Careers

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Working at Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization that serves patients and families at a time in life when they are most vulnerable.

We employ RNs, certified nursing assistants, social workers, counselors, physicians and chaplains, as well as professional and supportive administrative staff. We are proud to offer high-quality, compassionate care to patients and their families throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

As dedicated caregivers helping patients and families, we know that managing our own well-being is integral to support the care we provide. Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice has created a work environment that professionally and emotionally supports/stands by our staff as they take on this heart-felt work.

Current Job Openings

With Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, you are in the company of people committed to compassionate care and support for patients, families and the community at large. We are always interested in hearing from people interested in our mission and approach to care.

All positions are listed by department. Interested parties who wish to apply for any of these positions may contact Katarina Fancovic or Beatrice Baskervill in the Human Resources Department for more information.

Apply for any of these openings by one of two ways:

  • By clicking the corresponding “Apply” link and attaching your resume to the email message
  • By downloading our Employment Application Form and submitting it by fax (301-921-4433), by mail or in person to our Rockville office. (Note: copies of the employment application can be picked up at our Rockville office.)
  • Our Rockville Office address:
    1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100,
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Montgomery Hospice (Piccard Office) – Current Job Openings

Medical Services – Currently no positions available

Nursing Services

Admissions Manager / APPLY

  • Status: Full-Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing – Admissions
  • FLSA Classification: Exempt
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Position Summary:

The Admissions Manager is responsible for overseeing the admissions process from referral to full admission.  They will oversee the Intake staff and Admissions Nurses, providing oversight, guidance and training as needed.  Works in collaboration with the Director of Client Relations to consistently review and optimize the referral, intake and admissions process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical resource for admissions team and nursing.
  • Collaborates with Medical Director to ensure eligibility requirements are met.
  • Collaborates with Director of Client Relations to identify community trends and opportunities.
  • Works collaboratively to ensure all admission documentation is completed within the 24-hour period and dispersed among team members.
  • Ensures communication of all hospice admissions and changes in Initial Plan of Care is appropriately relayed to the Hospice at Home Interdisciplinary Team and attending physician.
  • Provide clinical expertise to evaluate patient needs, discussing hospice services with referral sources, patients, and families from a nurse’s perspective.
  • Consults with Hospice Medical Director in matters relating to patient care services.
  • Participates in admission visits in times of high census or low staff availability.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Client Relations, establishes staffing patterns to ensure optimal access to hospice program.
  • Performs chart audits for compliance and opportunities for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current state of Maryland Nursing License. CHPN preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred
  • Two years of recent medical-surgical experience, preferably with critical care and/or hospice.
  • One or more years of managerial or supervisory experience preferred.

Admissions RN / APPLY

  • Status: Part-Time OR On-Call/Per Diem
  • Benefits Eligible: Depends on Schedule
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing – Admissions
  • Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, 8:30am – 5:00pm (every other weekend) OR On-Call shifts, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Position Summary:

Assesses patients and families who request admission to Montgomery Hospice. Provides a comprehensive assessment of patients to be admitted and initiates the plan of care consistent with standards of practice and functions in other nursing capacities as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately assesses patients and family needs
  • Develops an effective working relationship with representatives from other agencies who provide services for assigned patients.
  • Identifies and recommends medical equipment and supplies that will assist in maintaining patient’s comfort and caregivers’ ability to provide care.
  • Identifies the need for additional services, including nutritional assessment, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy and initiates appropriate referrals.
  • Assesses need for and educates caregivers on safety and emergency preparedness, including safe use of medical equipment.
  • Conveys physician’s requests to appropriate staff on appropriate forms.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current state of Maryland Nursing License. CHPN preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred
  • Two years of recent medical-surgical experience, preferably with oncology/multi-system failure.
  • Previous hospice or home experience strongly preferred.

Hospice RN – Case Manager / APPLY

  • Status: Full Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Position Summary:

Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team, responsible for providing case management and primary nursing care to assigned patients and formulating and implementing nursing plan of care consistent with standards of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides primary nursing services for assigned patients in the community.
  • Provides case management for hospice patients.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing plans of care for assigned patients.
  • Completes all documentation using electronic medical records system.
  • Maintains contact with patient’s primary physicians.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland Nursing License as a RN. CHPN preferred.
  • Two years of recent clinical experience, preferably with critical care or previous experience in a hospice or homecare program.
  • Requires strong critical thinking skills and EMR experience.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with patients and families under stress.

Hospice RN / APPLY

  • Status: Full Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing patient care services. Makes planned and unplanned visits as assigned. Responsible for implementing plan of care consistent with standards of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make planned and unplanned visits to current hospice patients.
  • Ensures implementation of the plan of care.
  • Develops effective working relationships with representatives from other agencies who provide services for assigned patients.
  • Provides nursing services to hospice patients by effectively solving problems using critical thinking skills and able to demonstrate proficiency in anticipating symptom management needs.
  • Provides initial assessment of hospice patients by coordinating with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Completes all documentation within agency guidelines and in accordance with agency guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland Nursing License as a RN . CHPN preferred.
  • Two years of recent clinical experience, preferably with critical care or previous experience in a hospice or homecare program.
  • Requires strong critical thinking skills and EMR experience.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with patients and families under stress.

Hospice RN – Extended Hours / APPLY

  • Status: Full Time OR Part Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Depends on schedule
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4:30pm – 12:30am or 12:30am – 8:30am (every weekend or every other weekend); Monday – Friday, 4:30pm – 12:30am

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing patient care services. Makes planned and unplanned visits as assigned. Responsible for implementing plan of care consistent with standards of practice. May assess patients and families who request admission to Montgomery Hospice to determine appropriateness for admission to hospice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make planned and unplanned visits to current hospice patients.
  • Ensures implementation of the plan of care.
  • Develops effective working relationships with representatives from other agencies who provide services for assigned patients.
  • Provides nursing services to hospice patients by effectively solving problems using critical thinking skills and able to demonstrate proficiency in anticipating symptom management needs.
  • Provides initial assessment of hospice patients by coordinating with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Completes all documentation within agency guidelines and in accordance with agency guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland Nursing License as a RN or LPN. CHPN preferred.
  • Two years of recent clinical experience, preferably with critical care or previous experience in a hospice or homecare program.
  • Requires strong critical thinking skills and EMR experience.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with patients and families under stress.

Complementary Therapies – Currently no positions available

Counseling Services

Social Worker/ APPLY

  • Status: Full-Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Clinical – Social Work

Position Summary:

Provides full range of social services to patients and families, including counseling in issues related to death and dying, coping, crisis intervention and community and economic resources. Serves as a primary member of an interdisciplinary team, assisting other disciplines on the team in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient’s and family’s comfort. Explains hospice services and benefit to referred patients and families; obtains consents for hospice care. Works in collaboration with the other primary team members to coordinate care for the patient and family. Provides periodic on-call support as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the social, emotional, and environmental factors to determine the capacity of the patient and caregivers to cope with terminal illness and death.
  • Participates in the completion of a psychosocial assessment delineating specific problems, goals, and interventions.
  • Coordinates with interdisciplinary team members to develop and implement a plan of care that includes potential problems and areas in social work interventions.
  • Provides initial assessment of hospice patients.
  • Presents hospice services to potential hospice patients and to other healthcare professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work from an accredited graduate program.
  • Licensed Social Worker with the state of Maryland. LCSW-C preferred. Certification as an APHSW-C encouraged after 2 years of hospice experience.
  • Minimum of two years post-graduate clinical experience. Previous hospice experience preferred.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Requires calmness and the exercise of sound judgment in emergency situations.
  • Computer skills required.

