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Hospice of Western Kentucky

Career Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the Main Office:

Chief Operating Officer


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hospice of Western Kentucky (Hospice) is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and programs. The COO will review on an ongoing basis services being offered and develop new programs as needs emerge. The COO will also serve as the Compliance Officer and be responsible for all activities pertaining to licensure, compliance, quality, education, safety, privacy and contracts. The COO will inform the chief executive officer, and ultimately the board of directors, of all program issues and accomplishments.

The COO will partner with her/his peers - the chief financial officer, chief clinical officer, medical director, information technology, volunteer coordinator, medical records and privacy officer, facilities manager, dietary manager, community coordinator, quality assurance nurse, and clinical supervisor of the inpatient facility - while also being responsible for program planning, organizing, operating, and staffing.

The COO is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the chief financial officer and chief executive officer. The COO is responsible for ensuring that Hospice of Western Kentucky services are in compliance with all federal, state, funding, and city/county regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements. Finally the COO will assist the CEO in planning, organizing, and implementing strategic initiatives.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a related field (e.g., health care, nursing, human services or administrative).
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a management/leadership position in a related field.


  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Hospice or health care experience is a strong plus.
  • Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA).
  • Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations.


    Strong business management; strong leadership experience and skills; financial and budgeting experience; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and deliver presentations; strong complex problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; ability to make and maintain difficult decisions; ability to understand complicated regulatory issues and maintain regulatory compliance; ability to foster teamwork and collaborate effectively with others; understanding and appreciation of the role of Hospice in the health care system; knowledge of public relations principles and practices; advanced computer skills that include the ability to perform a majority of advanced functions of electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, and presentation software and demonstrated adaptability and ability to learn Hospice's administration software applications; willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel as required; personal qualities of empathy, responsibility, and dependability.

    Admission Nurse - Full Time Day with alternating schedule


    The Admissions Nurse of Hospice of Western Kentucky is responsible for the implementation and coordination of care from the initial referral to admission. This position is also involved in the Palliative Care Team.

    Summary of essential job functions
  • Daily communicates with the referral coordinator for scheduling of admissions.
  • Meets with patients and families to explain Hospice services.
  • Assess and evaluates potential patients for hospice eligibility for admission.
  • Consults with attending physician for eligibility and verbal orders.
  • Completes admission process, safety assessment and other assessments as necessary.
  • Assigns the Team to the new admission.
  • Implements and coordinates all procedures with regards to state/federal regulations.
  • Analyzes and generates reports on patient referrals.
  • Coordinates patient care with Home Care Clinical Supervisor.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of state and federal agencies.

  • Quilifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Current licensure in the state of Kentucky.
  • Knowledge of current trends and techniques in nursing practice.
  • Ability to comprehend applicable federal, state and local regulations and policies, procedures and programs.
  • At least three years of experience in a patient care position in a hospital, nursing home, or related health care facility preferred.

  • Employment Opportunities at the Heartford House Inpatient


    CNA Night Shift - Full Time & PRN Positions Available (7p-7a)

    CNA Day Shift - PRN (7a-7p)


    Performs patient care activities and related nursing services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of the patient as assigned. Is a member of the interdisciplinary team and works with the case manager assigned to the patient. Performs duties in accordance with established nursing objectives, standards, organizational policies and procedures and patient rights.


  • Meet all health requirements imposed by law.
  • Completion of Nursing assistant certification program or proof of valid certification.
  • Health care experience desired, preferably in a home care setting.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • RN Night Shift - Full Time (7p-7a)


    The staff nurse provides skilled nursing care to individuals and families, based on an ongoing nursing assessment of need. He/She plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care through systematic assessment of health needs and optimum utilization of personnel. Provides care and assistance to patients and families during on-call hours as scheduled.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Current licensure in the state of Kentucky.
  • Knowledge of current trends and techniques in nursing practice.
  • At least one-year experience in a patient care position in a hospital, nursing home, or related health care facility preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English. Effective documentation and oral communication skills.

  • Send resume to: Suzanne Miles, Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301-7009 or email: