Job Description


Casa de la Luz Hospice is Seeking to Hire an Experienced, Full Time, Inpatient Unit Manager, RN!

Excellent Full Time Benefits Available!

About Casa de la Luz Hospice:

Lynette Jaramillo and Agnes C. Poore formed Casa de la Luz Hospice, LLC, in 1998 to provide sensitivity, care and support for patients and their loved ones in the final phase of life. They wanted to reach far beyond the usual and customary hospice service in Tucson. They built a team of individuals who are committed to guiding patients and their loved ones through the end of life journey with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standards. Casa de la Luz's mission and core values are in the heart of each of its employees. In order to continuously fulfill our mission we seek to recruit caring and compassionate individuals.

By joining the Casa de la Luz family you will have the opportunity to make a great contribution to the hospice community, and you will find your employment at Casa de la Luz Hospice to be a rewarding experience. Lynette and Agnes continue to lead the company's mission with a hands-on approach to the company's daily operations. Casa de la Luz Hospice has established an outstanding reputation for compassionate and superior care. Credit for this reputation goes to each individual in the organization. Casa has also been voted as Tucson's Best Place to Work on more than one occasion due to our commitment to our employees. Today, Casa de la Luz Hospice is the largest and one of the most trusted and respected hospices in Southern Arizona. We seek unique talent and energies to contribute to our culture of superior care.

Position Overview:

The Casa de la Luz Hospice Inpatient Unit provides superior, individualized medical care to hospice patients who require brief intensive interventions. Like all of Casa's services, our Hospice Inpatient Unit is designed to provide the best care possible for the patient, and the best support possible for families. The Inpatient Unit Manager reports to the Administrator and is responsible for the overall operation and management of the facility and for providing direction and oversight of the inpatient staff. The manager is an integral member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for ensuring care provided and facility operation meet state and federal regulations as well as the established policies and practices of the hospice. The manager is responsible for recognizing and solving operational, administrative and supervisory problems.


  1. Responsible for overall operation and management of in-patient facility and staff; including the provision of leadership, communication and supervision of clinical, administrative and housekeeping staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensures facility management and operation meets state and federal regulations and established policies and procedures of the hospice.
  3. Promotes delivery of superior care for patients and their loved ones according to agency goals, Mission and Core Values.
  4. Notifies Chief Executive Officer or Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of any urgent concerns.
  5. Is responsible for census meeting hospice goals; ensures admissions and transfers occur in a timely manner; communicates with admission supervisor, admission RNs, RN case managers and other members of the interdisciplinary team on admissions, transfers and coordination of wait-list and bed availability.
  6. Receives employee, patient and family grievances, complaints, problems or concerns; follows up as appropriate with Administrator, CCO or Director of QAPI. Completes incident and/ or complaint forms as appropriate.
  7. Counsels as indicated. Completes appropriate documentation; communicates, develops and implements performance correction plans with human resource manager and completes annual performance reviews.
  8. Strategizes for staffing needs; may collaborate with nursing supervisor. Includes participation in recruitment, interviewing, hiring, selection and orientation of qualified personnel.
  9. Ensures survey compliance readiness; QAPI compliance with all regulatory requirements, and staff education and training.
  10. Ensures implementation of established policies and procedures for staff safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management and security, reports/corrects any unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
  11. Participates in public relation and community activities that promote the organization’s role as an effective member of the hospice and health care delivery system.
  12. May assist the interdisciplinary team members to meet the emotional needs of the patients and families.
  13. Participates in the Interdisciplinary Group meetings.

Additional Duties:

  1. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary operational items and services are available
  2. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development; maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.


  1. A Bachelors or Masters degree in Nursing is preferred. Three to five years experience in health care management
  2. Current Arizona RN license and CPR certification.
  3. Current/valid drivers license and automobile insurance that meets the requirements of the State of Arizona.
  4. Previous experience using electronic medical records.
  5. Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death and dying.
  6. Current knowledge of state and federal regulations for hospice facilities
  7. Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of management issues.
  8. Skill in evaluating the clinical work of others according to professional standards.
  9. Ability to plan, assign and direct the work of others.

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