Administrative – Currently no positions available

Casey House & GIP Services

GIP RN/ APPLY

  • Status: Full-Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8-hour shifts

Position Summary:

Promotes the value of hospice services offered by Montgomery Hospice by maintaining a professional presence in Medstar Montgomery Medical Center to facilitate the referral of patients to Montgomery Hospice GIP services. Provides information/education related to hospice and palliative care to patients, families, and hospital staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes an increased understanding of services and programs to appropriate health-related audiences through one-on-one contact, attends meetings and responds to inquiries.
  • Meets with physicians, hospital discharge planners, nursing home social workers, and liaisons to assure services are meeting needs of referred patients and families.
  • Attends discharge planning rounds, educational programs, case conferences and staff meetings at hospitals as appropriate.
  • Maintains records of all contacts and requests for information.
  • Participates in assessing, planning, implementation and evaluating policies to ensure efficient referral processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited Nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland RN license, CHPN preferred.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and regulatory standards as it applies to hospice organizations.
  • Knowledge of Montgomery County and its medical community a plus.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills, excellent written and communications skills.
  • Access to and ability to drive a car for local travel to appointments.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Requires mobility to meet demands of outside appointment schedule, including driving within metropolitan area, accessing various offices and medical facilities.

Hospice RN/ APPLY

  • Status: Per Diem and Part-Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Depends on schedule
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Per Diem OR Saturday and Sunday, 7:00am -7:00pm

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing skilled nursing care to the terminally ill patients at Casey House. Responsibilities include assessing the needs of the patient and providing and documenting patient care in a caring and compassionate manner. To provide evidenced based nursing care to provide symptom management and emotional support in an inpatient setting. Exhibits expert end-of-life care and provides supervision to Hospice Aides.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides nursing care for hospice patients admitted to Casey House.
  • Assesses and implements nursing plans of care for assigned patients.
  • Completes all documentation within agency guidelines and in accordance with agency standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland Nursing License. CHPN preferred.
  • One year of recent clinical nursing experience, preferably with medical-surgical, oncology, critical care or previous experience in a hospice or homecare program.
  • Excellent physical assessment, pain assessment and IV skills.
  • Requires strong critical thinking skills and EMR experience.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with patients and families under stress.

Palliative Medicine Consultants – Currently no positions available

Prince George’s Hospice

Hospice RN – Extended Hours / APPLY

  • Status: Part Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4:30pm – 12:30am (every other weekend) OR Saturday and Sunday, 12:30am – 8:30am  (every or every other weekend)

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing patient care services.  Makes planned and unplanned visits as assigned.  Responsible for implementing plan of care consistent with standards of practice.  May assess patients and families who request admission to Prince George’s Hospice to determine appropriateness for admission to hospice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make planned and unplanned visits to current hospice patients.
  • Ensures implementation of the plan of care.
  • Develops effective working relationships with representatives from other agencies who provide services for assigned patients.
  • Provides nursing services to hospice patients by effectively solving problems using critical thinking skills and able to demonstrate proficiency in anticipating symptom management needs.
  • Provides initial assessment of hospice patients by coordinating with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Completes all documentation within agency guidelines and in accordance with agency guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred.
  • Current State of Maryland Nursing License as a RN or LPN. CHPN preferred.
  • Two years of recent clinical experience, preferably with critical care or previous experience in a hospice or homecare program.
  • Requires strong critical thinking skills and EMR experience.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with patients and families under stress.

Admissions RN/ APPLY

  • Status: Per Diem or On-Call
  • Benefits Eligible: No
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing – Admissions
  • Schedule:  On-Call shifts, 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Position Summary:

Assesses patients and families who request admission to Prince George’s Hospice. Provides a comprehensive assessment of patients to be admitted and initiates the plan of care consistent with standards of practice and functions in other nursing capacities as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately assesses patients and family needs
  • Develops an effective working relationship with representatives from other agencies who provide services for assigned patients.
  • Identifies and recommends medical equipment and supplies that will assist in maintaining patient’s comfort and caregivers’ ability to provide care.
  • Identifies the need for additional services, including nutritional assessment, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy and initiates appropriate referrals.
  • Assesses need for and educates caregivers on safety and emergency preparedness, including safe use of medical equipment.
  • Conveys physician’s requests to appropriate staff on appropriate forms.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current state of Maryland Nursing License. CHPN preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program. B.S.N preferred
  • Two years of recent medical-surgical experience, preferably with oncology/multi-system failure.
  • Previous hospice or home experience strongly preferred.

