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RN Director of Patient Care

Company: Heart of Hospice
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: $7,500 Sign on Bonus!-- -We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth. Join more than 30,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality hospice at home.The RN Director of Patient Care in Hospice (Registered Nurse) is responsible for the overall direction of hospice clinical services. The DPC establishes, implements and evaluates goals and objectives for hospice services that meet and promote the standards of quality and contribute to the total organization and philosophy.Heart of Hospice, part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. Essential Functions: -- -Provides guidance and counseling to Patient Care Managers to assist them in continually improving all aspects of hospice care services, provided through organization personnel.-- -Evaluates and monitors performance of Patient Care Managers.-- -Assists Patient Care Managers in managing clinical teams and planning and scheduling.-- -Assists Patient Care Managers to develop skills and techniques in evaluating the performance of clinicians.-- -Coordinates and oversees all direct and indirect patient services.-- -Provides help in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family/caregiver care to all clinical personnel as indicated.-- -Conducts annual evaluations on clinicians, or more frequently if indicated.-- -Develops, implements and evaluates the orientation program for new organization personnel and orients new personnel either directly or delegated.-- -Assists in recruitment of qualified personnel, orientation, performance management, and terminations according to agency protocol.-- -Plans and implements in-service and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of organization personnel.-- -Responsible for the maintenance of adequate and appropriate inventory supplies and equipment for the provision of patient services meeting budgetary expectations.-- -Participates and ensures effectiveness of the Interdisciplinary Team meetings.-- -Promotes hospice referrals in the health care community.-- -Develops and maintains strong relationships with physicians and the community at large.-- -Oversees the maintenance of patient clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of organization activities.-- -Assures proper maintenance of clinical records in compliance with local, state and federal laws.-- -Assists with the evaluation of organization performance via quality assessment performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews. Assures for the quality and safe delivery of hospice services-- - -- -provided through the Organization.-- -Assists in the development of organization goals. Develops, recommends, and administers Organization policies and procedures.-- -Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of organization personnel and maintains compliance.-- -Stays informed about changes in the field and hospice care and shares information with each discipline within.-- -Interprets operational indicators to detect census changes and increases or decreases in volume that could impact staffing levels, revenues or expenses.-- -Assists the Director of Operations and Administrator in the preparation and administration of the organization's budget to drive financial performance. Education & Experience: -- -Registered nurse current license in the State with no restrictions to practice professional nursing in the State.-- -Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited program-- -Hospice and Palliative Care certification preferred.-- -Three years of management experience in a hospice or related health care organization preferred.-- -Maintains a current CPR certification.Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.

Keywords: Heart of Hospice, Lafayette , RN Director of Patient Care, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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