Home Care Director



Posting Date June 11, 2021
Job Title Home Care Director
Specialty RN or PT
Hours FT
Overview Current opening in the Lakes Region. This position will primarily report to the Laconia Branch Office. Home Care Director Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Granite VNA Home Care Director is responsible for the clinical business operations and patient care services of the agency's Home Care Services which includes planning, organizing, developing and managing the agency's Home Health Care Services in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, standards and guidelines as well as agency policies and procedures. Provides mentorship and guidance of clinical guidelines to the field staff professional and paraprofessional as needed. Performs all functions in a professional and ethical manner, and collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure the provision of quality patient care. Directs and supervises the activities of subordinates and works under the interdisciplinary team model. The Home Care Director supervises Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Medical Social Workers (MSW). Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Home Care director is responsible for oversight of the daily home care operations. The Home Care Director, may delegate this responsibility in his/her absence to a qualified Registered Nurse (RN), Physical Therapist (PT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) or Medical Social Worker (MSW). Provides clinical supervision oversight to all personnel in the Home Care program. RN and LPNs may receive clinical support from the Home Care Director (RN) as needed. Actively participates in the QAPI program, and share outcomes and correction plans with staff. Develops standards and procedures for providing home health care and for evaluating service. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, registered and licensed practical nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and medical social workers. Coordinates patient referrals and patient care, ensuring that patient needs are met and continuously assessed according to the individual needs of the patient and physician ordered Plan of Care. Assures compliance with all state, federal laws regarding licensure and certification of the agency. Maintain knowledge of the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Home Health and an understanding of Hospice Conditions of Participation. Promotes an atmosphere of unity between professional staff, paraprofessional staff, support staff and clients/families. Seek to diminish conflict by creating an environment that promotes trust and open communication. Additional Job Responsibilities Oversees and make changes as needed with the assignment of care to appropriate discipline based on the patient's needs. Organizes and completes individual case conferences with staff assigned to their team every 2-4 weeks. Participate in the coordination of staff meetings. The meetings will occur on a consistent basis and have a defined schedule with an agenda. Facilitates IDT meetings with staff to ensure that multi-disciplinary cases plans of care, goals and discharge plans are aligned and coordinated between team members. Monitors clinical documentation to ensure compliance with agency policy and procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, These include: Ensures that the plan of care is being followed, that the appropriate interventions are being addressed, that the patient/family is progressing appropriately, that documentation of the education provided and the communication with other providers is evident. Maintains a working knowledge of third party contract requirements in relation to clinical summary of care requirements necessary for authorization for care. Coordinates field supervisory visits of staff assigned to their team in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Utilize appropriate discretion in regards to increasing field supervision when performance issues arise. Completes performance evaluations for staff at the end of the introductory period and annually. Review management statistical reports directly related to the teams’ performance. Communicate trends to staff as appropriate. Supervises and monitor performance of assigned staff for compliance with Agency personnel policies. Establishes priorities and attainable goals for keeping daily operations functioning, based on program needs and the Mission and services of the agency. Interviews and recommend new candidates for hire. Participates in the coordination and assist with orientation of staff to include teaching and documentation requirements to improve patient outcomes, quality and quantity of services. Identifies gaps in services and coverage and make recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer. Collaborates with other managers to deliver care in a coordinated manner across all clinical programs. Assures staff productivity standards are maintained. Assists the President/CEO in the development, revision, and implementation of Program Policies and Procedures Participates in agency and external community committees as necessary. Receives and documents reports of incidents, complaints, and grievances according to Policy and Procedure. Works with and support families, community agencies, and medical personnel to arrange for convalescent and rehabilitative care of home care patients. Participates in preparing budgets and operational plans related to home care services, and agency strategic initiatives. Stays informed regarding resources within and outside of the Agency to promote and educate the staff. Serves as a member of the Agency’s Management Team and participates in the development and implementation of overall policies, programs, objectives, and goals. Represents the Agency in contacts with other similar agencies and trade associations, clients, and regulatory agencies. Accepts other duties as assigned for which qualified.
Qualifications Graduate of an accredited school, accompanied by current New Hampshire license. Bachelors in Nursing, or Therapy. Masters Degree preferred, experience in lieu of Masters considered. One to two years clinical experience (community health or hospital practice). Three to five years of management experience. Prior experience with HomeCare HomeBase is a plus! Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with the flexibility to work additional hours as necessary based on program and Agency needs. The employee will participate in the Administrator On Call Rotation.
Agency / Location Granite VNA
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Information Abby Ofrias
Granite VNA
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 6032305676
Fax: 603-227-7523
Email: abigail.ofrias@granitevna.org
Website: www.granitevna.org
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