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Hospice Director of Nursing

Company: PruittHealth
Location: Watkinsville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionCompassionate, Focused, Proactive, and Collaborative! -PruittHealth is an industry leader in providing quality -care where patients choose to be -whether in the home or as a resident, we are here for the patients but especially our employees too! Thanks to our PruittHealth Hospice caregivers, home is where the healing takes place. -That's why we attract hospice clinicians who are passionate about providing the highest quality level of care possible for our patients. Being a hospice caregiver, takes compassion, integrity, patience, and leadership skills. - Hospice is not job but a calling.PruittHealth Hospice is seeking compassionate partners who are looking for a home, rather than just a job. - Our motto is "our family, your family, one family," and we believe in treating each other like family at work and serving patients as if they were family.As a member of our team, -clinicians will have access to top-of-the-market compensation, progressive benefit plan, mileage reimbursement, opportunity for career growth, flexible schedules - plus a great team environment that reflects our commitment to caring for our 16,000 partners. -Position: Hospice Director of NursingHome Office: -PruittHealth Hospice- Athens, GA -JOB PURPOSE: - - Coordinates the provision of hospice services for each patient and family, coordinates clinical services for the hospice agency, supervises the interdisciplinary team members, provides outreach to the community. -KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implements employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive partner-company relationship and promote a high level of partner morale
  • Keeps supervisor informed of daily activities and issues. Proposes solutions to all issues.
  • Maintains an effective relationship with management staff, partners and general public.
  • Participates in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures for nursing and personal care services based on generally accepted standards of practice.
  • Responsible for coordinating orientation of personnel to nursing policy and procedures.
  • Follows all company policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations and charged with reporting violations to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Carries out all duties with a "Commitment to Caring" attitude and in accordance with the company's mission, vision, and philosophy.
  • Maintains confidentiality of company information.
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Able to respond to change productively and handle additional projects as assigned.
  • Able to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing a specific or current risk of substantial harm to the health and safety of self and others.
  • Coordinates hospice services for each patient and family.
  • Primary responsibility for taking and coordinating referrals and admissions through the established policy and guidelines.
  • Coordinates admission process through assignment to clinical staff and/or performing field admission visits.
  • Coordinates admission paperwork to ensure timely completion and accuracy.
  • Makes field visits to evaluate appropriateness, determine eligibility for services and present hospice program.
  • Communicates assessment findings to Attending Physician and initiates treatment plan per physician's orders.
  • Assigns clinical staff to patients and families based on patient need, including chaplain, social workers, volunteers, dietary counselors, therapists for PT/ST/OT, and bereavement coordinators.
  • Orders and approves DME and nursing supplies.
  • Assists in provision of training on hospice issues to clinical staff, patients and families, healthcare centers, nursing facilities, acute care facilities and community groups.
  • Performs routine chart audits to ensure timeliness and accuracy of documentation and MD orders.
  • Assists with maintaining compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations and Joint Commission standards.
  • Identifies, completes and follows up on quality assurance performance improvement reports including monitoring of infections and Opportunity Occurrence Program Reports.
  • Facilitates team meetings and care plan review.
  • Completes monthly nursing and nurse assistant schedule, including tracking staff absences and finding replacements.
  • Communicates with Attending Physicians and Medical Director on routine basis as indicated.
  • Completes competency assessments for nursing, certified nursing assistant, and aide partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Administrator. -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
    • Participate in center/agency surveys (Licensure / JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports.
    • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification, as required.
    • Attend and participate in mandatory in-services.
    • Honor patients/residents' rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints.
    • Comply with corporate compliance program.
    • Report job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary.Qualifications -MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
      • A minimum of 3 years leadership -experience is desired
      • Excellent understanding of Home Care regulations
      • Must be a Registered Nurse with strong clinical skillsMINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: - - - - - - - -
        • Currently licensed as an RN in the state where you will provide care
        • Must have current driver's license and valid automobile liability insurance
        • Must have current certification in basic life support CPRADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
          • Experience in hospice, -home care, med/surg or oncology is preferred
          • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups.
          • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
          • Commitment to the Hospice concept and standards.
          • Orientation to Hospice and any other training that may be necessary to complete the assigned duties effectively.
          • Communicates well with patients/residents/clients and family members providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude to families, visitors, patients/residents/clients and responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor. - -Answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner. -PruittHealth Hospice -is a division of the PruittHealth Corporation, an innovative, family-owned organization. - We're committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted and independent living, home health care, hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy, infusion services, and more. -As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. -Job: NursingPrimary Location: Georgia-WatkinsvilleSchedule: Full-timeShift: 1st ShiftJob Posting: Jul 22, 2021, 10:50:59 AM

Keywords: PruittHealth, Athens , Hospice Director of Nursing, Executive , Watkinsville, Georgia

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