Director of Hospice
Company: Chaplaincy Health Care
Posted on: February 19, 2021
Responsible for assisting and consulting with the Executive
Director to provide leadership, direction, growth, outreach, and
administration of Hospice operations and to ensure accomplishment
of strategic objectives. Responsible for directing, supervising and
coordinating activities of various clinical Hospice patient care
services. Serves as a member of the Executive Team.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
- Current Washington State Registered Nurse's License.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor of
Science degree in Nursing, MSN, MHA, or MBA preferred. Qualified RN
may substitute four years of suitable management/supervisory
experience and four years of clinical experience in lieu of
- Minimum of two years clinical experience (hospice, home health
preferred) with a minimum of two years management/supervisory
- Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing preferred
or must be attained within three years of employment.
- Experience in program development, coordination and
- Experience in oncology, home health, or hospice nursing
- Access to transportation.
- Valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance for
your state of residency.
- Tuberculin skin test by Mantoux Method, or chest x-ray (if
previous Mantoux positive). References: CFR 418.82 and WAC
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
- Knowledge and understanding of Hospice Care concepts and
- Completes and maintains Hospice and Palliative Care nurse
- Leadership skills, including the ability to teach and coach
- Ability to supervise and train employees to include organizing,
prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
- Ability to communicate and respond effectively with patients,
families and others in both routine and crisis situations.
- Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
- Ability to develop and deliver presentations to large and small
- Ability to act as hospice care liaison in the community.
- Ability to write clearly, concisely and legibly.
- Ability to organize tasks and manage time effectively.
- Knowledge of computerized information systems used in
electronic medical record applications.
- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart
information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
- Knowledge of continuous quality improvement management
principles and practices applicable to the clinical setting.
- Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and
procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new
strategies and procedures.
- Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and
- Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management; knowledge of
basic finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles
- Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and
procedures within the health care industry; the ability to
understand federal hospice regulations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Function as a registered nurse and member of the hospice
- Support a culture of safety and quality.
- Responsible for the overall planning, delivery, and evaluation
of quality end-of-life hospice nursing care for patients in their
own home (single-family dwelling, retirement community, or other
facility serving as the patient's home) or hospice inpatient
- Coordinates the services, supervision and evaluation of
Clinical Supervisors, Clinical Educator/Infection Control, other
RNs/LPNs not assigned to a team, Social Work Supervisor, and
Intake/Triage of the agency's Hospice programs as appropriate and
in accordance with approved care plans, policies and procedures,
and applicable rules and regulations [WAC 248-31-125(3)].
- In coordination with the Social Work and Chaplain Supervisors,
provide psycho-social and spiritual care services to ensure
patients receive holistic, patient- and family-centered care.
- In coordination with the Hospice Liaison's conduct end-of-life
care presentations in the community and in clinical settings.
Promote agency hospice services at community events. Serve as
hospice liaison in area hospitals and clinical facilities when
- Manage compliance with documentation processes to ensure that
the clinical records meet legal, regulatory, payer and agency
- All agency employees will follow the minimum standard regarding
PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis
only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when
accessing this information and approve and monitor subordinate PHI
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