Hospice of the Panhandle maintains the highest quality of care for patients and families by requiring all staff to carefully follow its vision statement and philosophy of care. Both were set forth to ensure that patients and families experience hospice care in a positive manner while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Hospice of the Panhandle will:
- be a leader and innovator in end-of-life and palliative care.
- provide excellent end-of-life and palliative care to all those in need.
Philosophy of Care
Hospice is palliative care for persons in the terminal phase of illness. It neither hastens nor postpones death, but affirms life, emphasizing quality, not length.
Hospice affirms the innate value of human life, the potential for self-growth during and after times of crisis, and recognizes the right of each human being to freedom of choice.
Hospice endeavors to allow patients to live with dignity, alert and pain-free, while involving families and loved ones in giving care. An essential goal is to provide an environment where patients and families have the opportunity for mental and spiritual preparation for death.
Hospice of the Panhandle embraces the team approach to the provision of care and recognizes the patient and family to be the focus of care.
Hospice care encompasses support of the bereaved, recognizing the process of mourning a loss as an important facet of human growth.
Hospice of the Panhandle believes that all terminally ill people have the right to hospice services regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, ability to pay or type of residence.
Hospice staff and volunteers deliver care in a non-judgmental manner with the highest degree of respect, courtesy, and professional ethics.
Standards of Behavior
Hospice of the Panhandle strives to maintain a pleasant, productive and safe work environment for all staff. To do so, all employees are expected to follow the organization’s standards of behavior at all times during work hours or while attending Hospice sponsored functions.
- I take responsibility for my actions.
- I am familiar with and I follow HOTP policies and procedures.
- If I don’t know, I’ll find out or I’ll find someone who does.
II. COMMUNICATION & TRUST
- I maintain confidentiality regarding patient and organizational information, and respect patients’ privacy at all times.
- I speak directly to others about issues or concerns that I may have.
- I avoid gossip and negativity and respect my coworkers’ privacy.
- I ask patients and families, "Is there anything else I can do for you?”
III. ATTITUDE & APPEARANCE
- I talk about my co-workers in a positive light, explaining their many talents.
- I am flexible, open to change and seek ways to constantly improve.
- I follow the dress code, representing Hospice at all times in a neat and professional manner.
- I communicate in an open, appropriate and timely manner.
- I offer assistance when others are having difficulties or need help.
- I am supportive, not critical or judgmental.
- I value and rely on the expertise of all team members.
V. SENSE OF OWNERSHIP
- I am a dependable and reliable employee.
- I maintain a clean and safe work environment.
- I initiate resolution when I recognize that something needs to be done.
VI. PROFESSIONAL COURTESY
- I respect and honor patients’/families’ and co-workers’ beliefs, cultures and values.
- I answer the phone politely and professionally.
- I am approachable and welcome everyone in a friendly manner.
- I do not allow my cell phone to become intrusive or disruptive.
TITLE OF POSITION:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR (Full-time)
General Statement of Duties: Maintains
automated data processing systems, including network administration.
Level of Responsibility: Reports to CFO.
Education and Experience:
- Maintains a healthcare database system, donor and financial software and
includes network admin with 125 end users,
- A degree in
computer science, information systems, or equivalent experience is
- A minimum of 2 years of
experience working with computer applications, networks, windows systems,
databases, word processing and Internet is required,
- Experience in developing and conducting
software training programs preferred.
- Documentation skills a plus.
recognized certification preferred.
be versatile and customer-service focused for a one-person department.
TITLE OF POSITION: REGISTERED NURSE – Primary
Nurse (Float) (Full Time - Must be extremely
General Statement of Duties: Provides
nursing care to patients and families based on assessed needs reflected in the
plan of care. Determines initial nursing
care needs of hospice patients.
Level of Responsibility: Reports to
the Team Leader.
Education & Experience:
- Current West
Virginia and Virginia Registered Nurse license.
- Minimum of one
year nursing experience, home health or medical surgical nursing preferred.
- Ability to
establish and maintain good working relationships with the patient and family,
the attending physician, coworkers and outside agencies.
- Able to provide
own transportation, and a license to drive in West Virginia with current
liability insurance. Driving record meets Hospice’s insurance company
To download an employment application, click here. (NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.)
Please submit completed applications and resumes for open positions to the attention of Human Resources at 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430, by fax at 304.264.0409 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.