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As Northwest Indiana’s leading provider of aging, palliative, hospice and grief support services, the VNA can offer individuals an exciting career path. VNA supports employees as they build and maintain rewarding careers.

The professional VNA work culture fosters positive teamwork and encourages personal growth as we work to provide compassionate, quality care for families in Northwest Indiana.

Please see our open positions below. Submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the form below, print and mail/fax/email a completed application or fill out an application in person.


Current Career Opportunities

On Call Hospice RN

Full-time

$4,000 Sign On Bonus (Based on FTE Status)

Weekend, 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts available

Monday thru Friday or Saturday and/or Sunday

Serving Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper and Lake Counties

VNA of NWI has the latest technology.

Why did you become a nurse? If you'd rather spend time with your patient than documenting, VNa has implented state of the art Hospice software, ensuring less time documenting and more time doing what you were trained to do - providing exceptional nursing care!

Summary

The Registered Professional Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervision of the health care of hospice patients. The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

Generous and Competitive Wages.

Qualified Candidates will possess:

    • Unrestricted RN license in the State of Indiana
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Minimum experience of 2 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing
    • Hospice experience preferred

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RN Case Manager

Full Time with On Call Rotation

$4,000 Sign On Bonus

Serving Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper and Lake Counties

The Registered Professional Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervision of the health care of hospice patients. The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

Generous and Competitive Wages.

Qualified Candidates will possess:

      • Unrestricted RN license in the State of Indiana
      • Excellent communication and organizational skills
      • Minimum experience of 2 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing
      • Hospice experience preferred

Click here to apply.

SEEKING PRN MIDNIGHT HOSPICE RN's or LPN's

TO WORK IN OUR 13-BED INPATIENT FACILITY

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervising the health care of hospice patients. The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

The Licensed Practical Nurse performs designated nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The activities of the LPN are based on his/her educational preparation and experience.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

• Assumes primary responsibility for nursing care of the patient in conjunction with physician’s orders and IDT.

• Understands and can interpret to patient and family the philosophy, acceptance, admission, recertification, and discharge policies for all agency programs and levels of care.

• Observes, evaluates, and reports to physician patient’s physical and emotional condition, reaction to drugs and/or treatments. Interprets to physician social and physical factors in the environment that affect patient’s care.

• Identifies nursing problems and establishes plan of care based on mutual goals.

• Makes ongoing re-assessment of patient/family’s current status and initiates changes in plan of care as necessary.

• Evaluates need for additional agency and/or community resources and makes appropriate referrals including caregivers at risk for pathological grief.

• Coordinates and/or implements other agency professional services for his/her patients and families. Prioritizes needs with the members of IDT.

• Instructs and supervises HHA/LPN’s.

• Consults with and educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, end of life care and process to deal with issues of ethical concern.

• Helps patient and family to adjust positively to physical, mental and social limitations. Helps family accept and cope with responsibilities for providing care.

• Respects the right of the patients to maintain reasonable control of their lives and retain as much decision-making authority as possible.

• Helps to achieve and maintain continuity of patient care by planning and exchanging information with other health and social agencies as well as by intra-agency exchange of information.

• Utilizes the team approach to achieve and maintain continuity and comprehensiveness of patient/family care.

• Serves as an auxiliary member of IDT and attends IDT meetings when requested to do so. Participates in re-certification process per agency policy.

• Abides by shift schedule. Performs other duties as assigned.

• Provides specialized hospice training to other staff, family members, and informal caregivers to insure adequate care.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be currently licensed as a registered professional nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

• Graduate of a state accredited school

• Minimum of one year of medical/surgical experience in a hospital setting, nursing home, ECF, or home care. Previous hospice experience and/or demonstrates understanding and support of the hospice philosophy and concept preferred. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and skill in current nursing practice.

• Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, auto insurance.

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Hospice Aides (CNA) or (HHA)

VNA Hospice Center

OUR PROGRAM IS EXPANDING LOOKING FOR STAFF

TO SUPPORT OUR GROWTH AND JOIN OUR TEAM!!

12 Hour Weekend shifts

7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am

Provides personal care to hospice patients at the VNA Hospice Center.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Prefer minimum of 6 months as a CNA or HHA.

• Current CNAs will receive training and certification as a HHA upon hire.

• Must have and maintain valid driver's license, auto insurance; Must maintain current CPR certification; Must be computer literate.

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Hospice Social Worker

The Visiting Nurse Association of NWI is seeking a Hospice Social Worker (full-time) to provide direct supportive services to terminally ill patients and their families at our in-patient Hospice Center and Patient Homes. The Hospice Social Worker works in conjunction with the Hospice interdisciplinary group (IDT) to provide direct supportive services to terminally ill patients and their families, and to consult with and support other agency personnel. The social worker will provide assessments of psychosocial problems and define goals and interventions to provide excellent end of life care.

