Registered Dietician (RD)

Registered Dietician (RD)

Location:  York

Employment Type:  PRN (As needed)

Shift:  1st

 

 

Registered Dietician (RD) Position Summary

The Registered Dietician comprehends and convey the best practice and keen knowledge in the medical nutrition therapy field.  Has the ability to design, implement and evaluate programs and services that is incorporated in primary care and medical nutrition therapy.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Plans regular and modified diets for age patients as prescribed by Medical Staff.
  • Visits and counsel patients with nutritional needs.
  • Participates in hospital, patient, and community education and outpatient programs.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the department’s Quality Assessment & Quality Improvement plan.

 

Requirements

  • Three years of experience in a clinical setting is preferred.
  • Be registered and licensed by the State in which the facility is located.
  • Possess a B.S. degree in Food/Nutrition and/or Dietetics.
  • Be registration eligible through the American Dietetic Association, is a plus .
  • Rehabilitation experience is a plus.

 

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Location:  Piedmont

Employment Type:  Full-time, 40hrs per week

Shift:  1st (Monday – Friday)

 

 

CNA Position Summary

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides each assigned patients with personal care services in accordance with the patient’s nursing assessments and care plan, and as directed by the nurse supervisor.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Follow Hospice policies and procedures and work assignments.
  • Provide clinical assistance to patients.
  • Participates with the IDG in the development and implementation of the patient/family’s plan of care as requested.
  • Document tasks performed and other comments related to visit.
  • Communicate with family or facility staff to ensure nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Communicate with supervisor on regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying areas of concern regarding patient care.
  • Attend and participate in hospice orientation and training as requested.
  • Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
  • Honor and adhere to patient privacy guidelines.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all patients and families at all times.

 

 

Requirements

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or GED.
  • 2 years direct patient care, previous home care or hospice experience preferred.
  • Active SC CNA licensure and CPR required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds and at all levels of authority.
  • Ability to be flexible, deal with crisis situations and make independent judgments.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and strong knowledge of electronic medical records.

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RN – Case Manager

Location:  Spartanburg

Spartanburg Service Area: Union, Cherokee, Spartanburg and Laurens Counties

Employment Type:  Full-time, 40hrs per week

Shift:  Day, plus weekend rotation

 

Position Summary

The registered nurse (RN) plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.  The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Director and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.
  • Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing comprehensive assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs.  Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).
  • Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
    •  Writing and initiating plan of care
    • Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs
    • Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
  • Initiates the plan of care in accordance with current professional standards and practice, and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.  Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.  Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.

 

Requirements

  • 2 years direct patient care, previous home care or hospice experience preferred.
  • Current RN licensure and CPR required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds and at all levels of authority.
  • Ability to deal with crisis situations and make independent judgments.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and strong knowledge of electronic medical records.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to modify care according to patient’s age. Ability to interpret information to identify each patient’s requirements for care relative to his/her age specific needs.
  • Must be flexible, versatile and adaptable to change, with good critical thinking, problem solving and diplomacy skills.
  • Knowledge of procedures and nursing standards of practice, both general and specific to the specialties of medical-surgical nursing.

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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner / APN

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner / APN

Location:  Spartanburg

Service Area:Union, Spartanburg, Laurens, Cherokee

Employment Type:  PRN (As needed) to do Face 2 Face Visits

Shift:  Days

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Location: Piedmont

Employment Type: Full-time, 40hrs per week

Shift: Days

 

 

Business Overview:

We require no on-call and no weekends or swing shifts. We work 8:00am-5:00pm Monday – Friday.

Our focus is quality of life.  Excellent Pay, Benefits, and Quality of Career.

See our Greenville News Paper story here.

www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/03/13/house-calls-for-homebound/70274660/

 

Position Summary

Working with Providence:

Providence Nurse Practitioners (NP) see 6 patients a day and conduct physical assessments, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common conditions, provide screenings, interventions, counseling, and prescribe medications as needed to patients in the geriatric population.

Why Providence Care?

BENEFITS: Aside from a variety of schedule options, Providence Care offers competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits plan, including profit sharing, CME reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and company vehicles.

TRAINING: We have board certified physicians that offer on-going training monthly. At Providence Care, you will have the tools, training and resources needed to provide expert health care to those in need and educate your patients to live healthier lives.

PATIENT CARE: Quality care comes with being able to spend quality time with your patient. Our MDs and Practitioners average time spent with their patients are 45-60 minutes. Your average visits per day are approximately 6-7 enabling you to slow down and give better care.

SUPPORT: Providence Care offers its practitioners an environment of supportive autonomy. Our practice managers and collaborating physicians are always available for consultation, mentorship and support. In addition to our electronic medical records (EMR) system which, supports our use of evidence-based practice.

