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Hospice of the Western Reserve and the United Way

July 24, 2014

Quality of hospice care is not impacted by United Way of Greater Cleveland grant funding

Grant funds and donations from many sources are vital to Hospice of the Western Reserve’s ability to provide programs such as community grief support groups, school crisis response, music and art therapy, and many other services. Because our core patient care services are covered by insurance, the high quality hospice care we provide is not affected by United Way of Greater Cleveland grant funding.

The news that the United Way of Greater Cleveland will not provide grant funding to Hospice of the Western Reserve in the upcoming 12 months is disappointing. However, we have appealed this decision, and we are also seeking other funding sources.

 There are many United Way chapters in our service area; they operate independently, and they fund community organizations in a variety of ways.  We are pleased that the United Way of Lake County and United Way Services of Geauga County will continue to provide grant funding in the next 12 months. Individual donors will still be able to select or write-in Hospice of the Western Reserve as the direct recipient of their gift when they fill out their United Way pledge forms. 

 The changes at the United Way of Greater Cleveland have been the subject of articles and editorials in the Plain Dealer or Cleveland.com. We submitted two strong proposals under their new criteria:  Multilingual grief support groups in Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), and patient-centered pediatric palliative care. The United Way of Greater Cleveland determined that neither fit within their strategy. We were not alone; more than twenty organizations who previously received grants funds were cut by United Way of Greater Cleveland.

 NPR Ideastream’s Sound of Ideas program featured a discussion with Bill Kitson, CEO of the United Way of Greater Cleveland. Hospice of the Western Reserve’s CEO Bill Finn also participated in the conversation, providing the viewpoint of an organization that did not receive grant funding. It is important that the community become aware of the impact that these changes are having on nonprofit organizations.  

 We are grateful for the continued support of the public, donors, and foundations who understand the value of our services in the community. It is easy for individuals to donate directly to Hospice of the Western Reserve on our website LINK, or by calling 855.475.0245

CMS Issues New Medicare Part D Guidance

July 24, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed its earlier guidance on how hospices and Part D plans should work together to determine who pays for medications for hospice patients.

The new modified guidelines substantially lessen the burden on hospice patients and families and make it much easier for hospices to focus on what’s most important- the patients they serve.

Click here to read a press release from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) describing the revised CMS guidelines for Part D prescription drug coverage.

 

Job Opening: Registered Nurse – At Home Support

July 24, 2014

 

REGISTERED NURSE – AT HOME SUPPORT
Location: Cleveland, OH

Hospice of the Western Reserve , one of the largest hospice and palliative care programs in the country, is expanding its services with the start of a new program, At Home Support. Using a unique delivery model focused on advanced illness management, At Home Support will provide comprehensive care and assistance to patients and their families. The program will feature 24/7 access to professional clinical staff, offering patient care, education and counseling via home visits or telephonic advice.

We currently have full-time Registered Nurse positions providing care in homes. We hope you will consider being a part of our mission and join us in providing ideal patient care. The dedication, passion and compassion of our team members and volunteers have made Hospice of the Western Reserve one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.

Email application and/or resume to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Technical Support Specialist II

July 23, 2014

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST II
Location: Cleveland, OH

Provide support to end users on issues related to performance, maintenance and use of the agency’s personal computers, networks and applications. Independently manage projects assigned by the Information Systems Team Leader.

Requirements: Two years post high school education and two years’ work experience in help desk, database support and data conversion or related work; Additional work experience may be substituted for education; Terminal Services experience preferred; Working after regular business hours and on weekends is a requirement; Working On Call on a rotating basis is required.

Email application and/or resume to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Major Gifts Officer

July 23, 2014

 

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Location: Cleveland, OH

Create, cultivate and steward donor relationships to inspire individuals to make meaningful donations in support of Hospice of the Western Reserve patients, families, programs and campaigns.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, Business, Marketing or other related field; Minimum five years’ experience in health care or similar environment; Demonstrated successful experience in fundraising; Ability to use word processing and fundraising software effectively and efficiently; Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Email application and/or resume to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: On-Call Supervisor

July 23, 2014

 

ON-CALL SUPERVISOR
Location: Cleveland, OH

Responsible for the supervision of the On-Call Team under direction of the Director of Home Care. Assist with the management of the On-Call program. Assist with the coordination of clinical services provided by the On-Call Team.

Requirements: Licensed RN in the State of Ohio; BS or equivalent experience preferred; Leadership experience or demonstrated ability to delegate and manage people and projects/programs.

Email application and/or resume to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Nurse Practitioner

July 23, 2014

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER
Location: David Simpson Hospice House & Ames Family Hospice House

Facilitate Hospice of the Western Reserve’s efforts to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life and foster choice in end of life care for all patients and families.  The practice is based on competent clinical knowledge and focuses on clinical practice, education, collaboration, consultation and research related to end of life care. This position is an opportunity to work in our inpatient hospice house units.  It is a full-time and afternoon to evening shift.

Requirements: Current license to practice in the State of Ohio; Valid Ohio Certificate of Prescriptive Authority and DEA license; Preferred qualifications include palliative or hospice experience; Medical-Surgical or Sub-Acute experience will also be considered; Certification by HPNA is ideal.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Licensed Practical Nurse

July 23, 2014

 

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 
Location: Cleveland, OH

Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to terminally ill persons under the direction of the Registered Nurse in collaboration with the transdisciplinary team.

Requirements: Licensed LPN in State of Ohio; Experience preferred in pain and symptom management, oncology, public health or mental health.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Associate Medical Director

July 22, 2014

 

ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Location: Cleveland, OH

Provide overall medical direction as the designee of the Chief Medical Officer and provides direct patient care. Interacts with community physicians, when necessary, to develop an appropriate patient plan of care.

Requirements: A valid Ohio medical license in medicine or osteopathy; a valid DEA license; candidates must be certified in a specialty; certification by ABHPM is desirable, but not required; candidates should also have experience in pain and symptom management and in working with transdisciplinary teams.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Employment Opportunities

July 21, 2014

 

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388

CLINICAL POSITIONS

Associate Medical Director    
Home Care Nurse
Hospice Nursing Assistant
Liaison Nurse
Liaison Social Worker
Patient Family Advocate – At Home Support
Patient Family Assistant – At Home Support
Resource Nurse  
Worker
Shift Supervisor
Spiritual Care Coordinator
Supervisor – Weekend
 
ADMINISTRATIVE/SUPPORT

Benefits Manager
Business Analyst
Chief Marketing Officer
Education and Staff Development Coordinator                                                                                                         Maintenance Mechanic
Office Support Secretary
Patient Accounts Coordinator
Service Coordinator
Utility/Security/Maintenance

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Volunteer Opportunities