Jewish Senior Services
  • Hospice
  • Full-Time
  • Days

Summary: The Hospice Program Director shall be appointed by the governing authority of the home health care agency. The Hospice Program Director provides services in accordance with agency policies. The Hospice Program Director is responsible for the planning, staffing, implementation and oversight of the hospice program.

coordination and management of all services rendered to clients and supervises nursing personnel. Participates in program planning, recruitment and in-service documentation. In the absence of the Administrator is responsible for the agency.

Reports To: Administrator, Hospice and Home Care Agency

Titles Supervised: Direct Service Staff, to include but not be limited to Home Health Aids, Nurses, Therapists, and Social Workers.

DUTIES

Essential Responsibilities: The Hospice Program Director is responsible for the planning, staffing, implementation and oversight of the hospice program.

1.Program planning, budgeting, management and evaluation based upon community needs and agency resources;

2.Coordination and management of all services rendered to patients and families by direct service staff under his/her supervision;

3.Supervision of assigned nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing services to patients and families;

4.Direct evaluation of the clinical competence of assigned nursing personnel and participation with appropriate supervisory staff in the evaluation of other direct service staff;

5.Participation in or development of all agency objectives, standards of care, policies and procedures affecting clinical services;

6.Participation in direct service recruitment, selection, orientation and in-service education;

7.Marketing of service to potential referral sources and attendance at various community events that could assist in agency promotion and growth;

8.Answer and provide ongoing communication to clients, staff and relevant family members on a regular basis;

9.Utilize and assist in creating communication tools to be used to both track occurrences at various homes and increase information flow between the agency and the personnel when related to clinical services.

10.Provides direct nursing care.

11.Assures quality and safe delivery of nursing care to all clients.

12.Performs and submits timely documentation on all appointed visits.

13.Oversees compliance for collection of required documentation for timely submission to the appointed payor.

14.Assures that the reports are made to the physician for patients receiving nursing services when the patient's condition changes or there are deviations from the plan of care.

15.Participates in the on call rotation.

16.Assures compliance with infection control and safety instructions.

17.Keep current with required CEUs and monitors staff for compliance with required CEUs.

18.Actively participates in the communication process integral to ensuring quality client care.

19.Follows established lines of communication and authority.

20.Monitors staff for timely documentation in compliance with state regulations, and Medicare conditions of participation, where applicable.

21.Participates in educational and in-service programs for hospice staff

22.Shall supervise not more than 15 or less full time or full time equivalent professional direct service staff

23.Employment of qualified personnel, evaluation of staff performance per agency policy, provision of planned orientation and in-service education programs for agency personnel;

a.Recruit, Interview, and Train potential personnel on a regular basis (in connection with Employee Relations)

24.Assurance of an accurate public information system.

25.Maintenance of the agency's compliance with licensure regulations and standards

26.Marketing of service to potential referral sources and attendance at various community events that could assist in agency promotion and growth.

27.Answer and provide ongoing communication to clients and relevant family members on a regular basis

28.Oversee office operations, such as scheduling/staffing.

29.Monitor the quality assurance program: A survey tool for clients and their families distributed and analyzed on a quarterly basis

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: A master's degree in nursing with an active license to practice nursing in the state of Connecticut and at least one year of supervisory experience in a health care facility program which include hospice or home health supervisory experience or administrative experience which include care of the sick, in lieu of experience in a health care facility or program, or possess a master's degree in social work and at least one year of supervisory or administrative experience in a hospice or home health agency.

Licensure Registered Nurse with an active Connecticut State License

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class.  The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456, sholland@jseniors.org.

 

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