RN Hospital Liaison

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-610282
    • Job Location: Crystal Lake, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 08, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: April 9, 2018
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Job Description:

$2,500 SIGN ON BONUS!!! Agency Referrals Excluded from Sign-On Bonus Eligibility

Are you self-directed and passionate about advocating on behalf of patients and families?

Looking for a high-energy RN with recent oncology, critical care or emergency room experience

JourneyCare, a leading healthcare organization serving the Chicago area, has an exciting opportunity for a RN in the CRYSTAL LAKE area! The Hours are 11am to 7:30pm. Some weekends are involved.  May need to work a weekend every 3 to 4 weeks.  Will need to be able to drive to Hospitals in the CRYSTAL LAKE area.

The RN Hospital Liaison will conduct initial Goals of Care meetings with patients and families in the inpatient hospital setting to assess eligibility, symptom management, and utilization of hospice benefits.  You will also have the opportunity to coordinate discharge planning to the home, skilled nursing facility or hospice in-patient setting with members of the interdisciplinary team, and serve as a resource to hospital physicians, case managers and social workers in regard to end-of-life care.  Your flexibility and adaptability to schedule changes, and willingness to travel to various hospitals within the CRYSTAL LAKE area are an integral part of this role.

The ideal candidate has a high energy, professional presence, is an excellent critical-thinker and multi-tasker, and is savvy with software programs, including Allscripts.  This RN should be comfortable working with patients and families and possess a strong critical care background, preferably with recent experience working in a hospital ICU, ER or oncology setting.  You will serve as a liaison in transitioning patients to hospice care and collaborate with physicians, referral partners, hospital staff, nursing facilities and other care providers. 


Experience and Skills:

  • Associates degree in nursing required
  • Training in counseling preferred
  • Registered nurse (RN) licensed in the state of Illinois required
  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance and reliable transportation required
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative nurse, desired
  • 5 to 7 years experience as a registered nurse in healthcare, preferably hospice
  • Experience in the hospital setting preferred
  • Experience in Hospice and Palliative Care desirable
  • Marketing experience desirable
  • Weekend rotation required
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Organization skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Nursing skills
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and medication
  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and insurance benefits
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail, cell phone


JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care, and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.


JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence.  Join our team of physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and certified nursing assistants, along with more than 1,100 volunteers, as a trusted resource for care and support. 


Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five hospice CareCenters located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock for those who require short-term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities


    Your Life . . .


    Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice. Many of our team members will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives. 


    JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.


    We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit-package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment


    Your Path . . .


    Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.


    Join our Journey!


    For more information apply online at http://www.journeycare.org and explore career opportunities with us.