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Hospice Clinical Director

Serenity Hospice Care Pennsylvania

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted June 17, 2022.

Serenity Hospice Care Pennsylvania
– Serenity Hospice is seeking a Hospice Clinical Director for the Lancaster PA area Job Description Details Statement of Position/Position Summary This position will assume overall responsibility for the implementation, delivery, coordination and supervision of hospice services provided in the homecare and facility settings.

Qualifications and Education requirements Graduate of an accredited school of nursing: Bachelors degree in nursing required, Masters Degree preferred.

Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of PA.

Minimum of 5 (5) years of clinical experience including 3 (3) years in a managerial role in a healthcare environment; preferably a hospice environment.

Demonstrated skills in administrative performance, including expertise in written/oral communication, supervision of staff, documentation requirements, service coordination and case management.

Comprehensive knowledge of nursing practice, applicable rules and regulations and industry standards pertaining to hospice care.

Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Microsoft programs required.

Current CPR certification.

Valid PA Drivers License and daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.

Belief in the hospice concept.

Position Role and Responsibilities Serve as a member of the leadership team for this Agency.

Assume overall responsibility for oversight and management of the clinical services provided by the interdisciplinary team (IDT) within the homecare and facility settings.

Assist in the development of agency goals.

Develops, recommends, and administers Agency policies and procedures.

Supervise all clinical staff including RN, LPN, Hospice Aide, Social Worker, Chaplain, Educator, Massage Therapist, Music Therapist and Medical Office Assistant.

Provide information for inclusion in written performance evaluations for all direct report staff and submits written performance evaluations in accordance with policy requirements.

In conjunction with the Educator role, identifies the need for staff education and assists in the development of in-service programs for members of the IDT team.

Provides leadership and counsel to clinical personnel to enhance staff development.

Participate and provide leadership during IDT meetings and other meetings/committees related to clinical practice.

Participate in events of Serenity Hospice as a member of the leadership team.

Conduct supervisory visits to allow for observation of clinical performance of assigned team members.

Supervise the maintenance of medical records assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with licensing regulations and legal and ethical standards.

Assist with oversight and responsibility for the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, to include: Development of annual QAPI plan Collect and assess data regarding patient services and outcomes according to QAPI plan.

Compile and submit data from CHAPS survey according to CMS guidelines.

Participate in staff selection and orientation of new personnel as appropriate.

Serve as the agency HIPAA compliance officer.

Receive, investigate and make recommendations regarding patient complaints in accordance with Seasons Hospice policy and procedure.

Serve as a facilitator (or assign a designee) for nursing, medical and other students seeking learning opportunities at Seasons Hospice.

Communicate all pertinent clinical and administrative information to the Executive Director and other members of the team as appropriate.

Participate in community and professional education regarding end-of-life care and hospice services.

Serve as a liaison for community health partners including assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, adult foster care homes and other living facilities in which Serenity Hospice staff provide services.

In the absence of the Executive Director, the Director of Clinical Services serves as the Privacy Official and is responsible for decision making and daily operations.