- Experience is required
Responsible for administratively coordinating the staff and care of patients on hospice service during week day and weekend shift operations.
Delegate caseload and visits based on patient need, location and staff competence.
Is administrative person on off shifts, weekends and holidays, in collaboration with other designated administrative staff.
Notifies Clinical Director or Hospice Administrator on-call of any unusual occurrences, emergencies, or serious reportable events.
Supervises nursing staff and nursing practice consistent with Agency and professional standards and policies.
Participates in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff.
Ensures the orientation of new staff in collaboration with the Hospice Clinical Director.
Evaluates, counsels and helps create corrective action plans around staff competency.
Identifies education needs and participates in educational programs.
Ensures adherence to federal and state regulations, and Agency policies.
Communicates regularly with nursing staff, peers and immediate supervisor.
Participates in the supervision of staff and patients during non-operating hours of the Agency.
Provides direct patient care, when necessary.
Participates with the Hospice Director in planning, implementation and evaluation of new programs, including the evaluation and revision of existing programs.
Participates in the Agency Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Program including quality review of clinical documentation.
Assists in monitoring clinical budget, including staffing levels and productivity standards.
Develops organizes and schedules health promotion/community health events.
Participates in communities and organizations relevant to public health, homecare, hospice, professional practice and communities served by the Agency.
Intakes referrals and performs preadmission screenings for prospective hospice patients and palliative care patients in hospital, ECF, home and community settings.
Obtains initial HMO/insurance authorization working in conjunction with the Billing Coordinator, and ensures that provider requirements are communicated to appropriate agency program staff.
Coordinates SNF (ECF) hospice programs and contracts.
Develops and maintains relationships with contract nursing facilities for the assessing, planning and coordinating of the SNF admissions.
Supervises the planning, implementation and delivery of direct clinical services to SNF residents by members of the interdisciplinary team.
Facilitate Group Support for staff.
Assumes on-call responsibility as needed.
Other responsibilities as directed.
Current Massachusetts professional license
Hospice and Palliative Care RN certification
Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLN accredited program, matriculating.
Certified Registered Hospice Nurse preferred
Demonstrated experience in effective supervision and communication in the hospice field.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of hospice and home care.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Ability to accept and utilize administration, direction and consultation.
Knowledge of Agency philosophies, policies and programs.
Current knowledge of relevant local, state and federal regulations governing hospice home care and public health agencies.
Ability to participate in community organizations, interface with media people and consumer groups.
Per diem, as needed, varied days and shifts