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Director of Hospice RN in Springfield, IL at Safe Haven Hospice

Date Posted: 1/26/2018

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Job Description


Save Haven Hospice - Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

We are currently seeking a Director of Hospice RN to provide nursing management, set Patient and Family care standards for all direct care providers, and provide complete supervision and management for clinical care in compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate requirements.

We offer:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Generous PTO Program
  • Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life (employer paid), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Accident, & Critical Illness
  • 403(b), Flex Spending, & Dependent Care
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts and Other Perks
  • Assist the COO in development of vision and goals for the division.
  • Assist in development, implementation, and monitoring of the annual budget.
  • Directly supervise clinical staff.
  • Demonstrate consistent management of staff and resources.
  • Present periodic reports reflecting services, quality, growth, compliance, and financial activities of the Hospice and Home Care division to COO and Governing leadership at CHI Corporate.
  • Ensure that the organization meets and surpasses Joint Commission, federal, and state standards.
  • Ensure a culture of safety and quality.
  • Effectively and consistently communicate administrative directives to staff and encourage interactive meetings and discussions.
  • Keep up-to-date on new methods, products, trends, etc., and communicate information to staff.
  • Demonstrate strong, accurate decision-making capabilities.
  • Maintain a sensitivity and awareness of the faith-based care provided.
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of all protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral is maintained.
  • Establish a team approach among all staff at all levels.
  • Use organization-wide planning to establish structures and processes that focus on safety and quality.
  • Implement changes in existing processes to improve the performance of Safe Haven Hospice.
  • Oversee contracted services to ensure they are provided safely and effectively.
  • Participate in strategic planning, growth and development initiatives.
  • Direct, evaluate and supervise all Patient and Family care, and initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Assess Patient and Family responses to medications and treatments and make appropriate recommendations for nursing action to be implemented.
  • Establish and oversee the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).
  • Function as part of the IDG to provide quality care to all Patients and Families.
  • Ensure the Hospice Program remains in substantial compliance for all federal, state, local, and corporate regulations.
  • Plan and manage the process of ensuring the Hospice program does well in all state and federal surveys.
  • Assess quality and performance indicator reports (QAPI) and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Demonstrate consistent management of nursing service problems and emergency situations.
  • Foster self-respect and a feeling of worth in each Patient and Family member by consistent kindness, understanding, and patience in their care.
  • Ensure quality customer service to the Patient and families, staff, and all external customers the department serves.
  • Conduct staff meetings with all shifts to plan, coordinate, and implement and policies and procedures.
  • Direct and supervise the scheduling of employees within established guidelines for allocation of personnel on duty.
  • Assume accountability for the development, organization and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Conduct interviews, hire department staff, conduct counseling interviews and initiate disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Orient new employees to their duties according to the guidelines.
  • Operate within the established budget guidelines.
  • Organize and maintain all records necessary.
  • Supervise proper care and use of equipment and waste disposal procedures in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with Patients, staff, volunteers, and families to ensure Patient and Families are receiving the best quality care.
  • Attend and participate in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in the profession.
  • Participate in developing, planning, conducting, and scheduling in-service training classes to help ensure a well-educated staff, as well as well-trained Facility staff
  • Observe all community policies and procedures in the Nursing facilities we provide services in, including but not limited to safety, infection control, Patient and Family’s rights.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all protected health information whether electronic, written, or oral exposed to either during the course of assigned duties or as a result of an incidental disclosure.
  • Apply the Minimum Necessary Standard in all matters related to Patient and Family’s protected health information.
  • Graduate from certified school of nursing.
  • Current license with the state as a Registered Nurse in good standing required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nursing supervision position required.
  • Working knowledge of Medicare Hospice required.
  • Knowledge of survey process required.
  • Ability to analyze and assess reports, including but not limited to Patient assessments, QAPI, and other CMS/state reports required.
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office experience preferred.
  • Able to follow and give written and oral directions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, Patients, families, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Display leadership qualities, good communication skills, and a desire to continuously learn.
  • Pass background check and physical exam before and during employment, as defined by Safe Haven’s background check policy, with no disqualifications by committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses defined within.

Keywords: Director of Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN, Long-term care, Hospice, Palliative care, Clinical director, Geriatric Care, Medical, Health Care, Clinical Education, Director of Clinical Education, DON, Clinical Leadership, Nurse Supervisor, Hospice Registered Nurse


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