EDUCATION: Master’s Degree level Nurse Practitioner program currently licensed as NP/ APN

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House Calls Can Help with Pain and Symptom Management

When you’re facing a serious illness or a chronic condition, you might feel like your own physical health and well being are beyond your control. You might feel overwhelmed by the pain and symptoms of your condition, and you may be unsure of where to turn for help and relief. You should know that your pain and symptoms can be controlled, however, with the right kind of treatment. Through our House Calls program, Providence Care can help to manage your pain and symptoms, allowing you to have your best life possible.

Many elderly people endure pain, discomfort and unpleasant symptoms of their illness because they’ve reached a point in life when getting the medical care they need is difficult. It may be because of limited mobility, or simply because they don’t have anyone who can take them to their needed medical appointments. That inability to get the proper medical care means they are not able to manage their pain and symptoms as necessary – and that makes it hard to enjoy life. But with Providence Care’s House Calls program, patients no longer need to worry about the often-difficult trek to medical appointments – we come to you.

Our program provides patients with medical house calls, bringing physicians and nurse practitioners right into their homes. With a primary care team specially trained and board certified in geriatric and internal medicine, you or your loved one will get pain and symptoms under control. There will be no more transportation hassles, uncomfortable waiting rooms or even worry about how to best manage your medical care. We coordinate your entire care plan by making sure that your medications, physicals, and vaccinations are current. You’ll have fewer trips to the emergency room and hospital, and enjoy greater comfort and health.

When you choose our House Calls program, you can regain control over your life. We’ll help you design a personalized plan that can help ease your pain and symptoms. You’ll receive all the care you’d expect to receive at the doctor’s office in the comfort, privacy, familiarity and safety of your own home. Patients who most benefit from our pain and symptom control services include those who are:

  • Frail, elderly or debilitated
  • Homebound due to mobility issues
  • Unable to easily get to a doctor’s office
  • Suffering from a medically complex or chronic illness

Your Providence Care team will follow your healthcare wishes and will strive toward helping you manage and control any pain and ease any symptoms. We know it is painful for those living with a chronic condition or terminal illness. We’ll support you in making the decisions that are the best for you and your condition.

When you or a loved one needs pain and symptom management in the privacy of your own home, you should know that Providence Care is only a phone call or message away. When you visit our contact page, you’ll find our complete listing of telephone numbers depending on your area, as well as a convenient online contact form if you’d prefer to contact us online. Either way you contact us, you can rest assured that we will be ready to help you. At Providence Care, we provide hope in action, and we look forward to being a part of your life.

Many Seniors are Choosing Geriatric Care in their Homes – Here’s Why You Should Consider It

As people age, there often comes a point in time when they need advanced care beyond what their loved ones are able to provide. In the past, many elderly people with health concerns opted to enter skilled care, either in an assisted living facility or, for the more seriously ill, in a nursing home. Today, however, more and more seniors are choosing to age in place, and part of that includes receiving the geriatric care they need in their homes. If you or your loved one need care but want to stay at home, there are many resources available today that can help you. When you choose to work with an organization like Providence Care, we will help you get the geriatric care you need in your home.

One of the main reasons why seniors want to age in place is because, like anyone else, they enjoy being in their own home. Their home offers familiarity and memories, in a world that is quickly changing and can be frightening. Losing loved ones, children moving away, and health issues all cause stress and uncertainty for seniors, and their home provides a sense of security. The problem is, many people don’t necessarily plan for geriatric care until the moment they need it. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the first steps of successfully aging in place is to consider the type of help you may need in the near future.

The NIA suggests that people look at any illnesses they or their loved on might have, and find out from a medical health profession how these illnesses progress with age. That way, it’s easier to plan for the type of geriatric care you may need, whether it’s simply help around the house or more intense nursing care. Providence Care, for example, offers many different levels of home care to our clients. We can provide you with all types of geriatric care, from homemaker services to our Hospital at Home service, which will provide you with house calls from a physician, nursing care, diagnostic testing such as blood draws and x-rays, and more. We offer specialty care for a wide range of health concerns, so no matter what your condition, Providence Care can help you live your best life.

Some of the elderly conditions we provide geriatric care include:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Terminal Diseases
  • Complex Conditions

More and more seniors are able to stay in their homes and enjoy their lives with the help they receive from home care organizations. You can age in place too – count on Providence Care when you need geriatric care in your own home. We are only a phone call or message away. When you visit our contact page, you’ll find a complete listing of phone numbers depending on your area, as well as a convenient online contact form. Either way you choose to contact us, you can rest assured that we will be ready to help you. At Providence Care, we provide hope in action, and we look forward to being a part of your life.

