Director of Hospice
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you’ll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
· 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
· Benefit plan package
· Employee Stock Purchase Program
· Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
· Associate Compassion Fund
· Associate Discounts
· Identity theft protection
· Pet savings and insurance plans
· Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
· Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
· Paid Time Off
· Adoption Benefit
· Tuition Reimbursement
· Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
· Voluntary STD and LTD
This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive, or commission plans.
Responsible for the overall direction of the hospice services. Responsible for the delegation and coordination of hospice personnel evaluations. Establishes standards of care to comply with federal and state regulations and guide-lines. 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.
- Establishes standards of care to comply with federal and state regulations and guidelines.
- 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.
- Ensures organizational compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
- Monitors business operations to ensure financial stability.
- Evaluates hospice services and personnel using measurable outcomes and objectives.
- Manages and resolves conflict and complaints.
- Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication including integration or technology, as applicable.
- Ensures hospice personnel stay current with clinical information and practices.
- Develops staff to include completing orientation, in-service, continuing education, competency testing and quality assessment performance improvement.
- Ensures that interdisciplinary care is provided, supportive services are available to personnel, and that appropriate service policies and procedures are developed and implemented to accomplish identified outcomes.
- Directs staff in performance of their duties including admission, discharge, transfer, revocation, and provision of service to patients.
- Ensures appropriate staff supervision during all service hours.
- Monitors service utilization to ensure delivery of comprehensive care.
- Ensures services provided by other agencies are authorized by hospice.
- Ensures collaboration with agencies and vendors for effective management of services, and standards of ethical business and clinical practice are maintained.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's Degree in a health care related field preferred. Three to five years experience in health care management.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
If a licensed healthcare provider, must be licensed in the state(s) where he/she will be providing services. Meet all additional requirements for hire including state specific requirements.
Uses strong analytic skills and an in-depth understanding of the organization and the business in order to handle arising problems and issues. Solves diverse problems using solid analytical skills where limited precedents/ guidelines exist.
Knowledge and Skills
Has an advanced knowledge of the organization, industry, and a functional discipline. Extensive understanding of technical areas gained through experience and used to complete and/or oversee assignments. Understands hospice care and the services provided to patient and family/caregiver through an interdisciplinary group. Possesses the ability to gain knowledge of Medicare Hospice Certification. Demonstrates an ability to supervise and direct professional and administrative personnel. Ability to deal tactfully with the community.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
- On-Call on an as needed basis
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
- Exposure to latex
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.