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Hospice Admission Clinical Lead Job

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Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Hospice Clinical Lead Nurse is responsible for the day to day coordination of patient care within an assigned team Registered Nurses; includes assessment of referrals, case management, maintenance of standards of practice, patient assignments, staff development, quality assessment and improvement and communication with all members of the interdisciplinary team, in accordance with the policies and standards of MH, JCAHO, Medicare, and Methodist Hospice.Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

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Effective August 1, 2014, new hires (newly hired or rehired at MLH) or current Associates entering this job must also meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing from an accredited program;
  2. Be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date (written agreement required); or
  3. Sign a written agreement to enroll in an accredited nursing program to complete a BSN or MSN within 3 years of hire date

Two (2) years of nursing experience required.


Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed or compact license.


Effective June 1, 2018: All new hires and transfers are required to have BLS certification.














  1. Knowledge of quality improvement activities, as might be acquired through experience or training, preferred.
  2. Work is performed at various locations off-site.  Must provide own transportation with reimbursement at standard MHS rate.  Must provide proof of liability insurance coverage if private vehicle is used.
  3. Ability to understand complex written materials, such as patient records.
  4. Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of associates and management, physicians and patients and their families.
  5. Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment in a professional area.
  6. Ability to work within and interdisciplinary environment as a member of a team dedicated to shared patient-family responsibilities.
  7. Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.
  8. Prepared by education, training, or experience to work with age specific populations including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients/customers, preferred.

Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Assures the provision of appropriate, quality patient care on a daily basis, with regards to the age specific populations including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adults, and geriatric patients/customers.
  2. Coordinates patient assignments and day to day nursing schedules for team RNs.
  3. Provides case management and follow-up communication of those patients with private insurance, and/or alternate forms of Hospice reimbursement.
  4. Ensures that patient coverage is appropriately maintained on a 24 hour a day/7 days a week operating basis.
  5. Assures appropriateness, completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of any documentation required by team RNs.
  6. Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.
  7. Understands, applies and supports Hospice, AHS, and MH policies, procedures and standards and participates in departmental and system-wide CIP activities.
  8. Provides leadership for agenda of weekly interdisciplinary group.
  9. Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Ability to handle and administer narcotics as needed.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate orally and written to other individuals.
  • Normal hearing; normal vision, including color, night, and peripheral vision.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance, push up to 200 lbs., pull up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit in one place, squat, kneel, reach, bend, crawl, and twist throughout the shift.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motion as well as using hands for gripping and squeezing.
  • Ability to use hands and feet together for repetitive, coordinated motions with good hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to drive an automobile, with the ability to read and understand directions or navigate with a city map.
  • Exposure to home care elements; inclement weather, temperature extremes, possible safety/health risks of the home environment (pets, neighborhood crime, fire, infection.)


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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