 15-20 hours/week (3 days).

Position Description:

This position will manage all clinical hospice and palliative care services to residents at the Holmes Park House in accordance with a culture of mindful caregiving.

 

Qualifications:

Applicant must be a Registered Nurse with current license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  Previous management, hospice and palliative care experience preferred. Excellent observation, written, and oral skills required.  Demonstrated good organizational, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Ability to remain calm, mindful and kind under pressure.

 

Education:

A bachelor’s of science preferred in nursing from an accredited and approved nursing program required.

 

Experience:

  1. Minimum of two years clinical management experience, including the supervision of nursing staff.
  2. Minimum of three years hospice, palliative, or related organization experience preferred.

 

Duties:

  1. Oversee the provision of clinical services congruent with a culture mindful caregiving.
  2. Supervise and manage certified nursing assistants with input from residential care coordinator and administrator.  Evaluates performance of clinical support staff per organizational policy.
  3. Assumes responsibility for delegation of nursing care as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
  4. Support, coordinate and collaborate with resident, resident family and volunteers.
  5. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate resident clinical services including the provision of medication administration and secure storage.
  6. Provide nursing assessments as required.
  7. Reports directly to and keeps the Holmes Park House Administrator appraised of daily operations.  Assists with the evaluation of organizational performance via performance improvement programs per the direction of the Administrator.
  8. Oversees the maintenance of resident clinical records, statistics, and reports for evaluation of clinical services.  Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with state and federal laws.
  9. Builds and maintains positive, collaborative working relationship with community health professionals including visiting hospice nurses.
  10. Develops, implements and evaluates orientation and training for clinical support staff.  Plans and implements in-service and continuing education programs for clinical support staff.
  11. Complies with all accepted professional standards of care and practice.
  12. Assures compliance with state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of clinical staff.
  13. Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and hospice care.
  14. In the absence of the Executive Director and Administrator, serves as the acting Administrator.
  15. Participate in shift change process for caregiver volunteers and certified nursing assistants when available
  16. Other duties as assigned.

 

Physical and Working Condition Requirements:

  1. Workday:  Four hours or more with on-call coverage on work days.
  2. Stands:  Often or short periods.
  3. Sits:  Often, for up to three hours.
  4. Walks:  Often, short distances.
  5. Bends:  Occasional.
  6. Stairs:  Occasional.
  7. Climbs:  Seldom.
  8. Lifts:  Often, up to 50 pounds.
  9. Kneels:  Seldom
  10. Repetitive Hand/Foot:  Occasional, word processing.
  11. Work in well-lighted, well ventilated office.
  12. Deal with the public, personnel, residents, family members, visitors under all circumstances.
  13. Work outside of facility often.

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis such as transferring a patient in and out of a bed.The ability to bend, stretch, twist and perform other awkward physical movements is also required. To be placed in this position, applicants must pass a physical functional screening. Some accommodations can be made, if an applicant is otherwise qualified.

Application Period: As of October 22, 2018 we are accepting applications for this position.