Employment Opportunities

Our TEAM is growing and you may be the perfect fit!

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Mountain Valley Hospice, in Gloversville, NY is looking for key positions to expand its Interdisciplinary Team. This spiritually enriched environment calls to people with compassion. In striving for Excellence we are looking for Qualified, Energetic candidates with Strong computer and Time Management skills. Flexibility and a Team Mindset are a must. Mountain Valley Hospice serves patients in Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, and Saratoga Counties.


Social Worker/Bereavement Counselor (Full-Time and Part-Time positions available)

Mountain Valley Hospice is seeking a compassionate, dedicated, and motivated Licensed Master of Social Work to join our team. Full-time salary and Per Diem positions are being considered with competitive compensation and health benefits.  Mountain Valley Hospice thrives on providing quality genuine care to those in the community who are facing a life-limited expectancy or have experienced a loss in their life.

The qualified applicant will be responsible to:

  • Empower individuals who are facing a life-threatening illness to live as fully as possible
  • Conduct comprehensive psychosocial and bereavement assessments
  • Inform patient and families regarding community resources
  • Provide therapeutic interventions for patients and family members
  • Support patients, family members, and the community for anticipatory grief, crisis, and bereavement needs
  • Create and provide in-services and education to staff and community partners
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Document assessments and visits in the electronic medical record in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Direct and mediate family meetings
  • Assist in completion of advanced directives
  • Develop/Foster relationships with local community agencies
  • Guide and direct volunteers in a

Qualifications:

  • EDUCATION: Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work approved by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • LICENSURE: Current State License as a Social Worker LMSW or LCSW.
  • EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience in a hospice, medical setting or home health environment preferred. Demonstrable experience with bereavement, grief, and loss.
  • SKILLS: Social work skills as defined as generally accepted social work standards. Requires excellent verbal, written, communication and skills with strong interpersonal skills. Counselling skills required.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance coverage.
  • HEALTH STATUS: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.
  • MUST BE A TEAM PLAYER, GO-GETTER, HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND DEMONSTRATE CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS.

If you are interested in this position please send your resume, cover letter, application (link is below) and salary requirements to:

Bethany Condit via e-mail Bethany.condit@mvhcares.org or by mail to: Mountain Valley Hospice 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078


 

LPN: FT evenings in the Nancy Dowd Hospice House – 8-bed facility.  This position requires two years of clinical experience and a valid driver’s license.

 


 

RN Case Manager: PT/AAS or BSN preferred. Manage a partial caseload of patients and their families. Work closely with Interdisciplinary Team to provide the Optimum Hospice Experience.  This position requires two years of clinical experience and a valid driver’s license.

 


 

Float RN: Casual AAS or BSN preferred. Assess patients in the home or hospital environment. Provide Compassionate Care and Education to patients and families as directed by the Case Managers. Work closely with the members of the Interdisciplinary Team to provide the Highest Standard of care to our patients.  This position requires two years of clinical experience and a valid driver’s license.

 


Applicants  for clinical positions are asked to fill out an application and email it to amy.osborne@mvhcares.org or mail to Amy Osborne at 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.


Receptionist / Executive Assistant

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT:     Administration

 SUPERVISOR:         President/CEO

 PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The primary goal of all Mountain Valley Hospice employees is to understand and to embrace the mission of hospice, and to continuously provide optimal care and support to the patients and families that we serve. Under the supervision of the CEO, this position is responsible for providing administrative support to ensure the effective functioning of the Administration Department.  Individuals serving in this position must demonstrate an understanding for the hospice philosophy and should be comfortable with issues related to terminal illnesses and the dying process.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

Customer Service

Demonstrates a desire to help or serve others by showing concern for meeting the needs of patients, families, staff, visitors and community partners in a manner that provides satisfaction at the highest level possible for the agency. Willingness to be responsive to the needs of a culturally diverse population.

 Teamwork

The intention to work cooperatively with others throughout the agency, to best serve our mission, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

 Quality Assessment Performance Improvement   

The demonstrated ability to pursue continuous, professional and self development resulting in the enhanced performance of the agency, the department, the discipline and the individual. Supports a climate that fosters sustainable improvement.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Key and trusted member of the staff and instrumental in the efficient and organized operations of the office
  • Extremely strong organizational, project and time management skills; detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; self- motivated and proactive. Ability to problem-solve and make sound judgement calls in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow written and oral instructions, sound judgment in the implementation of policies and procedures, professional office demeanor
  • Demonstrates a proficiency with computers and inter-agency email and data entry systems; demonstrates understanding of the organization’s communication and medical records systems

 ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Responsibilities include a wide variety of activity in support of the CEO, CFO, Marketing & Development Director, Human Resource Department and Clinical Department.
  • Lead Receptionist, receives visitors and fields all incoming calls. A cheerful, compassionate and professional demeanor is imperative as this is the first contact many people have with MVH.
  • Ability to recognize and appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential material and information
  • Coordination and planning for meetings, conference calls and special events, including arrangements of logistics, meeting space, communications and catering
  • Maintain knowledge of general human resource functions including the employee hand book policies and procedures as designated
  • Preparing daily deposits, tracking memorial gifts, contribution lists, Gift Works database and completing appropriate mailings.
  • Complete miscellaneous office jobs (typing support, copying, collating, mailing, hosting meetings, faxing, errands, etc.)
  • Maintains office inventory of supplies and ordering.
  • Duties and projects as assigned
  • Internal liaison between staff and IT Department

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

 Education: High school diploma required; two-year degree or equivalent in business school preferred

 Experience: 3 years previous work experience performing administrative duties; experience working with senior management team; healthcare industry desirable

 Skills/Licenses and/or Certifications: Notary Public license desirable

 Physical/Sensory Requirements:

 Exerting up to 5 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTSHealth status must be consistent with New York State Hospice requisites and specific position requirements.  Physical examination and ergonomic testing upon employment, which includes a Mantoux, Rubella and Rubeola screening, is a mandatory health requirement for all Hospice employees.  After hire, Mantoux screening and a general health reassessment is required annually to screen for any health impairment that is of potential risk to the patient/family or to other employees that may interfere with the performance of duties.

 Please email resume, cover letter and application (below) to amy.osborne@mvhcares.org


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