Why Covenant Care?
Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with
great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to
see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a
career with Covenant Care.
Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home
health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the
regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600
physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and
volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout
Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit choosecovenant.org
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Ready to join our family?
Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule
with advancement opportunities. Covenant Cares engaging culture is
founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel
valued and patients and residents feel the service is
extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each
teammates unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership,
sharing our mission with patients, families and our
The Palliative Care Care Navigator performs biopsychosocial
assessments, initial mental health screenings, and ongoing
education regarding advance directives in facilities and
community/home settings, supervised by an MD. Will work closely
with other members of the interdisciplinary group, other treating
physicians, and when applicable other health care staff.
The Care Navigator must be a graduate of a Masters Degree Social
Work Program with two years post graduate supervision resulting in
licensure in the State of Florida and/or the State of Alabama,
depending on the assignment location. This position requires a
minimum of one year experience preferably in hospice or palliative
care. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must possess a valid
Florida or Alabama drivers license, depending on assignment, and
current automobile insurance.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Performs biopsychosocial focused on understanding coping
mechanisms in an effort to mitigate suffering in the following
areas: disease history, social & spiritual history, physical &
psychological symptoms, decision making capacity & review of living
will, information sharing and identification of goals of
If patient is determined to lack capacity, adherence to State
Proxy Statutes to ensure communication and consult is conducted
with legal next of kin.
Works closely with the other members of the interdisciplinary
group, when applicable, in the development, review and modification
of comprehensive plans of care.
Works closely with the collaborating ARNP to initiate & propose
modification of interventions to relieve patient suffering within
established standards, guidelines and regulations as determined by
Covenant Care and its subsidiaries, federal & state regulatory
agents including but not limited to the State Board of Social Work.
Such assessment will include existential pain identification to
ensure appropriate interventions are applied.
Chairs, schedules, and participates in patient/family
conferences as requested.
Maintains & establishes good working relationships with
referring sources including but not limited to physicians, advanced
nurse practitioners, social workers, hospital & nursing homes.
Participates in daily interdisciplinary meetings led by
Palliative Care ARNP as well as hospital IDG meetings as
Advocates for patients right for Self Determination and
promoting education throughout the continuum to ensure adherence to
patient preferences related to their goals of care.
Collaborating with hospital personnel to execute preferred
discharge disposition as determined by the patient and/or family
Refers to appropriate resource support for socioeconomic
deficits discovered in biopsychosocial assessment.
Participates in hospice and palliative care training for
employees, volunteers, physicians and others as requested.
Promotes ongoing education for hospital staff, Covenant Care
staff, patients, families, and community including but not limited
to Palliative Care and advance care planning.
Any such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
Required to comply with all Covenant Hospice Policies,
Procedures and Personnel Policies, including those specifically
addressing disaster preparedness and response.
Special Demands/Physical Requirements:
This position may sometimes require medium/heavy lifting.
Normally such lifting will involve but not be limited to, assisting
with transfer/repositioning of the patient either in the home or
nursing facility. The position is also mentally demanding because
of the continual need of assessing and evaluating clinical aspects
of the patient's care.
Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more
information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability