Hospice Partners of America Massage Therapist-Hospice - Hospice - Tappahannock, VA in Tappahannock, Virginia

Job Description

Hospice Partners of Virginia, a member of the Hospice Partners of America family, is seeking an outstanding Massage Therapist to help our patients in our Tappahannock, Virginia location. The Massage Therapist plans and provides Licensed Massage Therapy services to clients in their homes in accordance with the Plan of Care and Agency policies and procedures. The Licensed Massage Therapist performs functions that require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill and must be able to make judgments accordingly.

Do you demonstrate excellent observation, assessment, and communication skills? Do you have the ability to provide accurate written documentation in a timely manner? Are you self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision?

If you answered "YES" - apply TODAY!!

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Performs Licensed Massage Therapy assessments, diagnostic test, skilled procedures and ongoing evaluation for clients who are receiving services under a medically approved Plan of Care.

  2. Develops a massage therapy care plan to provide direction to other health team members involved in the plan of care. Reviews and updates per Agency policy and client need.

  3. Documents all findings, plans, interventions and outcomes and submits documentation to the hospice office within a timely manner.

  4. Communicates plans and changes to the physician and to the client's Clinical Team Lead and other caregivers through the plan of care, progress notes and participation in care conferences.

  5. Communicates changes in schedule and physician orders to the office on the day the changes are made.

  6. Demonstrates exceptional service to patients, families, referral sources, co-workers and other customers. Assists team members as needed to ensure that this level of service is consistently provided.

  7. Implements teaching appropriate to the client's needs and within the context of his/her environment and learning ability.

  8. Assesses knowledge level of client and identifies learning needs.

  9. Plans, teaches, supervises, and counsels clients about their Licensed Massage Therapy needs to promote improvement or recovery, symptom management of disease process.

  10. Evaluates the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establishes care plan for others to follow in teaching the client.

  11. Attends and actively contributes to interdisciplinary team or other required meetings.

  12. Shares areas of expertise among and between teams. Initiates interdisciplinary referrals.

  13. Participates in discharge planning and documents this in client record.

  14. Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.

  15. Participates with interdisciplinary team to assure consistency in data collection methods.

  16. Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and coworkers.

  17. Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by compliance with agency policies and procedures.

  18. Recognizes and responds to potentially unsafe situations.

  19. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.

  20. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

  21. Performs job in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and professional and community standards.

  22. Provides services in accordance with applicable state, federal and NHPCO standards.

  23. Attends meetings and required educational programs.

  24. Accepts responsibility for personal and professional development and identifies learning/developmental needs to supervisor.

At Hospice Partners of Virginia, we are privileged to provide end-of-life care and are dedicated to doing

Whatever It Takes When It Matters The Most.

There are many hospices, but only one Hospice Partners of Virginia.

  • We are a caring organization whose first responsibility is to do the right thing in serving our patients.
  • We value our team, treating them fairly and with respect while holding them accountable for performing their duties and providing exceptional customer service.
  • We adhere to the highest ethical and compliance standards.
  • We are committed to a successful future for our organization and our staff, focusing on growth, innovation and continued learning. Required Skills

  • Current Massage therapy license in the State of Virginia.

  • Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; massage therapy skills per competency checklist.
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Understands hospice philosophy & regulatory guidelines and has a passion for impacting the lives of others
  • Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
  • Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with KS and/or company's requirements.
  • Current CPR
  • Current car insurance.
  • Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling all obligations.

At Hospice Partners of Virginia, our promise is that no one dies alone, afraid or in pain.

Required Experience

Prior home health or hospice experience preferred.

Minimum of two (2) years experience in health care field.

Tracking Code: 914-086

Job Location: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States

Position Type: Consulting