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Embrace Hospice Pre-Health Internship

 Job Title Pre-Health Internship

(San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Kerrville): Please specify your preferred location to us through email)
Embrace Hospice, a healthcare company dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive care to patients nearing the end of their life, is seeking a pre-health intern At Embrace Hospice, LLC, our MISSION is to embrace working as a team to serve all members of our community by providing exceptional care and support when facing life-limiting illness. VISION is to embrace the needs of our community facing serious illness, death, and grief. VALUE is to always do the right thing (Integrity). Get it done (Collaboration). We take responsibility (Ownership). Together we are better (Team Work). Patients and families define our success (Community).
With the help of our large care team, we are able to tailor to each family’s individualized needs and provide them with expert medical care, pain management, symptom alleviation, and support programs. As a part of BrightSpring Health Services, the leading provider of home and community-based medical services, we focus on providing equal leadership opportunities to our employees and maintaining a people-focused environment.
Job Summary:
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic intern who is eager to learn about our company’s role in health care. You will be working closely with most of our departments at various capacities. Volunteers will be exposed to business and clinical operations to help get an understanding of a healthcare workplace. Interns will also have the option to request and gain knowledge in any desired department to help further their skillset. (Clinical, Finance, Marketing, Bereavement, Quality Assurance, Social Psychology, Administrative)
As a Pre-Health Volunteers at Embrace Hospice, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Shadow physicians during interdisciplinary team meetings while building rapport for further shadowing and networking opportunities
  • Familiarize in assessing hospice patient and identify psychosocial, grief, financial, environmental and community needs as evidenced by POC documentation, clinical records, team meeting minutes and community resource referrals
  •  Familiarize yourself and get comfortable using professional EMR software
  • Learn how to take SOAP notes, review patient’s plan of care, and medical orders under the supervision of staff members
  • Work alongside patient care team of Physicians, NPs, RNs, Chaplains, Social Workers, and CNAs. 
  • Fulfill tasks set out by supervisors from various departments (Clinical, Bereavement, HR and Marketing)
  • Take all reasonable precautions to maintain privacy and non-disclosure of any confidential information about patients, other staff members, and the general operations of Embrace Hospice
  • Demonstrates listening skills. Offers encouragement when appropriate. Practices patience in voice and manner.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedural guidelines.
  • Assist in administrative tasks at the office. (Filing, Reports, Organizing and more)
  • Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, visit patients and properly document the visit on our EMR platform
  • Assist the clinical staff and patient care team in providing proper care to hospice patient

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the Colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The Colleague is frequently required to walk or move about and reach with hands and arms. The Colleague is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The Colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Mental Requirements: Must be able to work independently, make judgment based on assessments and data available. and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.

Transportation: Must have a current valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.