Nurse Manager- Hospice Unit

February 10, 2020


Bluegrass Care Navigators
Lexington, KY, United States


RN Manager needed for our Bluegrass Hospice Care Center

Sign On Bonus Available!

Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care!

A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs.

Bluegrass Care Navigators offers:

Work that drives you to live your passion
Flexible schedules to support work/life balance
Family-focused benefits
Sign-on and referral bonuses
Opportunities for advancement


Nursing professional, APRN, Bachelors or Masters preferred. Hospice or home health experience required. Management experience required.
Must possess a valid KY drivers' license, current auto insurance and reliable transportation, and valid nursing license.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to communicate, concentrate and document effectively and accurately.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre-employment physician’s health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by organization policy.
Satisfactory references from current employers and/or professional peers.
Must be amenable to working as needed to support and manage staff on all shifts in inpatient hospice setting. Some nights and weekends may be required depending on needs of unit.


The Hospice Inpatient Unit Nurse Manager is responsible for all aspects of the 24 hour, 7 days per week care center’s operations, from supervising staff to monitoring patient care. The manager uses their extensive clinical experience, prior administrative experience and training in both nursing and management to ensure exceptional care for patients and leadership to the team. The manager uses strong communication skills, diplomacy and has the ability to take leadership of any situation. The manager handles all supervisory duties for the unit, overseeing registered and licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, medical clerks and support staff. The manager sets work schedules, delegates assignments, assigns tasks and evaluates employee job performance, as well as building teamwork, coaching, developing and inspiring high performance and disciplining employees who do not fulfill their job requirements or provide inadequate patient care. The manager assists with the implementation and adherence to policies, procedures and standards as well as identification of new policy and procedure needs. The manager often mentors less experienced nurses, offering clinical and career advice. The manager, in concert with Bluegrass Care Navigators’ strategic plan and the Executive Director, also sets goals and standards for the unit and holds regular staff meetings in which direction is given or areas for improvement are discussed.

Benefits of Joining Our Team:

Competitive salaries:
Each individual has a salary based on education, experience and industry market trends for the specified job description. We are committed to fair and equal pay for all of our team members.

Savings Plan:
We match up to 5 percent of 401K contributions to plans offered by Bluegrass Care Navigators

Work Life Balance:
Our time off benefits included Paid Time Off, Holidays, Funeral leave, Sick Leave Reserve, and an EAP program

Career Development:
We support your continued development through Education Assistance and a clinical ladder program for professional advancement within your current role

Variety of Insurance Benefits
You pick what works for your family! We offer a wide range of insurance options including PPO or HDHP medical plans, HSA account, dental, vision, short & long term disability, Accidental Injury and Critical Illness, Cancer insurance, and free Will-planning services

Employee Discount programs
BCN team members have access to discounts on travel, entertainment, shopping, and services including mobile phone plans

We make wellness fun, with private and group supportive activities focused on your health and happiness. Activities include nutrition counseling, exercise competitions, financial planning consulting, and more! Completing activities results in a discount on your health insurance!

About Bluegrass Care Navigators
Bluegrass Care Navigator’s is a nationally respected hospice, having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978, providing hospice services to approximately 1,000 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky. Our primary goal is to provide compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families coping with serious illness. Do your personal goals align with ours? If so, we’d love to have you join our team!

Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce & Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care!


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