How Hospice Helps Families

In today’s society, hospice care is becoming more and more commonplace as people are choosing to stay at home at the end of their lives, as opposed to medical facilities. According to the Hospice Foundation of America, or HFA, the main purpose of hospice care is to offer “medical care toward a different goal: maintaining or improving the quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured.” HFA adds that hospice is available to patients and their families when there are simply no curative measures left to be taking, and life expectancy is six months of less.

An important aspect of hospice care is not only helping the patient enjoy the best quality of life during the time they have left; it is also helping the family as they move through this often difficult time. Hospice care helps to empower the family of the person receiving the care, bringing them stability and integrity for their loved one. At Providence Care, we are focused on delivering compassionate, patient-oriented end-of-life care. We care deeply about our patients and their families, and strive to exceed all expectations. Each program is tailored specifically toward our clients and their families.

Families are able to rest assured that their loved one is comforted and respected, and that not just one aspect of pain is managed – most expect that physical pain needs will be met, but with hospice care, we also focus on the emotional and spiritual pain that can come when facing a terminal illness. Many times, families in hospice care are experiencing a large range of emotions. Many wonder if they’re doing enough for the patient. Sometimes, there is regret and unsaid thoughts and feelings. Often, families are already feeling a sense of loss, and wondering how to cope with it. With hospice care, those needs are addressed.

When you choose hospice care from Providence Care, we will help your entire family through the end-of-life needs of your loved one, and beyond as you experience grief and loss. We will help you learn healthy ways to cope with the pain of grieving, and we’ll respect the personal and highly individual experience grief is. Whatever your grief experience is, it’s important to be patient with yourself and your other grieving family members, and allow the process to unfold naturally. Providence Care’s grief and loss recovery programs offer both one-on-one counseling, as well as group support. You will not be alone in your loved one’s end of life journey when you choose us to help you.

If someone in your family needs hospice care in the privacy of the home setting, you should know Providence Care is only a phone call or message away. When you visit our contact page, you’ll find our complete listing of telephone numbers depending on your area, as well as a convenient online contact form if you’d prefer to contact us online. Either way you contact us, you can rest assured that we will be ready to help you. At Providence Care, we provide hope in action, and we look forward to being a part of your life.

Senior Support Program

Financial Assistance for Seniors of Pickens County

To give back to the county that has supported Providence Care since 2010, the Providence Care Foundation is honored to provide financial support for those seniors in financial need.

Through its foundation, Providence Care will be giving away $25,000 in vouchers directly to seniors in need!

Qualifying vouchers will be awarded by a random drawing on December 14th. Please note all services will be paid directly to the vendor on your behalf by Providence Care Foundation. Each voucher will have a face value up to $500. You will not be issued cash.

Services & Items Provided:

  • Groceries
  • Utility Expenses
  • Caregiver Services
  • Housing
  • Medical Supplies/Equipment

Print and fill out the application form by clicking here!

For more information, please call Providence Care at (864) 295-8714.

How Can House Calls Benefit You & Your Family?

For a long time, health care providers believed that providing house calls to patients was both too costly and too time consuming. But now that people are living longer – and living alone longer, too – house calls are being revisited as a way to help people live both independently and healthfully. In an article by Andrew Van Dam on the Association of Health Care Journalists website, the author explored the current trend toward house calls. He offered that many times, patients who do not receive house calls from their physicians often are forced to make the decision not to see the doctor at all, because they can’t make it to the doctor’s office.

In response to this, patients then require more frequent trips to the emergency room or actual hospitalization, and that is far more costly than for a patient to receive a house call. With home care growing in popularity among the country’s aging population as a result of the aging-in-place movement, some home care companies are now offering patients the choice of seeing a doctor right in their own home. People who are medically fragile, frequently visit the emergency room and have chronic conditions are those who benefit from doctor house calls the most, as their conditions are more easily managed by bringing physicians, social workers and other health care providers directly into their homes.

At Providence Care, we want to make sure every person has access to the health care they need to live their best life. When people feel stressed about how they’re going to make it to a doctor’s appointment, it’s just one more concern that can have an ill effect on their health. That’s why we provide our patients with the option of visiting a physician right in their own homes, with our House Calls program. This special program provides patients with medical house calls, bringing physicians and nurse practitioners right to their door. Our primary care team is specially trained and board-certified in geriatric and internal medicine.

