Director of Home Health and Hospice

Posting Date April 2, 2021
Job Title Director of Home Health and Hospice
Hours FT
Overview Responsible for leading the overall clinical oversight and assurance of excellence in quality of care and service of the home care and hospice program that will include management and training of the clinical field staff. Prepare the agency for state licensure and Medicare certification surveys and ensure clinical staff is compliant with state and federal regulations and CoPs. Lead and direct operational initiatives, operational stability of agency services, staffing, personnel performance, operations, and office management. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide leadership, guidance and counseling to clinical and office staff to assist them in continually improving all aspects of home and hospice care services, provided through agency personnel. Oversee the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports, and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities. Conduct Inter-Disciplinary Team meetings and manage all members of the team, including the scheduling, productivity monitoring, mentoring, one-on-one meetings, pay practices, timekeeping, and expense reports. Provide direction in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel. Establish and monitor departmental goals consistent with corporate goals and objectives. Participate in collaboration with the CEO in the preparation and administration of the agency’s budget. Interpret operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume that could impact staffing levels, revenues, or expenses. Interact with Clinical & Staff Development Manager to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians. Conduct annual evaluations on clinicians and other direct reports, as scheduled or when needed. Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws including, compensation and wages; interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance and providing constructive feedback; disciplining and terminating employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Assure proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Coordinate and oversee all direct and indirect patient services provided by clinical organization personnel. Provide guidance and counseling to Clinical & Staff Development Manager to assist in continually improving all aspects of patient care services, provided through the agency’s personnel. Oversee the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports, and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities. Serve as the administrator on call when scheduled. Assure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel. In the absence of the CEO, become the acting CEO and will be vested with the authority to act on behalf of the CEO. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s degree preferred, and current RN license required. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of nursing. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in management required at the Director level. Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations and ACHC standards. Strong knowledge of home health and hospice and its relationship to the healthcare community. Experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors, preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Strong supervisory and leadership skills and the ability to lead by example. Proven ability for creative and effective problem solving. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must demonstrate the following personal attributes associated with leadership qualities, including, but not limited to, being compassionate, assertive, enthusiastic, honest, ethical and show humility. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
Agency / Location Franklin VNA & Hospice
75 Chestnut Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Contact Information Cherrie Murray
Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin
Franklin, New Hampshire 03235
Phone: 603-934-3454
Fax: 603-934-2222
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