Hospice Aide, CNA/ APPLY

  • Status: Full Time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Type: Company Employee
  • Category: Nursing
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Position Summary:

Works in accordance with the patient’s Plan of Care and supervised by the Registered Nurse, provides personal care for patients, and assists with their activities of daily living.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows the hospice aide plan of care developed for each patient, under the supervision of the Hospice Nurse.
  • Observes and reports any changes in patient’s condition immediately to Hospice Nurse.
  • Completes documentation for each visit as directed.
  • Continually assesses own skill and knowledgebase and actively seeks additional training through available resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current certification from the State of Maryland as Nursing Assistant (AIDE) required; certification as Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant preferred.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in a hospital, nursing home or home care program.  Home care or hospice experience preferred.  Must have been providing similar services within the past two years.
  • Communication skills: ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, caregivers, and hospice staff. Requires ability to assimilate easily into emotionally charged environment.  Demonstrates gentleness and empathy toward patients.  Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in required skills.
  • Will need to lift, position and transfer patients safely. Manual dexterity and mobility needed, particularly in emergency situations. Must be able to follow written and verbal directions. Job can be emotionally stressful.

Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and always employs qualified individuals based upon job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local laws.

Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact the Human Resources Department in order to arrange such accommodations.

Benefits at Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice

Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice offers generous benefits and ongoing support and development for the people who give so much of themselves to serve our community.

Our benefits include:

Comprehensive medical coverage for individuals and dependents is available for staff scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week. You may select from HMOs, Preferred Provider Organizations or Point of Service plans. Coverage begins the first day of the month following your date of hire.

Coverage is available for you and your dependents. Coverage includes preventive, basic and major services.

Employees who are scheduled for 30 hours or more are automatically covered by short-term and long-term disability coverage. The organization will pay the full premium for this valuable benefit.

Vision benefits are available to you and your family for employees regularly scheduled for 20 hours or more per week.

Life insurance is available for employees who are scheduled for 20 hours or more per week. You may cover yourself and your spouse from $10,000 to $300,000 depending on medical eligibility.

Employees scheduled to work 16 hours or more are eligible for prorated paid leave.

  • Employees accrue paid vacation, at the rate of 13 days for the first year, increasing to 20 days in the fifth year.
  • Employees accrue 10 days per year of sick leave to be used for yourself and family illnesses.
  • We offer 7 paid holidays each year and 4 personal days.
  • We offer up to 5 days of bereavement leave.
Confidential counseling and referral service is available to all employees, their spouses and dependents. Services are provided through LifeWork Strategies, a division of Adventist Healthcare and include 24/7 access to a toll-free help line, assessment by professional counselors, referrals to EAP counselors and community based resources. It also includes resource and referral services for child care, senior care, legal and financial consultation.
The organization has a policy for donating or requesting leave for employees who exhausted their own leave because of a health crisis of their own or a family member.
All employees are eligible to participate in a voluntary Tax Sheltered Annuity [403(b)] through Vanguard as a means of saving for retirement.
Eligible employees have access to a Health Care Reimbursement Account and/or a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account. This allows you to set aside funds, on a pre-tax basis, for reimbursement for health care or dependent care expenses.
Arrangements can be made to have your payroll check automatically deposited in your bank.
All employees are eligible to join the NIH credit union.
Staff will be reimbursed for hospice-related travel at the current IRS rate.
The agency encourages nurses to apply for certification as a hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) and nursing assistants as hospice and palliative care nursing assistants (CHPNA) through the certification process of the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Social workers are also eligible for a national Hospice and Palliative Certification. The organization will pay for the exam and award a 5% pay increase for certification.

Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice recognizes the importance of continuing staff development, and supports a program of education and in-service training for hospice staff. This includes tuition for conferences and workshops and paid education days.

Transparency in Coverage

The link below leads to the machine-readable files (MRF) that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule, and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Kaiser Permanente Machine-Readable Files: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/front-door/machine-readable
 

Contact HR

To learn more about Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice or to submit your resume, contact the Human Resources (HR) department.

Katarina Fancovic
Director of Human Resources

Beatrice Baskervill
Human Resources Generalist

Phone: 301-921-4400
Fax: 301-921-4433

Our HR mailing address:
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850