The benefit of choosing physician house calls is that you can expect to receive the same care you would in your doctor’s office, all within the comfort, familiarity, privacy and safety of home. You’ll never have the worry of transportation problems or uncomfortable waiting rooms again. And, when you participate in Providence Care’s House Calls program, we’ll coordinate all of your medical care for you, making sure that all of your medications, physicals and immunizations are current. As a result, you’ll experience fewer trips to the emergency room and hospital, and a more comfortable way of life so that you can enjoy more, in spite of your medical condition.

At Providence Care, we don’t stop with providing you compassionate care at home from our physicians and nurse practitioners. We are able to provide x-rays, lab work and blood draws right in your own home. We will visit you based on your own individual needs, and never rush – our staff focuses on your care, not the clock. If you’re unsure as to whether house calls can help you, you should know that most of our patients include those who are:

  • Frail, elderly and debilitated
  • Homebound due to mobility issues
  • Unable to easily visit their doctor’s office
  • Suffering from a medically complex or chronic illness

When you choose the House Calls program, Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance will pay for your visit. You will never be turned away for an inability to pay. To become a House Calls patient, call Providence Care at (803) 818-6955. We will schedule an assessment within 24 hours.

Choosing to Live When a Cure is No Longer Possible – Providence Redefines Hospice Care

At Providence Care, we believe that all people, regardless of age, condition or stage of disease, deserve to live their lives to the very fullest. By its definition, according to the Mayo Clinic, hospice care helps people who are nearing the end of life by helping them reduce their pain, and by addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Hospice care also provides counseling, respite care and practical support. The goal of hospice, the Mayo Clinic states, “is to support the highest quality of life possible for whatever time remains.”

Through hospice care from Providence Care, we’re able to help our patients make meaningful moments with family and friends. Our patients feel pain-free with their illness under control, while experiencing a sense of calm knowing that their family is getting the help they need. That’s what most people want at life’s end, and that’s what we make happen. There are a few ways to know if the new hospice experience will benefit you and your loved one. Here are a few questions to ask to help you decide:

  • Have there been several emergency room visits in a short period of time?
  • Have there been several falls in the past six months?
  • Has the patient lost a significant amount of weight?
  • Does the patient spend most of their day in bed or in a chair?

If you have answered yes to these questions, you should know you’re not alone. Providence Care is here to help. And, you don’t have to be diagnosed with cancer with only weeks to live to experience the benefits of hospice care. If you or your loved one have heart disease, dementia, kidney failure or COPD, hospice care actually gives you more options for care rather than fewer. In fact, the Mayo Clinic indicates, “hospice care has been shown to make people who have incurable illnesses feel better and live longer.” At Providence Care, we agree – and that’s why we strive to provide a new hospice experience.

We know people have a hard time deciding when the time is right to pursue hospice care for themselves or their loved one. First of all, your doctor will work with us to determine if hospice care is appropriate. Where and when you receive the care is your own decision. It can be an emotional time for a patient when they decide to choose hospice care, but rest assured – you are not giving up. At Providence Care, we firmly believe that quality is added when you begin a relationship with caring people who can improve your life for a number of months, rather than just days.

Who will help you at Providence Care? You can count on us to ensure you have a new hospice experience in which your every need is met. Our team consists of physicians, nurses, certified nursing aides, social workers, chaplains and caring volunteers. We will care for you as a whole person, ministering to not only your physical needs, but your emotional and spiritual needs as well. We’re dedicated to making your experience your own, all in an environment that’s pain-free, and without fear or anxiety.

There are several other ways we help, too. Unique to the new hospice experience, you will receive a Personalized Care Menu. You choose what’s important to you. These are just a handful of the options we offer:

  • Coordinate a caregiver “vacation” – the patient will be cared for at an assisted living community for up to five days so caregivers can recharge and renew
  • Arrange care for your pet, if needed
  • Document life stories with a digital recording
  • Help you write birthday, anniversary and Christmas cards to be given to your loved ones for several years after your passing
  • Make a dream request through Providence Care’s Foundation
  • Massage therapy, yoga, visualization, and relaxation exercises
  • Assist in advanced directives, living wills and funeral planning
  • Bereavement counseling for your loved ones

The new hospice experience from Providence Care is redefining the way end-of-life is perceived. We believe that even when a person is dying, they still have a lot of living to do. We hope you will allow us to be a caring presence for you and your family during this very personal and significant time in your lives.

When you or a loved one needs hospice care in the privacy of your own home, you should know that Providence Care is only a phone call or message away. When you visit our contact page, you’ll find our complete listing of telephone numbers depending on your area, as well as a convenient online contact form if you’d prefer to contact us online. Either way you contact us, you can rest assured that we will be ready to help you. At Providence Care, we provide hope in action, and we look forward to being a part of your life.

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