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Director of Hospice

Company: Chaplaincy Health Care
Location: Richland
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

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.

  • 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 educational requirements.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience (hospice, home health preferred) with a minimum of two years management/supervisory experience.
  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing preferred or must be attained within three years of employment.
  • Experience in program development, coordination and management.
  • Experience in oncology, home health, or hospice nursing preferred.
  • 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 248-31-125.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a team member.
    • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Hospice Care concepts and philosophies.
    • Completes and maintains Hospice and Palliative Care nurse certification.
    • Leadership skills, including the ability to teach and coach others.
    • 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 groups.
    • 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 standards.
    • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management; knowledge of basic finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles and practices.
    • 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 interdisciplinary teams.
      • 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 facility.
      • 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 needed.
      • Manage compliance with documentation processes to ensure that the clinical records meet legal, regulatory, payer and agency requirements.
      • 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 systems access.

Keywords: Chaplaincy Health Care, Richland , Director of Hospice, Executive , Richland, Washington

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