Hospice Program Director



Posting Date April 4, 2019
Job Title Hospice Program Director
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Hours FT
Overview HCS is seeking a Hospice Program Director. This compassionate professional will foster and strengthen HCS' commitment to provide holistic, patient-centered, end-of-life care to patients in their homes throughout southwestern New Hampshire. This is a full-time, salaried position located at HCS' Keene, NH office. Under the direction of the President/CEO, the Hospice Program Director leads the critical operations of HCS' Medicare Certified Hospice Program. Responsibilities for this role include: recruiting and assisting with the training of program staff; evaluating the program and staff performance; engaging referral sources and the general public about the services of Hospice at HCS; preparing and managing the program budget in collaboration with the Fiscal department; and ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and quality assurance requirements. As a member of the Senior Management Team at HCS, the Hospice Program Director actively participates in agency leadership, management, planning and evaluation. Additionally, the Hospice at HCS Program Director takes part in agency-wide functions as appropriate, attends Board meetings, rotates in the Director-on-call schedule, and is present at all meetings and committees where Senior Management representation is required. HCS offers excellent compensation and benefit package, including Harvard Pilgrim insurance, a generous 403(b) match, and paid time off to support a work/life balance. Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (HCS) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services in southwestern New Hampshire. HCS’s clinical services include visiting nurses, physical and occupational therapies, social work and home health aides. Hospice at HCS offers end of life care, grief support and Pet Peace of Mind for patients and family members where ever they call home, including in assisted living and nursing homes. Hospice at HCS rates above state and national averages in many important quality measures and maintains a 100% overall satisfaction rating. (From data compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) HCS is unique in the wide range of community services that are offered to the community, including Healthy Starts maternal and child health services, Meals on Wheels and senior dining, City Express and Friendly Bus transportation, Age In Motion exercise for older adults and Nurse Is In blood pressure and foot care clinics. HCS is Medicare certified and licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and proud to be a Monadnock United Way agency.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials and characteristics: graduation from an accredited school of nursing or social work; a master’s degree in Nursing Oncology, Administration, or Social Work; Hospice/Palliative Care certification; five (5) years' experience in Hospice with two years in hospice management (or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary competencies for the position); the ability and desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team; organizational skills relevant to linking the hospice program to the community; excellent verbal and written communication skills; A valid New Hampshire driver’s license, adequate auto insurance, and unlimited access to reliable transportation; able and willing to learn to utilize a portable electronic field device; and able to manage electronic patient health information (EPHI) remote access in accordance with HCS policies and procedures.
Agency / Location Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
312 Marlboro Street
Keene, NH 03431
Contact Information Chaille Cohen
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services
PO Box 564
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
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