 

The Hospice Social Worker:

· Is a member of an interdisciplinary team (IDT) and provides social services in accordance with interdisciplinary plan of treatment

· Participates in the preparation, evaluation, and execution of the interdisciplinary plan of care to assure that the highest quality of care is given to those served

· Recognizes and utilizes community and family resources to assist the patient and family with end of life care needs

· Develops the plan of care with the IDT to deal with personal, financial, and environmental difficulties that may interfere with care

· Assists with funeral planning

· Keeps abreast of social work trends and knowledge

· Participates in education both internally and externally to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice

· Maintains continuity of patient care by liaising with other health care professionals

· Attends IDT conferences and care plan meetings

· Arranges for extended care placement or respite placement when necessary

Job Requirements

· Demonstrates flexibility with scheduling

· Must possess a Master's Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Required experience:

· Minimum of one year in social work, preferably in a healthcare related setting

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Human Resources Assistant

Full Time

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Assistant maintains employee and volunteer files, assists with recruitment activities, coordinates the HHA Registry, participates in the coordination of annual events, generates reports, and provides administrative assistance to the department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Administrative Assistant Duties
• Performs clerical duties including typing letters, memos, correspondence, answering telephone calls, making copies, filing.
• Provides administrative support to the department.
• Maintains master copies of employee handbook and other HR documents. Ensures that updates are made and all copies are current.
• Maintains current desk manual.
• Maintains I-9 binder and purges on a quarterly basis.
• Assists HR Director with projects as assigned.
• Orders flowers for staff/volunteers that are hospitalized, funerals, etc.
• Announces death of family members as appropriate.
• Provides HR information to be included in the Voice.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.
Maintain Employee and Volunteer Files
• Enters new employee/volunteer information accurately and timely into the HR database.
• Ensures that all documentation is obtained at hire and maintained throughout their tenure. Notifies HR Director of problems or compliance issues.
• Gives completed files to HR Director for approval within 30 days of hire.
• Updates employee/volunteer information such as TB tests, reviews, auto insurance, etc., into the HR database in an accurate and timely manner.
• Files information into personnel/medical files after entering into database. Ensures that filing is completed by Friday each week.
Training and Orientation Maintains in-service documentation for all staff and volunteers.
• Coordinates and conducts new employee orientation. Prepares new employee information packets.
• Notifies OSHA trainers in advance of employee start date.
• Ensures that required documentation is obtained on first day of employment, such as proof of TB test, drug screen, physical, professional liability, I-9, etc.
• Coordinates quarterly general orientation.
Recruitment and Staff Development Activities
• Assists in recruitment activities such as scheduling interviews, pre-screening activities, checking references, professional licenses/certifications, criminal history and BMV within appropriate time frames. Sends out rejection letters to non-selected applicants.
• Data enters applicant tracking information into application database.
• Posts internal job opportunities at the VNA building and the Hospice Center.
• Coordinates updating VNA’s website with current job opportunities.
• Prepares new employee orientation packets as requested.
• Schedules monthly CPR training for professional staff.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Undergraduate degree in human resources preferred.
• Work Experience, Skills, and Abilities
• Minimum 2 year experience in human resources or related field preferred.
• Must have good typing and accurate data entry skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must be computer literate. Experience in Microsoft Word, database management, HRIS, Excel, and creating reports preferred.
• Ability to prioritize workload and follow-through on assignments.
• Demonstrates ability to take initiative.
• Ability to work independently, be extremely organized and detail oriented.
• Must have pleasant personality and professional appearance.
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with all staff members.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Must be flexible and adapt easily to a changing environment.

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YOU WORKED FOR THE REST NOW WORK FOR THE BEST!!!

REGISTERED NURSE  or LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

ON-CALL/ HOSPICE

 

8, 10 or 12 HOUR SHIFTS AVAILABLE

ON-Call

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY OR SAT AND/OR SUNDAY 

Porter,  LaPorte,  Starke, Jasper and Lake County 

VNA of NWI HAS LATEST TECHNOLOGY!

Why did you become a nurse?  If you’d rather spend time with your patient than documenting, VNA of NWI has implemented state of the art Hospice software ensuring less time on documenting and more time doing what you were trained to do, providing exceptional nursing care! 

SUMMARY

The Registered Professional Nurse serves as a case coordinator by providing, arranging for, teaching and supervising the health care of hospice patients.  The nurse appraises patient and family care needs and coordinates services with the interdisciplinary team.

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse performs designated nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse.  The activities of the LPN are based on his/her educational preparation and experience.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 Qualified Candidates will possess:

· Unrestricted RN  OR LPN license in the State of Indiana   

· Excellent communication and organizational skills

· Minimum experience of 2 years medical surgical, critical care or oncology nursing

· Hospice experience preferred

EOE

Click here to apply.

 

 

 

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