RN Hospice Administrator
Seeking highly experienced, proven performer with stable work history to lead hospice program. Our program ensures that our patients will spend the final days of their journey in comfort and with dignity. If you are caring, compassionate, and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of our team may be the perfect opportunity for you. Our mission is for each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Some of the benefits and advantages of working with us Include:
- CHAP accredited and Member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
- We invest in our employees’ career development and growth.
- Comprehensive orientation programs for new hires
- Leadership Academy meetings held off-site regularly for continuous development of our site leadership team members (Office Manager, CS, DCS, and Administrator).
- We offer FREE Unlimited CEU’s for our Nurses and Social workers; additional education courses are available to all disciplines!
- Advancement opportunities.
- Locations across the U.S. and we are growing! This growth creates additional advancement opportunities for strong performers.
- We provide an innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.
- Founded firmly on five pillars of excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance, and Growth.
- Our environment offers collaboration and provides tools and programs to enhance our team’s ability to provide excellent care.
- Our point-of-care system is state of the art: HomeCare HomeBase.
- Employees have access to referring physicians and other professional resources on a daily basis.
- Inter-disciplinary Team conferences are held regularly to discuss and optimize patient care.
The Administrator is a qualified person appointed to administer, direct, and coordinate all the activities of the Agency in compliance with governing regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implementing and supervising the administrative policies of the agency and administratively supervising the provision of all services
- Maintaining an on-going liaison with the IDG Committee, the Governing Body, and the Agency staff
- Coordinating service components to be provided by contractual agreement and ensuring hiring of qualified personnel
- Planning overall development of the Hospice Agency as set forth in the Conditions of Participation under the direction of the Governing Body
- Being familiar with State and Federal Regulations and arranging for Agency compliance with the same
- Being responsible for familiarizing employees with State, Federal Regulations and having copies of the regulations available for their use
- Being responsible for the completion, keeping, and submission of such reports and records as required by State, Federal Regulatory Agencies
- Directing installation of improved work methods and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives of the program
- Reviewing and evaluating existing policies and procedures on a timely basis. Directs revision of same when appropriate and presents to Governing Body at annual meeting for approval
- Developing standards and methods of measurement of Agency activities, e.g., as in the agency’s annual program evaluation
- Oversees annual program evaluation and assists with implementation of suggestions from this evaluation
- Initiating preparation of yearly budget for control of expenditures
- Arranging for an effective budgeting and accounting system
- Meeting with Directors (supervisors) as indicated to solve administrative problems and coordinate and review activities of the Agency
- Determining organizational lines of authority and fixed areas of responsibility (Maintains a current organizational chart to show lines of authority to the patient level.)
- Recommending rules governing conduct while on duty, working hours, and salary or per visit rates
- Developing cooperative relationships with other agencies for exchange of information and services with community agencies to develop understanding of the program. Contracting local, state, and national associations and participates in meetings and conventions
- Authorizing purchase of supplies and equipment
- In writing, designated appoints a qualified coordinator or supervising nurse of services
- Coordinates annual IDG Committee and Governing Body meetings, as well as assures quarterly UR/QI (Performance Improvement) Committee meetings are held
- Maintaining an office facility for the Agency, which is large enough for efficient staff, work, adequately equipped, and provides a safe working environment
- To supervise and evaluate client satisfaction survey reports on all clients served
- Be available in person or by telephone during the agency’s operating hours
- Ensure that the documentation of services provided is accurate and timely manner
- Employ or contract with qualified personnel
- Ensure adequate staff education and evaluations
- Ensure the accuracy of public information materials and activities
- Other duties as needed
- Is a licensed Physician, or a Registered Nurse, or has a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Health Care Administration)
- Training and experience in health service administration and at least two (2) years of administrative or supervisory experience in home health care or related health program (hospital, nursing facility, or hospice, etc.)
- The Administrator may also be the Coordinating Nurse (supervising nurse) if the Coordinating Nurse meets the qualifications of an Administrator