Hospice Program Associate Director

JOB SUMMARY:
The Hospice Program Associate Director is responsible for the practice and performance of hospice staff through the direct supervision of staff assigned. Responsible for program development, growth of the program and quality, along with participating in other projects in the organization.

REPORTS TO: President & CEO

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:

  • Current New Jersey Registered Nurse License
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in community health nursing, hospice or home care
  • 3+ years of management experience in health care setting
  • 2 years of experience in hospice
  • Proven ability to successfully grow a hospice program
  • Has an active driver’s license

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Provides hospice nursing services that demonstrate competent nursing skills and hospice philosophy, along with all the requirements of hospice and home health care delivery per agency policy and regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrates knowledge of regulations and standards specific to Hospice care and Hospice program management.
  • Demonstrates competency with administrative skills, including personnel management and knowledge of state, federal, and accrediting body regulations and licensure requirements.
  • Demonstrates competency in hospice assessment skills and the development, coordination and implementation of an interdisciplinary hospice plan of care
  • Demonstrates organizational, written, and verbal skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assumes the overall responsibility for the Hospice program, including development, program management and evaluation, continuous quality improvement activities and adherence to regulatory, licensure, and national standards.
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of hospice, palliative care and related services throughout the continuum of care.
  • Participates in the development of policies and processes and institutes procedures and systems to accomplish and evaluate compliance and attainment of agency goals.
  • Assumes leadership role in the development and growth of hospice services
  • Assumes an active role in the professional development of assigned staff, including participation in orientation, ongoing skill development and other mentoring activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining an office environment that fosters the professional growth and development of assigned staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate staffing and proper staff development/education for quality care delivery.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources, participates in staff recruitment, selection and performance oversight of staff assigned.
  • Identifies and participates in contractual requirements for the programs and manages contracts for performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Participates in budgetary development and implements activities to adhere to fiscal goals.
  • Performs outreach and educational functions to educate community groups, physicians, third party payers, professional colleagues, vendors and other interested parties regarding Hospice and special programs.
  • Demonstrates timely and accurate computer entry of patient/job information to facilitate orders for service, creation of time sheets and other required patient/employment documents and reports.
  • Participates in program planning and evaluation activities related to the clinical services of the organization.
  • Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, families, providers, customers, co-workers and team members.
  • Ensures for coverage of services to meet the needs of clients as required by regulatory and agency standards.
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with team members.
  • Participates in Administrative On Call on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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